5 We have a visitor with us today and I would like to introduce them to you now. This is (enter name here) and they are going to briefly tell us how they feel about Jesus Christ.
6 Enter Guests Name again here and let them talk while displaying this slide.
7 When a person bear’s their testimony, it usually includes their feelings about Jesus Christ.
8 We want to thank you for coming today and bearing your testimony. We’d like to excuse you now, so you can return to your class. - Thank you for helping out today.
9 Who was our visitor today? How do you know the visitor was here?Did anyone, that is not in class today, see our visitor in class today?
10 How could they know that we had a visitor in class today?
11 If the class explained that the visitor came, the missing classmate would probably believe it. To believe in something that is real and true even though we have not see it ourselves is to have faith.
12 Faith in Jesus ChristEven though we may not have seen Jesus, How can we believe or have faith that he lives and loves us?
13 Other people have seen Jesus and can tell us about him. Faith in Jesus ChristOther people have seen Jesus and can tell us about him.
14 This book on the table has several forms. Faith in Jesus ChristThis book on the table has several forms.It can be one big book or several smaller books.
15 They are call “Scriptures.” Faith in Jesus ChristThey are call “Scriptures.”
16 The scriptures tell of many people who have seen or talked with Jesus. Faith in Jesus ChristThe scriptures tell of many people who have seen or talked with Jesus.
17 Faith in Jesus ChristThe Bible tells about the time when Jesus lived on the earth, gave the people his teachings, and organized his church.
18 Faith in Jesus ChristThe Bible tells about people who saw and knew Jesus and about the way he helped many of them.
19 Having Faith in Jesus Christ is the First step in becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
20 During today's lesson, you will learn about having faith in Jesus Christ.
21 Scripture StoryAnd they came to Jericho, and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
22 Scripture StoryAnd when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
23 Scripture StoryAnd many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
24 Scripture StoryAnd Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, be of good comfort, rise: he calleth thee.
25 Scripture StoryAnd Jesus answered and said unto him, what wilt thou that I should do unto thee?The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
26 Scripture StoryAnd Jesus said unto him, Go they way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
27 Scripture StoryWhat happed to Bartimaeus, the blind man? Jesus healed him so he could see. Jesus said that Bartimaeus was healed because he had faith. Bartimaeus believed that Jesus could heal him.
28 Scripture StoryWhat does the story of Bartimaeus help us know about Jesus? Jesus loves us and will help us if we have faith in him.
29 Scripture Story What is happening in this picture? John the Baptist is baptizing Jesus.Let’s read Matthew 3:17.And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.
30 Scripture StoryWhen Jesus was baptized, who spoke from heaven and said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”?Heavenly Father.What do we learn about Jesus from what Heavenly Father said?Jesus is his Son.
31 Scripture StoryHeavenly Father was bearing testimony that Jesus is his Son.This is the Book of Mormon.In this book, we can read of a large group of Nephite people in America who saw Jesus and heard him speak after he was resurrected from the dead.
32 Scripture StoryLet’s read 3 Nephi 11:8. 8 And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them; and the eyes of the whole multitude were turned upon him, and they durst not open their mouths, even one to another, and wist not what it meant, for they thought it was an angel that had appeared unto them.
33 Scripture Story Let’s read 3 Nephi 11:9–10. 9 And it came to pass that he stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying: 10 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
34 Scripture StoryJesus told the people that he was Jesus Christ, the Savior that the prophets had said would come.The Nephite people were very happy to know that Jesus had come as he said he would.
35 Scripture StoryJesus asked the people to touch his hands and feet so they would know that he had died and had been resurrected.
36 Scripture StoryWhat can we learn about Jesus from his appearance to the Nephite people?He died and was resurrected.He lives.
37 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ This is the Pearl of Great Price. (Hold up book)The account of Joseph Smith’s first vision is written in this book.
38 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ Who can tell us about Joseph’s first vision?
39 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ Joseph Smith saw Jesus hundreds of years after Jesus was resurrected.
