All of the prophets since Christ have testified that He did come. All of us
need to study the life of the Savior and follow Him faithfully throughout our
We each need to have a
personal relationship with him...
By the time He was 12 years old, Jesus
knew he had been sent to do the will of His Father. He
went with His parents to Jerusalem. When His parents were returning home, they
discovered that He was not with their group. They went back to Jerusalem to look
for Him. "After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the
midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions " ( Luke 2:46)...
Joseph and Mary were relieved to find Him, but
unhappy that he had
treated them so "they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son,
why bast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee
sorrowing." Jesus answered her gently, reminding her that Joseph was
only a stepfather, saying, "Wist ye not that I must be about my
[Heavenly] Father's business?" (Luke 2:48-49)...
When Jesus was 30 years old, He came to
his cousin John to be baptized in the Jordan River. John was reluctant to baptize
Jesus because he knew that Jesus had never sinned ...
Soon after Jesus was baptized,
Satan came to him to tempt him. He wanted
Jesus to fail his mission. If Satan could get him to commit just one sin, then
Jesus would not be worthy to be our Savior, and the plan would fail. In this way
Satan could make us as miserable as he is. We would never be able to return to
our Heavenly Father. Satan's temptations came after Jesus had been fasting for
forty days. .
Jesus firmly resisted all of
Satan's temptations and then commanded Satan to leave. (See Matthew 4:1-11) ...
being tempted by
Satan, Jesus began His public ministry... When his work of teaching and blessing the people was finished , Jesus prepared to make the ultimate
sacrifice for all the sins of mankind...
In a modern revelation the Savior described how great His suffering was,
saying it caused Him "to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every
pore, and to suffer both body and spirit" (D&C 19:18).
anguish of taking upon himself every sin that any human being has ever committed
went through the Savior's body. ...
nine hours on the cross, He cried out
in agony, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Mark 15:34).
In Jesus's bitterest hour, the Father had withdrawn his spirit from
Him so Jesus could finish suffering the penalty for the sins of all mankind that
Jesus might have complete victory over the forces of sin and death ...
Some friends took the Savior's body to a tomb, where it lay
He willingly and humbly went through the sorrow in Gethsemane and the
suffering on the cross
. The Savior will have died in vain for our sins if
we do not come unto Him, repent of
our sins, and love Him with all our hearts.