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An Artistic Tour of 3 Nephi 12-30






3 Nephi 17

3 Nephi 17

BOOK OF MORMON MUSIC

Come, Come, My Child - Marilyn Arnold and Maurine Ozment

Sacred Hymns of the Book of Mormon, 24

The people of the Book of Mormon had the transcendent experience of a personal visit from the risen Savior Jesus Christ, who showed them His love, taught them, prayed for them, and blessed them.

“Come, Come, My Child” is a sequel to “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.”  

Come, come, my child, and I will tell

the story that you love so well,

How Jesus came, God’s Holy Son,

and blessed the children one by one

As ‘round his feet they gathered there,

with heads bowed low to hear His prayer.

They saw Him weep for joy and love,

and when they raised their eyes above,

Down angels came in bursts of light,

fire transcendent, circling bright.


3 Nephi 17:1-3

BOOK OF MORMON ART

Prepare Your Minds for the Morrow - Elspeth Young

Jesus taught the people of the New World, as recorded in the Book of Mormon, after His resurrection.  At the end of the first day He instructed them to go to their homes and ponder upon the things which He had said, and prepare their minds for the morrow, for He would come again and teach them.


3 Nephi 17:5

BOOK OF MORMON ART

Tarry a Little Longer.  Gary L. Kapp

Jesus Christ told the people of the Book of Mormon that He would go visit other civilizations, as He was commanded by His Father.

“And it came to pass that when Jesus had thus spoken, he cast his eyes round about again on the multitude, and beheld they were in tears, and did look steadfastly upon him as if they would ask him to tarry a little longer with them.”

In His compassion, He did change His plans and minister further to them.



3 Nephi 17:9

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He Did Heal Them, Every One - Gary L. Kapp
































He Did Heal Them, Every One

Gary L. Kapp.


The Book of Mormon records that when Jesus Christ visited the people of ancient America, He taught them wonderful things, some of which were similar to what He had taught during His mortal life in the Holy Land.  Before He left that first day, He looked upon them with compassion, as He did through His mortal ministry, and invited those who were sick or hurt in any way to come to Him, and He would heal them.

“And it came to pass that when he had thus spoken, all the multitude, with one accord, did go forth with their sick and their afflicted, and their lame, and with their blind, and with their dumb, and with all them that were afflicted in any manner; and he did heal them every one as they were brought forth unto him.”

(This painting is the 8th of 9 on the page. Scroll down.)



3 Nephi 17:11

BOOK OF MORMON ART



Christ with Children

Joseph Franklin Brickey


In the Book of Mormon, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ made a glorious visit to the people.  

“And it came to pass that he commanded that their little children should be brought.”


 

3 Nephi 17:11,12

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So They Brought Their Little Children - Elspeth Young





































So They Brought Their Little Children

Elspeth Young


In the Book of Mormon, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ made a glorious visit to the people.  

“And it came to pass that he commanded that their little children should be brought.  So they brought their little children and set them down upon the ground round about him, and Jesus stood in the midst; and the multitude gave way till they had all been brought unto him.”


Artist’s notes:


Symbolism in “So They Brought Their Little Children


When speaking of how we, too, can bring our children to the Savior, Cheryl C. Lant explains:  "Christ's invitation to seek Him is an invitation to know who He is, what He has done for us, and what He has asked us to do. Coming to Christ, and eventually seeing His face, comes only as we draw close to Him through our faith and our actions....It is our sacred responsibility as parents and leaders of this rising generation of children to bring them to the Savior so that they might see His face and the face of our Father in Heaven as well" (Cheryl C. Lant, "That Our Children Might See the Face of the Savior," April 2010 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Significantly, the fear and darkness experienced by these children prepared them for the light and testimony they would receive.  In contrast to the destruction they had witnessed, they were blessed to hear the voice of the Father and the Son, to hear and see first-hand the testimony of the Son's divine identity and mission, and to experience His healing power.  Similarly, the challenges and struggles of our own lives prepare us for the beauty and majesty of peace and truth.


