RS/MP Gospel Principles Lesson 3 “Jesus Christ, Our Chosen Leader and Savior”

My reaction when reading this lesson for the first time was “why?” Why do we use this material to introduce Jesus Christ? Why is it important for us to know these things about Christ? Do I view the premortal life of Christ differently from those who lived before Christ was born and only had his first coming to look forward to, as opposed to me looking back at his first coming, and forward to the second coming?

Lesson 2 is “Our Heavenly Family” and deals with the introduction of premortal life and the introduction of the plan of salvation. It naturally follows to talk about Christ’s premortal existence. Lessons 11 and 12 will then deal with the life of Christ and the atonement. Lessons 43-46 will deal with the second coming, millennium, and final judgment. Most of the other lessons deal with principles and ordinances of the gospel, but should also turn our thoughts to Christ.

A couple revisions to note from the prior version.

* “Heavenly parents” changed to “Heavenly Father” multiple times.

* “Two of our brothers offered to help. Our oldest brother, Jesus Christ, who was then called Jehovah, said, ‘Here am I, send me’” is now “Jesus Christ, who was called Jehovah, said, ‘Here am I, send me’”

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