Sunday, August 31, 2008

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 8-31-08

Priesthood Opening
Doctrine and Covenants 4:2
2 Therefore, O ye that embark in the
aservice of God, see that ye bserve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand cblameless before God at the last day.

September 6 - 40th St Park Weber Heights Stake picnic. If you're bringing a salad to have it there by 5 p.m. Walk/run at 8 a.m. prime activity at 5 p.m.. Picnic at 6 p.m..
The bishop said taping a priesthood blessing at home is allowable.

Elders' Quorum
The Elders' quorum president counseled us four things that we should calendar with his wife: temple attendance, family home evening, scripture study, family prayer.

1 Ne. 4: 14
14 And now, when I, Nephi, had heard these words, I remembered the words of the Lord which he spake unto me in the wilderness, saying that: a
Inasmuch as thy seed shall keep my bcommandments, they shall cprosper in the dland of promise.

2 Ne. 4: 4
4 For the Lord God hath said that: a
Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land; and inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from my presence.

Jarom 1: 9
9 And thus being prepared to meet the Lamanites, they did not prosper against us. But the word of the Lord was verified, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that: a
Inasmuch as ye will keep my commandments ye shall bprosper in the land.

Omni 1: 6
6 For the Lord would not suffer, after he had led them out of the land of Jerusalem and kept and preserved them from falling into the hands of their enemies, yea, he would not suffer that the words should not be verified, which he spake unto our fathers, saying that: a
Inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall not bprosper in the land.

Mosiah 1: 7
7 And now, my sons, I would that ye should remember to a
search them diligently, that ye may profit thereby; and I would that ye should bkeep the commandments of God, that ye may cprosper in the land according to the dpromises which the Lord made unto our fathers.

If we obey the commandments we will prosper in the land.

We talked about us being weak and the Lord will make up for our shortcomings if we do all we can.

We should calendar things so entertainment doesn't get in the way of responsibility. It is harder to procrastinate if things are planned for. Writing something down makes a sort of commitment to yourself.

Relief Society
The Parable of the Trumpet Vine was shared. It was something about someone having purchased a house and having truble with all the sun on one side of the house in the summer time. One spring the husband planted some stick looking things in front of the window. by the time summer came they had grown into a full vine and covered that corner of the house, giving it shade. When they sold the house the person bought it in the winter or spring and only saw sticks. They ripped them out not ever seeing the shade they provided.

Handout from Relief Society relating to The Parable of the Trumpet Vine:
1 Nephi 20:21
21 And they athirsted not; he led them through the deserts; he caused the waters to flow out of the brock for them; he clave the rock also and the waters gushed out.

1 Nephi 21:9-10
9 That thou mayest say to the aprisoners: Go forth; to them that sit in bdarkness: Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their cpastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor the sun smite them; for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

John 4:10
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the
agift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee bliving water.

Revelation 21:6
6 And he said unto me, It is done.
aI am bAlpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the cwater of life freely.

2 Nephi 9:50
50 Come, my brethren, every one that athirsteth, come ye to the bwaters; and he that hath no cmoney, come buy and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price.

Doctrine and Covenants 10:65-66
65 For, behold, I will agather them as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, if they will not harden their hearts;
66 Yea, if they will come, they may, and partake of the awaters of life freely.

Sunday School
Book of Mormon - Lesson 33: “A Sure Foundation”
A house built on a firm foundation is better able to stay in place and support us and keep us safe when the world around us shifts, changes, or has things impacting on it. The same is true for or spiritual life. If we have a strong foundation under us when the world shifts, changes, or has things impacting on it we will not be taken down by them.

It was expressed that many are unsure how to pronounce the names Pahoran and Pacumini. I found this pronunciation guide for Book of Mormon names.

The Pronunciation Guide at the end of the Book of Mormon says that Pahoran is pronounced pa-hōr'un and Pacumeni is pronounced pā-kyū'mĕn-ī.

29 For verily, verily I say unto you, he that hath the spirit of acontention is not of me, but is of the bdevil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another.

The spirit of contention leads to being quick to anger and less charitable. Pride leads to contention.

Helaman 2:5
5 Therefore he did aflatter them, and also Kishkumen, that if they would place him in the judgment-seat he would grant unto those who belonged to his band that they should be placed in power and authority among the people; therefore Kishkumen sought to destroy Helaman.

