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The Sermon at the Temple

One Week of Studies
  1. Recite 3 Nephi 11:29.
    Read 3 Nephi 12:1-16.
    • Chapters 12-14 contain Jesus' "Sermon at the Temple". This is Jesus' most well known sermon. He gave the same sermon on a mountain during his life in Israel. This sermon is recorded in Matthew 5-7 and is known as the "Sermon on the Mount". This sermon contains many important teachings. As you read, watch for one thing that you can try to live more fully.
    • Verses 2-12: This is called the Beatitudes. See if you can figure out why particular blessings are given for the corresponding behavior.
    • Verses 13-16: How can you be the "salt of the earth" and the "light of this people"?

  2. Recite 3 Nephi 11:29.
    Read 3 Nephi 12:17-48.
    • Verses 17-19: How did Jesus fulfill the law? The law he's talking about is the Law of Moses, including animal sacrifice.
    • Verses 21-44: Here Jesus talks about particular parts of the old law and gives examples of how the came situation should be handled today. Watch for how you can apply this to your own life.
    • Verse 48: How can you be perfect?

  3. Recite 3 Nephi 11:29.
    Read 3 Nephi 13:1-15.
    • Verses 1-4: Alms are your devotions to the Lord in the form of service to others or donations.
    • Verse 6: You don't actually have to go in your closet, but you can find a place where you will be comfortable and won't be interrupted. This is so that you can communicate with the Spirit without distraction.
    • Verse 7: Vain repetitions is saying the same things in your prayers each time without even thinking about it. Heavenly Father appreciates it when we talk to Him from our heart each time.
    • Verses 9-13: This is known as the Lord's Prayer.
    • Verses 14-15: A trespass is a sin or offense against someone.

  4. Recite 3 Nephi 11:29.
    Read 3 Nephi 13:16-34.
    • Verse 20: What are some "treasures in heaven" that you can collect now?
    • Verse 22: How can you make your "eye be single"? What does that mean?
    • Verse 24: Mammon is people and things of the world. Which master do you serve?
    • Verses 25-34: These verses generally apply to the twelve that Jesus ordained, not to the church as a whole. Only verse 33 can apply to all of us.

  5. Recite 3 Nephi 11:29.
    Read 3 Nephi 14.
    • This chapter is full of good council. Which could you apply in your life more?
    • Verse 12: You probably wish that people would treat you nice, no matter what you do. This is how you should treat others.
    • Verses 15-19: What are some examples of what good and evil fruit might be?
    • Verses 24-27: Sing, "The Wise Man and the Foolish Man" (cs, p.[]).
    • You have now finished reading the Sermon at the Temple. Which of Jesus' teachings will you commit to live more fully?

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