Lesson 43: “A Chosen Generation”

New Testament Class Member Study Guide, (1997), 25


  • What can we do to follow the Savior’s example in responding to trials and persecution? (See 1 Peter 2:19–23.) What examples have you seen of people who are Christlike in enduring trials? How are we blessed as we follow the Savior’s example in responding to trials?

  • Which attributes did Peter describe as part of divine nature? (See 2 Peter 1:4–7.) Why is it important that we develop these qualities? (See 2 Peter 1:8.) How have you seen these attributes demonstrated by others?

  • Peter and Jude warned that there would be false teachers among the members of the Church. What did they say were some characteristics of false teachers? (See 2 Peter 2:1–3, 10, 12–19; Jude 1:4, 8, 10–13, 16, 18–19.) What counsel did Peter and Jude give that can help us avoid false teachings and remain faithful as we prepare for the Second Coming? (See 2 Peter 3:11–14, 17–18; Jude 1:3, 20–21; see also Moroni 7:12–17; D&C 45:57; 46:7–8.)

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Choose a recipe for a treat to prepare together. As family members follow the recipe, discuss why it is important to have all the ingredients in the recipe. When you are finished, read 2 Peter 1:4–8. Discuss why each attribute of divine nature is important in order for us to become like Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Scripture Chain: “Beware of False Prophets”