Chapter 9: Matthew 26–28

New Testament Video Guide, (2001), 10


Note: Refer to the note at the beginning of lesson 7 for additional help in teaching this lesson.

Purpose

To help students feel awe, gratitude, and love for the Savior and for what He has done for us.

Before the Video

Scripture Activity

To prepare your students for the video and the discussion that follows, briefly discuss the following scriptures and the concepts they teach:

John 14:31 Jesus loved the Father so much that He was willing to do whatever the Father asked of Him, even giving His life.

John 10:18 No man had the power to take the life of Christ; He willingly gave His life for us.

John 10:17 The Father loved His Son because of His willingness to lay down His life.

John 15:12–13 Jesus loved us so much that He gave His life for us.

John 3:16 Heavenly Father loved us so much that He gave His Only Begotten Son so we could be saved.

John 13:34–35; 14:21 We show the Father and Son we love Them by keeping Their commandments and loving one another.

Using the Video

“To This End Was I Born” 27:20

“Look For” Activity

Ask the students to watch for some of the contrasts depicted in the video (such as Jesus’ response and that of His accusers, or Pilate the governor and Jesus the King.) Make sure you have sufficient time to show the video and do the follow-up activities.

Show the Video

The video presentation is designed to help your students feel a sense of awe, gratitude, and love for the Savior and His sacrifices.

After the Video

Activity

The following are only suggestions. Let the Spirit guide you as you decide how to help your students feel love, gratitude, and awe for the Savior.

  1. 1.

    Read or sing “I Stand All Amazed” (Hymns, no. 193) or the third verse of “How Great Thou Art” (Hymns, no. 86).

  2. 2.

    Give your students some time to ponder and reflect on their feelings about the Savior.

  3. 3.

    Tell students of your feelings about the Savior.

  4. 4.

    Invite your students to bear their testimonies of the Savior.

  5. 5.

    Have students write their feelings about the Savior.

  6. 6.

    Read Omni 1:26 together and ask your students what they can do to come unto the Savior.