Lesson 36

“Beloved of God, Called to Be Saints”

“Lesson 36: ‘Beloved of God, Called to Be Saints’” New Testament Class Member Study Guide (1997), 21

  • We are justified when we are reconciled to God, pardoned from punishment for sin, and declared righteous and guiltless. Why do we need to be justified? (See Romans 3:10–12, 23; see also Alma 7:21.) What did Paul teach about how we are justified? (See Romans 3:24, 28; 5:1–2; see also 2 Nephi 2:6.)

  • How does baptism represent death, burial, and resurrection (new birth)? (See Romans 6:3–4; D&C 76:50–52.) How was baptism a new birth for you?

  • How have you seen “all things work together for good to them that love God”? (Romans 8:28).

  • What attributes of true Saints are listed in Romans 12:9–21? Which of these attributes is the hardest for you to develop? What can you do this week to further develop this attribute?

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Read the passages in this section’s scripture chain, and have family members identify members of the ward or branch who have some of the qualities listed in those passages. Challenge each family member to do something in the coming week to follow the examples of those people.

Scripture Chain: Qualities of Saints