How Does the Resurrection Affect my Discipleship?

Having a knowledge of the Resurrection gives us hope and strength to live the gospel more fully.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was one of the most important events in human history. It was an integral part of the plan of salvation, one that prophets looked forward to for centuries. But how can this incredible event affect our discipleship today? In his talk “The Resurrection,” President James E. Faust says, “I should like…to testify concerning the surety of hope all disciples may have through the resurrection of the Christ.”

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Elder Faust continues his talk by stating, “The members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in universal salvation as well as individual salvation. We believe that through the Resurrection and Atonement there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.”  Knowing that because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all will “be made alive” allows us to move forward in this life with hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We can have faith that through living the teachings of Christ and following his example, the Atonement can change us both spiritually and physically. Death has no power; life has a purpose (1 Corinthians 15:22).

With this knowledge, we can act as true disciples and, as Elder Faust says, “joyfully accept [Christ] without reservation as the greatest personage who ever lived on the face of the earth,…believe him to be the Messiah, the Redeemer,…glory in his mission and his doctrine,…[and] delight in him as the firstfruits of them that slept.” This Easter season, allow hope in Christ and the Resurrection to motivate you to better live the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Learn more about the Resurrection and discipleship by reading President James E. Faust’s talk “The Resurrection.”

Source: General Conference of the Church

—Emily Cook, Mormon Insights


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Learn more about the blessings of the Resurrection by watching this video.

Study the Plan of Salvation further by reading “The Three Pillars of Eternity: Creation, Fall, and Atonement.”

Read about the sacred events leading up to the Resurrection in President Thomas S. Monson’s talk “He is Risen!

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