New Testament
Lesson 10
Take My Yoke upon You, and Learn of Me


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us understand that as we take the Savior’s yoke upon us and do his will, we will find the peace and joy that he has promised.

Scripture references for study:  Matthew 11:28–30; 12:1–13; Luke 7:36–50; 13:10–17
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Lesson 10 Handout (PDF format)


Take My Yoke Upon You

READ MATTHEW 11:28-30. Come unto the Lord and he will give you rest.

WHAT IS A YOKE?

WHAT DOES THE SAVIOR MEAN WHEN HE ASKS US TO TAKE HIS YOKE UPON US?

IN WHAT WAY IS THE SAVIOR'S YOKE EASY AND HIS BURDEN LIGHT? WHY DO SOME PEOPLE THINK THE LORD'S TEACHINGS ARE TOO RESTRICTIVE? HOW DOES OBEYING AND SERVING THE LORD MAKE OUR BURDENS LIGHT?


Jesus Declares That He Is Lord Of The Sabbath

"At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day." (Matthew 12:1-2)

HOW DID JESUS RESPOND TO THIS ACCUSATION?

READ MATTHEW 12:9-13. Jesus restores a withered hand on the Sabbath.

READ LUKE 13:10-17. A woman healed of her infirmity.

Jesus Forgives A Woman In The House Of Simon The Pharisee

It is autumn and Jesus has been ministering for nearly two years.

Jesus is invited to eat at the home of Simon the Pharisee.

Review Luke 7:36-50.

"And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment" (Luke 7:37).

 

HOW DO YOU THINK THE WOMAN FELT WHEN THE SAVIOR SAID, "THY FAITH HATH SAVED THEE; GO IN PEACE"?


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

We have a choice: We may carry the burdens of the world or we can take upon us the yoke of Christ. Will we be like Simon and remain under the heavy burden of sin or will we be like the sinful woman and repent of our sins and take on the yoke of Christ? How we choose determines our happiness in this life and our destiny in the next.

Record your thoughts on the yoke which the Lord has asked us to bear. What does it mean in your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

Comprehensive History of the Church by B.H. Roberts.

Church News.

Gospel Doctrine by Joseph F. Smith.

The Mortal Messiah: From Bethlehem to Calvary, Volume 2, by Bruce R. McConkie.

The Way To Perfection by Joseph Fielding Smith.


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