2 Nephi 32:3
3 Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do.
Nephi leaves his final testimony, and teaches us again how we can follow Jesus Christ and stay on the path that leads to Eternal Life. Nephi had seen in a vision that Jesus Christ would be baptized. Nephi teaches us that baptism is like a gate that we enter. Once we are baptized, we must follow the straight and narrow path. This straight and narrow path is keeping the commandments of God. Occasionally we may fall away from the path, but because of Jesus Christ, we can repent and return to the path.
Nephi tells us some things that can help us stay on the path. He says that we must “press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ” (2 Nephi 31:20), and that “the words of Christ will tell you all things what ye should do” (2 Nephi 32:3). Nephi also teaches us that after we are baptized and receive the Holy Ghost, the Holy Ghost can help us stay on the path (2 Nephi 32:5). And finally, Nephi teaches that we must pray always.
We can feast upon the words of Christ by reading our scriptures and listening to our prophets. We can feast upon the words of Christ that we are taught through prayer and through the Holy Ghost. If we listen, study, and keep the commandments of God, we will know the things we should do. With His help, we will be able to follow the path that leads us to Eternal Life with our families and our Father in Heaven.
“To feast means more than to taste. To feast means to savor. We savor the scriptures by studying them in a spirit of delightful discovery and faithful obedience. When we feast upon the words of Christ, they are embedded ‘in fleshy tables of the heart’ (2 Corinthians 3:3) They become an integral part of our nature.” Russell M. Nelson
What does it mean to feast? (Discuss ideas)
What is the difference between just reading the scriptures and feasting on them? (Discuss ideas.)
Why is baptism sometimes referred to as a gate? (Discuss ideas)
How do we stay on the straight and narrow path? (Discuss ideas)
What does it mean to pray always? (Discuss ideas)
These lessons are perfect for: Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.
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