Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sunday March 2, 2008 - Sunday Services Cumberland Ward

Sunday School
Book of Mormon Lesson 8
“O How Great the Goodness of Our God”

2 Nephi 9 and 10
Jacob is the one now writing.

It was expressed by a class member that the atonement is a natural law just like gravity.

Another expressed that everything that comes before us is a choice and that if we do not look at it that way then we may be wasting our probation. We need to learn to make correct choices. Many more things than we think about is a choice that matters. Perhaps not the choice itself, but maybe the process of considering the choice. 2 Nephi 9:27 - "But wo unto him that has the law given, yea, that has all the commandments of God, like unto us, and that transgresseth them, and that wasteth the days of his probation, for awful is his state!" also talks about wasting our probation."

2 Nephi 9:5-7 -
" 5 Yea, I know that ye know that in the body he shall show himself unto those at Jerusalem, from whence we came; for it is expedient that it should be among them; for it behooveth the great Creator that he suffereth himself to become subject unto man in the flesh, and die for all men, that all men might become subject unto him.

6 For as death hath passed upon all men, to fulfil the merciful plan of the great Creator, there must needs be a power of resurrection, and the resurrection must needs come unto man by reason of the fall; and the fall came by reason of transgression; and because man became fallen they were cut off from the presence of the Lord.

7 Wherefore, it must needs be an infinite atonement—save it should be an infinite atonement this corruption could not put on incorruption. Wherefore, the first judgment which came upon man must needs have remained to an endless duration. And if so, this flesh must have laid down to rot and to crumble to its mother earth, to rise no more."

No matter how they lived their life everyone will be resurrected because of the atonement. Many look at death as a horrible, permanent separation from our loved ones.

Death is physical death. Hell is spiritual death or the separation from God permanently.

If we are not clean it makes us ill. It can draw bugs. Bugs lay eggs and they can be transmitted on people. Those bugs can be then transferred to other people's homes or the church.

It was talked about that uncleanliness can impede the spirit. It can also take up time trying to deal with the clutter that many times accompanies or causes uncleanliness.

At the end of class the missionaries followed up on the message they gave a few weeks ago on doing missionary work.

Doctrine and Covenants 11: 3-4, 27 -
3 Behold, the field is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God.

4 Yea, whosoever will thrust in his sickle and reap, the same is called of God.

27 Behold, I speak unto all who have good desires, and have thrust in their sickle to reap.

Rev. 14: 6 - "And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe."

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