Presentation on theme: "How Can I Become More Christlike?. Jesus Christ set the perfect example for us, & He has commanded us to become as He is."— Presentation transcript:
How Can I Become More Christlike?
Jesus Christ set the perfect example for us, & He has commanded us to become as He is.
27...Therefore, what manner of men ought ye to be? Verily I say unto you, even as I am. 3 Nephi 27:27
We need to be a Christlike Christian Learning to be like Christ is a lifelong pursuit. You follow Christ’s example—develop His attributes —one action and decision at a time. Changing to become Christlike requires exercising faith, repenting, keeping covenants, receiving an increased measure of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. One Action & Decision At A Time
Faith Hope Charity Patience Humility Purity Diligence Obedience Courage Compassion Virtuous Knowledgeable Name Characteristics You Think Of When You Think About Christ:
Christlike attributes are gifts from God. They come as you use your agency righteously. Ask your Heavenly Father to bless you with these attributes; you cannot develop them without His help. With a desire to please God, recognize your weaknesses and be willing and anxious to improve. (Preach My Gospel) What Christlike Attribute Can you Work on Developing?
1. How can I develop this attribute? 2. What must change in my heart, mind, and actions to develop this attribute? 3. How will this attribute help me in my life? After you have identified the attribute you want to work on, ask yourself:
How Can I Develop These Attributes?
One of the best ways to emulate Christlike attributes is to study the Savior’s life and try to become like Him. If we are faithful, Jesus Christ will continue to magnify our talents and abilities and help us become more like Him. (Elder Jeffrey Holland) (Elder Jeffrey Holland) Study The Savior’s Life & He Will Help Us Become Like Him
48 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God; that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is; that we may have this hope; that we may be purified even as he is pure. Amen. Moroni 7:48 Pray For Help
As you study and seek to develop the attributes described in this [lesson] and other attributes found in the scriptures, the following pattern may be helpful: Identify the attribute you wish to develop. Identify the attribute you wish to develop. Write a definition and description of the attribute. Write a definition and description of the attribute. Record questions to answer as you study. Record questions to answer as you study. List and study thoroughly passages of scripture that teach about the attribute. List and study thoroughly passages of scripture that teach about the attribute. Record your feelings and impressions. Record your feelings and impressions. Set goals and make plans to apply the attribute in your life. Set goals and make plans to apply the attribute in your life. Pray for the Lord to help you develop the attribute. Pray for the Lord to help you develop the attribute. Evaluate your progress periodically in developing each attribute. Evaluate your progress periodically in developing each attribute. Follow This Pattern
President Thomas S. Monson taught... Following Christ is not a casual or occasional practice but a continuous commitment and way of life that applies at all times and in all places. Make A Continuous Commitment
How Will This Help Me?
Think of a difficult situation you are facing in your own lives. How would these attributes of Christ help you respond to the situation appropriately? Being Christlike Will Help In Daily Life
Hold up a piece of paper, and let it fall to the floor. Then fold it into a paper airplane, and throw it softly so it flies. Compare the change in the sheet of paper to our acquiring Christlike attributes that will “create the wind beneath our wings” for the journey back to our heavenly home. In 2005 President Uchtdorf, a former commercial pilot, compared Christlike Attributes to the wind and force that are required to fly a plane...
Christlike attributes are the basics. They are the fundamental principles that will create “the wind beneath our wings.” As we develop Christlike attributes in our own lives, step-by-step, they will “bear [us] up as on eagles’ wings” (D&C 124:18). Our faith in Jesus Christ will provide power and a strong forward thrust; our unwavering and active hope will provide a powerful upward lift. Both faith and hope will carry us across oceans of temptations, over mountains of afflictions, and bring us safely back to our eternal home and destination. As spirit children of our Heavenly Father, we do have the potential to incorporate Christlike attributes into our life and character. President Uchtdorf
In seeking to become more like the Savior, we need to reevaluate our lives regularly and rely, through the path of true repentance, upon the merits of Jesus Christ and the blessings of His Atonement. (President Deiter Uchtdorf) Re-evaluate Our Lives Regularly... Rely On Repentance
Jesus exemplified characteristics such as faith, hope, charity, patience, humility, purity, diligence, & obedience. As we learn of Him and seek to develop His attributes, we will become the women He & our Heavenly Father would like us to be.
Be Even As I Am... Our goal is to become Christlike. Church standards help us achieve that.
Follow The Leader... Accept the invitation to follow Him. You’ll have joy in the journey because he’ll walk beside you.
He knows the way because He is the way... Jeffrey R. Holland
Create the perfect self portrait... Turn your life into a masterpiece. Pattern yourself after the Master.