Wanting more is different than wanting more than someone else.

Helaman 3:29
29 Yea, we see that whosoever will may lay hold upon the aword of God, which is bquick and powerful, which shall cdivide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, and lead the man of Christ in a strait and dnarrow course across that everlasting egulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked—

Sacrament Meeting
First Speaker
They based their remarks on a talk by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin titled
Three Choices.
The three choices are repent, priorities, choose the right.

When we make mistakes we can not go back. We should start where we are and repent.

We believe in the repentance process, but do we really trust the Lord to forgive us and get us out of our sin.

She quoted from the book "Not withstanding my weakness" by
Neal A. Maxwell

Are you willing to give up your favorite sin?

Second Speaker
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 aisaint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a jchild, ksubmissive, meek, humble, patient, fullof 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.

Alma gives the Answer to Cain's question as to whether we are our brother's keeper.
Mosiah 18: 8
8 And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are adesirous to come into the bfold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;

He quoted from chapter 6 of The Screwtape Letters, "The great thing is to direct the malice to his immediate neighbors whom he meets everyday and to thrust his benevolence out to the remote circumference, to people he does not know. The malice thus becomes wholly real and the benevolence largely imaginary. There is no good at all in inflaming his hatred of Germans if, at the same time, a pernicious habit of of charity is growing up between him and his mother,"

From the Bulletin:
"The Key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities..." (Stephen R. Covey).

Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land. Today is the day of decision.

We become masters of our lives by focusing on first things first. We all have a pretty good idea of the most important decisions we need to make--decisions that will improve our lives and bring us greater happiness and peace. That is where we should start. That is where we should place our greatest effort.

First, choose to begin the process of repentance now. Do not delay. Attend your meetings and serve cheerfully in the Church. LEarn and live by gospel principles. Begin now to turn your steps toward the temple.

Second, choose your priorities. Let your family come first. Hold worthwhile family home evenings. Let the time that you spend with your families be consistent with how important they are. Cherish and nurture family members and never allow busy schedules and frustrations to drive a wege between you and your loved ones. Strive each day to be more obedient to the Lord's commandments.

Third, choose the right. Study the scriptures and the words of our prophet today. Apply these sacred teachings to your lives. Reach out to those in distress to relieve suffering and help others become self-reliant. As you do so, the Lord will be well pleased with you." (Elder Joseph B. Withlin, "Three Choices" Ensign November 2003).

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 8-24-08

Priesthood Opening
Doctrine and Covenants 59:14-16
14 Verily, this is fasting and prayer, or in other words, rejoicing and prayer.
15 And inasmuch as ye do these things with athanksgiving, with bcheerful chearts and countenances, not with dmuch elaughter, for this is sin, but with a glad heart and a cheerful countenance—
16 Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, the afulness of the earth is yours, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which climbeth upon the trees and walketh upon the earth;
-- the verse ends "the fullness of the earth is yours"
stake fireside tonight. Mission president will be speaking.

One of the youth shared experience about giving out Book of Mormons in various languages to foreign exchange students that have been working with his mom.

Elders' Quorum
The Elders' quorum presidency reviewed the instructions for blessing babies per the Bishop's instruction last week to review the handbook. Baby blessings start by addressing Heavenly Father and then addressing the child.

Someone asked about dedicating a home. The consensus was that it is just a prayer and does not need to have priesthood authority in order to do it. Someone stated that the handbook says that any father can dedicate his home. No one asked, but I wonder if a single person male or female could also do it. Could a student dedicate a dorm room. Could a single mother dedicate her home. Someone also stated that the handbook said something about this sort of prayer in a home is not the same thing as what is done to dedicate a building like a chapel or a temple to the work of the Lord.

The lesson was based on Elder Bednar's talk Ask in Faith. He started his talk with, "I want to review three examples of asking in faith in meaningful prayer and discuss the lessons we can learn from each one of them. As we speak of prayer, I emphasize the word meaningful."

James 1:5
5 aIf any of you lack bwisdom, let him ask of God, that cgiveth to all men liberally, and dupbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Moroni 10:3-5
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.
4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would aask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not btrue; and if ye shall ask with a csincere heart, with dreal intent, having efaith in Christ, he will fmanifest the gtruth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may aknow the btruth of all things.

