Want to make your Christmas season a little more special this year? Read these talks and scripture stories on the days leading up to Christmas to learn more of Christ!
Life can get crazy once the holidays hit. With parties, family gatherings, shopping, traveling, and everything else you have going on it can be hard to focus on the why of Christmas.
These scripture stories and talks will help you focus on Christ and learn more about him this year. Read one every day to prepare for Christmas!
7 Days of Reading To Learn More of Christ
"Seeking Christ At Christmas"- Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This short and sweet message was in the Ensign and shares a simple way to remember Christ this season. The main message is that "we seek Him". Elder Uchtdorf shares examples in the scriptures of people who seek Him and how we can do the same.
"By Way of Invitation"- Sister Betty Jo N. Jepsen
Sister Jepsen captures the spirit of Christmas well and shares how we can incorporate parts of Christmas into our daily lives. This quote summarizes her talk well:
"Today I am here to tell you that I just love Christmas, too. And one of the wonderful things about being members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we make the events of the Christmas season a part of our day-to-day living."
This is actually a Sunday School lesson but has a great list of scriptures (and questions about each scripture) which talk about prophets who prophesied of Christ's birth. It's amazing to read them and realize they really did come true.
This talk is 100% centered on Christ, who He is, and how we can become more like Him. What a great way to prepare to celebrate Christmas.
"Celebrating Jesus Christ This Christmas"- Elder Dallin H. Oaks
The title is pretty self explanatory, but this talk is simple and perfect for learning more about Christ, learning about the "real spirit of Christmas" and knowing how to focus on Him during this season.
"The Fullness of The Story of Christmas"- Elder Craig C. Christensen
This was shared at the 2016 Christmas Broadcast. Elder Christensen wraps up the essence of Christmas and shares the many remarkable things Christ has done for us and what that means for us.
End your reading on Christmas Day with Luke 2 to get the bible account of Christ's birth. You've probably read this before so try to think of new things and questions as you read!
- What would you be feeling if you were there in the manger?
- How can you share the real meaning of Christmas?
- What can you do to become closer to Christ?
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