New Testament
Lesson 34
Keep the Ordinances, As I Delivered Them


Lesson Highlights

A study of this lesson will help us recognize the importance of living according to the doctrines of the gospel and receiving priesthood ordinances.

Scripture references for study:  1 Corinthians 11–16
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Lesson 34 Handout (PDF format)


Relationships: The Lord, Husbands & Wives

READ 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1-3, 11-12. Righteous relationships.

AS WE EXAMINE THE ROLE AND RELATIONSHIP OF HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST, WHAT MIGHT THAT TEACH US ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES?


The Purpose Of The Sacrament

READ 1 CORINTHIANS 11:17-29. Partaking of the sacrament worthily.

HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS ORDINANCE MORE MEANINGFUL IN OUR LIVES?


The Importance Of All Spiritual Gifts - Chapters 12-14

"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant." (1 Corinthians 12:1)

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT? (see 1 Corinthians 12:8-10)

HOW HAVE YOU SEEN THESE GIFTS MANIFEST?

"But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." (1 Corinthians 12:11)

"For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ." (1 Corinthians 12:12)

WHAT DID PAUL TEACH IS THE GREATEST OF ALL SPIRITUAL GIFTS?

WHY IS CHARITY MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER SPIRITUAL GIFTS?

HOW CAN WE DEVELOP GREATER CHARITY?


The Resurrection & The Degrees Of Glory

"Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?" (1 Corinthians 15:12)

READ 1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-23. In Christ all shall be made alive.

"Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all?  Why are they then baptized for the dead?" (1 Corinthians 15:29)

READ 1 CORINTHIANS 15:40-42. Resurrected bodies to be raised up in varying degrees of glory.


Gospel Doctrine Notebook

Paul taught the Corinthians many important doctrines including the importance of the marriage relationship, the sacrament, spiritual gifts, and the resurrection. These doctrines are just as important in our day and our obedience to these principles will determine to which degree of glory we will be resurrected.

Record your thoughts on the teachings of Paul to the Corinthians. How can you further develop the gifts of the Spirit in your life?


Resources Used In This Lesson

Doctrinal New Testament Commentary by Bruce R. McConkie (DNTC).

Ensign.

Gospel Ideals by David O. McKay.

Journal of Discourses (JD).

Mormon Doctrine by Bruce R. McConkie.

The Divine Center by Stephen R. Covey.


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