Lesson 34: “Keep the Ordinances, As I Delivered Them”

New Testament Class Member Study Guide, (1997), 20

  • What does it mean that “neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord”? (1 Corinthians 11:11). Why is the relationship of husband and wife so important in the kingdom of God? What does this teach us about how husbands and wives should treat each other?

  • According to Paul, what are the purposes of the sacrament? (See 1 Corinthians 11:23–26; see also Luke 22:19–20.) Why is examining our worthiness an important part of the sacrament?

  • The scriptures counsel us to seek spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:31; D&C 46:8). What should be our reasons for seeking spiritual gifts? (See 1 Corinthians 14:12; D&C 46:9.)

  • What did Paul teach about the kingdoms of glory? (See 1 Corinthians 15:35–44; see also D&C 88:27–32.) How does your knowledge of the Resurrection and the kingdoms of glory influence the way you live?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Read some of the passages in the scripture chain in this section. Then discuss the questions in the third paragraph in this section. Have family members comment on the spiritual gifts they see in each other that help strengthen the family as a whole. Help each family member know that he or she is an important part of the family.