Sunday, June 03, 2012

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 3 June 2012

Ward Council
Doctrine and Covenants 68:6
6 Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.

Handbook 2 section 12:intro-2
Sunday School Responsibilities

Elders Quorum
THe lesson was based on President Thomas S. Monson General Conference priesthood session talk - Willing and Worthy to Serve

“The Holy Priesthood is the channel through which God communicates and deals with man upon the earth; and the heavenly messengers that have visited the earth to communicate with man are men who held and honored the priesthood while in the flesh; and everything that God has caused to be done for the salvation of man, from the coming of man upon the earth to the redemption of the world, has been and will be by virtue of the everlasting priesthood.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff (2004), 38)

“The priesthood … is … the power of God delegated to man by which man can act in the earth for the salvation of the human family, in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, and act legitimately; not assuming that authority, nor borrowing it from generations that are dead and gone, but authority that has been given in this day in which we live by ministering angels and spirits from above, direct from the presence of Almighty God.” (Joseph F. Smith, Gospel Doctrine, 5th ed. (1939), 139–40; emphasis added)

“What is priesthood? … It is the government of God, whether on the earth or in the heavens, for it is by that power, agency, or principle that all things are governed on the earth and in the heavens, and by that power that all things are upheld and sustained. It governs all things—it directs all things—it sustains all things—and has to do with all things that God and truth are associated with.” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: John Taylor (2001), 119)

Words to describe Priesthood
-gods power
-heavenly messengers
-privilege - See “Your Potential, Your Privilege” by President Deiter F Uchtdorf from April 2011 General Conference

Doctrine and Covenants 130:5
 5 I answer, Yes. But there are no angels who minister to this earth but those who do belong or have belonged to it.

Nothing significant happens in the church until love becomes our motivation.

Duty isn't enough to sustain us.  We must change our character to be motivated by love in addition to our sense of duty.

Sunday School
Mosiah 28-29, Alma 1-4
At this point Alma the elder is the leader of the church and Mosiah, the son of King Benjamin, is king.

Sacrament Service
Most times miracles come when things are hard.  If they came when things are easy they would just be happenings or common place.

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