130: Repentance, Baptism, Temptation; NT Lesson 4

“Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”


Class Member Reading: Matthew 3-4; John 1:35-51

Scripture Chain: Luke 15:3–10; 2 Corinthians 7:9–10; Alma 34:31–34; 1 John 1:8–9; Matthew 3:1–2; D&C 58:42–43

Other Reading: Mark 1:1-11; Luke 3; Mosiah 18


The initial actions of Jesus’ ministry provide powerful and needed lessons in our lives. This episode covers:

  1. Sunday School
    1. Review the reading
    2. Repentance
      1. Steps of repentance
      2. Obstacles to repentance
      3. Effective repentance
    3. Baptism
    4. Temptation
  2. Scripture Study
    1. Sin, Repentance, Forgiveness in Hebrew/Greek
    2. Jesus’ Baptism in historical perspective
  3. Study Notes
    1. How much agency do we have?
    2. Deep forgiveness


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

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


D&C Episode on the First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel


Latest Comments

  1. Dave O says:

    Great lesson, Jared. As you predicted, I particularly enjoyed the Greek and Hebrew root words.

    I’m curious, in the parable of the prodigal son, it says the son “came to himself” in Luke 15:17. Is that translated from the same Greek word as repentance is?


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