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Countdown to conference: 'Ponder the New Proclamation' with this free daily study guide

by | Jul. 31, 2020


August 2–8

This week is focused on the first paragraph of the proclamation. Join us in this nine-week study to prepare for October general conference!

We solemnly proclaim that God loves His children in every nation of the world. God the Father has given us the divine birth, the incomparable life, and the infinite atoning sacrifice of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. By the power of the Father, Jesus rose again and gained the victory over death. He is our Savior, our Exemplar, and our Redeemer.

Sunday Scripture

Read and ponder John 3:16–17.

In these verses, the Savior teaches that because God loved the world, He sent His Son. 

Monday Movie

Watch “God Loves His Children | Now You Know.”

"One of the greatest joys in life is to feel the love of God—a love so sweet and so sanctifying that deep hurts are healed, tranquility trumps pain, life somehow seems brighter, more hopeful," the video narrator says. 

Tuesday Talk

Study Elder Gerrit W. Gong’s talk, “Hosanna and Hallelujah—The Living Jesus Christ: The Heart of Restoration and Easter.”

"He lives—not only then, but now; not just for some, but for all," Elder Gong taught in April general conference. "He came and comes to heal the brokenhearted, deliver the captives, recover sight to the blind, and set at liberty those who are bruised. That’s each of us. His redeeming promises apply, no matter our past, our present, or concerns for our future."

Wednesday Worship

Listen to Calee Reed* and Stephen Nelson perform “This Is the Christ.”

Thursday Time to Memorize

Take some time to memorize this week’s paragraph. Below are some fill-in-the-blank guides and memorization tips. Click here for a printable PDF.

Fill-in-the-blank Guides

We solemnly proclaim that God loves His children in every nation of the world. God the Father has given us the divine birth, the incomparable life, and the infinite atoning sacrifice of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. By the power of the Father, Jesus rose again and gained the victory over death. He is our Savior, our Exemplar, and our Redeemer.

We solemnly p_______ that God l____ His children i_ every nation o_ the world. G__ the Father h__ given us t__ divine birth, t__ incomparable life, a__ the infinite a______ sacrifice of H__ Beloved Son, J____ Christ. By t__ power of t__ Father, Jesus r___ again and g_____ the victory o___ death. He i_ our Savior, o__ Exemplar, and o__ Redeemer.

We s_______ p_______ that G__ l____ His c_______ i_ every n_____ o_ the w____. G__ the F_____ h__ given u_ t__ divine b____, t__ incomparable l___, a__ the i_______ a______ sacrifice o_ H__ Beloved S__, J____ Christ. B_ t__ power o_ t__ Father, J____ r___ again a__ g_____ the v______ o___ death. H_ i_ our S_____, o__ Exemplar, a__ o__ Redeemer.

W_ s_______ p_______ t___ G__ l____ H__ c_______ i_ e____ n_____ o_ t__ w____. G__ t__ F_____ h__ g____ u_ t__ d_____ b____, t__ i___________ l___, a__ t__ i_______ a______ s________ o_ H__ B______ S__, J____ C_____. B_ t__ p____ o_ t__ F_____, J____ r___ a____ a__ g_____ t__ v______ o___ d____. H_ i_ o__ S_____, o__ E_______, a__ o__ R_______.

Tips

Here are some tips to help break down the information in this paragraph topically.

Four sentences:

  • 1. God’s love
  • 2. Three parts of Christ’s life
    • • Divine birth
    • • Incomparable life
    • • Infinite atoning sacrifice
  • 3. Victory over death
  • 4. Three titles of Christ
    • • Savior
    • • Exemplar
    • • Redeemer

You could also try writing this paragraph using a dry-erase marker on your mirror and reviewing it each time you see it.

Friday Feelings

Record what it means to you that Christ is your Savior, Exemplar, and Redeemer.

Saturday Share

 Share your testimony of Jesus Christ with a loved one.


* Image titleFind more inspiring music from Calee Reed through her album Believer. This album is a celebration of rising from the ashes, seeing life anew through the lens of faith, and becoming a more committed and joyful believer. Available now at DeseretBook.com.

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Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. 

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