Sunday, February 28, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 2-28-10

Isaiah 41:13
  13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

Safety for the Soul - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's October 2009 General Conference talk

Matt 24:24
  24 For there shall arise afalse bChrists, and cfalse prophets, and shall shew great dsignsand wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall edeceive the very felect.

Luke 21:26

  26 Men’s hearts afailing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be bshaken.

Abraham was told to sacrafice his son after being promised that his son was meant for a posterity for abraham.  It was probably also difficult since he was put up for sacrifice himself as a young man. Isaacs's sacrafice is in similitude of the savior's sacrifice.  Abrham was giving his son just as god gave his son.  It was also a likeness in that there was an offering provided in the place of Issac just as Jesus was sacrificed in our place that we might not have to be.

The following is a list the teacher handed out:
Begin List

1. Abraham 1:1, 5-8
2. Abraham 1:7, 12
3. Abraham 1:15-16, 20
4. Genesis 15:1-6
5. Genesis 16:1-3
6. D&C 132:34-35
7. Genesis 16:10-11
8. Genesis 17:15-16, 19, 21
9. Genesis 17:17
10. Genesis 22:1
11. Genesis 17:19
12. Genesis 22:2-3
13. Elder Dallin H. Oaks explained: "When they came to the prescribed place, Abraham built an altar and laid wood upon it. Then, the Bible says, 'Abraham ... bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood' (Genesis 22:9). What did Isaac think when Abraham did such a strange thing? The Bible mentions no struggle or objection. Isaac's silence can be explained only in terms of his trust in and obedience to his father" (in Conference Report, Oct. 1992, 51; or Ensign, Nov. 1992, 37).
14. Genesis 22: 8, 13
15. Elder Dallin H. Oaks said: "This story ... shows the goodness of God in protecting Isaac and in providing a substitute so he would not have to die. Because of our sins and our mortality, we, like Isaac, are condemned to death. When all other hope is gone, our Father in Heaven provides the Lamb of God, and we are saved by his sacrifice" (in Conference Report, Oct. 1992, 51; or Ensign, Nov. 1992, 37).
16. Genesis 22:11-12
17. Genesis 22:16
End List

Doctrine and Covenants 38:30
  30 I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, atreasure up bwisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.

Magnifying callings
Magnifying starts with light.  Without light you can see nothing,  Magnified or not.

"Brethren, when we stand before the Lord to be judged, will He look upon the positions we have held in the world or even in the Church? Do you suppose that titles we have had other than 'husband,' 'father,' or 'priesthood holder' will mean much to Him? Do you think He will care how packed our schedule was or how many important meetings we attended? Do you suppose that our success in filling our days with appointments will serve as an excuse for failure to spend time with our wife and family?" (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Lift Where You Stand", General Conference October 2008)

From the Bulletin:
"When we think of self control, often we think of the thing the commandments "restrict" us from doing. This is true in a sense, because it does require self-control to not do things that are not allowed in the commandments, but it has a greater meaning in things we can do. For example it takes self control to finish goals that you have started. Take school for example, it requires little to start college, but it requires great self-control to finish college. Life is a test of not only what we will give up for the Lord and the gospel, but what we will do for Him. Every time we show self-control by doing and not just being. we become something more than we currently are, and we become a little more like our Heavenly Father."

"When we love the Lord, obedience ceases to be a burden. Obedience becomes a delight." Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin.

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