13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
This could mean dying for someone or it could mean lay down the things you live for, like hobbies, work, vacation, and so forth.
6.1 and 6.11 from handbook 2
First, be self reliant. Second, care for the poor and needy Third, give service. We often spend more time on 2 and 3 than on 1.
Elders Quorum/High Priest
The instructor mentioned there is a Mormons in America thing on TV this week. Something call Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Chapter 16 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: George Albert Smith manual
The chapel is sometimes referred to as the sanctuary. It is like an exposure to a glimpse of the temple. Often we instead view the chapel as a socializing place.
One person shared that he heard of someone who kept a stopwatch on their kids in sacrament meeting and for every minute they acted up in the chapel was a minute that they would have to sit still on the couch when they got home.
I have often taught my kids that as boring and uncomfortable the chapel can be, the hallway is even more so. If I have to take them to the hall they will be very uncomfortable. Even a baby can be held and consoled in the hall, but face the wall with no scenery to look at. The chapel has people and things to look at and they can be there if they are quiet.
Alma 53, 56-58
The teacher talked about the Army of Helaman that was in the Bountiful, Utah Pioneer Day parade that has been posted by several people on YouTube.
47 Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.
48 And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.
The people of Ammon buried their weapons, perhaps because if they got mad they would have to go dig up their sword and by the time they would be done, maybe they wouldn't be mad anymore.
The parents of the army of Helaman covenanted to not shed blood anymore. The army of Helaman covenanted to never give up liberty and in all cases to protect the nephites. These were lifelong covenants.
A young woman expressed that she saw missionaries on temple square speaking to others in languages other than English. She said that gospel is true, no matter what language it is spoken in.
A missionary that returned from a mission to Argentina nine months ago spoke to us.