Prayer on the one hand is easy, but it is also hard work. It is easy to get on her knees and say the words. It is hard to work to accomplish what we ask for. It is hard to prepare to receive an answer and to listen.

Sunday School
Book of Mormon Lesson 32: “They Did Obey … Every Word of Command with Exactness” p142
Alma 53
Helman's 2060 had never gone to battle before. They were also put on the front lines and used as bait. Yet none of them perished. All of them received wands, at nine died.

The parents of the 2060, the Ammonites, wrote the covenant they made to bear their weapons and never shed blood. The covenants we make( baptism, temple covenants, and so forth) are written for us. The Ammonites made a covenant above and beyond what was required to show their commitment and repentance.

Someone gave this quote, but I was unable to capture who they attributed it to."small variations in parents can cause major oscillations in children"

Sacrament Meeting
Youth Speaker
Part of the purpose of this life is to learn to make good choices.

2 Nephi 2:27
For the strength of youth -- agency -- free to choose your actions. You are not free to choose the consequences of those actions.

The speaker stated "Consequences will roll around and bite you or give you a hug."

First Adult Speaker
The speaker talked about how Paul referenced sporting events. They also referenced a talk by Paul H Dunn, The Game of Life. Like Jesus, Paul was skilled in the use of vivid illustrations drawn from current events.

"Paul made this great admonition on which I would like to make a comment. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. (See 2 Tim. 2:5.)"

They quoted from a talk by Elder Bednar Seek Learning by Faith “'When a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth [the message] unto the hearts of the children of men' (2 Nephi 33:1). Please notice how the power of the Spirit carries the message unto but not necessarily into the heart. A teacher can explain, demonstrate, persuade, and testify, and do so with great spiritual power and effectiveness. Ultimately, however, the content of a message and the witness of the Holy Ghost penetrate into the heart only if a receiver allows them to enter. Learning by faith opens the pathway into the heart."

Second Adult Speaker
Witnesses of the Book of Mormon
The Bible witnesses of the Book of Mormon in Ezekiel 37:16-20
16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one astick, and bwrite upon it, For cJudah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and dwrite upon it, For eJoseph, the fstick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions:
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become aone in thine hand.
18 ¶ And when the children of thy people shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou not shew us awhat thou meanest by these?
19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of aJoseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
20 ¶ And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.

The book of Mormon has witnesses but it is also a witness. "Wherefore, it is an abridgment of the record of the people of Nephi, and also of the Lamanites—Written to the Lamanites, who are a remnant of the house of Israel; and also to Jew and Gentile" Book of Mormon title page.

Moroni etched at great effort, by a dim fire, all alone, the pages of the book of Mormon. The least we can do is read what he wrote in our soft chairs by electric lights in our climate controlled homes with our families.

From the bulletin:
What if someone came back to teach us?

They did.  It took visits by angels in our day in order to 
instruct us anew regarding God's plan of salvation and
to reasssure us that mortality does not end with death
and that death is not extinction.
It is critical that we CLEARLY and fully understand ALL the elements of the Plan of Salvation/Mercy.  A fluffy or shallow understanding in insufficient.  We must know, feel, and yearn to understand the "plan" even better than we do now.  Truly, of all the error that we, mortals, could make, God's plan of Salvation is the wrong thing to be wrong about.

A key part of the "plan" (His plan) is that we understand that we will be tutored in the life.  That tutoring will often be painful.  Individual development requires an "opposition in all things." (2 Nephi 2:11).  Yet, as we "work out our salvation", we often find that our finest hours are sometime during or just following our darkest hours.

It also is an incredible irony that some [people] complaining attempt to use the tutoring process of the Lord [in our lives] against him.  Or resent the reality that we are to walk by faith during this mortal experience.  Yet...there is no saving faith merely in acknowledging a fact here or there.  We must consciously ACT on what we know for there to any form of "saving".

