During the second half of this course, students studied 13 doctrinal mastery passages found from 1 Corinthians through Revelation. This assessment is designed to assess students’ ability to locate these passages and use them in real-life situations. It will also assess their understanding of the principles of acquiring spiritual knowledge.
Administer this doctrinal mastery assessment anytime after all doctrinal mastery passages from 1 Corinthians through Revelation have been taught. It may be necessary to teach some of the doctrinal mastery lessons before they come up in the sequence of the scriptures so the assessment can be administered before the end of the semester.
If possible, administer this assessment in person so that students can correct the assessment as a class immediately after they complete it.
In addition to assessing students’ current knowledge, the experience of taking and correcting the assessment is meant to be a meaningful, testimony-building experience for students. While correcting questions 7–12, invite students to express why they chose the answer they did and to explain how the passage they chose could help in the situations described in the assessment. Help students understand any questions they may have answered incorrectly. Take time to answer any additional questions students may have.
New Testament Doctrinal Mastery: Assessment 2
Doctrinal mastery references
For questions 1–3, write the letter of the corresponding reference in the blank next to each phrase. Please do not use your scriptures for this portion of the assessment.
For questions 4–6, fill in the missing words in the doctrinal mastery key scripture phrases. Please do not use your scriptures for this portion of the assessment.
4. “Your __________ is the __________ of the __________ __________” (
1 Corinthians 6:19–20).
5. The Church is “built upon the __________ of the __________ and prophets, ___________ __________ himself being the chief corner stone” (
6. “The day of Christ … shall not __________, except there come a __________ away __________” (
2 Thessalonians 2:1–3).
You may use your scriptures for the remainder of the assessment.
For questions 7–9, identify one or more doctrinal mastery passages that could help someone in the following situations.
7. Your friend’s loved one has recently passed away. Your friend has many questions about what happens to us after death.
8. Your brother seems to be struggling and is questioning if God is really aware of him.
9. A Church leader asks you to give advice to your peers in an upcoming Sunday School lesson on how they can stay faithful when faced with false ideas and temptations.
In questions 10–11, demonstrate your knowledge of and ability to use the principles of acquiring spiritual knowledge.
10. How would you explain the following three principles of acquiring spiritual knowledge to someone who is unfamiliar with them?
11. You have a friend who is about to graduate from high school and is nervous about the important decisions she will be making in her life over the next few years. Answer the following questions:
What specific things would you invite her to do to act in faith?
How can you help her see her situation with an eternal perspective?
Doctrinal mastery passages are examples of divinely appointed sources. What doctrinal mastery passage(s) might you share with your friend? Why?
12. Of the 13 doctrinal mastery passages you studied this semester, which one has impacted you the most, and why? What does this passage teach you about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ?
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Give students enough time to complete the assessment. After students have finished, review it as a class. As the teacher, decide whether it would be more useful for students to correct their own work or to pass it to a classmate for them to correct.
1 Corinthians 11:11
body; temple; Holy Ghost
foundation; apostles; Jesus Christ
come; falling; first
Possible answers include
1 Corinthians 15:20–22 and 1 Peter 4:6, but students can receive credit for using any doctrinal mastery passage to help them explain God’s plan for us after physical death.
Possible answers include
Hebrews 12:9 and James 1:5–6, but students can receive credit for using any doctrinal mastery passage to help them explain that God is aware of us.
Possible answers include
1 Corinthians 6:19–20 and Revelation 20:12, but students can receive credit for using any doctrinal mastery passage that includes truths that could help us remain faithful when facing false ideas and temptations.
Students should be able to briefly explain the principles of acquiring spiritual knowledge. Consider inviting them to compare their answers with paragraphs 5–12 of the “
Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge” section in the Doctrinal Mastery Core Document (2022).
Students should be able to explain actions related to acting in faith and examining concepts and questions with an eternal perspective. They should also identify a doctrinal mastery passage that helps us understand how to receive guidance for important decisions in our lives. Some of the passages students could use include
Ephesians 2:19–20 and 2 Timothy 3:15–17 .
As long as students answer this open question sincerely and completely, they should be given credit.
To help students explain, share, and testify, invite them to discuss the doctrinal mastery passage they chose for question 12 and why they chose it. It may be effective to have as many students as possible share in the remaining time. Invite them to share what the passage they chose teaches them about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. As the teacher, consider sharing a meaningful doctrinal mastery passage as well.Conclude the assessment by sharing testimony of the power of knowing the doctrine of Jesus Christ as found in His scriptures and being prepared to apply His teachings in real-life situations.