Sunday, February 10, 2013
Church Services This Week at Sullivan Hollow Second Ward Weber Heights Stake Ogden Utah 10 February 2013
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow chapter 3
No matter what we do God loves us. He will continue to help us as we continue to reach for him and do our part.
He loves us no matter what, but his love doesn't override our need to prepare. If you want to be a surgeon, just because we are dear to the head of a hospital, we can not be a surgeon without doing what is required to be a surgeon.
A person can begin to start preparing to be a surgeon at anytime. A person can begin to learn to be like Christ at anytime.
We spend a lot of time and money bringing awareness and trying to cure AIDS and other STDs. If people would be aware of and stick to the law of chastity the incidents of those things would be minimal.
Doctrine and Covenants 8,9,11, Elder David A Bednar, Spirit of Revelation, April 2011 General Conference
President Henry B Eyring talks about the Doctrine and Covenants in the First Presidency message in the January 2013 Ensign.
Continue to ask as you study the dnc:
What is revelation?
How do we receive it?
How do we recognize it?
Revelation is answer to prayer, knowledge from heavenly father on how to live our lives, and enlightenment to our minds. Also see Doctrine and Covenants 9:8-9,
Revelation is very personal to each person. We need to figure out how it works in us.
No one can take revelation from us (v3), but we can take it from ourselves.
Oliver's failure to translate did not release him as scribe.
Oliver felt revelation as a burning in the bosom, but that is not the only way to receive revelation.
Joseph said that he reflected on James 1:5 again and again. Not a stupor of thought but a continual reflection on the scripture, thus indicating an answer to prayer and personal revelation.
“ Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery gained valuable experience with the spirit of revelation as they translated the Book of Mormon. These brethren learned they could receive whatever knowledge was necessary to complete their work if they asked in faith, with an honest heart, believing they would receive. And over time they increasingly understood the spirit of revelation typically functions as thoughts and feelings that come into our minds and hearts by the power of the Holy Ghost. " - (Elder David A Bednar, The Spirit of Revelation, General Conference April 2011)
The most powerful missionary work is a positive example.