As we strive to ACT upon our knowledge with consistency and exactness, the Lord in His tender tutoring and mercies will keep His everlasting covenant with us.  He will carry us.  He will succor us.  He will save us.
The Bishop

Insert in the bulletin:
5 Pillars of a Solid Marriage
  1. Daily Couple Prayer
  2. Daily Couple Scripture Study
  3. Daily Couple Talk/Listen Time
  4. Weekly Couple Planning Time
  5. Weekly Couple Engaged Date Time

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 8-17-08

Priesthood Opening
1 I, Nephi, having been aborn of bgoodly cparents, therefore I was dtaught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many eafflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a frecord of my proceedings in my days.

The bishop reviewed how to bless a baby. He referred us to the Family Guidebook for instructions on how to do it. He wanted to remind us that those planning on blessing a child should arrange it with the bishop before arranging it with their extended families.

The church is unique in the way that we are organized to take care of and watch over each other. We should call our district leaders at the end of each month and tell them who we visited, who we missed, and any needs of the families that we are responsible for.

The bishop said that missionary opportunities many times come in the disguised in work clothes.

Elders' Quorum
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith Chapter 15: Establishing the Cause of Zion p. 182–91
The logistics of physical, group Zion will be hard until we figure out the logistics of spiritual, individual Zion.

Sunday School
Book or Mormon Lesson 31: “Firm in the Faith of Christ” p138
Why the war chapters in the Book of Mormon?
Those chapters talk about fortifications in preparation for enemy attack. We are to fortify our homes against attacks from Satan and his influences.

Elder David O. McKay said: “There are … two conditions which may justify a truly Christian man to enter—mind you, I say enter, not begin—a war: (1) An attempt to dominate and to deprive another of his free agency, and, (2) Loyalty to his country. Possibly there is a third, [namely], Defense of a weak nation that is being unjustly crushed by a strong, ruthless one” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1942, 72).

The battle changes from battling in war to battling in politics. Moroni wins in battle and then a group rises up politically that is teaching against the doctrines of the church. Moroni raises up the title of liberty to remind everyone to defend their families and values.

Before making the title of liberty and also before going to battle as well he prayed. Before any battle we have in our lives we should pray first.

Sacrament Meeting
An experience with going to Lima, Peru. She went to the temple there.

1 John 4:18
18 There is no afear in blove; but perfect clove casteth out fear: because fear hath dtorment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

A missionary that just returned from a mission to Austria. He spoke about standard bearers in war. He also talked about Captain Moroni's title of liberty

President Hinckley gave us a standard to stand with when he gave us The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

Lot pitched his tent toward Sodom. Abraham pitched his toward the temple. I have often thought of it as simply putting the door of the tent facing in that direction. Was it perhaps putting his tent in that proximity as well. Did he put it close to Sodom to easily get back to the center of commerce and old friends and family? Perhaps Abraham knew there was trouble back there and that he wanted to have convenient access to the temple and church resources.

The bishop counseled us to calendar our lives with priorities so that our lives don't get filled with uncalendared non priorities.

From the Bulletin:
President Ezra Taft Benson taught, "If Book of Mormon prophets saw our day and chose those things which would be of greatest worth to us, is not that how we should study the Book of Mormon? We should constantly ask, "Why did the Lord inspire [this prophet] to include that in his record? What lesson can I learn from that to help me live in this day
and age?"
What do we learn from the "sons of Helaman?" At least three things:
'And they were all young men" Mormon said, "and they were exceedingly valiant for courage, and also for strength and activity" (Alma 53:20). The courage to follow of prophets changes
everything. Elder Eyring states that "Every time in my life when I have chosen to delay following inspired counsel or decided that I was an exception,I came to know that I had put myself in harm's way.
"To trust,"stated Elder Richard G.Scott,"means to obey willingly without knowing the end form the beginning. To be productive, your trust in the lord must be more powerful and enduring than your confidence in your own personal feelings and experience."

"If all matters were immediately resolved at your first petition, you could not grow. Your father in heaven and Jesus love you perfectly. They would not require you to experience a moment more of difficulty than is absolutely needed for your personal benefit or for that of those you love.
"Yea, and they did obey and observe to perform every word of command with exactness; yea and even according to their faith it was done unto them and I did remember the word which they said unto me that their mother had taught them (Alma 57:21) "Motherhood is near to divinity,
it is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.
(Conference Report 1942)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 8-10-08

This Week at Church Priesthood Opening
Exodus 15:26
26 And said, If thou wilt adiligently bhearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and ckeep all his statutes, I will put none of these ddiseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that ehealeth thee.

