Jesus Christ: Creator, Exemplar, Redeemer


Instructions

Mount pages 24–25 on heavy paper or lightweight cardboard, fold on the dotted lines according to the diagram, then unfold and cut off these instructions. Refold the poster, and as you open to each set of panels, you will have a picture-story of Jesus Christ as Creator, Exemplar, and Redeemer.

Jesus Christ, under the direction of Heavenly Father, created the world for us so that we would have a place to gain our bodies and prove ourselves worthy to return to Them. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. … And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good (Gen. 1:26, 31).

Before and after Jesus Christ lived on the earth, prophets taught about Him and gave us His counsel on how to live our lives now so that we can live again with Him and Heavenly Father. [Those] that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and … every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I [Jesus Christ] bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer (Isa. 56:6–7).

Jesus Christ created the world for us. He taught us and set the example for how we should live. He suffered and died for our sins and then was resurrected so that if we follow Him, we will not only be resurrected but may live again with our families and with Him and Heavenly Father. This is the testimony … which we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father— That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God. … And this is the testimony of the gospel of Christ concerning them who shall come forth in the resurrection of the just— They are they who received the testimony of Jesus, and believed on his name and were baptized after the manner of his burial, being buried in the water in his name, … That by keeping the commandments they might be washed and cleansed from all their sins, and receive the Holy Spirit by the laying on of the hands of him who is ordained and sealed unto this power; And who … are sealed by the Holy Spirit of promise, which the Father sheds forth upon all those who are just and true. … They are they into whose hands the Father has given all things. … These shall dwell in the presence of God and his Christ forever and ever (D&C 76:22–24, 50–53, 55, 62).

Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: … Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree [the cross], that we … should live unto righteousness (1 Pet. 2:21, 24).

Behold, the Lord hath created the earth … ; and he hath created his children that they should possess it. … And he loveth those who will have him to be their God (1 Ne. 17:36, 40).