Christmas is the perfect time to remember the impact of the Atonement of Jesus Christ: Vast in Its Reach, Intimate in Its Effect

We are reaching the end of the Gordon B. Hinckley Manual, Chapter 24: The Atonement of Jesus Christ: Vast in Its Reach, Intimate in Its Effect. This is a tent pole lesson. I recommend you find a way to fit it into your teaching schedule if you are behind.

There is going to be a lot of emphasis on the Nativity during December, but we should also take time to focus on the Atonement. The Lesson quotes President Hinckley;

There would be no Christmas if there had not been Easter. The babe Jesus of Bethlehem would be but another baby without the redeeming Christ of Gethsemane and Calvary, and the triumphant fact of the Resurrection.

I brought on Ryan Shupe to be my guest for this lesson. He provides some powerful insights as he joins us right from attending a funeral. While Christmas can be a time of joy, it can be very hard for those who have lost their loved ones. The Atonement has the power to heal that hurt.

We can participate in the healing as we use Christmas as an opportunity to #LightTheWorld! That is what Ryan Shupe is doing this Christmas.

Ryan has a series of shows coming up for Christmas as part of #LightTheWorld. He is encouraging fans to go out and serve like the Savior would. Then post about it with a hashtag for your location. Lucky winners will be selected from each of his tour dates come and see a concert as Ryan’s guest.

There is so much going on for #LightTheWorld and we want to help you get engaged. We created a Google Calendar with the daily #LightTheWorld prompts to help you easily find them. Not only will you find the content from, but you will also find content from over 20 collaborators. We’ve all banded together to help you #LightTheWorld.

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