Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunday July 13, 2008 - Services Sullivan Hollow Second Ward

Priesthood Opening
The bishop talked about taking pen and paper with you when you pray .

Doctrine and Covenants 88:77-78
77 And I give unto you a commandment that you shall ateach one another the bdoctrine of the kingdom.
78 Teach ye diligently and my agrace shall attend you, that you may be binstructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient for you to understand;

Elders Quorum
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith Chapter 12: Proclaim Glad Tidings to All the World p.148–57
4 steps to member missionary work.
1. Be prepared - read scriptures and gain testimony.
2. Love those around you - serve others, pray to love.
3. Pray with faith for help to do your job.
4. Open your mouth -"Example helps, but you have to speak to share a testimony."

Wilford Woodruff, the fourth President of the Church, recalled the following words of the Prophet Joseph Smith: “The world is full of darkness. Sin and wickedness is overwhelming the world as the waters cover the great deep. The devil rules over the world in a great measure. The world will war against you; the devil will, earth will, and hell will. But … you must preach the Gospel, do your duty, and the Lord will stand by you. Earth and hell shall not prevail against you.”

Sunday School
-Gave up weapons of rebellion - What are our weapons of rebellion?
-They took a new name for themselves to distinguish themselves. They also chose to act in a way to honor their new name.
-It is important to make and keep covenants.
-The Anti-Lehi-Nephis would've rather died than to take the risk that they might break their covenant to God.
-Rather than take the life of another they would rather give their own.
-If something tempts us we should avoid it completely.
-If something uplifts us we should embrace it.

Below are some notes that my wife took in this same class.
Alma 23:1-7
Lamanites are converted to the gospel and give up all weapons of rebellion and never feel away from the gospel.

How can we give up our weapons of rebellion and never fall away from Christ?

Alma 24
How are we different from others? (dress, word of wisdom, happy)

How can we be grateful in times of hardships and be grateful for the growth of a trial?

Bury weapons (rebellion) deep to not be tempted again.

How should we keep covenants? A life change. What are we willing to do to keep our covenants with God? Giving up idleness etc.

The effort it takes to give up all can bring about that change of heart.

Alma 24:30
30 And thus we can plainly discern, that after a people have been once aenlightened by the bSpirit of God, and have had great cknowledge of things pertaining to righteousness, and then have dfallen away into sin and transgression, they become more ehardened, and thus their state becomes fworse than though they had never known these things.

Sacrament Meeting
Youth Speaker
He gave the boy scout oath and explained what it means.

First Adult Speaker
We have been chosen to run the last leg of a long relay race that was started by Adam and Eve.

Second Adult Speaker
Isaiah 2: 3
3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us ago up to the bmountain of the Lord, to the chouse of the God of Jacob; and he will dteach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of eZion shall go forth the flaw, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Ephesians 6: 12
12 For we awrestle not bagainst cflesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the drulers of the edarkness of this world, against spiritual fwickedness in high places.

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