Understanding the Scriptures
|Whither (vv. 4–5)||Where|
|Sufficeth (v. 8)||Will satisfy|
|Abode (v. 23)||Home|
|Prince of this world (v. 30)||Satan (see “Understanding the Scriptures” for John 12:31, p. 85)|
John 14:2—“In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions”
The Prophet Joseph Smith said this passage should read “In my Father’s kingdom are many kingdoms” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 366).
John 14:4–6—“I Am the Way”
Jesus Christ died for us so that we might be redeemed from the grave. He also lived for us, “leaving us an example, that [we] should follow his steps” (1 Peter 2:21). The way to eternal life is to follow the Lord’s perfect example. Those who were followers of Jesus Christ were said to follow in His “way” (see Acts 9:2; 16:17; 18:25–26).
John 14:16–26—Who Are the Two Comforters?
The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “After a person has faith in Christ, repents of his sins, and is baptized for the remission of his sins and receives the Holy Ghost, (by the laying on of hands), which is the first Comforter, then let him continue to humble himself before God, hungering and thirsting after righteousness, and living by every word of God … then it will be his privilege to receive the other Comforter, which the Lord hath promised the Saints. … Now what is this other Comforter? It is no more nor less than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, 150–51).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity B and one of the other activities (A or C) as you study John 14.
Which Way Do I Go?
Scripture Mastery—John 14:15
Identify two commandments you are now striving to keep that show your love for the Savior.
What promise did Jesus give to those who showed their love by keeping the commandments? (see John 14:16–21).
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