September 2020 Come Follow Me Ministering – Jesus Christ is the Light of the World
This month, the September 2020 Come Follow Me Ministering Printable ties together President Nelson’s April 2020 General Conference talk, “Hear Him” and this September’s Come, Follow Me lesson on 3 Nephi 8-11 “Jesus Christ is the Light of the World.”
These ministering printables are a great way to help families incorporate the “Come, Follow Me” lessons into their own study. They are also perfect for Young Women’s, Relief Society, or Sunday School. While church gatherings are temporarily on hold due to the recent pandemic, I hope that these ministering printables will be a simple way to reach out to those we minister to. We can’t visit each other, but we can drop off something as a little pick-me-up!
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I decided to pair this month’s printable with a flashlight, of course! They are only about a buck each.
September 2020 Come Follow Me Ministering Printable
3 Nephi 8-11: Jesus Christ is the Light of the World
This April 2020 General Conference, President Nelson talked about the times Heavenly Father has introduced his son to those on earth. He pointed out that frequently it has been to those who have been in a state of fear and/or desperation. During these simple and concise introductions, Heavenly Father pleads with us to hear His Son.
One of the examples President Nelson cites is in the Book of Mormon when Heavenly Father introduces Christ to those in the Americas. They had just suffered through unprecedented natural disasters and three days and nights of suffocating darkness. Before Christ descends from heaven, Heavenly Father says, “Behold my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him.” (3 Nephi 11:7)
President Nelson explains that, “Our Father knows that when we are surrounded by uncertainty and fear, what will help us the very most is to hear His Son. Because when we seek to hear—truly hear—His Son, we will be guided to know what to do in any circumstance.”
Christ Saves Us From Darkness
Although not as literal as three days of darkness, we all have moments in our lives when we are scared and desperate. Moments when we are living in spiritual or figurative darkness. Know that these moments are not eternal. Remember that the people in 3 Nephi went from howling and lamenting to shouting out, “Hosanna! Blessed be the name of the Most High God!” as they felt the wounds in the Savior’s hands, feet, and side (3 Nephi 11:17).
Christ showed us the way out of darkness when He taught, “I am the light and the life of the world.” (3 Nephi 11:11) He can and will be our light if we come unto Him.
President Nelson reminds us that, “The increasing darkness that accompanies tribulation makes the light of Jesus Christ shine ever brighter.”
Turn to the Light
We can see the world’s darkness as a sign of despair or we can use it to more clearly see the light of Christ. Rather than getting bogged down in fear, anxiety, and contention, we can turn to those things that uplift us and bring us closer to Christ. Remember that Heavenly Father sent us His Son because He knows that He can bring us joy and happiness, even in the midst of tribulation. Christ knows us on a very personal level. Instead of looking to solve all the world’s problems at once, ask Heavenly Father what He needs you do to right now. By focusing in on our relationship to Christ and to those in our sphere, we will be able to receive personal and directly applicable revelation.