March 2008, Talk #1
Each of have at least one name. Some of us have names that are special to our family. Maybe you were named after one of your parents, grandparents, or a friend of the family.
My name is _______________ and I was given that name because _______________________________________.
In the scriptures, we can find over two hundred names for Jesus Christ. Each of these names helps us remember him and what he has done for us.
One of the very special names that we use when we talk about Jesus is “Savior”. The word savior means a person who saves, rescues or delivers.
As part of Heavenly Father’s plan, someone needed to pay the price for all of the mistakes that we make. Our older brother, Jesus Christ volunteered to come to earth and suffer and die for us to pay the price for our sins. Because he did this, we call him our Savior.
Jesus Christ suffered and died for you and for me. He did it for everyone who lives on the earth, even if they don’t believe in Heavenly Father’s plan.
Because Jesus is the Savior of the world, everyone who has faith, repents, is baptized and obeys the commandments can return to live with our Father in Heaven.
Jesus is my Savior, for
He rescues me from me.
I’ll try to explain just how to you.
It’s very clear to see.
Heavenly Father sent me here
To learn to choose the right.
I can’t get back to live with Him
Unless I win the fight.
Each day I have to make a choice.
Some days I seem to choose
The path that leads away from Christ,
And that’s the way I lose.
But God knew that I’d need some help,
So Jesus said He’d come
And be my Savior so I can try
To be the best I can become.
And when I try to change my ways—
A better person be—
I can succeed because of Christ
Who gave His life for me.
Poem by: Blythe Rackham, “Jesus Is My Savior,”
Friend, Apr 2006, 26-27