Jesus Christ Is Our Savior

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You can use this lesson and activity to learn more about this month’s Primary theme.

Jesus Christ Is Our Savior

Once when Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. of the Seventy was a child, he and his sister were playing in a small boat on a river. At first their adventure was fun, but as the boat drifted farther from the shore, they realized they were floating toward dangerous waters downstream.

The children began calling for help. Their father heard them and raced to the boat to rescue them. He saved them, which was something they could not do for themselves. He did this because he loved them.

Sometimes we make wrong choices and do things that spiritually take us away from Heavenly Father. Our Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us. Jesus Christ suffered for our sins so that we can repent and return home safely to live with Heavenly Father. The Savior did something we could not do for ourselves. He was willing to do this because He loves us.

Prophets Testify of the Savior

prophets activity(click to view larger)

Illustrations by Jerry Thompson and Paul Mann; Thomas S. Monson, by Knud Edsberg, courtesy of Church History Museum

Match each testimony below with the picture of the prophet who said it. Write the prophet’s number in the box.

  • “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” (1 John 4:14).

  • “Wherefore, all mankind were in a lost and in a fallen state, and ever would be save they should rely on this Redeemer” (1 Nephi 10:6).

  • “I know that Jesus Christ shall come, yea, the Son, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of grace, and mercy, and truth. And behold, it is he that cometh to take away the sins of the world, yea, the sins of every man who steadfastly believeth on his name” (Alma 5:48).

  • “And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall believe on the Son of God, the same shall have everlasting life” (Helaman 14:8).

  • “I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” (Joseph Smith—History 1:17).

  • “Jesus is … the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. He is our Redeemer; He is our Mediator with the Father. He it was who died on the cross to atone for our sins” (“I Know That My Redeemer Lives!” Liahona and Ensign, May 2007, 25).