GPC11: The Life of Jesus Christ, Gospel Principles Comments and Resources

Gospel Principles
Unit 4: Jesus Christ as Our Savior
Chapter 11: The Life of Jesus Christ
Comments and Resources

"President David O. McKay stated: "The gospel teaches that Christ is the Son of God, the Redeemer of the world.  No true follower is satisfied to accept him merely as a great Reformer, the ideal Teacher, or even as the one perfect Man.  The Man of Galilee is not figuratively, but literally, the Son of the living God." (Gospel Ideals, p. 46)

"Whether descriptively designated as Creator, Only Begotten Son, Prince of Peace, Advocate, Mediator, Son of God, Savior, Messiah, Author and Finisher of Salvation, King of Kings-- I witness that Jesus Christ is the only name under Whereby one can be saved!  D&C 18:23  "Behold, Jesus Christ is the name which is given of the Father, and there is none other name given whereby man can be saved;"

"I testify that He is utterly incomparable in what He is, what He knows, what He has accomplished, and what He has experienced.  Yet, movingly, He calls us His friends.  John 15:15  "Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his Lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you."

"We can trust, worship, and even adore Him without any reservation!  As the only Perfect person to sojourn on this planet, there is none like Him!  Isaiah 46:9  "Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me," (Neal A. Maxwell, "O, Divine Redeemer," Ensign, Nov. 1981, p. 8)

During the study of this topic, we will review some of the highlights of the Savior's Life and ways in which his life is a model of our own life.


Resources:
Gospel Principles: Chapter 11: The Life of Christ (Mission of Jesus Christ also Chapters 5, The Creation, Gospel Principles Comments and Resources; 43, The Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Gospel Principles Comments and Resources)
Jesus the Christ, chapters 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19
The Articles of Faith, chapter 20

Scriptures:

Mosiah 13;14;15;16
Mosiah Mosiah 13; "Abinadi is protected by divine power He teaches the Ten Commandments Salvation does not come by the law of Moses alone God himself shall make an atonement and redeem his people.  About 148 B.C."

Mosiah 14
"Isaiah speaks Messianically Messiah's humiliation and sufferings are set forth He makes his soul an offering for sin and makes intercession for transgressors Compare Isaiah 53.  About 148 B.C."

Mosiah 15
"How Christ is both the Father and the Son He shall make intercession and bear the transgressions of his people They and all the holy prophets are his seed He bringeth to pass the resurrection Little children have eternal life.  About 148 B.C."

Mosiah 16
"God redeems men from their lost and fallen state Those who are carnal remain as though there was no redemption Christ brings to pass a resurrection to endless life or to endless damnation.  About 148 B.C."

Alma 7
"The words of Alma which he delivered to the people in Gideon, according to his own record.  Comprising chapter 7. Christ shall be born of Mary He shall loose the bands of death and bear the sins of his people Those who repent, are baptized, and keep the commandments shall have eternal life Filthiness cannot inherit the kingdom of God Humility, faith, hope, and charity are required.  About 83 B.C."

Isaiah 53
"Isaiah speaks Messianically Messiah's humiliation and sufferings set forth He makes his soul an offering for sin and makes intercession for transgressors Compare Mosiah 14."

John 6, 10, 12, 17
"Jesus feedeth the five thousand He walketh on the sea He is the living manna sent from God Salvation gained by eating living bread How men eat the flesh and drink the blood of Jesus Peter testifies that Jesus is the Messiah."

John 10
"Jesus is the good Shepherd He gained power over death from his Father He promises to visit his other sheep He proclaims: I am the Son of God."

John 12
"Mary anoints Jesus feet His triumphal entry into Jerusalem recounted He foretells his death To receive Christ is to receive the Father."

John 17
"Jesus offers the great intercessory prayer He is glorified by gaining eternal life He prays for his apostles and all the saints How the Father and Son are one."

1 Corinthians 15
"Christ died for our sins He rose from the dead and was seen by many All men will be resurrected Paul speaks of baptism for the dead The three degrees of glory Victory over death comes through Christ."

Topical Guide:
                            Jesus the Christ
                            Jesus the Christ, Creator
                            Jesus the Christ, good Shepherd
                            Jesus the Christ, Judge
                            Jesus the Christ, Messenger of the Covenant
                            Jesus the Christ, Messiah
                            Jesus the Christ, Millennial Reign
                            Jesus the Christ, Mission of
                            Jesus the Christ, Prophecies about
                            Jesus the Christ, Redeemer
                            Jesus the Christ, Savior
                            Jesus the Christ, Teaching Mode of
                            Jesus the Christ, Types of, in Memory

Bible Dictionary:
                                Advocate
                                Christ
                                Christ, Names of
                                Gospels
                                Jehovah
                                Jesus
                                Messiah
                                Redemption

Guide to the Scriptures:
                                             Jesus Christ
                                             See also
                                             Advocate
                                             Alpha and Omega
                                             Anointed One
                                             Ascension
                                             Atone, Atonement
                                             Beginning
                                             Begotten
                                             Blood
                                             Bread of Life
                                             Bridegroom
                                             Comforter
                                             Conscience
                                             Cornerstone
                                             Create, Creation
                                             Cross
                                             Crucifixion
                                             Deliverer
                                             Endless
                                             Faith
                                             Fall of Adam and Eve
                                             Firstborn
                                             God, Godhead
                                             Golgotha
                                             Good Shepherd
                                             Gospels
                                             Grace
                                             I AM
                                             Immanuel
                                             Jehovah
                                             Lamb of God
                                             Light, Light of Christ
                                             Living Water
                                             Lord
                                             Mary, Mother of Jesus
                                             Mediator
                                             Messiah
                                             Plan of Redemption
                                             Redeem, Redeemed, Redemption
                                             Redeemer
                                             Remission of Sins
                                             Repent, Repentance
                                             Resurrection
                                             Rock
                                             Sacrament
                                             Sacrifice
                                             Savior
                                             Second Coming of Jesus Christ
                                             Sermon on the Mount
                                             Serpent, Brazen
                                             Son of Man
                                             Transfiguration-Transfiguration of Christ
                                             Way

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Moroni 10:4-5
  "4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
  5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."

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