Sunday, December 12, 2010

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah December 12-12-2010

Why did Christ introduce the sacrament? To help us remember.
Luke 22:19-20
19 And he took abread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my bbody which is cgiven for you: this do in dremembrance of me.
20 Likewise also the acup after supper, saying, This cup is the new btestament in my blood, which is shed for you.

3 Nephi 18:4-9
4 And when they had eaten and were filled, he commanded that they should give unto the multitude.
5 And when the multitude had eaten and were filled, he said unto the disciples: Behold there shall one be aordained among you, and to him will I give power that he shall bbreak cbread and bless it and give it unto the people of my dchurch, unto all those who shall believe and be baptized in my name.
6 And this shall ye always observe to ado, even as I have done, even as I have broken bread and blessed it and given it unto you.
7 And this shall ye do in aremembrance of my bbody, which I have shown unto you. And it shall be a testimony unto the Father that ye do always remember me. And if ye do always remember me ye shall have my Spirit to be with you.
8 And it came to pass that when he said these words, he commanded his disciples that they should take of the awine of the cup and drink of it, and that they should also give unto the multitude that they might drink of it.
9 And it came to pass that they did so, and did drink of it and were filled; and they gave unto the multitude, and they did drink, and they were filled.

They were filled.  This does not mean that they passed around tons of bread and wine and they all chowed down and got full.  After taking the bread they were filled and they were filled again when they took the wine.  What they were filled with was the spirit.  There is nothing magical about the bread and the water that will automatically
give us the spirit.  We have we to partake of that spirit and not just passively eat a piece of bread and an ounce of water.  If our head and heart isn't in the game we won't get anything out of it.

When we partake of the bread the sacrament prayer say that we are witnessing that we willing to take upon us the name of the Son

Doctrine and Covenants 27:2-3
2 For, behold, I say unto you, that it mattereth not what ye shall aeat or what ye shall drink when ye partake of the sacrament, if it so be that ye do it with an eye single to my bglorycremembering unto the Father my dbody which was laid down for you, and my eblood which was shed for the fremission of your sins.
3 Wherefore, a commandment I give unto you, that you shall not purchase awine neither strong drink of your enemies;

Daniel 2:19-23
19 Then was the asecret revealed unto Daniel in a night bvision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for awisdom and might are his:
21 And he changeth the atimes and the bseasons: he cremovethkings, and setteth up kings: he giveth dwisdom unto the wise, and eknowledge to them that know understanding:
22 He arevealeth the deep and secret things: he bknoweth what isin the darkness, and the clight dwelleth with him.
23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.

Immediately after receiving what the kings dream was and the interpretation thereof Daniel gave thanks to God.

When we teach people to pray we teach them the first thing they do after addressing father in heaven is to give gratitude.

Gratitude is more than being thankful.

Babylon to Cyrus of Persia to Philip and Alexander the great to the roman empire to the European kingdoms are the kingdoms symbolized in the kings dream.

Missionary that just returned from the Chile Santiago East Mission spoke to us.

Isaiah 41:10
10 aFear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

From the Bulletin
"To follow Christ is to become more like Him. It is to learn from His character. As spirit children of our Heavenly Father, we do have the potential to incorporate Christlike attributes into our life and character. The Savior invites us to learn His gospel by living His teachings. To follow Him is to apply correct principles and then witness for ourselves the blessings that follow. This process is very complex and very simple at the same time. Ancient and modern prophets described it with three words: "Keep the commandments"—nothing more, nothing less. Developing Christlike attributes in our lives is not an easy task, especially when we move away from generalities and abstractions and begin to deal with real life. The test comes in practicing what we proclaim. The reality check comes when Christlike attributes need to become visible in our lives—as husband or wife, as father or mother, as son or daughter, in our friendships, in our employment, in our business, and in our recreation. We can recognize our growth, as can those around us, as we gradually increase our capacity to "act in all holiness before [Him]" (D&C 43:9).
Developing Christlike attributes can be a painful process. We need to be ready to accept direction and correction from the Lord and His servants.
By becoming more like the Savior, we will grow in our ability to "abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost" (Rom. 15:13). We will "lay aside the things of this world, and seek for the things of a better" (D&C 25:10). President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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