New testament seminary teacher manual lesson 160: thought 21–22

Thought 22

John concludes his vision

Invite students because they study Revelation 22 to consider a truth that will help them understand how to get their names designed in the Lamb’s book of existence and become allowed to go in this celestial city.

drawing, throne

Consider showing an image of the throne or drawing one around the board.

Ask students arrive at the board and draw what else John saw additionally to some throne as the second student reads Thought 22:1–2 aloud.

  • What else did John see within the celestial town of God?

Invite a student to go back to their seat.

  • Based on verse 2, how did John describe the tree of existence? (The tree created a good amount of fruit whatsoever occasions, and it is leaves could heal the nations.)

Help remind students the Book of Mormon records that both Lehi and Nephi saw an image from the tree of existence. Nephi found that both tree and also the fountain of just living waters represent the romance of God (see 1 Nephi 11:25). Write The romance of God near the tree and also the river within the student’s drawing.

  • What’s the finest symbol of the romance of God? (The Atonement of Jesus [see John 3:16 1 John 4:9]. The fruit from the tree may also represent the benefits from the Atonement.)

Summarize Thought 22:3–10 by explaining that additionally to seeing this celestial city, John also received a witness in the angel who spoke to him the things revealed to him were true.

Invite students to see Thought 22:11–13 aloud. Ask the category to follow along with along, searching for which god is going to do as he comes again.

  • What’s going to god do as he comes again?

Invite students to see Thought 22:14 aloud. Ask the category to follow along with along, searching for which we have to do in order to be allowed to go in the celestial kingdom.

  • What must we all do to go in the celestial kingdom?

Explain that to “have to the tree of life” way to be worthy to get all the benefits from the Atonement, including eternal existence.

  • What principle are we able to identify from verse 14? (Students could use different words but should identify a principle like the following: When we keep your Lord’s commandments, only then do we will get all of the benefits from the Atonement of Jesus and go into the celestial kingdom. Explain that keeping His commandments includes receiving all of the ordinances essential for entering the celestial kingdom.)

Explain that even though some benefits from the Atonement—such because the gift of resurrection—are given freely to any or all of God’s children, other blessings—such as eternal life—are only accessible to individuals who diligently aim to exercise belief in Jesus, repent, and follow His commandments.

Write the next questions about the board:


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