Stories of Jesus

The Means of Escape

A man walking along the road happens to fall into a pit so deep and dark that he cannot climb to the surface and regain his freedom. How can he save himself from his own folly? Not by an exertions on his own part, for there is no means of escape in the pit.  He calls...

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Touched with the Feeling of Our Infirmities

It was necessary, when the Savior was upon the earth, that he should be tempted in all points, like unto us, and "be touched with the feeling of our infirmities," to comprehend the weaknesses and strength, the perfections and imperfections of poor fallen human nature...

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Was Jesus’ tomb empty?

The four Gospels are consistent in their report that some of Jesus’ disciples found his tomb empty on the first day of the week (see Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:3; and John 20:1-2). No one during the first or second centuries suggested that Jesus Christ had not...

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What does BC and AD have to do with Jesus?

The most popular calendar in use throughout the world today is known as the Gregorian or Western calendar established in 1582. It is based on the assumption that Jesus Christ was born on the year 1. Those years before the birth of Jesus are designated as BC and those...

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Why did Jesus leave Nazareth?

The Gospels provide some possible hints why Jesus left the village of his youth as he began his ministry. Jesus Christ was associated with Nazareth through his entire ministry. Even at the end, Pilate placed above his cross a sign, “Jesus of Nazareth the King of the...

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Why did Jesus astonish people?

The Gospels often describe people's reactions to Jesus Christ as being “astonished” or “amazed” (Mark 1:22, 27). Generally, people would not have been able to distinguish Jesus from other first century Jewish men based simply on his physical appearance as he began his...

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What Did Jesus Teach About Prayer?

The New Testament authors, who provide the earliest reliable information about Jesus of Nazareth, noted that Jesus Christ often prayed during his life, especially at critical points in his ministry (Luke 5:16; 9:28). Additionally, the Gospels also provide information...

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The Enabling Power of the Atonement

In the October 1995 general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes known as The 'Mormon' Church), President Boyd K. Packer, [modern apostle], said: [Except for] the very few who defect to perdition, there is no habit, no addiction, no...

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Does Christ Himself Know When He Will Come?

The question comes up occasionally, perhaps because of what is stated in the gospel of Mark: "Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but...

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What is the Second Coming?

Jesus Christ came to earth as a mortal being in the meridian of time. He taught the gospel, bestowed divine authority, organized the Church, and suffered and died as an infinite atoning sacrifice for the sins of the world. He stated that He would come again, would...

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