Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday May 25, 2008 - Services Sullivan Hollow Second Ward

Priesthood Opening
Moroni 7:16-17
16 For behold, the aSpirit of Christ is given to every bman, that he may cknow good from evil; wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge; for every thing which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God.
17 But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do aevil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him.

Elders' Quorum

The lesson was based on Elder Bednar's conference talk, Ask in Faith.
Bible Dictionary - Faith -

It was brought out that faith is as simple as having faith that you will receive a paycheck from your employer each week or that the sun is going to come up in the morning. Those things are rewarded a bit more obviously and immediately than a lot of things we have faith in. Faith is something that moves us to action, perhaps without first receiving results.

Elder Bednar said, "Missionaries are full-time teachers; you and I are full-time finders. And you and I as lifelong missionaries should not be praying for the full-time missionaries to do our work!"

Joseph Smith prayed with the intent to act. He also spent lots of effort prior to that to try to find out the answer for himself. Part of that was going to the scriptures, which is where he found James 1:5 instructing him that the Lord will give to those who ask for wisdom and not scold them.

The bishop related that exercising our faith to draw on the power of God is a little like having an electrical power outlet. It does us no good if we do not walk over and do something with it. In a standard power outlet, the power will not jump across the room into our device and be useful to us.

Sunday School
Book of Mormon Lesson 19: “None Could Deliver Them but the Lord” p84
Mosiah 18-24
We have the words of Abilindi because Alma heard them and wrote them down.

We covenant on a regular basis to help one another. We covenant at baptism, in the temple, and everytime we sustain a person in a calling. When they call for people to help in the nursery, we must remember that we raised our hand to help those leaders. We have also raised our hands to help our bishop, our stake president, and our prophet. The nursery leader and Primary president are called by them and if we do not help the nursery leader we are not helping the bishop and we are not helping the Lord.
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have adone it unto one of the bleast of these my cbrethren, ye have done it unto me.

The bishop talked about receiving gift humbly. He said that any gift that is given to us is a gift to the Lord and we should not judge that gift. When giving we should not give begrudgingly. No matter what we are giving or who we are giving to we are giving to the Lord.

Sacrament Meeting
1st speaker
Memorial day was set up as a day to remember the fallen in the civil war.

2nd speaker
One of the young women spoke on honoring you parents.

3rd speaker
One of the young men spoke on what he learned from his ancestors.
1. Great uncle volunteered for war
2. Live life for lord
3. Hard work pays off
4. Prayer helps with anything

I have the speakers listed as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th. So either I miss numbered them or I missed the 4th speaker.

5th speaker
He gave his memory of hearing in 1941 that pearl harbor had been attacked and his experiences in the military then. He said that he worked as a soda jerk when he was in the military.

6th speaker
She talked of the power she has received from going to the temple.

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