Essays About Jesus

In the early 1830s, when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was less than three years old, the Lord invited members of the Church to seek wisdom by study and by the exercise of faith:

“And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118).

This is more than a simple exhortation to learn about the gospel. It is an invitation from the Lord to recognize that not all sources of knowledge are equally reliable. Seeking “out of the best books” does not mean seeking only one set of opinions, but it does require us to distinguish between reliable sources and unreliable sources.

Recognizing that today so much information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be obtained from questionable and often inaccurate sources, officials of the Church began in 2013 to publish straightforward, in-depth essays on a number of topics. The purpose of these essays, which have been approved by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has been to gather accurate information from many different sources and publications and place it in the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org, where the material can more easily be accessed and studied by Church members and other interested parties.

The Church places great emphasis on knowledge and on the importance of being well informed about Church history, doctrine, and practices. Ongoing historical research, revisions of the Church’s curriculum, and the use of new technologies allowing a more systematic and thorough study of scriptures have all been pursued by the Church to that end. We again encourage members to study the Gospel Topics essays cited in the links below as they “seek learning, even by study and also by faith.”

+ All Jesus Christ Essays:

  • Exegesis on Ephesians
  • The Teaching of Jesus: The Lost Sheep
  • Christ Triumphant Over Sin and Death by Peter Paul Ruben
  • Passion of the Christ
  • Flat Becoming Round: Adding Dimension to Christianity
  • Christology; the Two Nature of Jesus
  • The Place of Scripture in Evangelical, Liberal, and Neo-Orthodox Thought
  • The Theology of Indigenization
  • Jesus' Attitudes to and Treatment of Outcasts in Luke's Gospel
  • Christ Figures in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
  • Jesus and Muhammad Paper
  • Evangelism Paper
  • Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ
  • The Childlike and Biblical Connotations in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Eucharist Sacrament, Signs & Symbols
  • The Influence of Paul the Apostle
  • Paul Tillich, a Guide for Christianity within a Pluralistic Society
  • Theo 104 Reflection Paper
  • Life after Death Opinions
  • No Sacrifice Too Great
  • McMurphy is Not a Christ Figure in Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Jesus: The Tragic Hero
  • Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ
  • The Gospel of John - an Introduction
  • Was Jesus the Reincarnation of Adam?
  • The Doctrine of the Lord's Supper
  • Jesus: Religous Myth
  • Examination of Jesus' Death
  • Belief in the Gospel of John
  • Ethical Teachings and How They Guide Adherents in Their Daily Lives
  • Unifying the Church
  • Romans and the Christian Worldview
  • The Life and Death of Jesus
  • Fdt4 Task 2
  • The Holy Trinity, by Masaccio
  • Roman Impact on Christianity
  • Starry Dance: Signs in the Stars During the Life of Chirst
  • Graduation Speech
  • Jesus' Cleansing of the Temple: Review of Matthews' Book
  • Jesus Was Truly the Son of God
  • The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church by Ron Rosenbladt
  • Jesus As the Son of God
  • Developing a Spirit-Guide Foundation with Christ in There Were Two Trees in The Garden by Rick Joyner
  • How Jesus Helped the Lesser
  • Was Jesus Simply a Good Man?
  • The Sacrament of Baptism
  • The Portrayal of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel
  • Samson and the Pillars of our Faith
  • Herman Melville's Billy Budd as Allegory of Good versus Evil
  • Romans Christian Worldview
  • Biblical Allusions in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
  • Matthew 17: 1-13
  • A Believer's Unity with Christ
  • Comparing And Contrasting Jesus And Mohammad
  • Book Summary of Steps to Christ
  • The Mission of Jesus as Described in the Gospel of Mark
  • The Gospel According to Mark by Jorge Luis Borges
  • The Lake of Fire: Theological Topic of Great Controversy
  • Exegetical Paper
  • The Gospel of Thomas
  • The Scourging of Christ, Giulio Cesare Procaccini
  • Exploring Jesus' Use of Parables
  • Types, Shadows, Christophanies
  • The Acts of the Apostles
  • Discipleship: Christianity and Jesus
  • Is Tithing for New Testament Christians?
  • Christopher J.H. Wright
  • Hazel Mote's Spiritual Struggle
  • Touchdown Jesus by Robert Laurence Moore
  • The Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists
  • Jesus Reflection Essay
  • I Am: the Light of the World
  • A Book Analysis of “Is Jesus the Only Savior”
  • Divinity through Decoration: Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists
  • Wright's Visions of Jesus in his Book, Who Was Jesus
  • Bibl 323 Mod 3 Notes
  • Analysis of the Message of the New Testament
  • George’s Life Sacrifice in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day
  • The Great Gatsby Research: Gatsby Is Considered a Christ Figure
  • A View of Christ Through “Goblin Market”
  • The Bible As A Historical Document - Who Was Jesus?
  • Early Christianity
  • Divinity of Jesus
  • Confirmation Expository Essay
  • Sacrifices in The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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