Sunday, October 10, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah October 10-10-2010

2 Nephi 2:28
28 And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great aMediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit;

Christ overcame physical and spiritual death.  To partake of redemption from physical death all you have to do is die.  To partake of redemption from spiritual death Christ has provided us with a ladder to climb out of spiritual death.  Those steps are faith, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the holy ghost.  Once we climb
out of the hole we then arise to celestial glory by climbing the stairs of faith, repentance, and sacrament.

Consequences of Sin
Loss of blessings
Spirit loss
Addiction/loss of agency

“There is no royal road to repentance, no privileged path to forgiveness. Every man must follow the same course whether he be rich or poor, educated or untrained, tall or short, prince or pauper, king or commoner” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball [2006], 38; italics in original).

Steps of repentance
Forsake the sin
Make restitution
Forgive others

Confessing to god is a personal thing unless what you did could effect your standing in the church and then you would need get the bishop involved in your confession.  It is also good to tell another trusted adult as a support system for bigger sins.

Questions from the scriptures about Christ:
"What do ye think of Christ?"
"What manner of men ought ye to be?"
"Whom do men say that I the son of man am?"
"Who is on the Lord's side?"
"Have ye received His image in your countenance?"

“I find that when I get casual in my relationships with divinity and when it seems that no divine ear is listening and no divine voice is speaking, that I am far, far away. If I immerse myself in the scriptures, the distance narrows and the spirituality returns.” (“What I Hope You Will Teach My Grandchildren … ,” address to seminary and institute personnel, July 11, 1966.)

The Lord does not weary of caring for us.

Isaiah 41:17-18
17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not aforsake them.
18 I will open arivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the bwilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

A gossip gives away their power by relating what they know.  Once they tell then others also know.

From the Bulletin
"How grateful we are that the heavens are indeed open, that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored, and that the Church is founded on the rock of revelation. We are a blessed people, with apostles, and prophets upon the earth today." President Thomas S. Monson, "Closing Remarks, Ensign," Nov. 2009, 109-10.

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