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5 Minutes a Day to a Christ-centered Easter Week

Wednesday, April 16

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On This Day: Jesus most likely spends the day teaching His disciples, though the scriptures do not say for certain what He did on this day.

Read: Excerpts from a talk by Elder Marion G. Romney titled Easter Thoughts:

While it is impossible to grasp the full significance of resurrection, its reality should never be far from our thoughts.

Great is the debt we owe to our Redeemer for our resurrection. But this is not the final goal. Attaining to immortality is a prerequisite to, but it is not necessarily the same as attaining eternal life. Immortality denotes length of life—deathless. Eternal life denotes quality of life—the quality of life God enjoys.

In conclusion now, I bear my personal witness to the truth of these things which I have uttered. I know by the spirit of the Holy Ghost that they are true. Jesus lives; he is the Son of God. He came to earth as the Only Begotten of the Father. He conquered death, raised his own body from the grave, and implemented the power of resurrection for all men.

I know that through his suffering in Gethsemane and during his crucifixion he brought about the means by which, through repentance and obedience to the laws of his gospel, we may be raised not only to immortality but also to eternal life, which is the greatest of all the gifts of God. To this I bear solemn witness in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. Amen.

Reflect: What does “eternal life” mean and why is God's work and glory to help us attain it? Which commandment can you be more obedient to this week to help you reach exaltation?

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