Sunday, June 10, 2012

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 10 June 2012

Elders Quorum
Home teaching isn't just about visiting.  We need to challenge our home teaching families to make their lives better.

President George Albert Smith related the gift of the holy ghost to the clicking in the radio in an old airplane that tells you when the plane gets off course.

The teacher mentioned the book Putting on the armor of God.

God doesn't leave us alone to interpret the scriptures.  He is
constantly giving us the opportunity for revelation.  He is constantly
giving us direction from modern prophets.
“Salvation cannot come without revelation [and I am not now speaking about the revelation that gave the dispensation in which we live—I am speaking of personal revelation to individuals]; it is vain for anyone to minister without it.” (Bruce R McConkie, Teachings, p. 160.)

Sunday School
Alma 4-7
Alma the younger is the chief judge, high priest, and military leader.  He was very busy.

Alma chapter 7:10
10 And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God.

If you are going to describe to people outside Utah or outside the United States that your home town is Taylorsville you would probably clarify it as near Salt Lake City.  You might even leave out Taylorsville entirely and just say from Salt Lake City.

If the savior had not been born there, who would ever have known where Bethlehem was?

Sacrament Service
What prevents us from doing missionary work?

  • Fear
Doctrine and Covenants 38:30
30 I tell you these things because of your prayers; wherefore, treasure up wisdom in your bosoms, lest the wickedness of men reveal these things unto you by their wickedness, in a manner which shall speak in your ears with a voice louder than that which shall shake the earth; but if ye are prepared ye shall not fear.

  • We don't know what to do

Our former Bishop's son, who just returned from a mission to Milan, Italy, spoke to us.

Stake Employment Specialists Meeting
“When our wagon gets stuck in the mud, God is much more likely to assist the man who gets out to push than the man who merely raises his voice in prayer—no matter how eloquent the oration.” (Elder Dieter F Uchtdorf, Two Principles for Any Economy, October 2009 General Conference)

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