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2 Raise your hand when you think you know the answer to the following riddle: ItIt is mentioned several times in the scriptures. HeavenlyHeavenly Father and Jesus say it is very important. ItIt is holy. PeoplePeople who keep it holy show that they love Heavenly Father and Jesus.

3 It is one of seven. It is different from the other six. On it we worship Heavenly Father and rest from our labors. It is a day of the week. Answer: The Sabbath Raise your hand when you think you know the answer to the following riddle:

4 “Lesson 14: Jesus Christ and the Sabbath Day,” Primary 7: New Testament, 47

5 Jews in Jesus’ time were not living the Sabbath as they had been commanded. Jews in Jesus’ time were not living the Sabbath as they had been commanded. For example, a knot which could be untied with one hand was lawful to tie on the Sabbath, but if it required two hands to untie, it was not lawful. For example, a knot which could be untied with one hand was lawful to tie on the Sabbath, but if it required two hands to untie, it was not lawful. They had made up strict rules that did not help them worship Heavenly Father. They had made up strict rules that did not help them worship Heavenly Father.

6 “To kindle or extinguish a fire on the Sabbath was [unlawful]. It was forbidden… to set a broken bone, or put back a dislocated joint… “One who was buried under ruins on the Sabbath, might be dug for and taken out, if alive, but, if dead, he was to be left where he was, till the Sabbath was over” (James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, pp. 215–16).

7 He showed by his example that the Sabbath was a day to honor him and his Father by doing good and worthwhile things, such as helping people. He showed by his example that the Sabbath was a day to honor him and his Father by doing good and worthwhile things, such as helping people. Jesus Jesus taught the Jews that these rules were wrong.

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9 On a Jewish feast day, the Savior went to the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem. On a Jewish feast day, the Savior went to the pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem. People People thought that when the water in the pool moved, the first person to step into the water would be healed.

10 Jesus saw a man near the pool who had been unable to walk for 38 years. Jesus saw a man near the pool who had been unable to walk for 38 years. It was the Sabbath. It was the Sabbath. Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be healed. Jesus asked the man if he wanted to be healed.

11 The man said he could not be healed because he could never get to the water first. The man said he could not be healed because he could never get to the water first. Jesus Jesus told the man, “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” The The man was immediately healed.

12 Many Jewish people believed that it was a sin to do miracles on the Sabbath. They wanted to kill Jesus.

13 Jesus answered that He was doing on the Sabbath only what His Father would do. Jesus answered that He was doing on the Sabbath only what His Father would do.

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15 Jesus healed a man who had a withered hand. Jesus healed a man who had a withered hand. Jesus told the man to stretch his hand out. When the man did, his hand was healed.

16 Jesus Jesus met a woman who had been sick for eighteen years. She She could not stand up straight and was bent over when she walked. Jesus laid His hands on her and she immediately straightened up. Jesus laid His hands on her and she immediately straightened up.

17 Jesus was eating dinner at the home of the chief Pharisee (religious leader). Jesus was eating dinner at the home of the chief Pharisee (religious leader). A man whose body was painfully swollen was also there. A man whose body was painfully swollen was also there. Jesus healed him. Jesus healed him.

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19 What have we been commanded to do on the Sabbath day? Let’s read E E E E E xxxx oooo dddd uuuu ssss :::: 8888 –––– Why have we been commanded to do this? Let’s read G G G G G eeee nnnn eeee ssss iiii ssss 2222 :::: 1111 –––– 3333

20 …the infirm woman? (Luke 13:13) …the infirm woman? (Luke 13:13)Luke 13:13Luke 13:13 …the man with dropsy? (Luke 14:4) …the man with dropsy? (Luke 14:4)Luke 14:4Luke 14:4 What did Jesus do on the Sabbath to cure the disabled man? (John 5:6, 8) What did Jesus do on the Sabbath to cure the disabled man? (John 5:6, 8)John 5:6, 8John 5:6, 8 …the man with the withered hand? (Matthew 12:13) …the man with the withered hand? (Matthew 12:13)Matthew 12:13Matthew 12:13

21 Would such activities be considered acceptable for the Sabbath today? Why?

22 Why did the disciples pick corn on the Sabbath? Let’s read M M M M M aaaa tttt tttt hhhh eeee wwww :::: 1111 What things are necessary to do each day, even on the Sabbath? What things are necessary to do each day, even on the Sabbath?

