Jesus Christ was divinely appointed to be the Savior of the world long before His physical birth (see Abraham 3:27; Moses 4:1–2). In the third year of His ministry, Jesus Christ completed the Atonement. He suffered for the sins of all mankind in the Garden of Gethsemane so that we might return to live in God’s presence.
After suffering in the garden, Christ was betrayed by His friends, arrested without rightful cause, and put on trial before biased men who sought to see Him wrongfully accused. He willingly suffered a cruel death by crucifixion and offered His life to atone for our sins. We believe that Christ rose triumphantly from the grave. Because He overcame death, we will all be resurrected one day.
Though many BYU speeches bear testimony of Jesus Christ, these addresses focus on His life, Atonement, and role in our lives. We invite all to “come and see,” to come learn more of the Savior Jesus Christ through their words (John 1:39). We hope that as you read, you will be able to strengthen your faith in and love for the Savior.
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Believing Christ: A Practical Approach to the Atonement
Who Is Jesus Christ?
Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. As such, He was uniquely qualified to be the Savior of mankind—a role He was called to fulfill even before earth’s creation.
Each of these talks speaks of Christ to help you learn and ponder more about our Redeemer. Who is Jesus Christ? He is our perfect example. He lives, and He is the Savior of the world.
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What Is the Atonement, and Why Do I Need It?
In the last days of His life, Christ would endure the Atonement. Because sin separates us from God, we must be cleansed if we are ever to live in His presence again. This cleansing was not possible without Christ, who gave His sinless life for all mankind, submitting Himself to the will of the Father.
These talks discuss Christ’s infinite yet intimate Atonement. They illustrate the majesty of His sacrifice and explain how we can more fully apply it in our own lives. They teach that Christ has already paved the road of repentance; all we need to do is follow it.
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FEATURED TALKS ON THE ATONEMENT OF JESUS CHRIST
“And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.”
How Can I Be a Disciple of Jesus Christ?
In Doctrine and Covenants 41:5, a disciple of Jesus Christ is defined as someone who has received Christ’s teachings and lives by what they know to be true. This means that being a disciple of Jesus Christ is not a passive process. We must put forth effort to learn Christ’s teachings and then consciously try to follow them throughout our lives.
Read these talks to learn more about how you can become a disciple of Jesus Christ. This lifetime process can bring joy and eternal life.
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The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ
During Jesus’s public ministry, He taught others about the importance of humility, service, and prayer. He cleansed human souls, gave sight to the blind, healed the sick, calmed the raging sea, and raised people from the dead.
These speeches tell stories of Christ’s life and further discuss His teachings. Through His teachings, you can come to better understand your relationship with Heavenly Father.