Lesson 24: “This Is Life Eternal”

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


  • What is the mission of the Holy Ghost? (See John 14:26; 15:26; 16:7–14.) How can we recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost? (See Galatians 5:22–23; D&C 6:15, 23; 11:13.) How has receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost helped you?

  • Jesus said to his Apostles, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). How can the knowledge that Jesus has overcome the world help us be of good cheer when we are faced with tribulation? Why is it important to be of good cheer?

  • In his prayer, the Savior said, “This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3). How is knowing Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ different from merely knowing about them? How can we come to know them?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

In a box, place a piece of paper labeled The Gift of the Holy Ghost. In a second box, place a piece of paper labeled Eternal Life. Wrap the boxes to look like gifts. Explain that in John 16–17, Jesus mentions two of the greatest gifts we can receive. Have a family member open the first box and read the piece of paper inside it. Read John 16:13, and explain that in this verse “the Spirit of truth” refers to the Holy Ghost. Have another family member open the second box and read the piece of paper inside it. Read John 17:1–3. Express your gratitude for the gift of the Holy Ghost and the opportunity to receive eternal life.

Scripture Chain: “Be One, Even As We Are One”