We talked about President Uchtdorf's talk "The Infinite Power of Hope", General Conference October 2008
What is hope? President Uchtdorf stated, "Hope is a gift of the Spirit."
Faith gives us hope.
President Uchtdorf also stated in his talk, "Hope is one leg of a three-legged stool, together with faith and charity. These three stabilize our lives regardless of the rough or uneven surfaces we might encounter at the time. The scriptures are clear and certain about the importance of hope. The Apostle Paul taught that the scriptures were written to the end that we 'might have hope.'1
What is the purpose of the Book of Mormon?
- "Convincing of the Jew and Gentile"
- 39 And after it had come forth unto them I beheld aother bbooks, which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto them, unto the cconvincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the Jews who were scattered upon all the face of the earth, that the records of the prophets and of the twelve apostles of the Lamb are dtrue.
- Testify of Christ
- Reinforce the Bible
- Remember God
- Moroni 10:3
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how amerciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and bponder it in your chearts.
- Moroni 10:3
What does exhort mean? Dictionary.com give these definitions
|1.||to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.|
|2.||to give urgent advice, recommendations, or warnings.|
How do we forget selfish ambition?
Within every soul is a rose. Many times we only see the thorns on us and fail to water our soul that the rose may bloom.
People that share a sense of direction travel more quickly like a flock of geese flying in formation. Geese also honk to encourage each other. When one goose falls ill two geese follow it to the ground and stay with it until it dies or can fly. After that they fly together to catch up to the flock.
If we change the words to one of our hymns slightly we get these words:
Have I done any good in the WARD today. Have I helped anyone in need? (Hymn 223)
From the Bulletin:
"As we come to the close of this year I feel that we all need to look at the decisions that we are making for our New Years resolutions.
The decisions we make and the way we behave are what ultimately shape our character. Charles A. Hall aptly describes that process in these lines: 'We sow our thoughts, and we reap our actions; we sow our actions, and we reap our habits; we sow our habits, and we reap our destiny'" (Ensign November 2001 "Our Actions Determine Our Character" Elder Wayne S. Peterson).
Let's all strive to make and keep New Years resolutions that will bring us closer to our Heavenly Father."
The most important meeting of the week is this Sacrament Service. Please keep the chapel reverent before, during, and after meetings so we may all enjoy the full influence of the Holy Ghost. Thank you so very much.