First Nephi chapter 1 is designed to reinforce to first time readers the vision of Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and the Restoration, things the missionaries teach in their first lesson.
- Nephi testifies that his record is true
- Lehi hears the message of prophets and decides to pray about it
- Lehi saw a vision in response to his sincere prayer
- Lehi saw God the Father and Jesus Christ
- Lehi was given a book to read which filled him with the Spirit
- Lehi testifies specifically of Jesus Christ's mission