This month, your Sunday lessons will focus on the Atonement (see lds.org/youth/learn). As you study this topic, you’ll find several talks from the October 2012 general conference that remind us we must have faith in Christ’s Atonement.
For example, President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, gave an address titled “The Atonement.” Read what he reminded us about how the Atonement allows us to repent in the quote at right, and then read his entire talk at conference.lds.org.
If you will turn away from sin, you will be able one day to know the peace that comes from following the pathway of complete repentance.
No matter what our transgressions have been, no matter how much our actions may have hurt others, that guilt can all be wiped out.
President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, October 2012 general conference
In “Is Faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ Written in Our Hearts?” Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, shared the story of a woman who fell into a pit too deep to climb out of. She was saved when a person came and lowered a ladder to help her return to higher ground. Sister Burton said, “Jesus Christ’s Atonement could be compared to lowering a ladder into the pit.” Read more of her analogy online at conference.lds.org. You’ll also be able to read more about the three principles of the Atonement in the list at left.
Three principles of the Atonement that … will increase our faith in Jesus Christ:
1. All that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
2. There is power in the Atonement to enable us to overcome the natural man or woman and become true disciples of Jesus Christ.
3. The Atonement is the greatest evidence we have of the Father’s love for His children.
Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, September 2012 general Relief Society meeting