Sunday, August 14, 2011

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah August 8-14-2011

Elders Quorum
Kids can be taught modesty at a young age.  They can also have conversations about our bodies in a sacred way.

We have to approach the topics of modesty and chastity carefully because Satan can taint true information in one who is not mature.  We also approach it carefully because sexuality and our bodies are sacred.

Just like the temple is sacred and we speak very carefully about the temple and the ordinances that go on their and the covenants we make.

Who does pornography hurt?  If you are a soldier on guard duty and you fall asleep, who does it hurt?  Pornography dulls your ability to hear the spirit.  The power of your priesthood is lessened.  It is like being asleep on guard duty with any empty gun.

Sunday School
The people of south America may need a message that focuses on different things than the message people of Utah need.  The people of 2000bc may need a message that focuses on different things than what
people in 30ad needed, which may be a slightly different message than we need today.  A congregation that is having certain difficulties may get sermons that focus on fixing those difficulties and the speaker may not mention the other essential parts of God’s law.  A letter to the leader of a congregation, who already understands good works may only contain reminders on grace, without mentioning that our own effort is also required to reach out to that grace daily.

Many of the messages may be the same or part of the message may be similar, parts may be included or left out depending on the context of the audience.

Paul received the gospel through revelation.

The teacher gave a hand out on the travels and writings of Paul.

The travels and writings of Paul the Apostle
Approximate Date Travels Scripture References Notes
36 Road to Damascus Acts 9:4-19;22:7;26:14,
Gal 1:15-16
36-37 Arabia Gal 1:17
37-40 Damascus Acts 9:19-25;Gal l: 17-18
40 Jerusalem Visit Acts 9:26-30;Gal 1: 18-19 Visited with Peter and
James, the Lord's
40-44 Tarsus Gal 1:21-24
44-46 Antioch Acts 11:26 Brought by Barnabas
46-49 First Missionary Journey Acts 13:1 - 14:26 Barnabas and John
49 Council at Jerusalem Acts 15:1-13;Gal 2 :1-10 Travels with Barnabas
and Titus
49-52 Second Missionary Acts 15:36- 18:22 Silas, Timothy, Luke
54-57 Third Missionary Journey Acts 18:23- 21: 15
58-60 Prisoner at Caesarea Acts 24:1 - 26:32
61 Travel to Rome Acts 27:1 - 28: 10 Shipwrecked
61-63 House arrest in Rome Acts 28:30
63-67 Spain? Rome? Elsewhere? No Scriptural Record
67 -68 Death in Rome No Scriptural Record Martyred

Date Epistle Notes
50 1 Thessalonians Written from Corinth during his second missionary journey
51 2 Thessalonians See above
55 1 Corinthians
55 2 Corinthians
57 Galatians
57 Romans
60 Philippians
60 Colossians
60 Ephesians
62 Philemon
62 Hebrews
64 1 Timothy
64 Titus
65 2 Timothy
For more information see "Pauline Epistles" Bible Dictionary (pp 743-748)

Acts 11:22
22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

Barnabas doesn't decide on his own to go to Antioch.  He is assigned by the apostles.

Acts 11:26
26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

People who did not believe in Christ called them Christians.  Paul does not call them Christians.  He calls them saints.

John Mark is the author of the book Mark.

Acts 13:2
2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

The apostles fasted and laid hands on the person to give them the authority to minister.
Separate = set apart.

Saul was named after king Saul and was of the tribe of Benjamin.

Sacrament Service
Doctrine and Covenants 78:19
 19 And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.

“Prophets are not the only people who can receive revelation. According to your faithfulness, you can receive revelation to help you with your specific needs, responsibilities, and questions and to help you strengthen your testimony.” (“Revelation,” True to the Faith, (2004),140–44)

Joseph Smith History 1:12
 12 Never did any passage of scripture come with more power to the heart of man than this did at this time to mine. It seemed to enter with great force into every feeling of my heart. I reflected on it again and again, knowing that if any person needed wisdom from God, I did; for how to act I did not know, and unless I could get more wisdom than I then had, I would never know; for the teachers of religion of the different sects understood the same passages of scripture so differently as to destroy all confidence in settling the question by an appeal to the Bible.

From the Bulletin
"Most testimonies don't happen in a blinding flash of light. You gain gospel knowledge over time, and you learn to rely on good feelings prompted by the Holy Ghost. Along the way, there are many people who serve as role models: those who inspire us to live as we should live. You will strengthen your testimony and learn to be obedient by following their examples. Following good role models is a key to your future. You will end up being like those you look up to, so find good heroes, and try to live as they would live. Consider eternal things as the measurement of who your role models should be. Look to the good examples in your own family, and pattern yourself after them. Look at others who pattern their lives after the Savior, and pattern your life after them.
Choose your role models wisely because they become your heroes. You will remember what they would do, and that becomes your pattern, enabling you to make wise decisions. And before you know it, others will be looking up to you and patterning their good behavior based on a role model they admire—you.
The ultimate role model for our mortal lives is, of course, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was perfect in every way and who gave Himself as a sacrifice for our sins. All of our righteous behaviors and actions spring from our faith in our Redeemer, and that faith springs from our testimony of who He is and what He has done for us. ''

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