Lesson 46:Jesus Christ Made it Possible for us to Live Forever “Lesson 13: The Baptismal Covenant,” Primary 3: Choose the Right B, (1994),61
Purpose To help the children understand that because of Jesus Christ’s love for us, he made it possible for us to live forever.
Our opening prayer will be given by (Enter Name Here)
Attention Activity • Jesus Christ loves you. • How pleased and happy he must be to know that you are at Primary on this Easter morning.
Attention Activity • I have printed each of your names on a piece of paper. • I would like you to come up one at a time and tape your name close to the picture of Jesus.
Scripture Story • When Jesus Christ was living on the earth, some mothers brought their little children to him.
Scripture Story • They hoped that he would give each one a blessing.
Scripture Story • Jesus’ friends wanted him to rest, and they asked the mothers to take their children away and not to bother him.
Scripture Story • When Jesus heard what his friends were saying, he said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not.”
Scripture Story • In other words, he said, “Let the little children come to me; don’t turn them away. I love children.”
Scripture Story • Then he took the children in his arms and blessed them.
Scripture Story • Here is a picture of Jesus Christ with some children. • How do you think the children felt?
Scripture Story • Here is a picture of Jesus Christ with some children. • If you had been there, what would you have wanted Jesus Christ to say to you?
Scripture Story • Here is a picture of Jesus Christ with some children. • If you could have been with Jesus as these children were, what would you have said to him?
Scripture Story • Here is a picture of Jesus Christ with some children. • How does it make you feel to know that Jesus loves you just as he loves these children?
Scripture Story • By reading the Bible and Book of Mormon we can learn what Jesus Christ did to help us.
Scripture Story • Jesus Christ lived a long time ago. • Heavenly Father sent him to this earth to help fathers and mothers and boys and girls do the right things.
Scripture Story • Jesus Christ suffered and died. The people who loved him were very sad. • They took his body off the cross and wrapped it in a beautiful white cloth.
Scripture Story • They carried his body inside a tomb. • They gently laid him down.
Scripture Story • A tomb is like a cave where people are buried.
Scripture Story • Jesus Christ’s friends then closed the entrance to the tomb by rolling a large stone in front of the doorway.
Scripture Story • Some soldiers came and guarded the tomb where his body lay.
Scripture Story • On the third day after he died, before the sun came up, angels came and rolled back the stone from the door.
Scripture Story • His body was not there. • The soldiers were so afraid that for a while they could not move.
Scripture Story • As soon as they could, they ran away.
Scripture Story • That same morning some women came to the tomb. • They loved Jesus Christ and had come to put sweet spices on his body as people did in those days.
Scripture Story • They saw the stone rolled away from the door. • They went into the tomb and saw an angel dressed in white, and they were afraid.
Scripture Story • The angel said, “Do not be afraid. • He is not here, for he is risen.”
Scripture Story How do you think Jesus Christ’s friends felt when they found he was resurrected?
Discussion When Jesus was resurrected, he received his body again to join with his spirit, but his body had changed.
Immortal What does immortal mean?
When the Savior’s body became immortal, it changed so that it would never die again but would live forever.
Scripture Story • We know Jesus Christ was resurrected because the scriptures tell us that many of his disciples and followers saw him after he was resurrected.
Demonstration • When we think of Easter, we should think about the first Easter and remember the love that Jesus Christ has for us. • He gave his life for us. • He was resurrected. • Now he lives in heaven with his Heavenly Father.
When Jesus was resurrected, he became immortal, and he also made it possible for all of us to be resurrected and become immortal.
This means that after we have been resurrected, we will never die again. • We can live with our families forever.
Demonstration • My Hand represents our spirit, that lived with Heavenly father before we were born. • We could move, like I can move my fingers, and think and learn.
Demonstration • When our spirits came to live on earth, we were given earthly bodies, Which I use this glove to symbolize. • We could still move, like I can move my finger in this glove, and think and learn, but Heavenly Father gave us wonderful bodies to have and take care of.
Demonstration • When we die, the body must separate from the spirit, like when I take off the glove. • The body cannot move by itself, (like this glove can’t move without the hand inside) but the spirit is still alive.
Demonstration • When we are resurrected, the body becomes perfect and is once again united with the spirit (put glove back on hand). • After we are resurrected, we can never die again. • That means that the spirit and the body can never be separated.
Demonstration • Because Jesus Christ loves each of us very much, he died for us. • Jesus was the first person to be resurrected. • Because of what he did for us, we will be resurrected and may live again with Heavenly Father.
Demonstration • Jesus Christ’s resurrection is so wonderful that each year we celebrate Easter to show him how grateful we are for what he did for us.
Activity • I’m going to toss this to you. • When you catch it, please tell something you remember about the Easter story.