Lesson 40: “I Can Do All Things through Christ”

New Testament Class Member Study Guide, (1997), 23–24


  • How can we apply Paul’s counsel in Philippians 4:8? (See also Articles of Faith 1:13.) How are we blessed when we follow this admonition?

  • What does it mean to be “grounded and settled” in the gospel? (See Colossians 1:23.) What causes some people to be “moved away from the hope of the gospel”? (Colossians 1:23). What can you do to strengthen your testimony?

  • Paul repeatedly emphasized the importance of being thankful (Colossians 2:7; 3:15, 17). Why is it important to be thankful? How can you show gratitude to Heavenly Father and the Savior?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Write the thirteenth article of faith on a chalkboard, poster board, or piece of paper. Have the family read the passage together several times. Each time the passage is to be read, cover or erase a key word. Have family members continue repeating the passage until they have memorized it.

As part of this family discussion, you may want to sing together “The Thirteenth Article of Faith” (Children’s Songbook, 132–33).

Scripture Chain: “The Admonition of Paul”

Using the Topical Guide, add to the scripture chain by finding one scripture for each of the following words: truth, honesty, purity, chastity, benevolence, and virtue.