Lesson 23: “Love One Another, As I Have Loved You”

New Testament Class Member Study Guide, (1997), 13–14

  • When Jesus and his Apostles met to eat the Passover meal, Jesus introduced the ordinance of the sacrament (Luke 22:19–20). Why is it important to take the sacrament each week? How can you prepare yourself spiritually before partaking of the sacrament?

  • What did Jesus tell the Apostles about why he had washed their feet? (See John 13:12–17.) How has service to others brought you happiness?

  • Jesus said, “By this shall men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35). Does the way you treat others show that you are a disciple, or follower, of Christ? What are some specific things you can do to follow Christ’s example of love?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Ask a family member to read Doctrine and Covenants 20:77. Discuss the meaning of the sacramental bread. Ask another family member to read Doctrine and Covenants 20:79. Discuss the meaning of the sacramental water, noting that today we use water instead of wine. Explain that when we partake of the sacrament, we promise to always remember Jesus. Talk about things family members can do that will help them remember Jesus.

As part of this family discussion, you may want to sing together a sacrament hymn or the Primary song “To Think about Jesus” (Children’s Songbook, 71).