Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday November 18, 2007 - Sunday Services Cumberland Ward

Sacrament Meeting
First Speaker
Young woman spoke about going to the temple. She just went with some of the other youth to the temple. She also talked a little about going to the baptism yesterday of a new member, who was confirmed today.

Second Speaker
"my house is a house of order" (DnC)

A dispensation is brought about so current people don't have to rely entirely on previous dispensations for guidence. Dispensations also have a specific purposes. Adam brought forth mankind. Jesus brought the atonement. List all dispensations.

"I can do all things" (Get reference and put on web site under perfection. Also "with god is anything impossible?").

This is the first dispensation where every member of the family could have their own set of scriptures.

Third Speaker
Emergency Preparedness
Why do we need to be prepared? Tornados, blizzards, power outages, earth quakes, and civil unrest or terrorist attack.

Mosiah 4:14 - We need to be prepared to provide for our family and also others who might be in need.

DnC 25:28 - Provide for own family.

We should be self reliant in six areas - from church handbook of instructions. Education, health, food storage, employment

1 tim 5:8 - if you provide not for your own...

Ether 12

Sunday School
lesson 42
Many times we feel that we have been cast out rather than that we are children of Heavenly Father and have been sent on a mission to learn how to be like Him and return to Him.

Don't be in such a rush to finish our prayers that we leave before giving God the chance to respond or say things that he needed to say.

James 1:1-4 and Orson F. Witney (quoted in Faith Precedes the Miracle, 98) talked of how our trials and our temptations can make us more charitable and patient.

James 1:19 talks about being swift to hear and slow to speak. How different is that than in our time of quick wits and sharp tongues? If we are slow to speak we may be able to avoid escalating tense situations.

We should bridal our tongues. We should be slow to wrath and also not gossip. If someone did something wrong, does that mean that we need to talk about it?

James 1:22 also talks about doing good and not just hearing the Word and doing nothing.

Elders' Quorum Meeting
Spenser W Kimball manual Chapter 22 - Revelation: A Continuous Melody and a Thunderous Appeal
'Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.' (Amos 3:7.)

"There are those who would assume that with the printing and binding of these sacred records, that would be the 'end of the prophets.' But again we testify to the world that revelation continues and that the vaults and files of the Church contain these revelations which come month to month and day to day. We testify also that there is, since 1830 when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, and will continue to be, so long as time shall last, a prophet, recognized of God and his people, who will continue to interpret the mind and will of the Lord. "

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