“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.”
Before we came to earth we lived with Heavenly Father. Because we are here on earth we know that we chose to follow Heavenly Father’s plan and not Satan. Satan wanted to take away our agency that allows us to choose between right and wrong. Heavenly Father knew that choosing for ourselves would make us stronger. Choosing the right is not always easy. Heavenly Father knew that sometimes we all would make wrong choices that could keep us from returning to live with Him. Heavenly Father’s plan included a Savior who would be willing to atone for our sins. We can receive forgiveness if we repent.
Jesus Christ is our Savior. In the Garden of Gethsemane, He took upon himself all of our sins. He offers us the gift of eternal life with Him and our families if we repent and follow Him. To pay the price for our sins, Jesus suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and upon the cross at Calvary. His suffering was so great that He bled from every pore. Even though it was very difficult for Him, He trusted in Heavenly Father, saying, “Not my will, but thine be done.”
Because He faithfully completed His mission here on earth, if we believe in Jesus Christ and repent of our sins, we will not have to suffer like He did and we can return to live with Him and Heavenly Father forever.
“I am so profoundly grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ, for a testimony of the Atonement of the Savior. I believe in it with all my heart, and I live for it, and I bear witness of it this day. Of all of the events of human history, none other approaches the Atonement of the Savior in its meaning and in its results. God be thanked for the gift of His precious Son, to whom we all owe thanks for His sacrifice in our behalf…” Gordon B. Hinckley
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.
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