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Stained glass of the baptism of Jesus
The lesson from Come Follow Me for this week centers on John 1 and the topic of recognizing Jesus as the Messiah. The prologue to the Gospel of John ( John 1:1–18 ) introduces us to the pre-existent Christ: “In the beginning … the Word was with God.” Our Savior’s mission began long before He was born in Bethlehem. Holy prophets throughout history foresaw His coming and shared their divine...
Christmas Nativity Scene by bf87 via Adobe Stock. Derivative work by Book of Mormon Central.
This week’s Come Follow Me material is particularly special because members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints get to study the birth of Jesus Christ yet again after the Christmas season. The birth of Jesus Christ is a revered tradition among many Christian faiths. However, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has additional insight into the birth of Jesus Christ thanks...
Ancient oil lamp on open bible. Image by R. Gino Santa Maria via Adobe Stock
In the Articles of Faith, we are told that the Bible is “the word of God as far as it is translated correctly” ( Articles of Faith 1:8 ). As you’ve read the New Testament, have you ever wondered if a word or phrase was translated correctly? Have you ever wished that you could understand more about the original language of the New Testament? The BYU New Testament Commentary is holding a conference...
Mary, Joseph, and Jesus via LDS Media Library
According to Matthew, when the angel Gabriel appeared to Joseph, he said that Mary’s conception, and the birth of Jesus “was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,” and quoted Isaiah: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” ( Isaiah 7:14 ; cf. Matthew 1:22–23 ). Gabriel’s point was to show that Jesus was the long-...
Child reading the bible. Image via pixabay
Take Your Scripture Study to the Next Level This year Latter-day Saints have been asked to take their scripture study up a notch. The Church is re-directing the center of learning to the home, where individuals and families can be flexible to study in ways that best suit their circumstances. With the onset of 2-hour church and the beginning of the Come Follow Me curriculum , members of the Church...