Sunday, March 14, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 3-14-10

Matthew 25:40
  40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have adone it unto one of the bleast of these mycbrethren, ye have done it unto me.

Christ created the earth, under the direction of the father.

Man was the last creation on this earth.  Everything else was prepared
for him.

A tadpole will grow into a frog.  A calf will grow into a cow. A girl
becomes a woman.  We have the potential to become like God.

2 Nephi 2:25
  25 aAdam bfell that men might be; and men care, that they might have djoy.

The teacher passed out these scripture references and quote for the lesson:
Begin List
Lesson #11: How Can I Do This Great Wickedness
1. 1 Chronicles 5:1-2
2. Genesis 37:3-8
3. Genesis 37:13-14
4. Genesis 37:15-17
5. Genesis 37:21-22, 26-27
6. Genesis 37:28, 31-33
7. Genesis 39:1-6
8. Genesis 39:11-12
9. Genesis 39:13-20
10. Genesis 39:21-23
11. Romans 8:28
12. Elder Hartman Rector Jr. explained: "[The] ability to turn everything into something good appears to be a godly characteristic. Our Heavenly Father always seems able to do this. Everything, no matter how dire, becomes a victory to the Lord. Joseph, although a slave and wholly undeserving of this fate, nevertheless remained faithful to the Lord and continued to live the commandments and made something very good of his degrading circumstances. People like this cannot be defeated" (in Conference Report, Oct. 1972, 170; or Ensign, Jan. 1973, 130).
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Joseph had the birthright even though he was the younger brother.  Reuben lost the birthright through disobedience.  Judah was given the responsibility to rule.  Joseph was given the birthright.

Your actions speak so loud that I cannot hear your words.

1 Nephi 1:20
  20 And when the Jews heard these things they were angry with him; yea, even as with the prophets of old, whom they had acast out, and stoned, and slain; and they also bsought his life, that they might take it away. But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender cmerciesof the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of ddeliverance.

Faith is like a muscle.  If you exercise it it grows.  If we do not it gets weak.

How do we develop any skill?  We study and practice.  The same is true in developing faith.

From the Bulletin
President Joseph F. Smith taught: "Faith is always a gift of God to man, which is obtained by obedience, as all other blessings-are." (Gospel Doctrine. P. 212)

"...Faith does not come without works; faith does not come without obedience to the commandments of God." (Conference Report, October 1903, p. 4)

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

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