Come Follow Me - New Testament
“What Lack I Yet?”
May 13–19

Lesson Highlights

Scripture references for study:  Matthew 19–20; Mark 10; Luke 18
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Lesson Handout (PDF)

Marriage Between a Man and a Woman Is Ordained Of God

READ MATTHEW 19:3-9. The Lord's response to a question about marriage.


Eternal Life Is Available To All—No Matter How Early or Late We Accept the Gospel

READ MATTHEW 20:1-16. Parable of the laborers in the vineyard.


The Savior Will Guide Us Closer To Him As We Ask For His Help

READ MARK 10:17-22. A rich young man seeks Jesus asking how to obtain eternal life.

"And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions." (v22)

READ MARK 10:23-25. Hard to trust in riches and enter the kingdom of God.

We Should Trust God’s Mercy, Not Our Own Righteousness

READ LUKE 18:9-14. The prayers of the Pharisee and the publican.



Gospel Doctrine Notebook

The Lord's teachings on marriage emphasize the fact that this sacred institution is intended to last forever. Write down some ways that you can strengthen your own marriage and/or support marriage in the Church and in society at large. 

We live in a world and in a time possessed with the pursuit of worldly possessions and wealth. Increasingly, we see many around us obsessed with accumulating the things of this world, becoming wealthier and wealthier, pursuing recreation and ease. Such is not in the eternal scheme of things. If we truly wish the riches of eternity, our priorities need to be different from those in the world. We must be willing to put away the things of the world and serve the Lord with all our heart, might, mind, and strength. We should be grateful for our earthly blessings, but we need to view them in their proper perspective. As Elder Maxwell stated: "With honest, individualized introspection, each of us could name what we yet lack." Record your thoughts on the teachings of the Master on riches. Who do you serve? What is it that you lack? In what ways can you make the seeking of eternal riches the highest priority in your life?

Resources Used In This Lesson

General Conference

Gospel Doctrine by Joseph F. Smith

Journal of Discourses

Lectures On Faith by Joseph Smith

Pure In Heart by Dallin H. Oaks

Stand Ye In Holy Places by Harold B. Lee

Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, edited by Joseph Fielding Smith

Understanding the Parables of Jesus Christ by Donald W. Parry and Jay A. Parry

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