I Belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

By Beverly Webecke

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    The true church of Jesus Christ on the earth today is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church is established on eternal truths and principles. Being a member of the Church brings many blessings and responsibilities to each of us. This poster will help you remember and understand some of these blessings and responsibilities through monthly scripture reading, questions, and activities.

    Copyright © 1989. Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    JANUARY: I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read: Mosiah 18:1–17; Matthew 3:13–17.
    We become members of Christ’s church when we are baptized. When were you (or will you be) baptized? How do you feel about being a member of the Church?

    FEBRUARY: Scriptures are teachings of Jesus. Read: Eighth Article of Faith; Exodus 20:1–17; 3 Nephi 23 [A of F 1:8; Ex. 20:1–17; 3 Ne. 23].
    What are some of the things that Jesus teaches us in the scriptures? What can you do to follow His teachings?

    MARCH: Jesus taught the principles and ordinances of the gospel. Read: Fourth Article of Faith; Mark 1:14–39; 3 Nephi 11 [A of F 1:4; 3 Ne. 11].
    What are the first principles and ordinances of the gospel? How can you have faith and repent before and after you are baptized?

    APRIL: Jesus gave us the priesthood. Read: Fifth Article of Faith; Exodus 28:1–3; Mark 3:14–19; Joseph Smith—History 1:68–73; Doctrine and Covenants 27:12–14 [A of F 1:5; Ex. 28:1–3; JS—H 1:68–73; D&C 27:12–14].
    Jesus gave the priesthood to the Twelve Apostles. Who gave the priesthood to Joseph Smith? Who ordained your father? Have you ever had a priesthood blessing?

    MAY: Jesus organized His church. Read: Sixth Article of Faith; 1 Corinthians 12; 3 Nephi 27:1–13 [A of F 1:6; 1 Cor. 12; 3 Ne. 27:1–13].
    How is the Church organized in our day? How is the Church now like Christ’s church in the New Testament and in the Book of Mormon? How is your ward organized?

    JUNE: Jesus speaks through revelation. Read: Ninth Article of Faith; 1 Samuel 3; 1 Nephi 2:1–4; Doctrine and Covenants 1:section heading, 1–4 [A of F 1:9; 1 Sam. 3; 1 Ne. 2:1–4; D&C 1:1–4].
    Who receives revelation for the Church? Who can receive revelation for your family? Name one thing that was revealed to a modern-day prophet.

    JULY: We are led by a prophet. Read: Amos 3:7; Mosiah 18:17–30; Ephesians 2:19–22; Doctrine and Covenants 21:1–7 [Eph. 2:19–22; D&C 21:1–7].
    How are we led by President Ezra Taft Benson? What are some of the things that he asks us to do?

    AUGUST: Jesus calls leaders and teachers to help us. Read: Acts 13:2–5; Alma 6:1; Alma 53:10–22; Alma 56:44–48.
    Who were the leaders and teachers in these scriptures? Who are your leaders and teachers? How do you follow your leaders?

    SEPTEMBER: I am trying to be like Jesus. Read: 3 Nephi 12:13–48; 18:14–16; 27:21; Doctrine and Covenants 88:63 [3 Ne. 12:13–48; 3 Ne. 18:14–16; 3 Ne. 27:21; D&C 88:63].
    What can you do to become more like Jesus? Choose one thing that Jesus told us to do, and work on keeping that commandment better.

    OCTOBER: The sacrament reminds me of Jesus. Read: Moses 5:6–9; Matthew 26:26–28; 3 Nephi 18:5–12 [Matt. 26:26–28; 3 Ne. 18:5–12].
    What is the sacrament supposed to remind us of? How do you feel when you take the sacrament? What should you be thinking about when you take the sacrament?

    NOVEMBER: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings me blessings. Read: Psalm 5:11–12; 4 Nephi 1:1–18; Doctrine and Covenants 89:18–21 [Ps. 5:11–12; 4 Ne. 1:1–18; D&C 89:18–21].
    What are some of the blessings that you can receive by being righteous? What kinds of blessings do you get by being a good member of the Church?

    DECEMBER: Jesus wants me to serve others. Read: Matthew 25:34–45; 2 Corinthians 9:7 [Matt. 25:34–45; 2 Cor. 9:7]; Mosiah 2:7–17; Mosiah 4:13–16.
    How can you serve others? Think of something nice to do for someone else, then do it. How can you learn to recognize when others need your service?

    Illustrated by Paul Mann