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“The Living Christ,” Friend, July 2019

The Living Christ

The prophets and apostles wrote “The Living Christ” to tell the world about Jesus Christ. Read part of it each month and memorize the line in italics.

Friend Magazine, 2019/07 Jul

Illustration by Jared Beckstrand

“Of the Living Christ, the Prophet Joseph wrote: ‘His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing of great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying: I am the first and the last; I am he who liveth, I am he who was slain; I am your advocate with the Father’ (Doctrine and Covenants 110:3–4).”

A Vision of Jesus Christ

On March 27, 1836, the Prophet Joseph Smith dedicated the Kirtland Temple, the first temple built after the Church was brought back to earth.

The next Sunday, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery prayed in the temple and saw a vision of Jesus Christ! Jesus told them that He lives. He told them to be happy, because their sins were forgiven. Joseph Smith wrote down what Jesus looked like and what He said!

Go to to find out which temple is closest to you. Then look at pictures of temples and draw one. Every temple is dedicated as a House of the Lord! How do you think it feels to be in Jesus’s house?