Jesus Christ Appears to the Nephites

    “Jesus Christ Appears to the Nephites,” Liahona, Dec. 1996, 2

    Jesus Christ Appears to the Nephites

    Nephites at the temple in Bountiful

    Many Nephites gathered at the temple in Bountiful. They were amazed at the great changes in the land. 3 Ne. 11:1

    Talking about Jesus

    They were talking to each other about Jesus Christ and the sign of his death. 3 Ne. 11:2

    A quiet voice

    While they were talking, they heard a quiet voice from heaven. It made their hearts burn and caused them to quake. 3 Ne. 11:3

    They finally understand it

    At first they could not understand it. The third time the voice spoke, they were able to understand it. 3 Ne. 11:4–6

    Heavenly Father introduces Jesus

    Heavenly Father said, “Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, … hear ye him.” 3 Ne. 11:7

    Jesus descends from heaven

    A Man wearing a white robe came down out of heaven and stood by them. They were afraid to speak because they thought it was an angel. 3 Ne. 11:8

    He tells them He is Jesus

    The Man said, “Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.” 3 Ne. 11:9–10

    The people feel the marks in His hands and feet

    Jesus told the people to come and feel the marks in his hands and feet where he had been nailed to the cross. 3 Ne. 11:13–14

    Jesus died for everyone

    Jesus wanted them to know that he was their God, that he had died for everyone’s sins and had been resurrected. 3 Ne. 11:14

    The people testify of Jesus

    One by one the people felt the nail marks in Jesus’ hands and feet. They testified that he was the Savior of whom the prophets had written. 3 Ne. 11:15

    They worship Jesus

    Then, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God!” they fell at Jesus’ feet and worshiped him. 3 Ne. 11:16–17

    Jesus calls twelve disciples

    Jesus called Nephi and eleven other men to him. He gave them the power and taught them the right way to baptize. 3 Ne. 11:18–26] [3 Ne. 12:1

    He tells the Nephites to repent

    He told the Nephites to believe in him, to repent, and to keep his commandments. If they did not do this, they could not enter his kingdom. 3 Ne. 12:19–20

    Jesus taught the people to pray

    Jesus taught the Nephites how to pray to Heavenly Father. He taught them about fasting. He said that they would be forgiven if they forgave one another. 3 Ne. 13:6–18

    He told them to think about what He said

    Jesus taught them many things, then told them to go to their homes and think and pray about what he had said. 3 Ne. 17:1–3

    The people wanted Jesus to stay

    Tears came to the eyes of the Nephites. They wanted Jesus to stay with them. 3 Ne. 17:5

    Jesus told them to bring the sick to Him

    Jesus loved the Nephites. He told them to bring the people who were sick or hurt to him so that he could heal them. 3 Ne. 17:6–7

    Jesus healed the sick

    Jesus healed these people, and all the people bowed down and worshiped him. 3 Ne. 17:9–10

    Illustrated by Jerry Thompson