1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Paul continues his letter to the Romans. He teaches them that through faith in Jesus Christ, they can receive the blessings of the family of Abraham the Lord promised to Israel. Toward the end of his letter, Paul teaches the Romans the way they should live as followers of Jesus Christ. He encourages them to overcome evil with good to become better saints.
The prophet and apostles in our day also teach us the things we should do as followers of Jesus Christ. Many of the things we are taught are the same things Paul taught; to be kind and forgiving, to help and serve one another, to be honest, to study the scriptures, and to have faith and hope in Jesus Christ. By doing these things, we find strength to “overcome evil with good”.
Let us try to lengthen our stride and try a little harder to be a little better each day, so we can become better followers of Jesus Christ.
“We have the gospel of Jesus Christ, the gospel of peace, the gospel of joy. We have truths that can make any person better and more fulfilled, any marriage happier and sweeter, any home more heavenly….Yes, it is to ourselves, our homes, our quorums, our classes, our Church assignments that we must carry more energetically those things that we have received….We must lengthen our stride and must do it now.”
Spencer W. Kimball
How can we overcome evil with good? (Discuss ideas.)
What does it mean to “lengthen our stride” as President Kimball taught? (Discuss ideas)
What are some things we can do to be better followers of Jesus Christ? (Discuss ideas)
These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.
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