Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Living Christ: A month of family gospel study (Easter or anytime)

This can be used as a countdown to Easter (start 30 days before Easter) or anytime throughout the year.  I have also written a Christmas version you can find here.

The text comes from "The Living Christ", the testimony of the prophets and apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

You will be starting backwards, memorizing the last phrase on day 1.   *** Each day after, include the already learned portions as you recite it!  This will reinforce the memorization.

Each day: Say the phrase. Define any words and discuss the phrase's meaning.  Sing the song. Try to memorize the phrase.

Day 1: God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son.
     SONG: He Sent His Son (CS p. 34)

Day 2: His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come.
     SONG: I Will Follow God's Plan for Me (CS p. 164)

Day 3: He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world.
     SONG: The Lord is My Light (Hymn #89)

Day 4: He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father.
     SONG: Jesus of Nazareth (Hymn #181)

Day 5: We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles—that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God.
     SONG: My Redeemer Lives (Hymn #135)

Day 6: Each of us will stand to be judged of Him according to our works and the desires of our hearts.
     SONG: I Stand All Amazed (Hymn #193)

Day 7: He will rule as King of Kings and reign as Lord of Lords, and every knee shall bend and every tongue shall speak in worship before Him.
     SONG:  Rejoice the Lord is King (Hymn #66)

Day 8: We testify that He will someday return to earth. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
     SONG: I Wonder When He Comes Again (CS p. 82)

Day 9: We declare in words of solemnity that His priesthood and His Church have been restored upon the earth—built upon the foundation of  apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.
      SONG: The Priesthood is Restored (CS p. 89)

Day 10: That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God.
      SONG: I am a Child of God (Hymn #301)

Day 11: For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—
     SONG: This is My Beloved Son (CS p. 76)

Day 12: Of Him the Prophet also declared: And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives!
     SONG: I Know that My Redeemer Lives (Hymn #136)
Day 13: I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father.
     SONG: Reverently and Meekly Now (Hymn #185)

Day 14: Of the Living Christ, the Prophet Joseph wrote: His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying:
     SONG: Beautiful Savior (CS p. 62)

Day 15: In the modern world, He and His Father appeared to the boy Joseph Smith, ushering in the long-promised dispensation of the fulness of times.
     SONG: Joseph Smith's First Prayer (Hymn #26)

Day 16: As Risen Lord, He visited among those He had loved in life. He also ministered among His other sheep in ancient America.
     SONG: Easter Hosanna (CS p. 68)

Day 17: He rose from the grave to become the firstfruits of them that slept.
     SONG: Did Jesus Really Live Again (CS p. 64) OR He is Risen (Hymn #199)

Day 18: He was the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world.
     SONG: God Loved Us So He Sent His Son (Hymn #187)

Day 19: We solemnly testify that His life, which is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on Calvary. 
     SONG: How Great the Wisdom and the Love (Hymn #195)

Day 20: He gave His life to atone for the sins of all mankind. His was a great vicarious gift in behalf of all who would ever live upon the earth.
     SONG: O Savior Thou Who Wearest a Crown (Hymn #197)

Day 21: He was arrested and condemned on spurious charges, convicted to satisfy a mob, and sentenced to die on Calvary’s cross.
     SONG: Upon the Cross of Calvary (Hymn #184)

Day 22: He instituted the sacrament as a reminder of His great atoning sacrifice. 
     SONG: The Sacrament (CS p. 72) OR O God the Eternal Father (Hymn #175)

Day 23: He taught the truths of eternity, the reality of our premortal existence, the purpose of our life on earth, and the potential for the sons and daughters of God in the life to come.
     SONG: I Lived in Heaven (CS p. 4)

Day 24: He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead.
     SONG: I Believe in Christ (Hymn #134)

Day 25: His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. He entreated all to follow His example.
     SONG: Love One Another (Hymn #308) OR I'm Trying to be Like Jesus (CS p. 78)

Day 26: Though sinless, He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He went about doing good, yet was despised for it.
     SONG: Baptism (CS p. 100)

Day 27: Under the direction of His Father, He was the creator of the earth. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
     SONG: How Great Thou Art (Hymn #86)

Day 28: He was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New. 
     SONG: Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah (Hymn #83)

Day 29: None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.
     SONG: There is a Green Hill Far Away (Hymn #194)

Day 30: As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ two millennia ago, we offer our testimony of the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice.
     SONG:  Jesus Once of Humble Birth (Hymn #196)

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