Isaiah 53 He Was Oppressed and Afflicted
This chapter is perhaps the best single chapter in all the Old Testament in prophesying and testifying of our Savior Jesus Christ and His atoning mission in our behalf. Go through each verse carefully and consider His personal gifts to you, to those you love, and to all mankind.
Additional Old Testament References All Prophets Have Spoken of Him
There are hundreds of prophetic statements in the Old Testament about the life and mission of Jesus Christ, and about the blessings He brings into our lives—even every day. Take time to study these few references, to learn and feel more about the Savior and the “good news” that we celebrate at Easter:
The Book of Mormon “And I Saw…”
The Book of Mormon contains the precious gift of holy prophets who saw in vision and/or prophesied of the coming of Christ; and they encouraged us to come unto Him. Some of these choice accounts include the following. Read and ponder each one, and share with others your thoughts, feelings, and testimony regarding the Savior:
- 1 Nephi 11:31-33
- 2 Nephi 25:13
- Mosiah 3:1-11
- Alma 7:10-13
- Alma 11:42-45
- Alma 26:11-22
- Alma 58:11
- Ether 12:39, 41
- Moroni 10:32-33
The New Testament The Testimony of Eye-Witnesses
We have the great blessing of reading the testimonies and teachings of those who personally knew Jesus Christ during His mortal life. The four Gospels in the New Testament contain almost 200 pages dedicated to the words and acts of our Mortal Redeemer.
And here is a stirring contribution from Paul, who saw Jesus in a vision that led to his conversion:
The Doctrine and Covenants In His Own Words
Doctrine and Covenants 19:15-19 can make one feel more aware of his or her sins and weaknesses, but this time read these verses to try to understand—at least in a small way—the Savior’s feelings about His atoning experience.
The Pearl of Great Price Adam and Eve
Our first parents came to understand the great significance of the Fall, and the solution to what would have been our eternal predicament. Read their experiences and glorious conclusions in Moses 5:1-12.