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Dec 23: Jesus Christ, Appearances, Post Mortal


Discussion

  • What does the Savior frequently do when He appears to God’s children?
  • Why do you think He does that?
  • What would be the first thing he would say to you if he were to appear today?
  • Additional Resources

    • Light the World Day 23
    • Scriptures from the Topical Guide

      Matt. 28:9
      9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
      Matt. 28:18
      18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
      Mark 16:9
      9 Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
      Luke 24:15
      15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
      Luke 24:34
      34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
      Luke 24:36
      36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
      John 20:19
      19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
      Luke 24:39
      39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
      John 20:14
      14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.
      John 20:20
      20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
      John 20:29
      29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
      John 21:4
      4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
      John 21:14
      14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
      Acts 1:3
      3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
      Acts 7:55
      55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
      Acts 9:5
      5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
      Acts 9:10
      10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
      Acts 9:27
      27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
      Acts 10:40
      40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
      Acts 13:31
      31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
      Acts 18:9
      9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:
      Acts 22:18
      18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
      Acts 23:11
      11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
      Acts 26:16
      16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
      1 Cor. 15:5
      5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
      1 Cor 15:6
      6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
      1 Cor. 15:8
      8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.
      3 Ne. 9:15
      5 Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. I was with the Father from the beginning. I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the Father glorified his name.
      3 Ne. 11:8
      8 And it came to pass, as they understood they cast their eyes up again towards heaven; and behold, they saw a Man descending out of heaven; and he was clothed in a white robe; and he came down and stood in the midst of them; and the eyes of the whole multitude were turned upon him, and they durst not open their mouths, even one to another, and wist not what it meant, for they thought it was an angel that had appeared unto them.
      3 Ne. 11:15
      15 And it came to pass that the multitude went forth, and thrust their hands into his side, and did feel the prints of the nails in his hands and in his feet; and this they did do, going forth one by one until they had all gone forth, and did see with their eyes and did feel with their hands, and did know of a surety and did bear record, that it was he, of whom it was written by the prophets, that should come.
      3 Ne. 18:25
      25 And ye see that I have commanded that none of you should go away, but rather have commanded that ye should come unto me, that ye might feel and see; even so shall ye do unto the world; and whosoever breaketh this commandment suffereth himself to be led into temptation.
      3 Ne. 17:25
      25 And the multitude did see and hear and bear record; and they know that their record is true for they all of them did see and hear, every man for himself; and they were in number about two thousand and five hundred souls; and they did consist of men, women, and children.
      3 Ne. 19:15
      15 And it came to pass that while the angels were ministering unto the disciples, behold, Jesus came and stood in the midst and ministered unto them.
      3 Ne. 27:2
      2 And Jesus again showed himself unto them, for they were praying unto the Father in his name; and Jesus came and stood in the midst of them, and said unto them: What will ye that I shall give unto you?
      Morm. 1:15
      15 And I, being fifteen years of age and being somewhat of a sober mind, therefore I was visited of the Lord, and tasted and knew of the goodness of Jesus.
      Ether 12:39
      39 And then shall ye know that I have seen Jesus, and that he hath talked with me face to face, and that he told me in plain humility, even as a man telleth another in mine own language, concerning these things;
      D&C 6:37
      37 Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Amen.
      D&C 45:52
      52 Then shall they know that I am the Lord; for I will say unto them: These wounds are the wounds with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. I am he who was lifted up. I am Jesus that was crucified. I am the Son of God.
      D&C 67:10
      10 And again, verily I say unto you that it is your privilege, and a promise I give unto you that have been ordained unto this ministry, that inasmuch as you strip yourselves from jealousies and fears, and humble yourselves before me, for ye are not sufficiently humble, the veil shall be rent and you shall see me and know that I am—not with the carnal neither natural mind, but with the spiritual.
      D&C 76:23
      23 For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—
      D&C 93:1
      1 Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am;
      D&C 110:2
      2 We saw the Lord standing upon the breastwork of the pulpit, before us; and under his feet was a paved work of pure gold, in color like amber.
      D&C 110:8
      8 Yea, I will appear unto my servants, and speak unto them with mine own voice, if my people will keep my commandments, and do not pollute this holy house.
      D&C 130:1
      1 When the Savior shall appear we shall see him as he is. We shall see that he is a man like ourselves.
      D&C 138:18
      18 While this vast multitude waited and conversed, rejoicing in the hour of their deliverance from the chains of death, the Son of God appeared, declaring liberty to the captives who had been faithful;
      1 Pet. 3:18-19
      18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
      19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
      JS—H 1:17
      17 It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!
      See also
      Rev. 1:17
      17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
      Rev. 3:20
      20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
      Rev. 19:10
      10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
      3 Ne. 11:12
      12 And it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words the whole multitude fell to the earth; for they remembered that it had been prophesied among them that Christ should show himself unto them after his ascension into heaven.
      3 Ne. 12:8
      8 And blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
      3 Ne. 17:4
      4 But now I go unto the Father, and also to show myself unto the lost tribes of Israel, for they are not lost unto the Father, for he knoweth whither he hath taken them.

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