23 How did Jesus observe the Sabbath? How did Jesus observe the Sabbath? How did the Jews observe it? Jesus used the Sabbath to help people and in so doing honored Heavenly Father.

24 For what two reasons were the Jewish leaders angry with Jesus? Let’s read J J J J J oooo hhhh nnnn ::::

25 Who had made the laws concerning the Sabbath day from the beginning of the world? Let’s read MMMM aaaa tttt tttt hhhh eeee wwww :::: 8888 & GGGG eeee nnnn eeee ssss iiii ssss :::: 1111 –––– 3333

26 Jesus Christ created the world under the direction of Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ created the world under the direction of Heavenly Father. How do you think Jesus felt when He saw how the Jews had changed the laws He had established? How do you think Jesus felt when He saw how the Jews had changed the laws He had established?

27 How do you suppose the disabled man at the pool of Bethesda, the infirm woman, the man with the withered hand, and the man with dropsy felt when they were healed? Let’s read L L L L L uuuu kkkk eeee :::: How did Jesus honor His Father by doing these things on the Sabbath day?

28 What do you think Jesus meant when He said it was lawful to do well on the Sabbath day? Let’s read M M M M M aaaa tttt tttt hhhh eeee wwww :::: How do you know what is good to do on the Sabbath day? Let’s read E E E E E xxxx oooo dddd uuuu ssss :::: 8888 –––– & D D D D D &&&& CCCC :::: 9999 ––––

29 What things should we not do on the Sabbath? What things should we not do on the Sabbath? The First Presidency said: “We should refrain from shopping on the Sabbath and participating in other commercial and sporting activities ” (Ensign, Jan. 1993, p. 80). The First Presidency said: “We should refrain from shopping on the Sabbath and participating in other commercial and sporting activities ” (Ensign, Jan. 1993, p. 80).

30 “The observance of the Sabbath is an indication of the measure of our love for our Heavenly Father” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p. 218). President Spencer W. Kimball said:

31 We can show our love for Heavenly Father on the Sabbath by: –A–A–A–Attending church –R–R–R–Reading the scriptures –W–W–W–Writing in our journal –V–V–V–Visiting relatives and the sick –E–E–E–Enjoying uplifting music –W–W–W–Worshiping –S–S–S–Serving others –P–P–P–Participating in restful family-centered activities

32 If you are unsure if an activity is appropriate – Decide if that activity would be a good way to show that you love and honor Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ or if it would be better to do it on another day.

33 Let’s study D&C 59:9–23 D&C 59:9–23D&C 59:9–23 Enr. Act. 1 and list some of the activities the Lord has commanded us to do on the Sabbath and the blessings he has promised us for keeping those commandments.

34 Let’s write some activities on the board you have seen people do on the Sabbath. Enr. Act. 2

35 Decide if these activities would be appropriate for the Sabbath by asking the following questions: –D–D–D–Does it help me honor Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ?

36 Decide if these activities would be appropriate for the Sabbath by asking the following questions: Decide if these activities would be appropriate for the Sabbath by asking the following questions: – Is it in keeping with the commandments Heavenly Father has given us for the Sabbath? Enr. Act. 2

37 Decide if these activities would be appropriate for the Sabbath by asking the following questions: Decide if these activities would be appropriate for the Sabbath by asking the following questions: – Is it restful? Enr. Act. 2

38 Decide if these activities would be appropriate for the Sabbath by asking the following questions: Decide if these activities would be appropriate for the Sabbath by asking the following questions: – Is it of service to anyone? Enr. Act. 2

39 I challenge you to make plans for keeping the Sabbath day holy.

40 The First Presidency said: “We urge all Latter-day Saints to set this holy day apart from activities of the world and consecrate themselves by entering into a spirit of worship, thanksgiving, service, and family- centered activities appropriate to the Sabbath... Enr. Act. 3

41 “As Church members endeavor to make their Sabbath activities compatible with the intent and Spirit of the Lord, their lives will be filled with joy and peace” (Ensign, Jan. 1993, p. 80).

42 Write the words I will keep the Sabbath day holy holy on a piece of paper and decorate it! Enr. Act. 4

43 I bear my testimony of the value of keeping the Sabbath day holy by doing good and worthwhile things. I bear my testimony of the value of keeping the Sabbath day holy by doing good and worthwhile things. I know I have received blessings as a result. I know I have received blessings as a result. I encourage each of you to do things on the Sabbath that honor Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I encourage each of you to do things on the Sabbath that honor Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

44 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. 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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