Prophecies of Christ

Song: "Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus" (Children's Songbook, 36)

Scripture: 2 Nephi 25:26

Quote:

Like the polar star in the heavens, . . . there stands the Redeemer of the world, the Son of God, certain and sure as the anchor of our immortal lives. He is the rock of our salvation, our strength, our comfort, the very focus of our faith. . . . Our knowledge comes of the witness of a prophet in this dispensation who saw before him the great God of the universe and His Beloved Son, the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. They spoke to him. He spoke with Them.

(Gordon B. Hinckley, "We Look to Christ," Ensign, May 2002, 90)

Lesson:

Obtain pictures of Lehi (Gospel Art Kit 300), King Benjamin (GAK 307), Abinadi (GAK 308), Alma (GAK 321), Samuel (GAK 314). Read the following scriptures to see what prophecies these ancient prophets said about the coming of Christ.

Lehi: 1 Nephi 10:4-8

King Benjamin: Mosiah 3:5-8

Abinadi: Mosiah 16:7-8

Alma: Alma 7:7-13

Samuel: Helaman 14:2-6

(Shauna Mooney Kawasaki, I Will Trust in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005], p. 58-59.)

Activity:

Play "Message Relay." Explain that the prophets have a message for us about Christ. If we don't get the right message we will miss out on eternal life. Have two copies of a scripture typed out. Divide them into single words. Put them in two containers on a chair in the front of the room.

Divide the family into two groups. On a starting signal, one person at a time from each group rushes up and picks up a word from their container and brings it back to the group, then the next person does the same, and so on. The group together assembles the scripture. The winner is the first group to have the scripture put together correctly.

(Alma Heaton, The LDS Game Book, [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1968], p. 27.)

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