Sunday, April 18, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 4-18-2010

The holy ghost is likened to the sun in that he is in one place, but his influence is felt in many places on earth at the same time.

God the Father is the ruler, the Son is the savior, and the Holy Ghost is the revelator

The Holy Ghost has a view of our lives outside ourselves and has the perspective of God's will.

Mana was a symbol of Christ.  Christ came down from heaven to give his people life much like mana came down from heaven to sustain the Israelites.  Also they partook for the mana daily, just as we should feed our spirits everyday keeping ourselves close to Christ.

They held up Moses' hands.  This is much like us sustaining our leaders to make sure they are able to do their responsibilities.

List of scriptures the instructor passed out.

1. Exodus 15:22-24
2. Exodus 17:1-3 
3. Exodus 15:25 
4. Exodus 17:4 
5. Exodus 15:25-26 
6. Exodus 17:5-7 
7. 1 Corinthians 10:4 
8. 1 Nephi 11:25 
9. John 4:14 
10. D&C 63:23 
11. Exodus 16:2-3 
12. Exodus 16:4, 11-15 
13. John 6:35 
14. John 6:48-51 
15. Exodus 17:8-13 
16. President Ezra Taft Benson said: "I am reminded how Moses up on the hill raised his arms for the victory of the armies of Israel. As long as his arms were raised, Israel prevailed, but when they dropped from weariness, then the enemy prevailed. And so Aaron and Hur 'stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side,' and Israel was victorious. So will we be victorious as we hold up the arms of the Lord's anointed servants" (in Conference Report, Apr. 1986, 98; or Ensign, May 1986, 77).
17. Exodus 18:13-18 
18. Exodus 18:19-23 

"In this Church we are not hobbyists in genealogy work." (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "In Wisdom and in Order", Ensign June 1989)

“We can’t do everything for everyone everywhere, but we can do something for someone somewhere.” (Richard Evans’ Quote Book (1971), 51.)

"Our effort is not to compel everyone to do everything, but to encourage everyone to do something." (Elder Dallin H. Oaks, "Family History: 'In Wisdom and Order'", Ensign June 1989)

“Man who sit with legs crossed and mouth open waiting for roast duck to fly in have long hunger.” (Old Chinese Saying)
Missionary that just returned from Fukuoka, Japan spoke to us.

We have to want the blessings of paying tithing more than we want that 10% of income.  We have to want God's blessings more than earthly

It is impossible to do more for God than he will do for us.

Mosiah 2:24
  24 And secondly, he doth arequire that ye should do as he hath commanded you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bbless you; and therefore he hath paid you. And ye are still indebted unto him, and are, and will be, forever and ever; therefore, of what have ye to boast?

“A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation.” “Those who do not make the sacrifice cannot enjoy this faith, because men are dependent upon this sacrifice in order to obtain this faith.” (Joseph Smith, cited in Lectures on Faith (1985), 69–70.)

“Real, personal sacrifice never was placing an animal on the altar. Instead, it is a willingness to put the animal in us upon the altar and letting it be consumed!” (Elder Neal A. Maxwell, “ ‘Deny Yourselves of All Ungodliness,’ ” Ensign, May 1995, 68).

Ezra Taft Benson stated, “When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power.”(in Donald L. Staheli, in Conference Report, Apr. 1998, 108; or Ensign, May 1998, 82 ).

From the Bulletin
Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism. - Abraham Lincoln

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