40 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ While Lorenzo Snow was President of the Church, he had a personal visit from Jesus Christ in the Salt Lake Temple.One day when President Lorenzo Snow was walking in the temple with his granddaughter, he told her about the experience.She told the following about their conversation:
41 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ “After we left his room and while we were still in the large corridor [hallway], leading into the Celestial room, I was walking several steps ahead of Grandpa when he stopped me, saying, ‘Wait a moment, Allie, I want to tell you something. It was right here that the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me at the time of the death of President Woodruff. …’
42 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ “Then grandpa came a step nearer and held out his left hand and said, ‘He stood right here, about three feet above the floor. It looked as though He stood on a plate of solid gold.’
43 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ “Grandpa told me what a glorious personage the Savior is and described His hands, feet, countenance and beautiful white robes, all of which were of such a glory of whiteness and brightness that he could hardly gaze upon Him.
44 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ “Then grandpa came another step nearer me and put his right hand on my head and said: ‘Now, granddaughter, I want you to remember that this is the testimony of your grandfather, that he told you with his own lips that he actually saw the Savior here in the Temple, and talked with Him face to face”
45 Modern-Day Prophets Testify of Jesus Christ What does President Snow’s testimony help you know about Jesus?He lives, he has a body, and he speaks to people in our time.
46 We can Have Faith in Jesus Christ Have you seen Jesus?How do you know that Jesus is real and lives?
47 We can Have Faith in Jesus Christ We can have faith that Jesus lives and loves us because of the scriptures and the testimonies of truthful people.
48 We can Have Faith in Jesus Christ We can have faith that Jesus lives and loves us because of the scriptures and the testimonies of truthful people.From the testimonies of others, we know that—1. Jesus is the Son of God.2. Jesus loves us and wants to help us.3. Jesus wants us to have faith in him.4. Jesus was resurrected and lives again.5. Jesus has a body and speaks to people.
49 We can Have Faith in Jesus Christ Having faith in Jesus Christ is the first step in becoming a member of the true Church.
50 I Feel My Savior’s Love1. I feel my Savior’s love In all the world around me. His Spirit warms my soul Through ev’rything I see.2. I feel my Savior’s love; Its gentleness enfolds me, And when I kneel to pray, My heart is filled with peace.Chorus He knows I will follow him, Give all my life to him. I feel my Savior’s love, The love he freely gives me.
51 I Feel My Savior’s Love3. I feel my Savior’s love And know that he will bless me. I offer him my heart; My shepherd he will be.4. I’ll share my Savior’s love By serving others freely. In serving I am blessed. In giving I receive.Chorus He knows I will follow him, Give all my life to him. I feel my Savior’s love, The love he freely gives me.Words: Ralph Rodgers Jr., 1936–1996; K. Newell Dayley, b. 1939; and Laurie Huffman, b Music: K. Newell Dayley, b. 1939
52 Enrichment Activity 1In the Doctrine and Covenants, it tells about another time when Joseph Smith saw Jesus.As Joseph and Sidney Rigdon were studying and thinking about Jesus and his teachings, Jesus appeared to them..
53 Enrichment Activity 1Let’s read Doctrine and Covenants 76:22 and the words “For we saw him” from verse 23.22 And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! 23 For we saw him,
54 Enrichment Activity 1What can you learn about Jesus from Joseph Smith’s testimony?That Jesus lives.
55 Enrichment Activity 1Explain that reading from the scriptures and learning about people who have seen Jesus helps us to have faith in Jesus.Even though we may not have seen Jesus with our own eyes, we can have faith that he lives and loves us because of the testimonies of those who have seen him and have told us about him in the scriptures.
56 Enrichment Activity 1We can know in our hearts that Jesus is our Savior when we ask our Heavenly Father in our prayers.
57 Enrichment Activity 2 How do you feel about Jesus? By expressing your Feelings for Jesus, you are making and important step in your preparation for baptism.What is this step?Developing faith in Jesus Christ.
58 TESTIMONYI want to testify to you that Joseph Smith had the first vision.Because of his efforts, we have the true church back on earth for all of us.I want to testify that having faith in Jesus Christ will help us to stay on that straight and narrow path that leads back to our Heavenly Father.
59 Our Closing Prayer will be given by (Enter Name Here)