Easter: “I Am He Who Liveth, I Am He Who Was Slain” (March 29-April 4)

This week, as we commemorate the final week of the Savior’s mortal life, I am going to structure my scripture study around the events of the week. Here are some thoughts and relevant blog posts about each day:

Palm Sunday

I will remember the people who lined the streets of Jerusalem to welcome Him as He entered the city riding on a colt. They laid branches from palm trees and their clothing on the street as a sign of respect and shouted, “Hosanna,” an expression of praise and pleading from Psalm 118:25. I will strive to emulate that respect and love as I welcome the Savior into my home and into my life.

Temple Monday

I will remember the importance of cleanliness and holiness. I will remember that the way I handle and care for sacred things, both tangible and intangible, is a manifestation of my love for God.

Teaching Tuesday

I will remember the value of effective teaching. I will strive to learn from the teachings of the Savior and to emulate His approach to teaching.

Forgiving Wednesday

When we hang onto the pain that other people have caused us, we carry an unnecessary burden, I will remember the Savior’s admonition to forgive “until seventy times seven” (Matthew 18:21-22). I will intentionally set aside grievances which I have shouldered for too long.

The Last Supper

I will remember the Savior gathering His apostles, washing their feet, introducing the sacrament, and teaching them to love one another and be one.

Good Friday

I will remember Jesus entering the Garden of Gethsemane and choosing not to “shrink” from the difficult task ahead. I will remember that He suffered for our sins, then willingly gave His life for us on Calvary.

The Spirit World

After the Savior’s death, He ministered to people in the world of spirits. I will remember that the work of salvation continues after death. I will continue to connect with my ancestors, knowing that our relationship transcends the boundaries of life and death.

Easter Sunday

I will remember that Jesus Christ overcame death. He arose from the grave. Because He did so, we will all be resurrected—our spirits and our bodies will be reunited in a perfect form, never again to be divided.

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