The bishop gave us a few words of encouragements. "Pick your priorities. If your first priority is not the kingdom of God then whatever else you choose doesn't matter. Remember who you are, where you you want to go, and how you are going to get there. If you don't pick your priorities someone will pick them for you."

Elders' Quorum
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith Chapter 14: Words of Hope and Consolation at the Time of Death p.141–81
Just like any other trial in our lives, is there a purpose in our lives when a loved one or even a child of ours dies? Is there anything positive we learn from it?

This life is not the end and we can see our loved ones again if we are obedient.

Sunday School
Book of Mormon Manual Lesson 30: “The Great Plan of Happiness” p.133
Alma 40-42
We talked about Alma teaching his son, Corianton, after Corianton was disobedient on his mission.

Elder Boyd K. Packer said, "I have long believed that the study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than talking about behavior will improve behavior."

We also talked about the teachings of Nehor that were prevalent at the time that may have influenced Corianton.

  • No need to repent.

  • All mankind will be saved - No atonement.

  • Not possible to know of things to come.
Teaching Methods Used by Alma as a Righteous Father

  • Held PPIs - The PPIs are held individually and privately. That way failures don't make children feel embarrassed or successes don't make the others jealous.

  • Had gift of discernment. -Elder David A. Bednar quoted Steven L. Richards on the gift of discernment in the talk Quick to Observe at BYU on May 10, 2005 - "

    First, I mention the gift of discernment, embodying the power to discriminate . . . between right and wrong. I believe that this gift when highly developed arises largely out of an acute sensitivity to impressions—spiritual impressions, if you will—to read under the surface as it were, to detect hidden evil, and more importantly to find the good that may be concealed. The highest type of discernment is that which perceives in others and uncovers for them their better natures, the good inherent within them. . . .

    . . . Every member in the restored Church of Christ could have this gift if he willed to do so. He could not be deceived with the sophistries of the world. He could not be led astray by pseudo-prophets and subversive cults. Even the inexperienced would recognize false teachings, in a measure at least. . . . We ought to be grateful every day of our lives for this sense which keeps alive a conscience which constantly alerts us to the dangers inherent in wrongdoers and sin. [CR, April 1950, 162–63; emphasis added]"

    Elder James E. Faust in the address at BYU on November 15, 1995 Trying to Serve the Lord Without Offending the Devil - "Satan has had great success with this gullible generation. As a consequence, literally hosts of people have been victimized by him and his angels. There is, however, an ample shield against the power of Lucifer and his hosts. This protection lies in the spirit of discernment through the gift of the Holy Ghost. This gift comes undeviatingly by personal revelation to those who strive to obey the commandments of the Lord and to follow the counsel of the living prophets."

  • Reproved with sharpness and teaches doctrine and shows an increase of love. (D&C 121: 43) - One of the definitions that the American Heritage Dictionary has for the word sharp is "Having clear form and detail" another they gave is "Clearly and distinctly set forth".

    Elder H. Burke Peterson of the First Quorum of the Seventy stated in his talk Unrighteous Dominion, "Perhaps we should consider what it means to reprove with sharpness. Reproving with sharpness means reproving with clarity, with loving firmness, with serious intent. It does not mean reproving with sarcasm, or with bitterness, or with clenched teeth and raised voice. One who reproves as the Lord has directed deals in principles, not personalities. He does not attack character or demean an individual."
Alma testifies counter to the teachings of Nehor

  • Clarifies that there is a need for a savior. Alma 39:15 - 15 And now, my son, I would say somewhat unto you concerning the acoming of Christ. Behold, I say unto you, that it is he that surely shall come to take away the sins of the world; yea, he cometh to declare glad tidings of salvation unto his people.

  • Testifies that there is a savior coming. Alma 39:16 - 16 And now, my son, this was the ministry unto which ye were called, to declare these glad tidings unto this people, to prepare their minds; or rather that salvation might come unto them, that they may prepare the minds of their achildren to hear the word at the time of his coming.
Resurrection does not happen until after Christ comes. Alma 40:2 - 2 Behold, I say unto you, that there is no resurrection—or, I would say, in other words, that this mortal does not put on aimmortality, this corruption does not bput on incorruption—cuntil after the coming of Christ.

