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2 1. Keep the commandments; keep the commandments! In this there is safety; in this there is peace. He will send blessings; He will send blessings. Words of a prophet: Keep the commandments. In this there is safety and peace. 2. We are His children; we are His children, and we must be tested to show we are true. Hold to His promises; Hold to His promises, Heeding the prophets: Keep the commandments. In this there is safety and peace. Words and music: Barbara A. McConochie, b © 1975 IRI. Obbligato by Barbara A. McConochie © 1989 IRI. Arr. by Darwin Wolford © 1986, 1989 Deseret Book Company. Used by permission. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use. Enr Act 7

3 “Lesson 7: Jesus Christ Was Tempted by Satan,” Primary 7: New Testament, 21

4 What did you write down? What did you write down? Write Write down three things you think children your age might be tempted to do that are wrong. This lesson will help us learn how to resist such temptations. This lesson will help us learn how to resist such temptations.

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6 Jesus went into the wilderness to be with God. The Savior talked with Heavenly Father. He did not eat anything for 40 days because He was fasting.

7 The The devil came and tempted Jesus to prove that He was the Son of God. First, First, he told Jesus to change some rocks into bread.

8 Jesus was hungry, but He knew that He should use His power only to help other people. He did not do what the devil said.

9 Next the Holy Ghost took Jesus to a high place on the temple. The devil tempted Jesus a second time, telling Him to jump off the temple wall. The devil tempted Jesus a second time, telling Him to jump off the temple wall.

10 The devil said that if Jesus was the Son of God, the angels would not let Him be hurt. He knew that it would be wrong to use His sacred powers in this way. Jesus Jesus did not jump.

11 Then the Holy Ghost took Jesus to the top of a mountain. Then the Holy Ghost took Jesus to the top of a mountain. He showed Jesus all the kingdoms and treasures of the world.

12 The devil told Jesus that He could have all these things if He would obey him.

13 Jesus said He would only obey Heavenly Father. He told the devil to go away. The devil left.

14 Angels Angels came and blessed Jesus. Jesus Jesus was ready to begin His work.

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16 Why did Jesus go into the wilderness? Let’s read Matthew 4:1, footnote b

17 The Joseph Smith Translation (JST) clarifies the account found in the King James Version of the Bible. The JST makes it clear that Jesus was “led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be with God” and not to be tempted by the devil. Jesus did not willingly go into a situation where he would be tempted, and he doesn’t want us to do so either.

18 In the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 4:2 it says that while Jesus was in the wilderness, he “communed with God.” In the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 4:2 it says that while Jesus was in the wilderness, he “communed with God.” What do you think it means to commune with God? How can you commune with God?

19 How do you think the forty days of fasting and communing with God helped prepare Jesus to withstand temptation? How do you think the forty days of fasting and communing with God helped prepare Jesus to withstand temptation?

20 How did Satan first tempt Jesus? Let’s read Matthew 4:3 Why do you think this temptation might have been hard for him to withstand? Why do you think this temptation might have been hard for him to withstand? Let’s read Matthew 4:2

21 How did Jesus answer Satan? What did Jesus mean? Let’s read Matthew 4:4

22 What were the other ways Satan tempted Jesus? Let’s read Matthew 4:5–6, 8–9 How did Jesus respond to these temptations? Let’s read Matthew 4:7, 10

23 Do you think these were the only times Christ was tempted? Let’s read Luke 4:13 “For a season” would indicate these weren’t the only times.

24 The JST states that Jesus was taken by the Spirit to the pinnacle and the high mountain and not by the devil as it reads in the Bible.

25 How did studying the scriptures help Jesus resist the temptations? How did studying the scriptures help Jesus resist the temptations? Let’s read Matthew 4:4, 6–7, 10

26 What is Satan trying to do to each of us? What is Satan trying to do to each of us? Let’s read- 2 Nephi 2:18 2 Nephi 28:20–22 D&C 10:27

27 How can Heavenly Father help you resist temptations? What can you do right now that will help you avoid future temptations?

28 What great promise has the Lord given us regarding our temptations? Let’s read 1 Corinthians 10:13 together: There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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30 DecideDecide 1. Decide to resist temptation before you are faced with it.

