“Contents,” New Era, Dec. 2014, inside front cover–1 New Era Contents In Every Issue 2 The Message Rejoice in Christ Prophets and apostles testify of Jesus Christ. 13 Mormonad Make Room 32 For the Strength of Youth So, Can I Watch It or Not? Find out why the Church doesn’t have a list of approved media. 41 To the Point Giving meaningful Christmas presents; keeping thoughts clean. 42 Questions & Answers “What should I do when I am mocked at school for following Church standards?” 44 Come, Follow Me Building the Kingdom of God in the Latter Days* Use these cards to help you prepare for Sunday lessons on building the kingdom of God. 45 The Extra Smile 46 Instant Messages Secret Christmas angels; grateful for Glenna; God guides His servants. 48 From Church Leaders How to Prepare for the Second Coming* If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow, what would we do today? Elder Dallin H. Oaks 49 Conference Poster Your Whole Life Elder Jörg Klebingat Features 6 FHE Object Lesson Seek the Star Try an activity about finding the Savior in the Christmas season. 8 From the Mission Field No Angels Needed One Christmas, a sister missionary in Guatemala learned the value of serving others as a Latter-day Saint. 9 God Hath Sent His Son This Day Get the sheet music for a new Christmas song. 10 He Is the Gift Take advantage of a new opportunity to share the message of Jesus Christ, the true gift of Christmas. 12 My Christmas Gift A seminary teacher’s question helped a young man make a life-changing decision. 14 The Sacred Responsibilities of the Lord These sacred responsibilities of the Lord cause us to adore Him as our personal and perennial Prince of Peace. Elder Russell M. Nelson 16 The Savior and the Sacrament The choice to remember the Savior and His Atonement and sacrifice is fundamental to the sacrament. David L. Beck 18 Grandpa Twede’s 11 Rules for Living A great-grandfather’s journal taught some important lessons. 20 Invitations Too Good to Pass Up* Youth talk about how sharing experiences from weekly assignments in Sunday lessons has helped them. 22 75 Truths in the Doctrine and Covenants Check out 75 of the many truths in this volume of modern scripture. 24 The Warrior in You Get seven tips on how you can help win the battle for your family. 27 He Decided to Come* A challenge from a priests quorum adviser spurred a simple invitation that led to great things. 28 What’s It Like to Be a Brand New Convert?* Understanding what new Church members are going through can help us help them be strong. 34 Where Am I?: How to Discover and Develop Your Spiritual Gifts and Talents Heavenly Father has given you spiritual gifts and talents to help you become who He would have you become. Elder Mervyn B. Arnold 38 Ready to Move Forward Youth around the world talk about moving from Primary into Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood.