How to instill a love of the Gospel and our children
2. Discuss, don't just teach
3. Be consistent
4. Use the churches resources, especially the Scriptures.
- kids can comprehend more than what we think. It also gets them used to the language of the Scriptures.
5. Bare our testimonies often
3 Nephi 13:24
24 No man can aserve btwo masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.
Mammon-extreme love of material things.
10 For the alove of bmoney is the root of all evil: which while some ccoveted after, they have derred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many esorrows.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, achoose you bthis day whom ye will cserve; whether the gods which your fathers served that wereon the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my dhouse, we will eserve the Lord.
Growing a Testimony
Prepare your heart (the soil).
Persevere through trials (weeds)
Needs to be nourished with the food of the gospel.
The quickest way to lose your testimony is to do nothing.
"...when men say unto us, 'you are not like us,' we reply, 'we know it; we do not want to be. We want to be like the Lord, we want to secure his favor and approbation and to live under His smile, and to acknowledge, as ancient Israel did on a certain occasion, The Lord is our God, our judge, and our king, and He shall reign over us.' "(Journal of Discourses 11:346-47, emphasis added.)
A testimony is gained on a principle by seeing the effects of living that principle in our own lives. All too often a testimony is gained by not living the principles and seeing the effects our lives.
There is a trend of people coming to meetings and activities late. If you can't be on time then be early.
The temple is close by and we should be there regularly. once a month is a bare minimum.
When Cain and Abel presented their offering one was the best they had and one was not acceptable. We must use our time for the best things.
Do we live the gospel or just profess to be believers?