Presentation on theme: "1. I love to read the holy scriptures, And, ev’ry time I do, I feel the Spirit start to grow within my heart— A testimony that they’re true. 2. So, prayerfully."— Presentation transcript:
Lesson 1: Becoming Familiar with the New Testament “Lesson 1: Becoming Familiar with the New Testament,” Primary 7: New Testament, 1
To acquaint you with the New Testament and encourage you to study the scriptures. Purpose
Can you guess what I’m thinking of? There are four of these. Someone in the class has these. They are called the standard works. They contain the word of God. They are books.
This lesson will teach us about the scriptures and explain their importance in our lives.
WWWWhat are the scriptures? HHHHow is scripture different from other writings? LLLLet’s read 2222 T T T T iiii mmmm oooo tttt hhhh yyyy 3 3 3 3 :::: 1111 6666
WWWWhy do we need to study the scriptures? WWWWhen should we start studying the scriptures? LLLLet’s read 2 2 2 2 2 T T T T iiii mmmm oooo tttt hhhh yyyy 3 3 3 3 :::: 1111 4444 –––– 1111 5555 WWWWhy is it important to start studying the scriptures when we are young?
We call the scriptures the standard works because they are the official scriptures we use in the Church.
IIIIn which of the standard works do we read about Jesus Christ? LLLLet’s read the following verses: MMMM oooo ssss eeee ssss 8 8 8 8 :::: 2222 4444 ( ( ( ( (through the words Holy Ghost) DDDD oooo cccc tttt rrrr iiii nnnn eeee a a a a nnnn dddd C C C C oooo vvvv eeee nnnn aaaa nnnn tttt ssss 2 2 2 2 0000 :::: 2222 9999 2222 N N N N eeee pppp hhhh iiii 2 2 2 2 5555 :::: 2222 6666 PPPP ssss aaaa llll mmmm 8 8 8 8 3333 :::: 1111 8888 ( ( ( ( (Jehovah is another name for Jesus Christ)
Let’s read Luke 24:27 Luke 24:27Luke 24:27 Jesus studied and taught from the scriptures often. Enrichment Activity 5 What part of the scriptures would Jesus have studied? The Old Testament.
All four standard works testify of Jesus Christ.
OOOOpen your Bibles to the contents page (list of the books in the Old and New Testaments). WWWWhat two major sections is the Bible divided into? WWWWhat is the list under each section?
The The smaller books in the Old and New Testaments were written by different prophets or Church leaders. Where Where do we find the account of Jesus’ mortal life and ministry? The The lessons this year will focus on teachings from the New Testament.
WWWWho were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? WWWWhat did they write about? EEEEach of these four men wrote an account of Jesus’ life, often writing about the same events, and testified that he was the Savior.
What is your favorite story or teaching from Jesus’ life?
TTTTurn to Acts, chapter 1. AAAActs tells about the Apostles teaching the gospel after Jesus’ death and resurrection. WWWWhat kind of things do you think the Apostles of Jesus’ time did? WWWWhat do the Apostles do today?
Turn Turn again to the contents page. Most of the rest of the books in the New Testament are letters written by Jesus’ Apostles or other Church leaders to members of the Church.
Why Why do you think these letters were written? These These letters helped the early members of the Church understand the gospel and counseled them to be faithful. What What do we have in the Church today that are like these letters? Articles Articles by General Authorities in Church magazines, satellite broadcasts, and general and stake conferences.
Each book in the New Testament is divided into chapters and verses so we can easily find a phrase in the scriptures.
Matthew 28:2–9 In In which of the standard works will we find this scripture? Which Which number tells us the chapter? numbers tell us the verses? What What is this scripture account about? Why Why is it important to have this event recorded in the scriptures?
We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. Enrichment Activity 2
OOOOur Bible was translated from old documents that had been copied and recopied by hand. MMMMistakes were made in both the translation and recopying. EEEEven though most of the Bible is accurate, the prophet Nephi wrote that many “plain and precious things” ( 1111 N N N N eeee pppp hhhh iiii 1111 3333 :::: 2222 8888) have been taken out.
TTTThe Prophet Joseph Smith reviewed the Bible through the inspiration of God and added parts that had been removed or changed. These parts help us understand more things about the gospel.
I’m going to take the wordstrips off the board and put them on the table. I’m going to ask some questions. If you know the answer, raise your hand. If you are correct, you can come up and display the wordstrip that has the answer on it. Enrichment Activity 6
Which two wordstrips mean the same thing? Which two wordstrips name books that are part of a third book? Which books are included in the standard works? Enrichment Activity 6
There have been many times in my life when reading the scriptures helped me. I encourage you to read from the scriptures daily. I bear my testimony of the truth of the scriptures and know their importance in our lives.
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2 Timothy 3:16 16 All scripture Is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2 Timothy 3:14–15 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Moses 8:24 24 Believe and repent of your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, even as our fathers, and ye shall receive the Holy Ghost, that ye may have all things made manifest; and if ye do not this, the floods will come in upon you; nevertheless they hearkened not.
Doctrine and Covenants 20:29 29 And we know that all men must repent and believe on the name of Jesus Christ, and worship the Father in his name, and endure in faith on his name to the end, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God.
2 Nephi 25:26 26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.
Psalm 83:18 18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the most high over all the earth.
Matthew 28:2-9 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
Matthew 28:2-9 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:2-9 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. 8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
Matthew 28:2-9 9 ¶And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
1 Nephi 13:28 28 Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God.
Luke 24:27 27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; 15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.