As a slight departure from the usual weekly Come, Follow Me video message, here is a six video series of important messages from Christ’s life to complement your reflections and preparations during this sacred week leading up to Easter.
Easter Message #1: The Anointing Woman
The first explores the story of the woman who brought expensive, anointing oil to Jesus. His disciples were initially critical of her seemingly wasting such an expensive item rather than selling it and using the money to help the poor. In response, Christ teaches a surprising and important lesson.
Easter Message #2: The Atoning Sacrifice on Calvary
As members of the Church, we usually place much greater emphasis on the importance of Gethsemane in the process of the atonement and much less emphasis on the cross. Where does this inclination come from? How can we sufficiently recognize what happened on Calvary?
Easter Message #3: I am Jesus that was Crucified
What we say when we introduce ourselves indicates what’s important to us. What can we learn from how Jesus introduces Himself?
Easter Message #4: The Triumphs of the Cross
We often focus on the fact that the Savior sacrificed Himself for our sins, which is true. But we may not always remember that, through His atonement, Jesus Christ defeated Satan. Why is that important to remember? What does it mean for our lives today?
Easter #5: Have You Forsaken Me?
In Matthew 27:46, amid the agony of His crucifixion, the Savior cried out, “My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me?” In this statement, we saw our Redeemer feeling completely abandoned and alone. Church leaders have clarified that God did not forsake His son, but briefly withdrew so that he would better understand us and our experiences when we are separated from the comfort and influence of the Spirit.
Easter Message #6: He Lives: Four Resurrection Accounts
A powerful way to study any aspect of the Savior’s life is to do a side-by-side reading of what Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John taught about a specific portion of His ministry. Carefully comparing and contrasting can help us learn things we may not have thought of before. Here are a few important lessons to be learned from comparing these accounts: