Be ready at any moment to use the priesthood to bless your family and those around us. I should not let my behavior constrain the spirit
and power of god from acting in me.
Why did Jesus send Peter, James, and John to restore the priesthood? Why didn't Jesus do it himself? He showed us the pattern that we are to following in administering the Church. The prophet doesn't go out and do everything in the church. Neither does the stake president and bishop go do everything themselves at the local level. Those who have been given stewardship over certain things go forth and act.
It may have also been an example to Joseph and Oliver about who had had the authority before them and that they could go read about how
Peter, James, and John grew and learned their calling.
2 Nephi 31-33
The first principles and ordinances of the gospel - The 4th Article of Faith - faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost
John the baptist was a very important prophet and yet he humbled himself and shank away, even to giving up his life to testify and make
way for the Christ.
One of the class members proposed that there is no step in our progression that isn't accompanied by a covenant.
When the scripture speak of turning to the Lord it means to repent.
Why are we only baptized only after we are eight years old? We have to understand the contract we are entering into. Also, we are saved
after all we can do and baptism is the beginning of all we can do. -
2 And it came to pass that the Lord did say unto me: Cry unto this people—Repent ye, and come unto me, and be ye baptized, and build up again my church, and ye shall be spared.
Jacob 6:5 - "Full purpose of heart" - with no ulterior motive
5 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I beseech of you in words of soberness that ye would repent, and come with full purpose of heart, and cleave unto God as he cleaveth unto you. And while his arm of mercy is extended towards you in the light of the day, harden not your hearts.
One of the ways God speaks to us is through reading our scriptures.
41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it.
When god speaks and we obey we are always better for it.
Preparing our own meals is better for us than processed foods that are quick to prepare and/or eat.
How well do we obey the word of wisdom, both dos and don'ts?
From the Bulletin
“Obedience to the Lord’s commandments provides us confidence in our chosen path, qualifies us for His guidance and direction as we pursue our efforts, and offers us the potential to become like our Savior, Jesus Christ, and return to our Father's presence.” —Bruce A. Carlson, “When the Lord Commands," Ensign, May 2010 40.