This account comes from Matthew 2; Mark 6:3; Luke 2:21–52.
We are to feast upon the words of Christ—the scriptures—and, as He did, use them to teach and strengthen others.
Jesus was the only person to be born of a mortal mother, Mary, and an immortal father, God the Father. That is why Jesus is called the Only Begotten Son of God.
There is only one way to happiness and fulfillment. Jesus Christ is the Way.
The Savior taught important lessons when He said, “I am …”
To know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, is imperative for all who desire eternal life (see John 17:3). This knowledge comes by the power of the Holy Ghost. Joseph Smith taught, “No man can know that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 223).
No doctrine in the gospel is more important than the Atonement of Jesus Christ. If the gospel were compared to a wheel, the Atonement would be the hub and all other doctrines would be the spokes emanating from the hub. As the Prophet Joseph Smith declared, “The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 121).
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