New Testament: Matthew–John

“New Testament: Matthew–John Learning Assessment Study Guide,” Seminary Learning Assessments (2016)


Jesus Christ administers the sacrament

Doctrinal mastery questions: Understand the doctrines taught in the doctrinal mastery passages.

Context and content questions: Understand some of the key accounts and associated principles.

  • Jesus is baptized: truths learned about the Godhead (see Matthew 3:16–17)

  • Jesus is tempted: lessons learned about overcoming temptation (see Matthew 4:3–11)

  • Jesus calls His Twelve Apostles: what the Apostles received after they were called (see Matthew 10:1–4)

  • Peter walks on water: lessons learned about overcoming our fears and doubts (see Matthew 14:28–31)

  • The tradition of washing hands: lessons Jesus taught about what defiles us (see Matthew 15:10–20)

  • Peter’s testimony: lessons learned about gaining a testimony (see Matthew 16:13–19)

  • The Lord’s teachings on marriage: lessons learned about marriage (see Matthew 19:3–9)

  • The Savior’s instructions to the Apostles after He was resurrected (see Matthew 28:19–20)

  • Jesus counsels a rich young man: truths that will help us gain eternal life (see Mark 10:17–22)

  • Know who the messenger was who was sent to prepare the way for Jesus Christ (see Luke 7:27–28).

  • The parable of the good Samaritan: a truth that can help us gain eternal life (see Luke 10:25–37)

  • The parables of the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son: lessons learned about helping others who are lost (see Luke 15)

  • The Savior teaches Nicodemus about what is needed to be spiritually reborn (see John 3:3–5).

  • Know who Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament, is (see John 8:56–58; John 8:58, footnote b).

  • The symbolism of Jesus Christ as a shepherd (see John 10:11–15)

  • Jesus washes the feet of the Apostles: lessons learned about service (see John 13:12–17)

  • How we can show our love for the Savior (see John 14:15)

  • Roles of the Holy Ghost (see John 16:13; see also John 14:26)

  • Something the Savior taught was essential in order to obtain eternal life (see John 17:3)

  • What the Savior did to overcome death (see John 20:17–20; see also John 5:26)

Doctrines and principles: Understand major doctrines and principles taught in the New Testament.

  • Following the teachings and commandments of Jesus Christ helps us become like our Father in Heaven (see Matthew 5:48).

  • Preparing for the Lord’s Second Coming (see Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:38–54)

  • Reasons for partaking of the sacrament (see Matthew 26:26–28; Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 26:22, 24–25 [in the Bible appendix or Guide to the Scriptures, scriptures.lds.org])

  • Purposes for the Sabbath day (see Mark 2:23–3:6)

  • How to gain a testimony of the doctrine Jesus Christ taught (see John 7:16–18)

  • Be able to explain the role of Jesus Christ in the plan of salvation and give reasons why He had to be the one to make the Atonement.

  • Be able to explain the need for and results of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

  • Be able to share truths you have learned that have helped you come closer to Jesus Christ.

  • Be able to give an example of something you are doing this school year to draw closer to Jesus Christ.

Key scripture phrases: Understand the meaning and significance of key scripture phrases.