Sunday, October 25, 2009

Church Services This Week at Regional Conference Broadcast From University of Utah, Logan Utah 10-25-09

“I have in my heart a great burning desire, my brothers and sisters. To make it possible to have a temple where every faithful Latter-day Saint can come and receive his or her temple blessings and have opportunity to extend those blessings to his or her forbearers” (Church News, May 4, 1996, p. 2) 

Worship in the Temple should be a large part of our family's worship.

Doctrine and Covenants 110 - Elijah

Blessings for going to the temple
  • Refined natures
  • Less selfishness
  • Would be in holy places more and in unholy places less
  • New spirit of confidence
  • Alma 26:6
    6 Yea, they shall not be beaten down by the storm at the last day; yea, neither shall they be harrowed up by the whirlwinds; but when the astormcometh they shall be gathered together in their place, that the storm cannot penetrate to them; yea, neither shall they be driven with fierce winds whithersoever the enemy listeth to carry them.

The purpose of the Church is to save people.  That's why we have classes, home teachers, missionaries, and temples.

Are we casual with our prayers until we really need Him?

"It is good to look to the past to gain appreciation for the present and perspective for the future. It is good to look upon the virtues of those who have gone before, to gain strength for whatever lies ahead. It is good to reflect upon the work of those who labored so hard and gained so little in this world, but out of whose dreams and early plans, so well nurtured, has come a great harvest of which we are the beneficiaries. Their tremendous example can become a compelling motivation for us all, for each of us is a pioneer in his own life, often in his own family, and many of us pioneer daily in trying to establish a gospel foothold in distant parts of the world." (President Gordon B. Hinckley, The Faith of the Pioneers, Ensign, July 1984)

I had not realized that Elder Eyring was born and reared in New Jersey.  That was kind of interesting, since we often think of leaders of the Church being born in the Church, but also born and raised in Utah.

Yet Elder Eyring noted that Elder George Q Cannon stated about Utah, "It was impossible for any person to live here unless he labored hard and battled and fought against the elements, but it was a first-rate place to raise Latter-day Saints, and we shall be blessed in living here..." (DISCOURSE BY ELDER GEORGE Q. CANNON, Delivered In The New Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, April 8, 1871, cited in The Journal of Discourses)

Even in tough financial times we must pay tithing.

Your capacity to get and retain employment will be increased as you serve faithfully in the Lord's kingdom.

If you are not careful to resist it, you troubles will turn inward.

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