Monday, February 18, 2008

First posted FHE

So here is our first posted family home evening. I have been working on my lesson and printing out materials for us to use. I just realized that I printed enough copies for Chantal and Brian also and so I said, "Hey, let's blog the lesson that way Chantal and Brian can also get it." Well that is what it is all about, right? So here it is: the object is that we will start the lesson by tring to list as many names as possible for Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and so on. He is refered to in the Scriptures by over 150 names and in the Document, "The Living Christ," by atleast 25. How many can you name? I will then hand out "The Living Christ" document and we will read it together as a family. After we have read it and names all we can I will then hand out the copied that I highlighted. I also highlighted what He did and what He has yet to do. Have fun, I know I am.

The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles

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. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth.
He was the Great Jehovah of the Old Testament, the Messiah of the New. 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” (John 1:3). Though, sinless He was baptized to fulfill all righteousness. He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38), yet was despised for it. His gospel was a message of peace and goodwill. He entreated all to follow His example. He walked the roads of Palestine, healing the sick, causing the blind to see, and raising the dead. 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.
He instituted the sacrament as a reminder of His great atoning sacrifice. He was arrested and condemned on spurious charges, convicted to satisfy a mob, and sentenced to die on Calvary’s cross. 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.
We solemnly testify that His life, which is central to all human history, neither began in Bethlehem nor concluded on Calvary. He was the Firstborn of the Father, the Only Begotten Son in the flesh, the Redeemer of the world.
He rose from the grave to “become the firstfruits of them that slept” (1 Corinthians 15:20). As Risen Lord, He visited among those He had loved in life. He also ministered among His “other sheep” (John 10:16) in ancient America. 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” (Ephesians 1:10).
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:
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” (D&C 110:3–4).
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!
“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
“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” (D&C 76:22–24).
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” (Ephesians 2:20).
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” (Isaiah 40:5). 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. Each of us will stand to be judged of Him according to our works and the desires of our hearts.
We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles—that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son.
Lesson given by Mommy


7 comments:

randalswife said...

Hooray! Great FHE! Thanks Mommy!

Clarissa Jo Baxter said...

It was reeally nice! Sorry we had to make you rush.

Clarissa Jo Baxter said...

It was reeally nice! Sorry we had to make you rush.

Jenny Lynn said...

Great FHE and great participation by everyone! I really really enjoyed it. I am super excited to spend time with the adults on the cruise. We for sure have to have a FHE or a couple. Maybe some family scripture studies.. and game nights!

Chantal said...

cool, I am glad this is up. I have not read it yet but I am exited too.

Chantal said...

we just read it, and it is nice you to blog the FHE to include us. (Clarissa we did not feel rushed at all).

Chantal said...

So what were some coments from that night, that others made?...
What did you talk about?