Sunday, September 27, 2009

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 9-27-09

Alma 26:22
 22 Yea, he that arepenteth and exerciseth faith, and bringeth forth good bworks, and prayeth continually without ceasing—unto such it is given to know the cmysteries of God; yea, unto such it shall be dgiven to ereveal things which never have been revealed; yea, and it shall be given unto such to bring thousands of souls to repentance, even as it has been given unto us to bring these our brethren to repentance.

Three reasons we do service - Fear, Duty, Charity 

Unselfish ServiceElder Dallin H. Oaks

Fear focuses on you.
Duty focuses beyond you yo God.
Charity focuses on love.  You do it because you are like God to some degree.

Sunday School
The symbolism of building the Salt Lake Temple is like our life.  They buried the foundation of the temple to protect it from what they fear the army would do to it.  They found when they redug the foundation that the stones they had used were not holding.  They had to redo it with stronger stone.

Do we learn about our foundations as we go through trials in our lives and have to rebuild them with stronger materials?  Do our testimonies get buried at times and we have to spend time digging them out.

Elder Oaks quoted, "You can’t be a life saver if you look like all the other swimmers on the beach." (Ardeth Greene Kapp, I Walk by Faith (1987), 97)

From the Bulletin:
"Remember, a good attitude produces good results, a fair attitude fair result, a poor attitude poor results. We each shape our own life, and shape of it is determined largely by our attitude." (Elder M. Russell Ballard)
Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best — better than does God. Or at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God's purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable." (Elder Neal A. Maxwell)

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