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  1. 3 Nephi 15-20

  2. Sheep -John 10:16—Where is Jesus when He said this? What did He say about sheep? What did He do amongst them? Where is the record of it? -3 Nephi 15:13-24—Where is this taking place ? What did He say about sheep? What did He do amongst them? Where is the record? -3 Nephi 16:1-3; 17:4; (cf. 21:26; 28:29; Jacob 5:19-24)—Where will it take place? What does it say about sheep? What was done amongst them? Is there a record of these sheep? (2 Nephi 29:12-13)

  3. Other sheep…

  4. Other, other sheep “Did not Jesus visit them [other tribes of Israel] after he ministered among the Nephites? Answer: Of course he did, in one or many places as suited his purposes. He assembled them together then in exactly the same way he gathered the Nephites in the land Bountiful so that they too could hear his voice and feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet. Of this there can be no question” (Bruce R. McConkie, The Millennial Messiah:The Second Coming of the Son of Man, 216).

  5. The Gospel According to St. Mormon (or St. Nephi, whichever you prefer) The Book of 3 Nephi (11-30) is the fifth gospel; it is the fifth eyewitness account of the living—and now resurrected—Christ’s ministry.

  6. The Fifth Gospel/Testimony of Jesus Jesus & The Infirm—3 Nephi 17:5-10; 26:15 Jesus & Children—3 Nephi 17:11, 21-24; 26:14, 16 Jesus & The Sacrament—3 Nephi 18:1, 7, 11-13, 28-30; 20:3-9; 26:133 Nephi 19:14-15, D&C 13:1 Jesus & The 12—3 Nephi 18:35-39; 19:4-6, 14-15 Jesus & Prayer—3 Nephi 17:15-18; 18:15-23; 19:23-25 The People’s Response to Jesus—3 Nephi 19:2-3, 35

  7. Children… TEACHER:    Maria, go to the map and find North America  . MARIA:          Here it is. TEACHER:   Correct. Now class, who discovered America ? CLASS:           Maria. ____________________________________ TEACHER:  Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?' GLENN:         K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L' TEACHER:  No, that's  wrong GLENN:    Maybe it is wrong, but  you! asked me how I spell it.__________________________________________ TEACHER:   Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't  have ten years ago. WINNIE:        Me! ___________________________  ______________ TEACHER:  Glen, why do you always get  so  dirty? GLEN:           Well,  I'm a lot closer to the ground than you  are. _______________________________________ TEACHER:     Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I.  ' MILLIE:           I  is.. TEACHER:    No, Millie....... Always say, 'I  am.' MILLIE:         All right...  'I am the ninth letter of  the alphabet.'       ________________________________ TEACHER:    George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry  tree, but also admitted it.  Now, Louie, do you know why his  father didn't punish him? LOUIS:           Because George still had  the axe in his  hand.    ______________________________________ TEACHER:    Clyde , your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as  your brother's. Did you copy his? CLYDE :        No, sir. It's the same  dog. ___________________________________ TEACHER:   Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when  people are no longer interested? HAROLD:   A  teacher

  8. The Sacrament & The Ministering of Angels (3 Nephi 18; 19:14-15; cf. D&C 13:1) Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explained how the ministering of angels is also a part of the promises of the sacramental prayers: “These ordinances of the Aaronic Priesthood are also vital to the ministering of angels. . . . “. . . Angelic messages can be delivered by a voice or merely by thoughts or feelings communicated to the mind. . . . “. . . Most angelic communications are felt or heard rather than seen. . . . “In general, the blessings of spiritual companionship and communication are available only to those who are clean. . . . Through the Aaronic Priesthood ordinances of baptism and the sacrament, we are cleansed of our sins and promised that if we keep our covenants we will always have His Spirit to be with us. I believe that promise not only refers to the Holy Ghost but also to the ministering of angels, for ‘angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ’ (2 Nephi 32:3). So it is that those who hold the Aaronic Priesthood open the door for all Church members who worthily partake of the sacrament to enjoy the companionship of the Spirit of the Lord and the ministering of angels” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1998, 50–51; or Ensign, Nov. 1998, 38–39).

  9. Praying to Jesus? (3 Nephi 19:18, 25) Elder Bruce R. McConkie suggested a reason this may have occurred: “There was a special reason why this was done in this instance and on a onetime basis. Jesus had already taught them to pray in his name to the Father, which they first did. . . . Jesus was present before them as the symbol of the Father. Seeing him, it was as though they saw the Father; praying to him, it was as though they prayed to the Father. It was a special and unique situation” (The Promised Messiah: The First Coming of Christ [1978], 560–61).

  10. Jesus, Our Exemplar “That man is greatest and most blessed and joyful whose life most closely approaches the pattern of the Christ. This has nothing to do with earthly wealth, power, or prestige. The only true test of greatness, blessedness, joyfulness is how close a life can come to being like the Master, Jesus Christ” (Ezra Taft Benson, Ensign, 12/88, 2).