151: Atonement (New Testament Lesson 25)

June 19, 2015

Engaging Gospel Doctrine

“Not My Will, But Thine, Be Done”


Class Member Reading: Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46

Additional Reading: 2 Nephi 2:5–8Alma 7:11–14;34:8–1642:1–31Doctrine and Covenants 19:15–24;Bible Dictionary, “Atonement,” 617; “Gethsemane,”680.

Scripture Chain: Luke 22:39–44; D&C 19:15–19; Mosiah 3:7, 9; 2 Nephi 9:5–8; Alma 7:11–14; Articles of Faith 1:3

Our lives follow patterns of estrangement and reconciliation as we drift away from our true selves and loved ones and then strive for reconnection. The narrative of Jesus in Gethsemane lies at the heart of this episode on disconnection and Atonement.

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Julie, Phil, and Jim return to the class.


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF).

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF).




The Purifying Power of Gethsemane, Elder Bruce R. McConkie’s final Conference address

In Favor of a Substitutionary Atonement Part I, Part II, Postscript, RJH at BCC

Atonement Stew, Kevin Barney at BCC

Mormon Women Project Lesson 25


Thanks to William Newman for audio editing and to Marshall McDonald for the bumper music!