“And he shall come into the world to redeem his people; and he shall take upon him the transgressions of those who believe on his name; and these are they that shall have eternal life, and salvation cometh to none else.”
The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ. It provides another witness of His life, divinity, and mission. All Book of Mormon prophets, including Nephi, the brother of Jared, Samuel, Alma, Mormon, and many others, shared their testimony of Jesus Christ, whether they lived before His time on earth or after.
At Christmastime, we place special focus on the prophesies and the event of the birth of Jesus Christ. Prophecies of the Savior’s birth and life can be found in the following passages from the Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 11:13-23; Mosiah 3:5-10; Helaman 14:1-13; 3 Nephi 1:4-22. Most importantly, these passages testify of the mission of Jesus Christ to redeem those who will believe on His name and repent of their sins. This message of hope, peace, and joy is what the gospel of Jesus Christ is about, and why Christmas is celebrated throughout the world.
As we finish our study of the Book of Mormon this year, contemplate how your faith in Jesus Christ has been strengthened and how you can share your testimony and joy with others.
“It’s beautiful to think about Nephi learning about the meaning of the tree by seeing the Christ child in His mortal mother’s arms. Nephi knew that the birth of the Savior was one of the greatest evidences of God’s love for the rest of His children.” Christopher B. Garner
Prayerfully choose someone who you can share the gift of Joy (the Gospel/Book of Mormon) with. Write your family’s testimony inside the front cover or in a card. Share your gift, a gingerbread nativity, and some marzipan treats (see treat recipe) with the family or person you've chosen.
Make this cute gingerbread stable and manger with your family! A tiny baby Jesus made of marzipan is laid in the manger. Note: You can also use graham crackers instead of gingerbread to make it even easier.
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, to recap the following Sunday or to enhance your family scripture study.
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