Words to Know

“Words to Know,” New Testament Stories (2005), 171–75


altar

a sacred table-like structure in the temple when Jesus was alive. People offered sacrifices to God on the altar.

altar
Angel

a heavenly messenger from God

Apostle

a leader in Jesus Christ’s Church who testifies of Jesus Christ and teaches the gospel

authority

the right to use a power such as the priesthood or to have the right to punish those who don’t obey the law

baptism [baptize]

an ordinance or ceremony in which a person with priesthood authority from God places another person entirely under water and lifts him or her back out. Baptism is required to become a member of Jesus Christ’s Church. Also see gift of the Holy Ghost.

baptism
believe

to feel that something is right or true

betray

to turn against a friend or turn him or her over to an enemy

bless

to give good things or to help a person

blessing

a special prayer asking Heavenly Father to comfort or heal a person; the man who gives this prayer does so by the power of the priesthood which he holds. Any help we receive from God.

blind

unable to see

body of flesh and blood

the bodies that people on earth have that are made of skin, bones, muscles, and blood

bow [bowed]

to lower the head in respect

bowed head
bridegroom

a man who is getting married

bury [buried]

to place the body of a dead person in a tomb or in the ground and cover with earth; to place something in the ground which a person wishes to hide

capture [captured]

to take a country or person by force

cave

an opening in a hillside

cave
celebrate

to remember an important day by doing something special

choose

to pick or select

coin

a flat, metal piece of money

coin
command

to tell someone or something what to do

commandment

something God tells people to do so they will be happy

counselor

a person who helps or gives advice to someone else

crown of thorns

sharp thorns arranged in a circle that was placed on Jesus’s head

crown of thorns
crucify

to kill a person by hanging him or her on a wooden cross as they did to Jesus Christ

deaf

not able to hear

desert

land that has very little water and few plants or animals

devil

another name for Satan

disciple

a person who believes in Jesus Christ and tries to be like Him

drown

to die from being underwater too long

earthquake

a strong shaking of the earth

eternal life

to become like our Father in Heaven and live with Him forever

everlasting

something that has no end; it goes on forever

evil

something that is bad and does not come from God

faith

to believe and trust in Jesus Christ

famine

a lack of food because not enough grows to feed everyone

fast

to go without food and water while seeking blessings from Heavenly Father

feast

a large meal usually eaten on a special day

filled with the Holy Ghost

to have the Holy Ghost fill a person’s mind and heart with the truth

follow

to do what someone else does

forever

always

forgive

to stop being mad at someone who has done bad or harmful things

gift

a good thing God or others give to us

gift of the Holy Ghost

the right to have the Holy Ghost’s help; it is given to a person after baptism by someone with priesthood authority

gospel

the teachings of Jesus Christ about how people should live so that they can return and live with Heavenly Father; it is Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation

guard

a person who watches over people in prison; to watch over a person, place, or thing

heal

to make a sick or hurt person well

heaven

the place where Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live

holy

something that is pure and clean and set apart for God’s use

honeycomb

wax chambers made by bees. Bees fill these wax chambers with honey.

honeycomb
hymn

a church song or a song praising God

inn

a place where people can eat and sleep when they are on a journey

innkeeper

the person who runs an inn

join

to become part of a group

kingdom of God

the Church or the place where the righteous will live with Heavenly Father after this life

kneel [knelt]

to get down on your knees

kneeling
lazy

not willing to work

lead

to guide others

leader

a person who guides and is responsible for a group of people

leper

a sick person with sores all over his or her body

lie

to not tell the truth

loaf [loaves]

the shape bread is baked in

loaf
locust

a large flying insect sometimes used as food

locust
manger

a box where food is put for animals to eat

manger
member

a person who belongs to a church or other group

miracle

something unusual that happens because of the power of God

mission

a special time of service to go and teach people the gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthen God’s kingdom on earth

missionary

a person who goes on a mission; sometimes the person is called to go to other lands

mock

to make fun of

mount

a mountain or large hill

neighbor

someone living near your home; any other child of God

obey

to do what has been asked or commanded

ordain

men who hold priesthood authority lay their hands on another man’s head to give him priesthood power and authority

ordination
organize

to put in order Jesus Christ’s Church

parable

a story that teaches a principle or lesson

Passover

a special celebration when Jewish people remember how God saved their people from the Egyptians at the time of Moses

peacemaker

a person who helps people not to be angry with each other

power

ability to do something. Also see priesthood.

praise

to say good things about someone

pray

to talk to God, giving Him thanks and asking for blessings

prayer

what is said when a person prays

priest

a leader in a church

priesthood

the authority to act in God’s name

prison

a place where people who have broken the law are kept

produce

to make or grow something

promise

saying you will do something

prophet

a person called by God to tell people what God wants them to do

repent

to feel sorry for something you did and to promise never to do it again

resurrect

to have our bodies and spirits come back together after we die

revelation

something God tells His children

righteous

obedient to God’s commandments

robe

a long, flowing piece of clothing that is worn over other clothing

robe
Sabbath

a special day of the week when people worship God by going to church and learning more about Him

sacrament

an ordinance in which bread and water are blessed and passed to members of the Church to remind them of Jesus Christ and to keep the commandments. The ordinance is done by men who have the priesthood.

sacred

anything given to us by God that is to be respected and reverenced

sacrifice

to give up something important for God or other people

Saint

a member of Jesus Christ’s true Church

salvation

to be saved from sin and death so that we can live with Heavenly Father again

save

to rescue from danger. Jesus died to save us from physical death and the dangers of sin.

scriptures

books that contain the words of God given through His prophets

Second Coming

when Jesus will come to the earth again to save the righteous people and destroy the wicked

sermon

a talk given to a group of people about the gospel

servant

a person who serves or works for another person or for God

shepherd

a person who takes care of sheep

shepherd
sin

to disobey Heavenly Father’s commandments

sinner

a person who does not obey Heavenly Father’s commandments

soldier

a person who carries out the orders of a king or ruler

sore

an area on the body that hurts or is bleeding

spirit

one of Heavenly Father’s children who does not have a body of flesh and bones

steal

to take something that belongs to someone else

suffer

to feel great pain

synagogue

a building where Jewish people meet to worship God

tax

money people pay to the government

temple

God’s house on the earth; a place to worship God; a holy place where sacred ordinances are performed

temple
tempt

to try to get someone to do something that is wrong

testify

to tell other people that we know something is true

testimony

a feeling or thought from the Holy Ghost that the gospel is true

thief [thieves]

someone who steals from others

thorn

a sharp and pointed part of a plant that can hurt if touched

tithing

money given to God to build up His Church

tomb

a place where dead people are buried

tomb
transfiguration

a change in a person for a short period of time that makes it possible for him or her to be in the presence of Heavenly Father

translate

to change words written or spoken in one language into words with the same meaning in a different language

travel

to go from one place to another

trial

an event at which people try to prove whether or not a person has broken the law

truth

that which is true and right

vine

the main stem of a plant, such as a grape, that has winding branches coming off of it. The vine keeps the branches alive.

vine
vision

a type of revelation from Heavenly Father

war

a battle between enemies

wedding

the event at which a man and a woman become married

whip

a thin cord or rope; to use a whip to hit someone or something

whip
wicked

someone who is evil

widow

a woman whose husband has died

wilderness

a place where there are no towns or cities and few people live

wine

a drink made from grapes

wise

someone who is very smart and understands people, laws, and scriptures; also, someone who plans ahead

Wise Men

men who came from the East to visit Jesus when He was a young child

worship

to praise, love, and obey God

wound

a bad injury to a person’s body