Someone pointed out that there were things that Alma was learning as he taught or prepared to teach his son. Class members stated that those who teach often learn more about what they teach.

The body and the spirit separate and you are brought to God's (Christ's) realm for a mini judgment to determine where you will wait until you are resurrected. These spirits are in transit between their origin (life) and destination (post judgment). Alma 40:11-13 -

11 Now, concerning the astate of the soul between bdeath and the resurrection—Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are ctaken dhome to that God who gave them life.

12 And then shall it come to pass, that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into a state of ahappiness, which is called bparadise, a state of rest, a state of cpeace, where they shall rest from all their troubles and from all care, and sorrow.

13 And then shall it come to pass, that the aspirits of the wicked, yea, who are evil—for behold, they have no part nor portion of the Spirit of the Lord; for behold, they chose evil works rather than good; therefore the spirit of the bdevil did enter into them, and take possession of their house—and these shall be cast out into outer cdarkness; there shall be dweeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth, and this because of their own iniquity, being led captive by the will of the devil.

Corianton ends up understanding and is called again to the mission.

Sacrament Meeting

17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn awisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the bservice of your cfellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.

39 For behold, this is my awork and my bglory—to bring to pass the cimmortality and deternal elife of man.

One of the speakers quoted Marion G. Romney. I think it was this talk and this quote. The Responsibilities of Home Teachers, "

Among the specific responsibilities of home teachers, the following may be listed:

First and foremost, to so live that they always enjoy the companionship of the Holy Ghost and act under his inspiration in the discharge of their home teaching responsibilities.

Second, to encourage and inspire every member to do his or her part to make and keep the home a truly Latter-day Saint home.

This would mean, among other things, that parents are sealed in the temple; that children not born under the covenant are sealed to parents; that future marriages are performed in the temple; that family prayers are regularly said night and morning; that secret prayers are said by every member with like consistency; that other gospel standards and practices are understood and complied with; that home evenings are regularly observed and the recommended lessons considered; that children are blessed and baptized in harmony with the revelations; that ordinations in the priesthood are merited and obtained in proper season; that priesthood bearers attend their priesthood meetings; that sacrament meeting attendance is regular; and that every member participate in the organizations and activities sponsored by the Church for his or her temporal and spiritual development."

If you want people to come visit you then you should reach out and visit others yourself. -Matt. 7: 12 - 12 Therefore all things awhatsoever ye would that bmen should cdo to you, ddo ye even so to them: for this is the elaw and the prophets.

One speaker referenced a talk given by a member of the Seventy - One among the Crowd By Dennis B. Neuenschwander.

It was expressed that service is another word for love.

He quoted from a talk by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin from the October 2007 general conference - The Great Commandment - "What quality defines us best as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? I would answer: we are a people who love the Lord with all our hearts, souls, and minds, and we love our neighbors as ourselves."

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have alove one to another.

Many show a fish or a cross to show they are followers of God. The way that we should show it is with our lives and by serving and loving each other.

1 Cor. 13: 8
8 Charity never afaileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Moro. 7: 46
46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—

From a talk at last conference by Elder Carlos H. Amado - Service, a Divine Quality - "To teach His doctrine and to serve our fellowmen are two responsibilities that we accepted when we were baptized. This converts us into true servants of Christ."

Elder Amado also quoted, “Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you” (John 6:26–27).

From the bulletin:
"As we serve we grow. President George Albert Smith taught, 'It is not what we receive that enriches our lives, it is what we give.'" (In Conference Report, April 1935, 46.)

"Selfless service is a wonderful antidote to the ills that flow from the worldwide epidemic of self-indulgence. Some grow bitter or anxious when it seems that not enough attention is being paid to them, when their lives would be so enriched if only they paid more attention to the needs of others.

The answer lies in helping to solve the problems of those around us rather than worrying about our own, living to lift burdens even when we ourselves feel weighed down, putting our shoulder to the wheel instead of complaining that the wagons of life seem to be passing us by." (Elder David S. Baxter, "Faith, Service, Constancy", Ensign, November 2006, 14.)