Using the December 2001 Liahona

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    Teaching Ideas

    • “A Christmas with No Presents,” page 2: President James E. Faust explains the difference between presents and gifts. What gifts can you give the Savior this Christmas? What gifts can you give your family and friends? What gifts does the Lord offer that can bring us true joy and happiness?

    • “The Atoning Sacrifice: Latter-day Prophets Testify,” page 8: Use excerpts from the testimonies of our latter-day prophets to teach of the Savior’s great gift to us—His Atonement.

    • “Teaching Our Children to Pay Tithing,” page 36: Consider which ideas from this article will be most effective in helping you teach your children the importance of the commandment to pay tithing. Use these ideas during a special family home evening as you prepare family members to attend tithing settlement.

    • “Christmas Every Day,” page F14: Read Elder F. Enzio Busche’s account of the special spirit he felt as a child at Christmas. How does living the gospel help us feel the spirit of Christmas every day of the year?

    Christmas Celebration Ideas

    How does your family or your ward or branch keep the Savior as the center of your Christmas celebration? Send ideas, stories, photographs, and experiences to Christmas Celebration Ideas, Liahona, Floor 24, 50 East North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150-3223, USA; or e-mail to Please include your complete name, address, telephone number, and ward and stake (or branch and district).

    Photo illustration by Craig Dimond