Presentation on theme: "Keep The Commandments 1. Keep the commandments; keep the commandments! In this there is safety; in this there is peace. He will send blessings; He will."— Presentation transcript:
15 Why did Jesus go into the wilderness? Let’s read Matthew 4:1, footnote b
16 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.
17 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?
18 How do you think the forty days of fasting and communing with God helped prepare Jesus to withstand temptation?
19 How did Satan first tempt Jesus? Let’s read Matthew 4:3Why do you think this temptation might have been hard for him to withstand?Let’s read Matthew 4:2
20 How did Jesus answer Satan? What did Jesus mean?Let’s read Matthew 4:4
21 What were the other ways Satan tempted Jesus? Let’s read Matthew 4:5–6, 8–9How did Jesus respond to these temptations?Let’s read Matthew 4:7, 10
22 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.
23 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.
24 How did studying the scriptures help Jesus resist the temptations? Let’s read Matthew 4:4, 6–7, 10
25 What is Satan trying to do to each of us? Let’s read-2 Nephi 2:182 Nephi 28:20–22D&C 10:27
26 How can Heavenly Father help you resist temptations? What can you do right now that will help you avoid future temptations?
27 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.
29 Decide1. Decide to resist temptation before you are faced with it.
30 President Spencer W. Kimball said: “Right decisions are easiest to make when we make them well in advance. …“When I was young, I made up my mind … that I would never taste tea, coffee, tobacco, or liquor. …
31 “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).
32 Pray2. 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
33 Daily prayer, striving to avoid any kind of temptation, and pursuing worthwhile service and activities will help us.
34 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
35 Listen to the Holy Ghost DecidePrayListen to the Holy GhostWhat are some experiences you have had when you have been tempted?What did you do to avoid or resist the temptation?
36 Listen to the Holy Ghost DecidePrayListen to the Holy GhostDo 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?
37 Listen to the Holy Ghost DecidePrayListen to the Holy GhostWithout saying it out loud, choose one temptation you want to be prepared to resist and plan how you can avoid or resist this temptation.
38 This container has questions in it that describe temptations you might face. 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.What if ________?Enr Act 1
39 Deciding what to do in advance is an important help in resisting temptation. What if ________?Enr Act 1
40 Role Play Time Act out what you would do to resist temptations. Enr Act 2
41 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).Let’s memorize this quotation!Enr Act 4
42 What are some decisions you have made that will help you avoid temptation in the future? Enr Act 5
43 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
44 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.The time to decide that we will settle for nothing less than an opportunity to live eternally with our Heavenly Father is now.
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