Sunday, November 03, 2013

Church Services This Week at Ridge Crest Ward Northridge Stake Layton Utah 3 November 2013

Teachers Quorum
Prepare spiritually and temporally.   The goal is self reliance and to build your character.

Sunday School
How do we become self reliant?  Be prepared.

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 become self reliant by preparing.  We prepare our testimonies.  We prepare our minds.   We prepare hearts and our character.

Jacob 2:17-19
17 Think of your brethren like unto yourselves, and be familiar with all and free with your substance, that they may be rich like unto you.
18 But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God.
19 And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.

Doctrine and Covenants 49:19-20
19 For, behold, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the air, and that which cometh of the earth, is ordained for the use of man for food and for raiment, and that he might have in abundance.
20 But it is not given that one man should possess that which is above another, wherefore the world lieth in sin.
Being self reliant means being Christ reliant.  If we follow his example and instructions we will succeed.

Doctrine and Covenants 42:42
 42 Thou shalt not be idle; for he that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer.

“Our primary purpose was to set up … a system under which the curse of idleness would be done away with, the evils of a dole abolished, and independence, industry, thrift and self respect be once more established amongst our people. The aim of the Church is to help the people to help themselves. Work is to be re-enthroned as the ruling principle of the lives of our Church membership” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1936, 3).

"Now, a word to us seasoned brethren: retirement is not part of the Lord’s plan of happiness. There is no sabbatical or retirement program from priesthood responsibilities—regardless of age or physical capacity. While the phrase “been there, done that” may work as an excuse to avoid skateboarding, decline the invitation for a motorbike ride, or bypass the spicy curry at the buffet, it is not an acceptable excuse for avoiding covenant responsibilities to consecrate our time, talents, and resources in the work of the kingdom of God." (President Dieter F Uchtdorf, October 2009 General Conference)

Doctrine and Covenants 29:34
34 Wherefore, verily I say unto you that all things unto me are spiritual, and not at any time have I given unto you a law which was temporal;

"We have been taught to store a year’s supply of food, clothing, and, if possible, fuel—at home. There has been no attempt to set up storerooms in every chapel. We know that in the crunch our members may not be able to get to the chapel for supplies.
Can we not see that the same principle applies to inspiration and revelation, the solving of problems, to counsel, and to guidance?
We need to have a source of it stored in every home, not just in the bishop’s office.
If we do not do that, we are quite as threatened spiritually as we should be were we to assume that the Church should supply all material needs." (Elder Boyd K Packer, Solving Emotional Problems in the Lord’s Own Way, General Conference April 1978)

"Work is always a spiritual necessity even if, for some, work is not an economic necessity." (Elder Neal A Maxwell, