How Do Saving Ordinances Point Me to Christ?

“How Do Saving Ordinances Point Me to Christ?” Ensign, June 2020

Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon

Alma 13–16 (June 15–21)

How Do Saving Ordinances Point Me to Christ?

Ensign Magazine, 2020/06 Jun

“Good conduct without the ordinances of the gospel will neither redeem nor exalt mankind.”1


Alma and Amulek were called and prepared by the Lord to teach His commandments (see Alma 13:3). They were also “ordained with a holy ordinance” (Alma 13:8). This and other ordinances are given that we may know where to look for a remission of our sins (see Alma 13:16). All ordinances point us to Jesus Christ.

How can you prepare to receive the saving ordinances of the gospel?


Repentance turns our hearts toward the Savior. Saving ordinances focus our minds on Christ and His grace so that we can return to Him (see Alma 13:16).


The Lord provides saving ordinances so we may experience the “power of Christ unto salvation” (Alma 15:6).

Which saving ordinances have you received, and how have they brought you closer to the Savior?