Book of Mormon
Lesson 37
“Whosoever Will Come, Him Will I Receive”

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand the fulfillment of Samuel’s prophecies and the blessings available to those who come unto the Savior.

Scripture references for study:  3 Nephi 8–11
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Lesson 37 Handout (PDF)

3 Nephi 8 - Destruction Upon The Land

As discussed in Lesson 35, a few years before the birth of the Savior, Samuel the Lamanite went amongst the Nephites preaching repentance and prophesied of future events.

"And it came to pass in the thirty and fourth year, in the first month, on the fourth day of the month, there arose a great storm, such an one as never had been known in all the land." (3 Nephi 8:5)

3 Nephi 9 & 10

 In the midst of this darkness "there was a voice heard among all the inhabitants of the earth, upon all the face of this land" (3 Nephi 9:1).

"And it came to pass that thus did the three days pass away. And it was in the morning, and the darkness dispersed from off the face of the land, and the earth did cease to tremble, and the rocks did cease to rend, and the dreadful groanings did cease, and all the tumultuous noises did pass away. And the earth did cleave together again, that it stood; and the mourning, and the weeping, and the wailing of the people who were spared alive did cease; and their mourning was turned into joy, and their lamentations into the praise and thanksgiving unto the Lord Jesus Christ, their Redeemer." (3 Nephi 10:9-10)

3 Nephi 11 - The Appearance of Christ

The greatest moment of the Book of Mormon is revealed in the personal appearance of Jesus Christ to the more righteous part of Lehi's descendants, those who had witnessed the bitter and the sweet in the years preceding this grand event.

Following the great destruction and the three days of darkness a multitude of people had gathered near the temple in the land of Bountiful.

Authority & Ordinances.

Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the great events discussed in this lesson. How can you better know that Jesus is the Christ?

Resources Used In This Lesson

A Companion To Your Study of the Book of Mormon by Daniel H. Ludlow.

Commentary on the Book of Mormon by George Reynolds and Janne M. Sjodahl.


Meek and Lowly by Neal A. Maxwell.

Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson.

The Mortal Messiah by Bruce R. McConkie.

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