Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.
1. Christ the Lord is ris’n today,
Sons of men and angels say,
Raise your joys and triumphs high,
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth reply,
2. Love’s redeeming work is done,
Fought the fight, the vict’ry won,
Jesus’ agony is o’er,
Darkness veils the earth no more,
3. Lives again our glorious King,
Where, O death, is now thy sting?
Once he died our souls to save,
Where thy victory, O grave?
*Suitable for All Ages*
Begin by asking the question: What does the word “hallelujah” mean?
Read aloud: The word hallelujah means “praise ye the Lord” in Hebrew. When we think of hallelujah, we often think of a shout of joy and love for Jesus Christ and all the blessings of the gospel. In the scriptures, we learn that the angels sang for joy at Christ’s birth. In the Book of Mormon, when Christ came to visit the people of the America’s, we’re told all of the mourning was turned into joy and they began praising the Lord.
Ask: Can you think of some things we can shout hallelujah for in our own lives?
Share a personal experience of a time when the blessings of the gospel made you want to sing hallelujah. Invite others to do the same once you’re done.
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Read aloud: As Easter approaches, the greatest shout of hallelujah should be given for our Savior Jesus Christ and His Atonement. Because of Christ, we will all be saved from death. We can find new life on earth and eternal life in heaven. We can overcome sin and temptation and find comfort and peace during trials and tribulation. Jesus Christ is the reason we shout hallelujah!
Ask: How can we praise the Lord during Easter and always?
Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of Jesus Christ and the Easter message.
-5 cups Rice Chex
-5 cups plain Cheerios
-2 cups pretzel sticks
-1 cup dry roasted, lightly salted peanuts
-1 (11-oz) bag Easter colored M&M’s
-1 (16-oz) package Candiquik white chocolate (or 1 bag white chocolate chips) melted
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together first four ingredients.
2. Melt chocolate in microwave, following directions on the package. Pour over cereal mixture and stir together thoroughly.
3. Pour in M&M’s and stir to combine. Pour on wax paper and spread out. When cooled, break into pieces and devour!
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Spend the evening going over Mormon.org/Easter, inviting everyone who is old enough to find someone to share on social media that has touched them from the night. One of the big things the Church is doing this year is inviting everyone to take a picture of a themselves with a photograph of a deceased relative you are excited will one day live again because of Christ. You can spend the evening taking these photos and sharing them online. Learn more at Mormon.org.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.