“The Scriptures Teach Me about the Savior’s Birth and Second Coming,” Friend, Dec. 2011, 40–41
For thousands of years, prophets testified that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, would be born on earth. In the scriptures, we can read what these prophets said. In the Old Testament, Isaiah said that Jesus would be the Prince of Peace and that He would be the head of the true Church. In the Book of Mormon, Nephi saw Jesus’s mother, Mary, in a vision, and he saw Jesus teaching people on the earth. King Benjamin taught his people about the miracles that Christ would perform when He came to earth.
A few years before the Savior was born, the prophet Samuel stood on a wall to tell the Nephites about the signs that would appear. He said that when the Savior was born, a new star would appear in the sky. In the New Testament we can read about that same star—the Wise Men followed it to find the Christ child.
In the scriptures, prophets also teach of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming to the earth. In the Book of Mormon, Moroni testifies of the Savior’s return. In the Old Testament, Malachi speaks of what will happen in the last days before the Second Coming.
The scriptures contain prophets’ testimonies of Jesus Christ from many different times in history. In the scriptures, we can also read about Jesus’s example. We need to follow His example as we prepare for when He comes to live on the earth again.
You can make your own picture book of the life of Jesus Christ. Cut out the pictures on page 41. Punch holes on each page where indicated and stack the pages in order. Use string to tie the pages together through the holes. You could look at this book with your family during family home evening and talk about the life of the Savior.