Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sunday Novemeber 25, 2007 - Sunday Services Cumberland Ward

Sacrament Meeting
First Speaker
-For the Strength of Youth p6. "In your prayers, before you ask for blessings, pour out your heart to God in thanks for the blessings you have already received." "Express appreciation to everyone who helps you in any way."
-True to the Faith p79
-Luke 17:11-19 -
11 ¶ And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were alepers, which stood afar off:
13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the apriests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him athanks: and he was a Samaritan.
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten acleansed? but where are the bnine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole
-DnC 78:19 - 19 And he who receiveth all things with athankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an bhundred fold, yea, more.

Second Speaker
Gratitude and Thanksgiving - Freedom of Religion
-4th verse of My Country Tis of Thee -
Our fathers' God, to thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light.
Protect us by thy might,
Great God, our King!

-America is a choice land and will be free as long as those that posses it serve Christ.
-Jaredites came from Asia - Most of population destroyed after rejecting Christ.
-Lehi guided to America from Jerusalem - Great civilization destroyed and people became nomads after rejecting Christ.
-Columbus led here to discover the land.
-Pilgrims led to establish a religious population that understood the value of religious freedom.

3rd Speaker
-Natural Tendencies overcome by becoming as a child - Mosiah 3:19 -
19 For the anatural bman is an cenemy to God, and has been from the dfall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he eyields to the enticings of the Holy fSpirit, and gputteth off the hnatural man and becometh a isaint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a jchild, ksubmissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.

-He spoke of gratitude as it relates to charity and that as gratitude increase, so does charity.

Sunday School
Lesson 43
1 Peter 1:19-20 - Jesus was ordained to his mission before the world was created.

1 Peter 1:7 - States that faith is more precious than gold. If we are asked if our faith is more precious to us than gold we would say that it is. If that is true then why do we sell out for so much less. We compromise or betray our faith by conversations we have, things that we watch, things that we listen to, the way that we treat others, and our lack of commitment to serve.

Elders' Quorum Meeting
We discussed President Monson's talk from the priesthood session of general conference.

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