Sunday, January 31, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 01-31-10

What does it mean to sustain?  Bricks in a wall sustain each other.  If you remove several of them, others will fail under the weight of the load.

Fourfold mission of the church:
  • Proclaim the Gospel
  • Redeem the Dead
  • Perfect the Saints
  • Care for the poor and needy

Moses 5:16
  16 And Adam and Eve, his wife, ceased not to call upon God. And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bare aCain, and said: I have gotten a man from the Lord; wherefore he may not reject his words. But behold, Cain bhearkened not, saying: Who is the Lord that I should cknow him?

How would it have been for Eve to go through birth for the first time?  No one else had gone through it.

Cain's sacrafice was rejected because the sacrafice was to be in similitude of the sacrafice of the son of god.

Cain would rule over Satan because he had a body and Satan does not.

Ephesians 2:19-20

  19 Now therefore ye are no more astrangers and foreigners, but bfellowcitizens with the csaints, and of the dhousehold of God;

  20 And are built upon the foundation of the aapostles and bprophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief ccorner stone;

The focus on raising the bar for missionaries was talked about.  (Elder M. Russell Ballard, The Greatest Generation of Missionaries, Ensign November 2002)  They talked about inserting the word family where the word missionary is in the talk and focusing on how families need to have the bar raised as well.

From the bulletin:
"Why should we love God? God the Eternal Father did not give that first great commandment because He needs us to love Him. His power and glory are not diminished should we disregard, deny, or even defile His name. His influence and dominion extend through time and space independent of our acceptance, approval, or admiration.

No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God!

For what we love determines what we seek.

What we seek determines what we think and do.

What we think and do determines who we are - and who we will become.

We are created in the image of our heavenly parents; we are God's spirit children.

Therefore, we have a vast capacity for love—it is part of our spiritual heritage. What and how we love not only defines us as individuals; it also defines us as a church. Love is the defining characteristic of a disciple of Christ." - President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "The Love of God", Ensign, November 2009, 21 - 24.

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