Getting Ready for Easter
March 2015

“Getting Ready for Easter,” Liahona, March 2015, 70–71

Getting Ready for Easter

getting ready for Easter

Illustrations by Jim Madsen

Jesus Christ set a perfect example for us to follow. You can use this activity to learn more about Him and to get ready for Easter. Start on number 1 the Sunday before Easter. Each day, read about Jesus and answer the question. Then cut out the matching picture and add it to the chart.

  1. Jesus washed the feet of His disciples and comforted them by saying, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). What could you do to serve or comfort a friend today?

  2. During the Last Supper, Jesus taught His disciples to take the sacrament. He told them, “This do in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). What is one way you can be more reverent during the sacrament?

  3. When Jesus began the Atonement in the Garden of Gethsemane, He did what Heavenly Father wanted Him to do, even though it was very hard. He prayed, “Not my will, but thine, be done” (Luke 22:42). What is one way you can be more obedient at church, school, or home?

  4. When people hurt Jesus during the Crucifixion, He said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). Why is it important to forgive other people?

  5. Jesus made sure His mother would be taken care of after He died. He told John, “Behold thy mother,” or to treat Mary as if she were his own mother (John 19:27). What could you do today to help your parents or caretakers?

  6. Just before He died, Jesus prayed to Heavenly Father and said, “Into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46). How can you make your prayers more special?

  7. After He died, Jesus came back to life! This is why we celebrate Easter. Christ visited His disciples after the Resurrection and said, “Be not faithless, but believing” (John 20:27). Why is Easter so important?