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Seek Ye First The KingdomSeek Ye First The Kingdom
of Godof God
Matthew 6-7Matthew 6-7
Objective:Objective:
• To encourage class members to become moreTo encourage class members to become more
dedicated discip...
True disciples do right thingsTrue disciples do right things
for the right reasons.for the right reasons.
Videos:Videos:
PhylacteriesPhylacteries
Treasures In HeavenTreasures In Heaven
Why did Jesus condemn some people forWhy did Jesus condemn some people for
doing good things such as giving almsdoing good...
Jesus referred to these people asJesus referred to these people as
hypocrites. What is a hypocrite?hypocrites. What is a h...
How can we purify our motives for servingHow can we purify our motives for serving
and performing other good works?and per...
What are some heavenly treasures we canWhat are some heavenly treasures we can
seek?seek?
D&C 18:14-16; D&C 130:18-19D&C 1...
True disciples follow theTrue disciples follow the
Savior’s example of prayer.Savior’s example of prayer.
Video: The Lord's Prayer.Video: The Lord's Prayer.
How does the Lord’s Prayer show Jesus’ reverence andHow does the Lord’s Prayer show Jesus’ reverence and
respect for Heave...
Video: The Language ofVideo: The Language of
PrayerPrayer
True disciples treat othersTrue disciples treat others
kindly and fairly.kindly and fairly.
Matthew 6:14-15Matthew 6:14-15
• 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses,...
Matthew 7:1-6, 12Matthew 7:1-6, 12
• 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
• 2 For with w...
• The Joseph Smith Translation amends Matthew 7:1 toThe Joseph Smith Translation amends Matthew 7:1 to
read, “Judge not un...
True disciples serve God andTrue disciples serve God and
do His will.do His will.
• Why is it impossible to serve both God and mammon,Why is it impossible to serve both God and mammon,
or worldliness? (Se...
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New testament lesson 9

Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God - The Sermon On The Mount Continues.

From the Manual: https://www.lds.org/manual/new-testament-gospel-doctrine-teachers-manual/lesson-9-seek-ye-first-the-kingdom-of-god?lang=eng

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New testament lesson 9

  1. 1. Seek Ye First The KingdomSeek Ye First The Kingdom of Godof God Matthew 6-7Matthew 6-7
  2. 2. Objective:Objective: • To encourage class members to become moreTo encourage class members to become more dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ.dedicated disciples of Jesus Christ.
  3. 3. True disciples do right thingsTrue disciples do right things for the right reasons.for the right reasons.
  4. 4. Videos:Videos: PhylacteriesPhylacteries Treasures In HeavenTreasures In Heaven
  5. 5. Why did Jesus condemn some people forWhy did Jesus condemn some people for doing good things such as giving almsdoing good things such as giving alms (giving to the poor), praying, and fasting?(giving to the poor), praying, and fasting? • 1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. • 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that theythee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. • 5 ¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for5 ¶And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of thethey love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They havestreets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.their reward. • 16 ¶Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad16 ¶Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear untocountenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
  6. 6. Jesus referred to these people asJesus referred to these people as hypocrites. What is a hypocrite?hypocrites. What is a hypocrite? The Greek uses the word "Pretender".The Greek uses the word "Pretender".
  7. 7. How can we purify our motives for servingHow can we purify our motives for serving and performing other good works?and performing other good works?
  8. 8. What are some heavenly treasures we canWhat are some heavenly treasures we can seek?seek? D&C 18:14-16; D&C 130:18-19D&C 18:14-16; D&C 130:18-19
  9. 9. True disciples follow theTrue disciples follow the Savior’s example of prayer.Savior’s example of prayer.
  10. 10. Video: The Lord's Prayer.Video: The Lord's Prayer.
  11. 11. How does the Lord’s Prayer show Jesus’ reverence andHow does the Lord’s Prayer show Jesus’ reverence and respect for Heavenly Father? How can we showrespect for Heavenly Father? How can we show reverence and respect for Heavenly Father when wereverence and respect for Heavenly Father when we pray?pray?
  12. 12. Video: The Language ofVideo: The Language of PrayerPrayer
  13. 13. True disciples treat othersTrue disciples treat others kindly and fairly.kindly and fairly.
  14. 14. Matthew 6:14-15Matthew 6:14-15 • 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:heavenly Father will also forgive you: • 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.will your Father forgive your trespasses.
  15. 15. Matthew 7:1-6, 12Matthew 7:1-6, 12 • 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. • 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.shall be measured to you again. • 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?that is in thine own eye? • 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold,4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?a beam is in thine own eye? • 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. • 6 ¶Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest6 ¶Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. • 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.them: for this is the law and the prophets.
  16. 16. • The Joseph Smith Translation amends Matthew 7:1 toThe Joseph Smith Translation amends Matthew 7:1 to read, “Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not judged;read, “Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not judged; but judge righteous judgment” (Joseph Smithbut judge righteous judgment” (Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 7:2). What is righteousTranslation, Matthew 7:2). What is righteous judgment?judgment? • What harm can come to us and to those we judge ifWhat harm can come to us and to those we judge if we judge unrighteously?we judge unrighteously? • How can we ensure that we judge righteously? (SeeHow can we ensure that we judge righteously? (See Matthew 7:3–5; Moroni 7:14–18.)Matthew 7:3–5; Moroni 7:14–18.)
  17. 17. True disciples serve God andTrue disciples serve God and do His will.do His will.
  18. 18. • Why is it impossible to serve both God and mammon,Why is it impossible to serve both God and mammon, or worldliness? (See Matthew 6:24.) What blessingsor worldliness? (See Matthew 6:24.) What blessings does God promise to those who serve him? (Seedoes God promise to those who serve him? (See Matthew 6:25–33; D&C 11:7.)Matthew 6:25–33; D&C 11:7.)

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