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10 Ways to Help You Focus on Christ This Easter

Contributed By Camille West, LDS.org Church News staff writer

  • 16 April 2014

Church websites provide many ways for you and your family to remember the Savior and the meaning and significance of the Easter season.

The Church’s websites offer several resources that can help you and your family focus on Jesus Christ this Easter. The following are just a few suggestions: 

1. Feel inspired through beautiful images and music as you watch and listen to the Tabernacle Choir video “He Is Risen.”

2. Consider what is possible in your life because of Christ’s Atonement and Resurrection. Visit mormon.org/becauseofhim, where you can read the Easter story, learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ, and view the video “Because of Him.” Use social media to “like” the video, and share your personal thoughts and feelings using #becauseofhim.

3. Teach a child what Easter really means. Share stories and images from the Friend magazine, such as “Sold” or “Seven Days Till Easter,” or find a list of other Easter resources for children at lds.org/friend.

4. Increase your faith in Christ and His mission. Have a Bible video marathon with friends or family and watch these Bible videos:

 The Savior Suffers in Gethsemane

Jesus Is Tried by Caiaphas, Peter Denies Knowing Him

 Jesus Is Condemned before Pilate

Jesus Is Scourged and Crucified

Jesus Is Laid in a Tomb

Jesus Is Resurrected

Or share the latest Bible Video, “Unto This End Was I Born.

5. The Tabernacle Choir performance of the Messiah may be sold out, but you can still view the performance live online on mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah beginning at 7:30 p.m. mountain daylight time on Friday, April 18, or on demand via the choir’s website and on youtube.com/mormontabchoir through Monday, April 21, 2014.

6. Learn how you can call upon God’s grace and enobling power every day. Read the article Grace and the Atonement of Jesus Christ.”

7. Read “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles” as well as individual testimonies here.

8. Watch prophets and apostles each bear their personal testimonies about the Savior and Redeemer of the world.

9. Increase your love for the Savior. Read updated Easter gospel topic, as well as quotes about Jesus Christ and the Atonement.

10. Strengthen and share your testimony of the Resurrection. Study “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ” by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, and then record for your posterity what you believe.