Come, Follow Me: John 14–17

By Jerry Thompson, from “Book of Mormon Stories”

After Jesus gave his disciples the sacrament on his last night in Jerusalem, he continued to teach and encourage them. Again and again, Jesus showed love and offered comfort in John 14-17:

“Let not your heart be troubled” (John 14:1)

“If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” (John 14:14)

“I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” (John 14:18)

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)

“As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.” (John 15:9)

“Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us.” (John 17:20-21)

When the resurrected Savior visited the Nephites, he also taught, comforted, and blessed them. He called twelve disciples and instituted the sacrament. Then he taught them to pray, saying:

“Therefore ye must always pray unto the Father in my name; And whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, which is right, believing that ye shall receive, behold it shall be given unto you. Pray in your families unto the Father, always in my name, that your wives and your children may be blessed.” (3 Nephi 18:19-21)

How do these promises bring comfort to you?

-Jenny Champoux, Director