FHE – The Living Christ Week 8
My family just returned from a trip to Disneyland. I LOVE Disneyland! It’s such a magical place. In fact, I think I love it more than my kids! 🙂 Anyway, sorry about last week. I meant to have it all prepared but I think I am way overbooked this December!
However, this is it!! The final week. This lesson is a little longer than the others (just a few lines!) so that we can finish up this week. Hopefully you will have it all memorized for Christmas Eve. I have really enjoyed putting these lessons together. We have really been able to focus on the Savior during these weeks leading up to Christmas. We have shared stories, thoughts, and testimonies. I hope you have done the same.
Here is your outline this week: The Living Christ Week 8
Opening Song: “He Sent His Son” CS p. 34
Scripture: Luke 2:4-7 Talk about what these verses mean. Discuss the meaning of Christmas. You may even want to share the complete Christmas story here of the Savior’s birth. Explain that while memorizing The Living Christ we have been talking about the life the Savior. It began in a stable in Bethlehem. We have talked about His life, His miracles and His example as we have studied The Living Christ. Our testimonies have been strengthened and we have been able to learn more about our Savior.
Go over the first part of the Living Christ and begin memorizing the last lines.
1. 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” (Isa. 40:5). (GAK 238) – Jesus was born, he lived and he died for us. He will come back someday and everyone will know that He is our Savior. Not everyone is lucky enough to know about Jesus Christ or to accept Him in their lives. When He returns to the earth we will all know who He is and He will know each one of us individually.
2. 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. (GAK 120) – Everyone will worship Him when He returns. The picture is of Enoch and his people being taken up to Heaven. It shows how they may have worshipped Him when they saw Him coming. This gives us an idea of what it will be like when He comes again.
3. Each of us will stand to be judged of Him according to our works and the desires of our hearts. (GAK 615) – This life is a time for us to try to follow His example. By serving others and thinking of others first we show that we are trying to be like Him.
4. We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles—that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. (GAK 608) – Our apostles today bear witness that He is the Living Christ. During the time of our Savior’s life they did the same. They were witnesses during His life and after His death. We have been given prophets and apostles in our day that are special witnesses of our Savior. This is why “The Living Christ” is so important and the reason we are working to memorize it.
5. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. (GAK 403) – Jesus Christ will rule as King when he returns. He stands on the right hand of His Father which is our Heavenly Father. This means that He does what His Father asks of Him. If we follow His example we are doing what Heavenly Father wants us to do.
6. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. (GAK 315) – Jesus Christ brings hope to the world. He died for all so that we can all be resurrected again and live with our Heavenly Father.
7. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. (GAK 502) – If we follow Him by being baptized and confirmed, then receive our endowment in the temple and then the sealing ordinance when we are married in the temple, we can become like Him. We can find true happiness by keeping the commandments and following His path by preparing to go the temple.
8. God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son. (GAK 240) – Christmas is a time to be thankful for our Savior. We should be thinking of Him and His gift to us. His life was given for us. He was born, lived and died for us. His was a gift of sacrifice and love. Let’s remember Him this Christmas season as we celebrate His birth.
Make a birthday cake for the Savior and sing to Him. Share with your children that the reason we give gifts is to remind us of the gift our Savior gave to us. It is His birthday. If you haven’t done the white stocking yet, you can do that now. Get a stocking that is for the Savior. Write down your gift to Him this year and put it into the stocking. These could be things such as service you will complete this year, how you will help your testimony to grow, or kind things you can do for your family.
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