Sunday, September 19, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah September 9-19-2010

2 Nephi 25:23-26
 23 For we labor diligently to write, to apersuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by bgrace that we are saved, after all we can cdo.
 24 And, notwithstanding we believe in Christ, we akeep the law of Moses, and look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, until the law shall be fulfilled.
 25 For, for this end was the alaw given; wherefore the law hath become bdead unto us, and we are made alive in Christ because of our faith; yet we keep the law because of the commandments.
 26 And we atalk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we bprophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our cchildren may know to what source they may look for a dremission of their sins.

  • What is faith?
    Faith is a principle of action.  Belief is the first step of that, without acting on that belief that faith is dead and no more.

When we have faith we exercise that faith move.

  • Why should we have faith in Christ?
    Faith produces results.  Christ is perfect, so faith in Christ produces perfection as we exercise our faith in him.  It may take a long time to attain, but little by little we get closer and closer to perfection.

  • How can we increase our faith?
    We increase faith by exercising it.  Just like we increase muscle or brain power by exercising it.
  • What are blessings of faith in Christ?
    Things work much better when you use them correctly.  Christ is our model for how to live life correctly.  When we do so life works much better.

The teacher passed out this list of scriptures to go with the lesson.
1. Doctrine and Covenants 45:32
2. Doctrine and Covenants 87:8
3. Doctrine and Covenants 101:22
4. 3 Nephi 23:1
5. Isaiah 4:5-6
6. Isaiah 4:5
7. 2 Nephi 14:5
8. Isaiah 2:2-3
9. Isaiah 5:26-29
10. Isaiah 6:1-4
11. Isaiah 6:5
12. Isaiah 6:6-7
13. Isaiah 6:8
14.     Abraham 3:27
15. 2 Nephi 11:8

Isaiah 2:2-3
 2 And it shall come to pass in the alast days, that the bmountain of the Lord’s chouse shall be destablished in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all enations shall flow unto it.
 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us ago up to the bmountain of the Lord, to the chouse of the God of Jacob; and he will dteach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of eZion shall go forth the flaw, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Let’s not confuse the word establish to mean that Zion is only “in the top of the mountains”.  Let us also not ignore the phrase “in the mountains” because Zion exists where ever there is a stake organized.  Zion was indeed established in the mountains and it has spread forth to begin to fill the whole earth.

Memorize yours and your spouse's patriarchal blessing, so you can ponder it frequently, even in the temple.

Why is it called the mountain of the Lord?  One reason could be because the prophets of the Lord use to go to the mountains when there was no temple.

Isaiah 5:26-29
 26 ¶ And he will lift up an aensign to the nations from far, and will bhiss unto them from the cend of the earth: and, behold, they shall dcome with speed swiftly:
 27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
 28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
 29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young alions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the bprey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

The word hiss in the scriptures sometimes mean a whistle or a way to get someone's attention.

Sacrament Service
Missionary who just returned from the Florida Jacksonville mission spoke to us.

Doctrine and Covenants 21:4–6
 4 Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give aheed unto all his words and bcommandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking in all choliness before me;
 5 For his aword ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith.
 6 For by doing these things the agates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of bdarkness from before you, and cause the heavens to cshake for your dgood, and his name’s eglory.

The living prophet is more vital to us than the Standard Works.” (President Ezra Taft Benson, Address given Tuesday, February 26, 1980 at Brigham Young University)

“The living prophet is more important to us than a dead prophet.” (President Ezra Taft Benson, Address given Tuesday, February 26, 1980 at Brigham Young University)

“The prophet is not required to have any particular earthly training or diplomas to speak on any subject or act on any matter at any time.

Sometimes there are those who feel their earthly knowledge on a certain subject is superior to the heavenly knowledge which God gives to his prophet on the same subject. They feel the prophet must have the same earthly credentials or training which they have had before they will accept anything the prophet has to say that might contradict their earthly schooling. How much earthly schooling did Joseph Smith have? Yet he gave revelations on all kinds of subjects. We haven’t yet had a prophet who earned a doctorate degree in any subject. We encourage earthly knowledge in many areas, but remember if there is ever a conflict between earthly knowledge and the words of the prophet, you stand with the prophet and you’ll be blessed and time will show you have done the right thing.” (President Ezra Taft Benson, Address given Tuesday, February 26, 1980 at Brigham Young University)

“The prophet tells us what we need to know, not always what we want to know.”  (President Ezra Taft Benson, Address given Tuesday, February 26, 1980 at Brigham Young University)

The prophet and the presidency—the living prophet and the First Presidency—follow them and be blessed—reject them and suffer.” (President Ezra Taft Benson, Address given Tuesday, February 26, 1980 at Brigham Young University)

From the Bulletin
"You might ask yourself, 'Do I see the calling of the prophets and apostles as sacred? Do I treat their counsel seriously, or is it a light thing with me?" President Gordon B. Hinckley, for instance, has counseled us to pursue education and vocational training; to avoid pornography as a plague; to respect women; to eliminate consumer debt; to be grateful, smart, clean, true, humble, and prayerful; and to do our best, our very best." Do your actions show that you want to know and do what he teaches? Do you actively study his works and the statements of the Brethren? Is this something you hunger and thirst for? If so, you have a sense of the sacredness of the calling of prophets as the witnesses and messengers of the Son of God." Elder D.Todd Christofferson, "A Sense of the Sacred," CES fireside for young adults, Nov. 7. 2004.

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