127: Faith in Jesus Christ (NT Lesson 1)

January 3, 2015

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“That Ye Might Believe That Jesus Is the Christ”


Class Member Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3; JST Luke 3:4-11; John 1:1-14; 20:31

Scripture Chain: John 1:1–5;  John 1:9–17;  Abraham 3:22–27; Mosiah 3:5–10; Isaiah 61:1–2; Luke 4:16–21;

Other Reading: None


We are encouraged to believe “Jesus is the Christ”, but what does that mean, and why does it matter? This episode discusses

  • Sunday School
    • the meaning of different titles for Jesus
    • what we learn about Jesus in each book of the New Testament
    • review of the Scripture Chain
  • Scripture Study
    • interpretation of Scripture Chain verses
    • understandings of Jesus in historical context
  • Study Notes
    • dual fulfillment
    • approaches to faith in the Savior


You can access my Lesson Notes here (or PDF)



Thanks to James Estrada for postproduction and to Marshall McDonald for the new bumper music.