Faith is believing in things that are not seen but that are true. To have faith in Jesus Christ means that even though you do not see Him, you believe that He lives and you trust and obey Him. The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. One way to increase your faith in Him is to learn more about Him through studying the scriptures. As you read the scriptures and scripture stories referred to on this year’s poster, do it prayerfully. When the poster is completed at the end of the year, you will know more about the Savior, your faith in Him will be stronger, and you will have an illustrated map of events in the New Testament.
Turn the page, open the staples, remove the poster, then reclose the staples.
Cut out the pictures at the side of the poster and place them in an envelope.
Mount the poster on lightweight cardboard (optional) and hang it up. Tape the envelope to the bottom or back of the poster so that the pictures can easily be removed during the year.
At the first of each month, read the theme and the scripture for that month. Then find that month’s picture in the envelope and glue the top of it in place on the poster map. Each month’s picture illustrates a New Testament story that relates to the theme. Read the story in the Friend for that month (see Contents page, “Poster Story”). Prepare the flannel-board figures; use them to retell the story in family home evening or in a Primary talk. (If you do not have the Friend, read the scripture references printed on the back of the pictures.)
Additional copies of the poster (stock no. 99959) are available for 25¢ each from the Salt Lake Distribtion Center, 1999 West 1700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104-4233. © 1998 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
I Have Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true (Alma 32:21).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Know Who He Is. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God (John 6:69).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Learn about His Life on Earth. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Follow His Example. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you (John 13:34).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Keep His Commandments. If ye love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Choose the Right. Faith, if it hath not works, is dead. … I will shew thee my faith by my works (James 2:17–18).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Make and Keep Sacred Covenants. I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (John 3:5).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Share My Testimony. Remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation (Hel. 5:12).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Share the Gospel with Others. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matt. 5:16).
My Faith in Jesus Christ Blesses My Life. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him (James 1:5).
I Have Faith That Jesus Christ Will Come Again. Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven (Acts 1:11).