2Jesus Christ in Gethsemane “Lesson 30: Jesus Christ in Gethsemane,” Primary 7: New Testament, 101
3Imagine a situation similar to the following one… Your family is visiting a relative…You disobey your parents and go into a room you are told not to go into…You accidentally break a very valuable object…
4How would you feel?What would you say to the owner?What could you do to replace the broken item?What would you do if you didn’t have enough money to buy another one just like it?How would you pay for it?
5Your father will help you because he loves you. He tells you that if you are truly sorry, are obedient, and pay what you can, he will help you by paying the difference.How would you feel?Could you have paid the price by yourself?How would you feel about your father’s helping you?
6By choosing to be born on earth, each of us needs help to be able to return to Heavenly Father. Because Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us, they have a plan to help us do something we cannot do for ourselves.
7This lesson is about part of that plan; it is about the great sacrifice Jesus Christ made to pay for our sins and overcome death.This sacrifice is called the Atonement.
8The Third Article of Faith: We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
9Why do we need the Atonement? Jesus Christ is our Savior & Redeemer What is the Atonement?Why do we need the Atonement?We all will dieWe all sinJesus Christ is our Savior & RedeemerHe is sinlessHe has power over death
10Let’s read John 3:16How do you feel about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s providing us with this wonderful plan?
11Jesus Suffers in the Garden of Gethsemane “New Testament Scripture Stories,” Chapter 51
12Jesus and the Apostles went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Judas did not go with them.He went to tell the Jewish leaders where Jesus was.The Savior asked Peter, James, and John to go with Him into the garden.
13Jesus asked them to wait while He went to pray. He knew He needed to suffer for the sins of all people.He did not want to suffer, but He chose to obey Heavenly Father.
14Peter, James, and John fell asleep while Jesus prayed. Jesus came and found them sleeping. He asked them to stay awake.Jesus went to pray again.
15Peter, James, and John wanted to stay awake, but they were very tired. They fell asleep again.Jesus again found them sleeping. He went and prayed a third time.
16As Jesus prayed, He began to tremble because of the pain. An angel came to strengthen Him.He suffered so much that he sweat drops of blood.He was suffering for all of our sins so that we can be forgiven if we repent.
17Jesus woke Peter, James, and John. He told them that He would be betrayed and killed.Jesus said that wicked people were coming to take Him away.
19What did Jesus say as He prayed to Heavenly Father in the Garden of Gethsemane? Let’s read Matthew 26:39, 42, 44
20Why was Jesus willing to obey Heavenly Father’s plan even though He would have to endure such terrible suffering?He loved and trusted His Father, and He loved us.
21What happened to Jesus as He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane? Let’s read Luke 22:44 & Mosiah 3:7Who appeared to Jesus to strengthen Him?Let’s read Luke 22:43
22For whom did Jesus suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane? Let’s read D&C 19:16Jesus also suffered on the cross, but His greatest suffering was in the Garden of Gethsemane, when He bled from every pore.
23Elder Marion G. Romney said: “The Savior… paid the debt for my personal sins.“He paid the debt for your personal sins and for the personal sins of every living soul that ever dwelt upon the earth or that ever will dwell in mortality upon the earth” (Improvement Era, Dec. 1953, pp. 942–43).
24How great was Jesus’ suffering? Let’s read D&C 19:18Why was Jesus willing to suffer these things?Let’s read John 15:12–13
25How does it make you feel to know that Jesus suffered and atoned for your sins? How can we show Jesus that we are thankful for the Atonement?
26What must we do so that Christ’s suffering will pay for our sins? Repent, be baptized, and keep our baptismal covenants
27How does Jesus’ atonement allow us to return to Heavenly Father? What will happen if we do not repent?Let’s read D&C 19:15–17
28We accept Christ’s atonement by repenting of our sins, being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost, and obeying Jesus’ commandments.When we do these things, we can be forgiven and cleansed from sin so we can live forever with Heavenly Father.
29Let’s Memorize The Third Article of Faith: We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel.
30Match the scripture to the reference! 1. Matthew 16:21 2. John 3:16 3. John 10:17– Peter 1:19– John 1:7 6. D&C 20:29a. Jesus has power to lay His life down and take it up again b. The atonement cleanses us from sin if we repent c. We can be saved in the kingdom of God only when we repent, believe in Jesus Christ, and are baptized d. Jesus came to earth because He and Heavenly Father love us e. Jesus was chosen in heaven to be our Savior f. Jesus’ sacrifice was necessaryEnr. Act. 1
31How well did you do? Scripture Reference 1. Matthew 16:21 2. John 3:16 3. John 10:17– Peter 1:19– John 1:7 6. D&C 20:29a. Jesus has power to lay His life down and take it up again b. The atonement cleanses us from sin if we repent c. We can be saved in the kingdom of God only when we repent, believe in Jesus Christ, and are baptized d. Jesus came to earth because He and Heavenly Father love us e. Jesus was chosen in heaven to be our Savior f. Jesus’ sacrifice was necessaryEnr. Act. 1
32A man walking along a road fell into a pit so deep he could not climb out. No matter what he did, he could not get out by himself.The man called for help and rejoiced when a kind passerby heard him and lowered a ladder down into the pit.Enr. Act. 2
33This allowed him to climb out of the pit and regain his freedom. We are like the man in the pit.Sinning is like falling into the pit, and we can’t get out by ourselves.Enr. Act. 2
34Just as the kind passerby heard the man’s cry for help, Heavenly Father sent His Only Begotten Son to provide the means of escape.Jesus Christ’s atonement could be compared to lowering a ladder into the pit; it gives us the means to climb out.Enr. Act. 2
35Just as the man in the pit had to climb up the ladder, we must repent of our sins and obey the gospel principles and ordinances to climb out of our pit and make the Atonement work in our lives.Thus, after all we can do, the Atonement makes it possible for us to become worthy to return to Heavenly Father’s presence.Enr. Act. 2
36Let’s read Mosiah 14:3–5 and Alma 7:11–12 Jesus Christ, through the Atonement, not only suffered for our sins but also suffered our pains, sicknesses, and sorrows.He understands perfectly everything we experience and suffer on earth.Through His love and compassion, He will help us with our problems and challenges.Enr. Act. 3
37Let’s memorize John 3:16:For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.Enr. Act. 4
38I bear testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. I love Jesus and Heavenly Father and am grateful that They have provided a way for us to overcome sin and death and live with Them again.
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