Friday, June 10, 2011

That Ye Might Believe That Jesus Is The Christ"

John 1:1-14 (use the Joseph Smith Translation)

What can we learn about Jesus Christ?

John 20:31 (Note the “the Word” John 1:1, 14 refers to the Savior.)

He “was in the beginning” with God the Father (John 1:1–2). Note that the Savior’s mission began in the premortal world, long before he was born in Bethlehem.

He is God (John 1:1). Explain that when we speak of God, we usually refer to Heavenly Father. However, “the personage known as Jehovah in Old Testament times … is the Son, known as Jesus Christ, … who is also a God. Jesus works under the direction of the Father. … Many of the things that the scripture says were done by God were actually done by … Jesus” (Bible Dictionary, “God,” 681).

Through him the gospel was preached in the premortal world (Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:1).

He made all things (John 1:3).

He is the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh (John 1:14; see also 1 Nephi 11:14–21). This doctrine is discussed in lesson 2.

The Apostle John said that “in [Jesus] was life” (John 1:4). He also testified that Jesus is “the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9).

Lesson 1: “That ye Might Believe That Jesus Is the Christ”, New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual


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