"Be Not Afraid"
March 27–April 2
FAIR Faithful Resources for Come, Follow Me 2023 March 27–April 2. Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 5–6: “Be Not Afraid” Find answers to difficult questions to help you in your learning and teaching. Here is a collection of reliable resources to supplement your study of Matthew 14; Mark 6; John 5–6. FAIR Resources link to relevant questions which have been answered on the FAIR website. Under Church Resources you’ll find links to the different Come, Follow Me manuals, as well as other helpful links as applicable. Other Resources link to resources outside of FAIR that are trustworthy and helpful.
Main points to ponder
- How does this apply to you and your life?
- What does the Spirit teach you about discipleship as you read the Savior’s words and actions in these verses?
- What do you learn from the words and actions of Peter?
Consider also 1 Nephi 3:7 as you ponder what the Lord is inviting you to do that might be like stepping out of the boat.
Jesus is “the bread of life.” As you read John 6:22–71, consider the following:
- many found this to be a “hard saying” (John 6:60) – why is that?
- How can Peter’s words in John 6:68–69 help you during times when the Savior’s doctrine seems hard to accept or live by?
- What impresses you about Peter’s testimony?
- What are some “words of eternal life” (John 6:68) that help you stay committed to following the Savior?
Faithful Resources on the FAIR website:
- Question: Do Latter-day Saints worship a “different Jesus”?
- Question: Did Joseph Smith claim to have walked on water?
- Oaks (2000): “it is usually inappropriate to recite miraculous circumstances to a general audience that includes people with very different levels of spiritual maturity”
- Putting Doubt in Perspective
- Robert L. Millet – Making the Crucial Decision—Now
Read John 5:16–47, and consider your relationship with Heavenly Father. How can you follow the example of the Savior as you build your relationship with God?
Jesus miraculously fed five thousand people with five loaves and two fishes. As you read Matthew 14:15–21; Mark 6:33–44; John 6:5–14, consider this statement from Sister Michelle D. Craig: “You and I can give what we have to Christ, and He will multiply our efforts. What you have to offer is more than enough—even with your human frailties and weaknesses—if you rely on the grace of God.” (“Divine Discontent”)
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