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Come Follow Me 2020: 3 Nephi 20-26
Illustration of Christ appearing to the Nephites by Andrew Bosley. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org
Illustration of Christ appearing to the Nephites by Andrew Bosley. Image via ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Scripture Block

3 Nephi 20-26

October 12–October 18. “Ye Are the Children of the Covenant”

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Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a multimedia, day by day plan. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study.

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Additional Resources (Bibliography)

3 Nephi 20

Baker, LeGrand L., and Stephen D. Ricks. “3 Nephi 20, A Review of the Israelite Temple Drama.” In Who Shall Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?: The Psalms in Israel’s Temple Worship in the Old Testament and in the Book of Mormon, 691–696. 2nd ed. Salt Lake City: Eborn Books, 2011.

Davis, Garold N. “Pattern and Purpose of the Isaiah Commentaries in the Book of Mormon,” In Mormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson, ed. Davis Bitton. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998, 277–303.

Ludlow, Victor L. “Jesus’ Covenant Teachings in Third Nephi.” In Rediscovering the Book of Mormon, edited by John L. Sorenson and Melvin J. Thorne, 177–185. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1991.

McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “The Doctrine of a Covenant People.” In The Book of Mormon: 3 Nephi 9-30, This is My Gospel, edited by Monte S. Nyman and Charles D. Tate, Jr., 159–181. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1993.

McConkie, Joseph Fielding. “The Doctrine of a Covenant People.” In A Book of Mormon Treasury: Gospel Insights from General Authorities and Religious Educators, 357–377. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2003.

Christ in America Timeline. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

What Would Jesus Do? (3 Nephi 11-28). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

Strathearn, Gaye, and Jacob Moody. “Christ’s Interpretation of Isaiah 52’s ‘My Servant’ in 3 Nephi.” Journal of the Book of Mormon and Restoration Scripture 18, no. 1 (2009): 4–15.

Sweat, Anthony. “Active Learning and the Savior's Nephite Ministry.” Religious Educator 10, no. 3 (2009): 75–86.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Old Testament Passages Quoted by Jesus Christ in 3 Nephi.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 50.

3 Nephi 20:3–9

Perego, Ugo A. “The Changing Forms of the Latter-day Saint Sacrament.” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 22 (2016): 1–16.

3 Nephi 20:15–16

Hilton, John III, Ryan Sharp, Brad Wilcox, and Jaron Hansen. “Gentiles in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 267–288.

3 Nephi 20:25–26

Book of Mormon Central. “How Can We Receive the Blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant? (3 Nephi 20:25).” KnoWhy 408 (February 15, 2018).

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Citations of the Word "Covenant".” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 57.

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Jesus Mix Together Micah and Isaiah? (3 Nephi 20:25).” KnoWhy 214 (October 21, 2016).

3 Nephi 20:29–33

Nicholson, John. “Questions and Answers - Gathering of the Jews.” Improvement Era 5, no. 8 (1902): 628–633.

Rust, Richard Dilworth. “The Book of Mormon, Designed for Our Day: Annual FARMS Lecture.” Review of Books on the Book of Mormon 2, no. 1 (1990): 1–23.

3 Nephi 20:32–45

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Isaiah Passages Listed by Book of Mormon Reference.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 96.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Isaiah Passages Listed by Isaiah Reference.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 97.

3 Nephi 20:40

Book of Mormon Central. “Where Does the Name Nauvoo Come From? (3 Nephi 20:40).” KnoWhy 342 (July 21, 2017).

3 Nephi 21

Christ in America Timeline. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

What Would Jesus Do? (3 Nephi 11-28). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Old Testament Passages Quoted by Jesus Christ in 3 Nephi.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 50.

3 Nephi 21:5–6

Hilton, John III, Ryan Sharp, Brad Wilcox, and Jaron Hansen. “Gentiles in the Book of Mormon.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 33 (2019): 267–288.

Reynolds, Noel B. “The True Points of My Doctrine.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 5, no. 2 (1996): 26–56.

3 Nephi 21:8

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Isaiah Passages Listed by Book of Mormon Reference.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 96.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Isaiah Passages Listed by Isaiah Reference.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 97.

