Lesson 41

“I Have Finished My Course”

“Lesson 41: ‘I Have Finished My Course’” New Testament Class Member Study Guide (1997), 24

  • Why are some people “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth”? (2 Timothy 3:7). How can we ensure that our learning brings us to a knowledge of the truth? How has learning the true doctrines of the gospel blessed your life?

  • What do you think it means to be “an example of the believers”? (1 Timothy 4:12). How can you be an example in each of the ways mentioned in 1 Timothy 4:12? How have you been influenced by someone who was “an example of the believers”?

  • In what sense is the love of money the “root of all evil”? (See 1 Timothy 6:7–10.) How can we ensure that we do not focus too much on money and other material wealth? (See 1 Timothy 6:17–19; Jacob 2:18–19.)

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Display several pictures, such as pictures from the Gospel Art Picture Kit or the Church magazines, that depict familiar scriptural accounts. Then sing a few hymns or Primary songs. After viewing each picture and singing each hymn or song, ask family members to suggest doctrines, or teachings, that could be presented using the picture, hymn, or song.

Scripture Chain: The Power of True Doctrine