Friday, March 16, 2012

Teachings of Jesus

This entry is part of my general conference application series.

Teachings of Jesus, by Dallin H. Oaks
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

I like Elder Oaks—although I've never met him—and I like his talks, too. Because of this fondness, I took to heart his question: "What [do] you really believe about Jesus Christ and what [are you] doing because of that belief."

For some reason, as I read the scriptures he used about Christ, my mind wandered to images of Christ I've seen over the years. I wondered which of the many interpretations of Christ is most accurate. I wondered if I would recognize Him if I saw him today. I also wondered if my favorite picture of Christ (do I even have a favorite?) is the image of I would expect Christ to look like.

Here are my favorites:

I like this one of the nativity because it conveys gentleness and love:

"His Name Shall Be Called Wonderful," by Simon Dewey

I grew up with this one on the wall of my home. I always imagined that I was the little blond boy in the back, so it feels like I was really there!

"Christ and the Children," by Frances Hook

I like this one of Christ with the children because I can picture my own children lovingly sitting on His lap:

"Perfect Love," by Del Parson

Finally, I love this one where He comes triumphant from the grave: He is Risen!

"He Lives," by Simon Dewey

Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten and Beloved Son of God. He is our Creator. He is the Light of the World. He is our Savior from sin and death. This is the most important knowledge on earth

"What think ye of Christ?"

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