Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross, by St. Francis of Assisi. O Loving Jesus, * inflame my cold heart with Thy love, * that I may perform this devotion as R. Have mercy on us. Fourth Station - Jesus Meets His Blessed Mother Is there one who would not weep, Whelmed in miseries so deep, Christ's dear Mother to behold?. Jesus Christ spoke seven times while dying on the Cross to redeem mankind; his on the Cross to redeem mankind, to save us from our sins because of his love for us. (4) Jesus meets his sorrowful mother Mary; (5) Simon helps carry the cross; Ignoring his own suffering, Jesus responds with mercy in His second word. Adam-ondi-Ahman Again We Meet around the Board Behold Thy Sons and Daughters, Lord Behold, the standards Brightly Beams Our Father's Mercy (Men's Choir) Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Come, We That Love the Lord Come, Ye . of Zion Upon the Cross of Calvary
But you do a service to Christ every time you perform a work of mercy towards your neighbor: Bruised, derided, cursed, defiled, She beheld her tender Child, All with bloody scourges rent.
Overwhelmed by the weight of the Cross, Jesus falls again to the ground. But the cruel executioners do not permit Him to rest a moment. With thrusts and blows they urge Him onward. With what cruelty Jesus in treated and trampled under foot!
Remember, compassionate soul, that your sins caused Jesus this painful fall. Moved by compassion, these devoted women weep over our suffering Savior.
THE SEVEN WORDS OF JESUS ON THE CROSS
But He turns to them and says: Weep for your sins and those of your children; for they are the cause of My suffering. Touch my spirit from above, Make my heart with thine accord. Exhausted at the foot of Calvary, Jesus falls for the third time to the ground. How painfully must have been reopened all the wounds of His tender body by these repeated falls.
And how enormous must my sins be, to cause Jesus to fall so painfully. Had not Jesus taken my sins upon Himself, they would have plunged me into the abyss of Hell. Make me feel as thou has felt; Make my soul to glow and melt, With the love of Christ my Lord. Arriving on Calvary, Jesus was cruelly deprived of His garments. How painful the stripping must have been, because the garments adhered to His mangled body, so that in removing them parts of the flesh were torn away.
Jesus is deprived of His garments that He may die possessed of nothing. How happy shall not I die after laying aside my evil habits and tendencies! Help me, O Jesus, to amend my life. Holy Mother, pierce me through; In my heart each wound renew Of my Savior crucified.
Stripped of His garments, Jesus is violently thrown down on the Cross. His hands and His feet are nailed to it in the most cruel way. Jesus remains silent, because it so pleases His heavenly Father. He suffers patiently, because He suffers for you.
How do you act in sufferings and trials? How fretful and impatient, how full of complaints are you! Let me share with Thee His pain, Who for all my sins was slain, Who for me in torment died. Behold His wounds received for love of you! His whole appearance betokens love. His head is bent to kiss you. His arms are extended to embrace you.
His heart is open to receive you. Jesus dies on the Cross, to preserve you from eternal death. Let me mingle tears with thee, Mourning Him who mourned for me, All the days that I may live. Jesus did not descend from the Cross, but remained on it till His death. If you use the attention activity, bring to class a branch from a tree.
Suggestions for Lesson Development Attention Activity As appropriate, use the following activity or one of your own to begin the lesson. Display a branch from a tree. Point out that it is no longer receiving the nourishment it needs to stay alive. Why is this branch unable to receive the nourishment it needs? It is separated from its roots.Jesus, Where’er Thy People Meet
Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve: Contrast the dead branch with a strong, healthy tree. Emphasize that the Atonement of Jesus Christ brings us life and gives meaning to all other gospel doctrines. We should remember the Atonement as we study other principles throughout the rest of this course.
Where Love and Mercy Meet - Simply Word - Choral
The Doctrine and Covenants testifies of Jesus Christ. Emphasize that one purpose of all scripture is to testify of Jesus Christ and to persuade people to come to Him and partake of salvation.
The Doctrine and Covenants is a testament of Jesus Christ given in this dispensation. This book of scripture bears witness that Jesus is the Christ, that He lives, and that He continues to speak to prophets and guide His people today.
Lesson 2: “Behold, I Am Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World”
Ask class members to turn to the Explanatory Introduction to the Doctrine and Covenants. Point out that the Doctrine and Covenants contains powerful testimonies of the Savior and His work. Most of these are from the Savior Himself. Have class members read the following passages as examples: Explain that this lesson discusses teachings in the Doctrine and Covenants about the Savior.
Explain that the Doctrine and Covenants contains many revelations that can increase our understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Explain that this is the only scripture passage in which the Savior describes His own suffering during His atoning sacrifice. Why was Jesus willing to experience such great suffering for us?
Through the Atonement, we will all be resurrected Read the following passages with class members: What can we learn about the Resurrection from these passages? Answers could include those listed below. Resurrection is the redemption of the soul. All people will be resurrected Alma Through the Atonement, we can be forgiven of our sins and inherit celestial glory Read the following passages with class members: Through the Atonement, the Savior gained perfect empathy for us in all our sorrows, pains, and afflictions Explain that during His life and culminating in the Atonement, the Savior suffered in a way that gave Him a perfect understanding of all our pains and afflictions.
This section is a revelation given to the Prophet Joseph Smith while he was a prisoner in the jail at Liberty, Missouri. Then in verse 8 the Lord speaks of Himself. Note that the word succor means to help. Because the Savior has experienced all our sorrows, pains, and afflictions, He understands how we feel. He knows how to help us.
How can this knowledge help us when we experience trials? Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve said: When have you felt the power of the Atonement in your life? What can we do to feel this power more completely? How can we show the Savior our gratitude for His Atonement? How should our understanding of the Atonement affect us in our daily lives?