Class 1 – Seeking Jesus
Suggested Pre-Class Readings
Read the following passages, with the following question in mind: Why is it important to have a class focused on Jesus Christ? Note that each set of two has at least one thing in common–that’s the reason you’re trying to focus on.
The scriptures frequently emphasize the name Jesus Christ. What do these verses teach about the name of Jesus Christ? Note that each set of two has at least one thing in common–that’s the principle you’re trying to focus on.
What does Jesus Christ teach about the name of his church?
Questions to focus on
Why is it important to have a class focused on Jesus Christ?
What is the relationship between our testimony of Jesus Christ and the kingdom that we inherit?
When Jesus says, “Search the scriptures for in them ye think ye have eternal life” (John 5:39) what is he really saying?
What does the name, “Jesus” mean?
What does the title, “Christ” mean?
How does Jesus Christ in the Book of Mormon emphasize the importance of his name? (note both frequency and in connection with a specific ordinance)
How does the name of the church—both anciently and in our day—illustrate the importance of the name of Jesus Christ?
Check Your Understanding
Practice Questions - Class One
Deseret Book Publications
Optional Post-Class Readings
I used resources and ideas from Dr. Joshua Sears in discussing the name “Jesus” and title “Christ.” Insights from Eric Huntsman on John 5:39 and the name “Jesus,” as well writings from K. Shane Goodwin were also influential in the development of this class.