The Savior’s Church, Then and Now


A poster flannel-board story
For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (D&C 115:4).

Instructions: Read, or tell in your own words, the story below. When a number appears in the story, put up the flannel-board figure with the same number (or point to it, if it is already in place; note that (2) and (3) are from pages 42–43 of the January 2003 Poster Article). Think of other ways you can be like Jesus Christ, and make your own flannel-board figures to add to those here.

When Jesus Christ (2) was living on the earth, He organized His church (3) with Apostles and prophets. He also called other priesthood officers, including Seventies (10). When He restored His church through the Prophet Joseph Smith (11), it had the same foundation of Apostles and prophets (12). He declared that we are to follow the prophet, because it is the prophet who teaches us what He, the Lord, wants us to know and do (see D&C 1:38). Each time that He organized His church, the Lord called the prophets and the Apostles and the Seventies (10, 13) to go to all the world to preach His gospel (see Mark 16:15; Luke 10:1; D&C 107:23, 25).

What are some of the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ (2)? The Savior Himself showed us by His example as well as by His words. He healed the sick. He was a peacemaker. He was baptized. He prayed. He loved everyone. He testified of Heavenly Father and the plan of salvation. He always chose the right, doing what Heavenly Father wanted Him to do.

He taught that we should study the scriptures (14), help people, comfort those who are sad, honor our parents (15), be peacemakers, pray often (16), have faith and testify of Him and Heavenly Father (17), be baptized (18), love everyone, obey the commandments (19).

As members of His church today, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we promise to follow Him by doing these things.

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Illustrated by Steve Kropp