Sunday, July 24, 2011

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah July 7-24-2011

Elders Quorum
The lesson was based on Elder David A Bednar, The Spirit of Revelation, General Conference April 2011.

Revelation comes based on your stewardship.

Revelation is to have us do something or give us comfort.

Sunday School
Luke is the author of acts and they are addressed to the same person.

The Pauline epistles are arranged by length.  They are named after who they are written to.

The general epistles are named after who wrote them.

Acts 1 - Peter stands up and addresses the apostles because he is the head if the church now that Jesus is gone.

The first order of business is to pick an apostle, since Judas apostatized and committed suicide and they have a vacancy in the twelve.  Matthias is called as the new apostle.

Acts 2 - speaking in tongues
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

Peter was able to raise the dead just like the savior, because Jesus gave him and the apostles that authority.  He does it invoking Christ's name.

From the Bulletin
"We each can learn much from our early pioneer ancestors, whose struggles and heartaches were met with resolute courage and an abiding faith in a living God. ... Youth and children were among the thousands who pulled and pushed handcarts or walked along that pioneer trail, just as they are among the Saints today who are pioneering in their own areas throughout the world. I think that there is not a member of this Church today who has not been touched by the accounts of the early pioneers. Those who did so much for the good of all surely had as their objective to inspire faith. They met the goal in a magnificent manner.
We honor those who endured incredible hardships. We praise their names and reflect on their sacrifices. What about our time? Are there pioneering experiences for us? Will future generations reflect with gratitude on our efforts, our examples? You young [people] can indeed be pioneers in courage, in faith, in charity, in determination. You can strengthen one another; you have the capacity to notice the unnoticed. When you have eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to feel, you can reach out and rescue others of your age.
One sentence from the book of Acts speaks volumes: Jesus `went about doing good ... for God was with him' (Acts 10:38). ...
Jesus Christ, Savior of the world—even the Son of God—was and is the ultimate pioneer, for He has gone before, showing all others the way to follow. May we ever follow Him!"
President Thomas S. Monson

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