Sunday, February 14, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 2-14-10

Doctrine and Covenants 33:12
  12 Behold, verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my agospel; and remember that they shall have faith in me or they can in nowise be saved;

Why did we come to earth?  To learn to be like God and thus be happy and have joy.

We were going to make mistakes and a way to fix those mistakes needed to be provided.

The first born knows us the best.  The only who knows us better are our parents.

The Abrahamic covenant
Earthly blessings of the Abrahamic covenant
  1. A promised land to live in. (Abraham 2:6, 19Genesis 12:717:8)
  2. A great posterity. Abraham 2:9–10Genesis 12:2–317:2, 4–6)
  3. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the priesthood for Abraham and his posterity. (Abraham 2:9–11Genesis 17:7)

Eternals parallels
  1. The celestial kingdom. (D&C 88:17–20)
  2. Eternal marriage and eternal increase. (D&C 132:19–22)
  3. Exaltation and eternal life. (D&C 132:23–24)

  1. Help all of God's children receive the full blessings of the gospel. (Abraham 2:9, 11)
  2. Obey God's commandments. (Genesis 18:19)

We are the hands of the Lord.

Mosiah 2:17
  17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn awisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the bservice of your cfellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.

From the Bulletin:

I have learned that it is by serving that we learn how to serve. When we are engaged in the service of our fellowmen, not only do our deeds assist them, but we put our own problems in a fresher perspective. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves. In the midst of the miracle of serving, there is the promise of Jesus, that by losing ourselves, we find ourselves. (See Matt. 10:39.)
Not only do we "find" ourselves in terms of acknowledging guidance in our lives, but the more we serve our fellowmen in appropriate ways, the more substance there is to our souls. We become more significant individuals as we serve others. We become more substantive as we serve others—indeed, it is easier to "find" ourselves because there is so much more of us to find!
George MacDonald observed that "it is by loving and not by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another." (George MacDonald Anthology, Geoffrey Bles, London, 1970.) Of course, we all need to be loved, but we must be giving and not always receiving if we want to have wholeness in our lives and a reinforced sense of purpose.
Spencer W. Kimball, "Small Acts of Service", Ensign, Dec 1974, 2

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