3 Nephi 21:10

Book of Mormon Central. “Who is the Servant Spoken of by Christ? (3 Nephi 21:10).” KnoWhy 215 (October 24, 2016).

3 Nephi 22

Christ in America Timeline. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

What Would Jesus Do? (3 Nephi 11-28). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

Davis, Garold N. “Pattern and Purpose of the Isaiah Commentaries in the Book of Mormon,” In Mormons, Scripture, and the Ancient World: Studies in Honor of John L. Sorenson, ed. Davis Bitton. Provo, UT: FARMS, 1998, 277–303.

Hallen, Cynthia L. “The Lord's Covenant of Kindness: Isaiah 54 and 3 Nephi 22.” In Isaiah in the Book of Mormon, edited by Donald W. Parry and John W. Welch, 313–349. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1998.

Hallen, Cynthia L. “Redeeming the Desolate Woman: The Message of Isaiah 54 and 3 Nephi 22.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 7, no. 1 (1998): 40–47, 70–71.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Old Testament Passages Quoted by Jesus Christ in 3 Nephi.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 50.

3 Nephi 22:5

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Jesus Quote All of Isaiah 54? (3 Nephi 22:5).” KnoWhy 216 (October 25, 2016).

3 Nephi 23

Christ in America Timeline. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

What Would Jesus Do? (3 Nephi 11-28). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

3 Nephi 23:1

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Would Jesus Call Isaiah’s Words Great? (3 Nephi 23:1).” KnoWhy 217 (October 26, 2016).

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Isaiah Passages Listed by Book of Mormon Reference.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 96.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Isaiah Passages Listed by Isaiah Reference.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 97.

3 Nephi 23:5

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Do Church Leaders Frequently Testify of the Book of Mormon? (3 Nephi 23:5).” KnoWhy 68 (April 1, 2016).

3 Nephi 23:7–13

Johnson, D. Lynn. “The Missing Scripture.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 3, no. 2 (1994): 84–93.

3 Nephi 24

Christ in America Timeline. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

What Would Jesus Do? (3 Nephi 11-28). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Old Testament Passages Quoted by Jesus Christ in 3 Nephi.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 50.

3 Nephi 24:1

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Jesus Give the Nephites Malachi's Prophecies? (3 Nephi 24:1).” KnoWhy 218 (October 27, 2016).

Bowen, Matthew L. “Messengers of the Covenant: Mormon’s Doctrinal Use of Malachi 3:1 in Moroni 7:29–32.” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 31 (2019): 111–138.

3 Nephi 24:10

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Does the Lord Require People to Live the Laws of Tithing and Fasting? (3 Nephi 24:10).” KnoWhy 305 (April 26, 2017).

3 Nephi 25

Christ in America Timeline. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

What Would Jesus Do? (3 Nephi 11-28). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

Welch, John W., and Greg Welch. “Old Testament Passages Quoted by Jesus Christ in 3 Nephi.” In Charting the Book of Mormon: Visual Aids for Personal Study and Teaching. Provo, UT: Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, 1999, chart 50.

3 Nephi 25:5–6

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Did Jesus Quote the Words of Malachi 3-4 in 3 Nephi 24-25? (3 Nephi 25:5–6).” KnoWhy 370 (October 5, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central. “How Do the Bible and Book of Mormon Help Us Understand the Sealing Power? (3 Nephi 25:5–6).” KnoWhy 348 (August 4, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Will God Turn the Hearts of the Fathers to the Children? (3 Nephi 25:6).” KnoWhy 219 (October 28, 2016).

3 Nephi 26

Christ in America Timeline. Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

What Would Jesus Do? (3 Nephi 11-28). Springville, UT: Book of Mormon Central, 2016.

Sweat, Anthony. “Active Learning and the Savior's Nephite Ministry.” Religious Educator 10, no. 3 (2009): 75–86.

3 Nephi 26:14

Book of Mormon Central. “Why Are Children So Prominent in 3 Nephi? (3 Nephi 26:14).” KnoWhy 220 (October 31, 2016).

3 Nephi 26:18

Tolley, Kevin L. “To ‘See and Hear.’” Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture 18 (2016): 139–158.