Sunday, January 27, 2013

Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 27 January 2013

Priesthood OpeningGod's pattern is to choose prophets at a young age (Samuel, John the baptist, Israel's son Joseph)

Elders QuorumPresident Monson's October 2012 General Conference talk, Consider the Blessings
No request to Heavenly Father goes unheard.
The more we act on the promptings of the spirit, the more that will come and the better we will be able to recognize them.

Sunday SchoolDoctrine and Covenants 84:54-62;3,10; 5,17

The teacher handed out the following:
Key Events Surrounding the Book of Mormon Translation

21 Sep 1823Palmyra NYFirst visit of Angel Moroni
21 Sep 1823Palmyra NYD&C 2 received
18 Jan 1827Bainbridge NYJoseph marries Emma Hale
22 Sep 1827Manchester NYJoseph receives the plates
Dec 1827Harmony PAJoseph moves to Harmony
Feb 1828New York NYMartin Harris visits Prof. Anthon
12 Apr 1828Harmony PATranslation: Martin Harris as scribe
14 Jun 1828Harmony PAMartin Harris takes 116 pages
15 Jun 1828Harmony PAJoseph and Emma's son Alvin born/dies
Jul 1828Palmyra NYLoss of the 116 pages
Jul 1828Palmyra NYJoseph learns of the lost pages
Jul 1828Harmony PAD&C 3 received
Sum 1828Harmony PA D&C 10 received
Feb 1829Harmony PAD&C 4 received
Winter 1829Harmony PASome Translation: Emma Smith as scribe
Mar 1829Harmony PAD&C 5 received
5 Apr 1829Harmony PAOliver Cowdery arrives in Harmony
7 Apr 1829Harmony PATranslation: Oliver Cowdery as scribe
Apr 1829Harmony PAD&C 6, 7, 8, 9 received
15 May 1829Harmony PAAaronic Priesthood restored
15 May 1829Harmony PAD&C 13 received
May 18, 1929Harmony PAMelchizedek Priesthood restored
May 18, 1929Harmony PAD&C 11, 12 received
Jun 1829Fayette NYJoseph moves to Fayette
Jun 1829Fayette NYD&C 14, 15, 16 received
11 Jun 1829Utica NYJoseph applies for BoM copyright
Jun 1829Fayette NYTranslation completed
Jun 1829Fayette NYD&C 17, 18, received
Jun 1829Fayette NYThree Witnesses see the plates
Jun 1829Fayette NYEight Witnesses see the plates
Aug 1829Palmyra NYPrinting begins at E.B. Grandin
Sum 1829Palmyra NYM. Harris's farm is printing collateral
26 Mar 1830Palmyra NYBook of Mormon copies available
Mar 1830Manchester NYD&C 19 received
Apr 1830Fayette NYD&C 20 received
6 Apr 1830Fayette NYChurch of Christ organized
6 Apr 1830Fayette NYD&C 21 received
7 Apr 1831Palmyra NYM. Harris sells 150 acres to pay printer
28 Jan 1832Palmyra NYFinal payment made to printer

Section 84 is directed to elders that are returning from their missions.

The Church was under condemnation for treating the Book of Mormon lightly.

They may have been very heavily entrenched in the bible and were not teaching from or about the book of Mormon.

When Joseph Smith received the first visit from Moroni he was praying expecting a heavenly manifestation, since he had received one before.  In that room while he was praying were sleeping His siblings.

Moroni recites scriptures from the Bible and tells him that those scriptures will be fulfilled through him, Joseph.

Mosiah 4:27
27 And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.

Don't run faster than you have strength, but run as fast as you are able until the end.  Don't do everything at once, but do everything you can.

Sacrament Service
“There has come to you as your birthright something beautiful and sacred and divine. Never forget that. Your Eternal Father is the great Master of the universe. He rules over all, but He also will listen to your prayers as His daughter and hear you as you speak with Him. He will answer your prayers. He will not leave you alone” (“Stay on the High Road,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2004, 112)

It can sometimes be hard to talk to God, because you know he already knows everything.  There is value in telling him about your day anyway.  He wants to hear you tell him about it and it is good for you to grow your relationship with him by telling him those things.

How can we see heavenly Father's hand in all things?

Doctrine and Covenants 59:21
21 And in nothing doth man offend God, or against none is his wrath kindled, save those who confess not his hand in all things, and obey not his commandments.

Do good to them that despitefully use you - find scripture

3 Nephi 12:44
 44 But behold I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who despitefully use you and persecute you;

2 Nephi 5:27
27 And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness.

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