December 13 2016 Lesson 14 Cynthia Haller Christmas Devotional

For God So Loved the World Bible Video

JESUS CHRIST AND THE ATONEMENT

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  John 3:16

“I am the light and life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.”  3 Nephi 11:11

“For behold, I, God, have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer if they would repent; But if they would not repent they must suffer even as I; Which suffering caused myself, even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that I might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—nevertheless, glory be to the Father and I partook and finished my preparations unto the children of men.”  D&C 19:16-19

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

John 10:10

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was on all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”  Hebrews 4:15

“We love Him because He first loved us.”  1 John 4: 19

“Ye are bought with a price; be ye not the servants of sin.” 1 Cor 7:23

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.”  John 17:3

“It is the first principle of the gospel to know the character of God.”  Joseph Smith

“I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”

John 14: 6-7           . . . “come unto Him and be saved.”  1 Nephi 15:14

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13

“And He shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind . . and He will take upon Him their infirmities, that His bowels will be full of mercy . . . that He may know . . . how to succor His people . . . that he might take upon him the sins of his people . .  .according to the power of his deliverance . . ”  Alma 7:11-12

“In this world ye shall have tribulation.  But be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”   John 16:33       “Be of good cheer and I will lead you along.”  D&C 78:18

Elder Holland – Missionary Work and the Atonement

“O Holy Night” by Teresa & Rachel Heath, accompanied by Leah Anderson

“Gethsamane” by Megan Vilchinsky, accompanied by Carrie Linscott

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” sung by Nancy Baird, with Annie Matthews on Oboe and Cara Carlston on the piano