Just as the young mother holds her child in her arms within the painting, so, too, do parents, leaders, teachers, and family members, hold the seeds of their children's faith and potential in their hands.  By precept and by example we bring them to the Savior's feet and point their souls to Him.  M. Russell Ballard made this analogy clear when he said:  "Those of us who have been entrusted with precious children have been given a sacred, noble stewardship, for we are the ones God has appointed to encircle today's children with love and the fire of faith and an understanding of who they are" (M. Russell Ballard, "Great Shall Be the Peace of thy Children," April 1994 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).


The young one's earnest reaching for the Messiah also symbolizes the need for all mankind to "repent, and be baptized in [the Savior's] name, and become as a little child" (3 Nephi 11:38), for every soul is invited to reach for the Redeemer and "be converted, and become as little children [to] enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3).



3 Nephi 17:15-17

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We Heard Him Pray for Us - Elspeth Young





































We Heard Him Pray for Us

Elspeth Young


The Book of Mormon tells of a powerful prayer offered up by the Great Mediator, Jesus, when He visited the people of the New World:

“He himself also knelt upon the earth; and behold, he prayed unto the Father, and the things which he prayed cannot be written, and the multitude did bear record who heard him.

“And after this manner do they bear record: The eye hath never seen, neither hath the ear heard, before, so great and marvelous things as we saw and heard Jesus speak unto the Father;

And no tongue can speak, neither can there be written by any man, neither can the hearts of  men conceive so great and marvelous things as we both saw and heard Jesus speak; and no one can conceive of the joy  which filled our souls at the time we heard him pray for us unto the Father.”

3 Nephi 17:18-21

BOOK OF MORMON ART

One by One - Elspeth Young

When Jesus visited the people written of in the Book of Mormon, after His resurrection, “He took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them.”



3 Nephi 17:24

BOOK OF MORMON ART

Look to Your Children - Minerva Teichart

































Look to Your Children

Minerva Teichart


This painting depicts the blessing of the children as recorded in the Book of Mormon at the time of the visit of the resurrected Savior to the New World. Done in Minerva Teichert's vibrant style, we see the great flow of heavenly beings descending from heaven to minister to the children. The Savior is near the center of the composition, reaching out to the children who come to express their love for Him. The rich, warm tones of the painting emphasize the feeling of warmth and love that filled this momentous scene.



3 Nephi 17:24

BOOK OF MORMON ART


They Saw the Heavens Open  

Walter Rane


Oil on board, 2003.  Commissioned.   

Of this supernal event, the Book of Mormon records, “And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them.”


3 Nephi 17:24

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Walter Rane

Angels Ministered Unto Them



3 Nephi 18

3 Nephi 18:1-4

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The Sacrament

Minerva Teichert

“In this painting, against the backdrop of an elaborate Meso-american temple, the resurrected Savior administers the sacrament with the help of his newly chosen leaders.”


3 Nephi 18:7

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In Rememberance

Joseph Franklin Brickey


The Book of Mormon teaches that Jesus blessed the bread and wine for the people of the Promised Land, telling them, “This shall ye do in remembrance of my body, which I have shown unto you.  And it shall be a testimony unto the Father that ye do always remember me.  And if ye do always remember me, ye shall have my Spirit to be with you.”



3 Nephi 19

3 Nephi 19

BOOK OF MORMON MUSIC

I Was There When He Came - Marilyn Arnold and Maurine Ozment

Sacred Hymns of the Book of Mormon

Mormon has written some of the wondrous things that happened and things that Jesus said when He visited the people of ancient America, but the experience of the people present at that time surpasses anything that we can imagine.  They made certain to certify, individually, that He came, that He lives, and that He redeems and loves.  This song expresses some of the wonder of that supernal visit, as recorded in the Book of Mormon.  


3 Nephi 28

3 Nephi 28

BOOK OF MORMON MUSIC

We Three Were Caught Up - Marilyn Arnold and Maurine Ozment

Sacred Hymns of the Book of Mormon

When Jesus Christ visited the people of ancient America, he chose 12 men whom He designated as disciples, to organize His church and teach the people after He again ascended into heaven.  During His time with these men, He granted unto each their own desire.  Three of them desired to live on earth until He came again, so that they could continue to serve Him and minister to the world in the flesh.  He took those three up to heaven for further instruction.

Mormon 3 Nephi 1-11

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