The following assignments include various learning activities, such as questions, lists, essays, charts, comparisons, contrasts, and surveys. To receive credit for this lesson, you must complete the number of assignments indicated below and submit them to your institute instructor or administrator. You may submit your work either electronically or on paper, handwritten or typed.
Each lesson should take approximately 60–90 minutes to complete, the same amount of time you would typically spend in a weekly institute class. Since reading the scripture block listed in the lesson heading is expected of all institute students prior to class, the estimated time for each assignment does not include the time you need to spend reading the scripture block.
Complete three of the four following assignments:
1. Luke 10:1–24. “The Lord Appointed Other Seventy Also”
Read Luke 10:1–24. Based on these verses, write a summary of the Lord’s counsel and instructions He gave the seventy.
Articles of Faith 1:6 states “We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church.” Using the principles taught from Luke 10:1–2, 8–9, 17–20, write a paragraph that supports this article of faith.
If you have access to the Internet, read the topic of “Seventy” in the Guide to the Scriptures (at the Church’s scripture Web site http://scriptures.lds.org/en/gs/s/46). Describe in one or two sentences how the scriptures show the existence of this office in the priesthood.
2. Luke 10:25–37. The Parable of the Good Samaritan
List all that the Samaritan did to help the man who fell among thieves. In Luke 10:37 the Savior instructed the lawyer, “Go, and do thou likewise.” Write one or two sentences describing how you could follow this instruction.
After reviewing Luke 10:30–35, write a comparison of how Jesus Christ is like the Samaritan and we are like the man who fell among thieves.
Make note of the question that prompted the parable. Write a one-sentence summary of how you would answer that question based on the Savior’s parable.
3. Luke 10:38–42. Martha and Mary
Read Luke 10:38–42. Write a one-sentence summary of the major point of this account. Read the institute student manual commentary for Luke 10:38–42, “The Devotion of Mary and Martha” (p. 114), and add any additional insights you gain to your summary statement.
Luke 10:40 says that while Mary was listening to the Savior teach, Martha was “cumbered about much serving.” Write the dictionary meanings for the word cumbered.
Explain in writing what connection there could be between the parable of the Good Samaritan and this account of being too “cumbered.”
Describe in writing some ways that people are overly “cumbered” or careful today. What can we do to uncumber ourselves more in life and focus on what is really important?
4. Luke 10:38–42; 11:1–13; 12:13–40; 13:23–24; 14:16–33. Being a Disciple of Jesus Christ
Read Luke 10:38–42; 11:1–13; 12:13–40; 13:23–24; 14:16–33 and the student manual commentary for Luke 11:5–13, “The Parable of the Friend at Midnight” (p. 115). Make a list of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and what the Savior taught about counting the costs of following Him.
Identify one of the teachings from your list that you would like to apply more fully in your life. Write a paragraph about how you could apply that teaching and what difference you believe it would make in your life.
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