Sunday, August 05, 2012

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 5 Aug 2012

Ward Council
Someone gave a thought based on Elder Jeffrey R Holland’s Ensign article, Standing Together for the Cause of Christ

Training was from Handbook 2 section 3.1
3.1 The Savior’s Way of Leading
All Church leaders are called to help other people become “true followers of … Jesus Christ” (Moroni 7:48). To do this, leaders first strive to be the Savior’s faithful disciples, living each day so that they can return to live in God’s presence. Then they can help others develop strong testimonies and draw nearer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Church programs and activities help achieve these purposes.
Leaders can best teach others how to be “true followers” by their personal example. This pattern—being a faithful disciple in order to help others become faithful disciples—is the purpose behind every calling in the Church.
When leaders serve according to this pattern, they help Church members desire to be worthy of temple marriage and the blessing of an eternal family.

Elders Quorum
The Elders Quorum presidency reviewed how to bless/dedicate a baby.
1. Addresses Heavenly Father.
2. States that the blessing is given by the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood.
3. Gives the child a name.
4. Gives a priesthood blessing as the Spirit directs.
5. Closes in the name of Jesus Christ.

The Lesson was based on the First Presidency message by President Monson from August 2012, The Savior’s Call to Serve

Moses 1:39
39 For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

“...whom the Lord calls, He qualifies.” (ELDER CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN, Seven Lessons on Sharing the Gospel, Ensign February 2005)
1 Nephi 3:7
7 And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.

Luke 1: 37
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

“O Cromwell, Cromwell!
Had I but served my God with half the zeal
I served my king, He would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies.” (William Shakespeare, “King Henry the Eighth”, Act 3, scene 2, lines 455–58)

One of Satan's best tools is keeping good men busy with good things and getting them to neglect better or best things.

Sunday School
Alma 41-42
The Plan of Salvation
Alma calls it the plan of restoration and the plan of salvation and the great plan of happiness and the plan of redemption and the great
plan of mercy.

"“The Lord has described his plan of redemption as the Plan of Happiness. … Conversationally, we reference this great design almost too casually at times; we even sketch its rude outlines on chalkboards and paper as if it were the floor plan for an addition to one’s house. However, when we really take time to ponder the Plan, it is breathtaking and overpowering!” (Elder Neal A Maxwell, “Thanks Be to God,” Ensign, July 1982, 51)

Satan tries to play on out built in desire for agency and say that we can choose whatever we want. He also tries to minimize our agency's impact on our salvation.

Topical Guide Problem-Solving

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