31 “Right decisions are easiest to make when we make them well in advance. … President Spencer W. Kimball said: “When I was young, I made up my mind … that I would never taste tea, coffee, tobacco, or liquor. …

32 “The time to decide on… honesty is before the store clerk gives you too much change. “The time to decide against using [illegal] drugs is before a friend you like teases you for being afraid or [righteous]. “The time to decide that we will settle for nothing less than an opportunity to live eternally with our [Heavenly] Father is now” (“Decisions: Why It’s Important to Make Some Now,” New Era, Apr. 1971, p. 3).

33 PrayPray 2. Pray that you can avoid temptation and that if you are tempted, you will have the power and faith to resist. Let’s read Mark 14:38

34 Daily Daily prayer, striving to avoid any kind of temptation, and pursuing worthwhile service and activities will help us.

35 Listen to the Holy Ghost 3. Listen to the Holy Ghost. After we are baptized, we are given the gift of the Holy Ghost, which can help us overcome temptation. Let’s read D&C 11:12

36 DecideDecide PrayPray What are some experiences you have had when you have been tempted? What are some experiences you have had when you have been tempted? What did you do to avoid or resist the temptation? What did you do to avoid or resist the temptation? Listen to the Holy Ghost

37 Do you remember the temptations that were written on the board at the beginning of the lesson? Do you remember the temptations that were written on the board at the beginning of the lesson? How could a young person avoid and resist each one? How could a young person avoid and resist each one? DecideDecide PrayPray Listen to the Holy Ghost

38 Without saying it out loud, choose one temptation you want to be prepared to resist and plan how you can avoid or resist this temptation. Without saying it out loud, choose one temptation you want to be prepared to resist and plan how you can avoid or resist this temptation. DecideDecide Listen to the Holy Ghost PrayPray

39 This container has questions in it that describe temptations you might face. This container has questions in it that describe temptations you might face. Take one of the questions out, read it, and answer the question. Take one of the questions out, read it, and answer the question. Then, choose someone else to select another “What if” question from the container. Then, choose someone else to select another “What if” question from the container. Enr Act 1

40 Deciding what to do in advance is an important help in resisting temptation. Deciding what to do in advance is an important help in resisting temptation. Enr Act 1

41 Act out what you would do to resist temptations. Act out what you would do to resist temptations. Enr Act 2

42 President Joseph Fielding Smith said: “Habits are easily formed. It is just as easy to form good habits as it is to form evil ones” (New Era, July 1972, p. 23). Enr Act 4 Let’s memorize this quotation! Let’s memorize this quotation!

43 What are some decisions you have made that will help you avoid temptation in the future? What are some decisions you have made that will help you avoid temptation in the future? Enr Act 5

44 Let’s memorize Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Enr Act 6

45 I bear testimony that we have the power to resist the temptations that come to us. I bear testimony that we have the power to resist the temptations that come to us. I love Jesus and his example of resisting Satan’s temptations. I love Jesus and his example of resisting Satan’s temptations. The time to decide that we will settle for nothing less than an opportunity to live eternally with our Heavenly Father is now. The time to decide that we will settle for nothing less than an opportunity to live eternally with our Heavenly Father is now.

46 Images and clipart are from lds.org, sugardoodle.net, Microsoft Office, and other websites indicating the images were in the public domain. The hymn, lesson and scripture story are from lds.org Images and clipart are from lds.org, sugardoodle.net, Microsoft Office, and other websites indicating the images were in the public domain. The hymn, lesson and scripture story are from lds.org Please do not use this presentation for commercial use. Feel free to alter the presentation for use in church or home to suit personal preference. Please do not use this presentation for commercial use. Feel free to alter the presentation for use in church or home to suit personal preference. This presentation is intended to supplement, not replace, the lesson manual and scriptures. Teachers should refer to the manual, scriptures and other resources when preparing and conducting the lesson. This presentation is intended to supplement, not replace, the lesson manual and scriptures. Teachers should refer to the manual, scriptures and other resources when preparing and conducting the lesson.


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