As winter weather starts to fade away and give way into spring, the earth signals new life. That same pattern of receiving new life is echoed in our own lives during the Easter season as we think about how the Savior's sacrifice enables us to have new life in Him. In his 2018 talk “ Behold the Man,” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf said:
To find the most important day in history, we must go back to that evening almost 2,000 years ago in the Garden of Gethsemane when Jesus Christ knelt in intense prayer and offered Himself as a ransom for our sins. It was during this great and infinite sacrifice of unparalleled suffering in both body and spirit that Jesus Christ, even God, bled at every pore. Out of perfect love, He gave all that we might receive all. His supernal sacrifice, difficult to comprehend, to be felt only with all our heart and mind, reminds us of the universal debt of gratitude we owe Christ for His divine gift.
If you're looking for a unique way for your family to remember the most important day in history, check out one of these five uplifting opportunities.
1. Watch Rob Gardner's Lamb of God concert film in a theater near you
This Easter, Rob Gardner's Easter oratorio, Lamb of God, will make its way to the big screen. The special concert film will open exclusively in theaters on March 12, and you can find out if it will be shown at a theater near you by clicking here. If you would like to request that the film open in your community, click here.
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2. Learn from Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler with their Easter advent video series
Join David Butler and Emily Belle Freeman as they share their insights about those who were there to witness the final week in the Savior's life. With seven unique videos–one for each day of Holy Week–these master teachers are a great resource to teach your family about the story and importance of Easter.
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And get a matching Easter creche, the companion scene to this advent video series and the best-selling book Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter, which depicts the people who were a part of the New Testament story and the last week of the Savior's life. Available now at Deseret Book!
3. Stream The Tabernacle Choir's performance of Handel's Messiah
Stream the Tabernacle Choir's performance of Handel's Messiah on Friday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. Click here to watch the live stream in English.
Additionally, you can learn more about the history of Messiah, watch in additional languages, and enrich your viewing experience with these great resources and articles from The Tabernacle Choir.
You can also get the complete oratorio of Handel's Messiah from The Tabernacle Choir on CD now at Deseret Book.
4. Participate in LDS Living's March Book Club and read The Unexpected Deliverer
From the hosts of “Don't Miss This,” this new book from Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler invites you to experience scripture stories as though you were living them for the first time. By exploring how the Savior's disciples such as Mary, Martha, and Peter discovered hope and deliverance in their lives, this book shows how we, too, can have a change in perspective and see Christ in unexpected ways.
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To join the Book Club, pick up your own copy of “The Unexpected Deliverer“ at Deseret Book (or get a digital copy through Deseret Bookshelf) and follow LDS Living Book Club on Instagram for online discussion, videos from Emily and David, and more!
5.Come unto Christ with resources from the Church and the #StartingToday campaign
The Church's Come Unto Christ website has numerous resources to uplift and inspire your family this Easter season like videos, articles, messages from Church leaders, and more. Click here to discover more great content.
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