Book of Mormon
Lesson 42
“This Is My Gospel”

Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand the fundamental doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach us that living the gospel is the only way to true and eternal happiness.

Scripture references for study:  3 Nephi 27–30, 4 Nephi
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Lesson 42 Handout (PDF)

Built Upon Christ's Gospel

The name of the Church.

"And whoso taketh upon him my name, and endureth to the end, the same shall be saved at the last day." (3 Nephi 27:6)

READ 3 Nephi 27:30-32.

The Three Nephites

The Lord asked the twelve Nephite disciples: "What is it that ye desire of me, after that I am gone to the Father." (3 Nephi 28:1)

According to Mormon, these three Nephites were not always well accepted, but they were blessed.

The prophet Mormon wrote, "But behold, I have seen them, and they have ministered unto me" (3 Nephi 28:26).

The Lesson Manual contains this caution regarding the three Nephites:  "Stories often circulate about the three Nephites who were translated. Members of the Church should be careful about accepting or retelling these stories. You should not discuss them in class."

Mormon's Counsel to the Gentiles.

4 Nephi


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Record your thoughts on the teachings discussed in this lesson. How can you better take upon yourself the name of Christ and live in such a manner as to assist the Lord in bringing about such a society as discussed in 4th Nephi.

Resources Used In This Lesson

Answers to Gospel Questions by Joseph Fielding Smith.

Conference Reports (CR).

Doctrines of Salvation by Joseph Fielding Smith.

Encyclopedia of Mormonism edited by Daniel H. Ludlow.

Men and Women of Christ by Neal A. Maxwell.

Studies In Scripture, Volume 8, edited by Kent P. Jackson.

Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball.

Things As They Really Are by Neal A. Maxwell.

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