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Dec 26: Jesus Christ, Rock


Discussion

  • After reading, consider why a rock is a good symbol for Christ.
  • Are you a rock that the Savior can rely upon to build his church in our day?
  • Which family member has been a ‘rock’ for you?
  • Scriptures from the Topical Guide

    Gen. 49:24
    24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
    D&C 50:44
    44 Wherefore, I am in your midst, and I am the good shepherd, and the stone of Israel. He that buildeth upon this rock shall never fall.
    Deut. 32:4
    4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
    Deut. 32:15
    15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
    1 Sam. 2:2
    2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
    2 Sam. 22:2
    2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
    2 Sam. 23:3
    3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
    Ps. 18:2
    2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
    Ps. 18:31
    31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
    Ps. 18:46
    46 The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
    1 Ne. 15:15
    15 And then at that day will they not rejoice and give praise unto their everlasting God, their rock and their salvation? Yea, at that day, will they not receive the strength and nourishment from the true vine? Yea, will they not come unto the true fold of God?
    2 Ne. 4:30
    30 Rejoice, O my heart, and cry unto the Lord, and say: O Lord, I will praise thee forever; yea, my soul will rejoice in thee, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
    2 Ne. 9:45
    45 O, my beloved brethren, turn away from your sins; shake off the chains of him that would bind you fast; come unto that God who is the rock of your salvation.
    Jacob 7:25
    25 Wherefore, the people of Nephi did fortify against them with their arms, and with all their might, trusting in the God and rock of their salvation; wherefore, they became as yet, conquerors of their enemies.
    Ps. 61:2
    2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
    Ps. 62:6
    6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
    Ps. 118:22
    22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
    Matt. 21:42
    42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
    Luke 20:17
    17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
    Isa. 8:14
    14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
    Isa. 17:10
    10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:
    Isa. 51:1
    1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
    2 Ne. 8:1
    1 Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness. Look unto the rock from whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit from whence ye are digged.
    Acts 4:11
    11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
    Rom. 9:33
    33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumbling stone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    1 Pet. 2:8
    8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
    2 Ne. 18:14
    14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of
    stumbling, and for a rock of offense to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
    1 Cor. 10:4
    4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
    1 Ne. 13:36
    36 And in them shall be written my gospel, saith the Lamb, and my rock and my salvation.
    Jacob 4:15
    15 And now I, Jacob, am led on by the Spirit unto prophesying; for I perceive by the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that by the stumbling of the Jews they will reject the stone upon which they might build and have safe foundation.
    Hel. 5:12
    12 And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.
    Moses 7:53
    53 And the Lord said: Blessed is he through whose seed Messiah shall come; for he saith—I am Messiah, the King of Zion, the Rock of Heaven, which is broad as eternity; whoso cometh in at the gate and climbeth up by me shall never fall; wherefore, blessed are they of whom I have spoken, for they shall come forth with songs of everlasting joy.
    Matt. 16:18
    18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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