Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sunday December 23, 2007 - Sunday Services Cumberland Ward

Sunday School
Lesson 46 - He Will Dwell with Them, and They Shall Be His People
Revelation 5-6, 19-22
The first three chapters of the book of Revelation deal with John's time. The rest of the book deals with future events after John.

The events of these days can cause fear and despair. Fear can lead to inaction, being too scared to act. It can keep us from doing good. Even though these times are especially rough the Book of Revelation shows us that Satan has fought against the righteous in all time periods. In the end Satan will be bound and Christ will reign in peace.

Lion of David is Jesus.

Each seal that is opened represents a thousand year period in the history of Earth.

Many see the book of Revelation as fire and brimstone, but it is a book of great hope for those who are faithful.

Ensign November 1977 - Elder Bruce R. McConkie - The Ten Blessings of the Priesthood
"There are in this greater priesthood five offices or callings—elder, seventy, high priest, patriarch, and apostle—yet the priesthood is the same; and the priesthood is greater than any of its offices. We are a kingdom of brethren, a congregation of equals, all of whom are entitled to receive all of the blessings of the priesthood. There are no blessings reserved for apostles that are not freely available to all the elders of the kingdom; blessings come because of obedience and personal righteousness, not because of administrative positions. "

The Gospel is the Good News or the plan of salvation.

There is a difference between predestined and foreordained. Predestined means you have no choice. Foreordained means you have been chosen, but you have your choice to live up to your potential or not.

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