Sunday, May 09, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah April 5-9-2010

Alma 1
How the wicked behaved:
  16 Nevertheless, this did not put an end to the spreading of priestcraft through the land; for there were many who loved the vain things of the world, and they went forth preaching afalse doctrines; and this they did for the sake of briches and honor.
How the righteous behaved:
  29 And now, because of the steadiness of the church they began to be exceedingly arich, having abundance of all things whatsoever they stood in need—an abundance of flocks and herds, and fatlings of every kind, and also abundance of grain, and of gold, and of silver, and of precious things, and abundance of bsilk and fine-twined linen, and all manner of good homely ccloth.

  30 And thus, in their aprosperous circumstances, they did not send away any who were bnaked, or that were hungry, or that were athirst, or that were sick, or that had not been nourished; and they did not set their hearts upon criches; therefore they were dliberal to all, both old and young, both bond and free, both male and female, whether out of the church or in the church, having no erespect to persons as to those who stood in need.

"The object of prayer is not to change the will of God..." - (Bible Dictionary, Prayer)

We pray in the name of Jesus because he is our mediator or access to the father.  We also end in his name as etiquette, much like saying goodbye before you hang up the phone.

“The worst fear I have about this people is that they will get rich in this country, forget God and His people, wax fat, and kick themselves out of the Church and go to hell. This people will stand mobbing, robbing, poverty, and all manner of persecution and be true. But my greatest fear is that they cannot stand wealth” (quoted in Kimball, Miracle of Forgiveness, 48).

Deut 8:4
  4 aThy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

Apparently the clothes of the Israelites did not wear out during that forty years, in spite of all their travel and the length of time.
"Most men worry about succeeding in their life’s work and spend much time and effort at their profession. But I’ve learned that the way to put one’s professional life in order is to put one’s personal life in order. How can we be adequate at anything professionally without being adequate as men, husbands, and fathers first? And yet, we often shortchange those who mean most to us, thinking that because of our special training and special knowledge, others have a greater claim on our time and concern than our own families. I fully recognize that the work my wife did in my home was more important to me than any work I did." (Elder James E. Faust, "Brethren, Love Your Wives", Ensign July 1981)

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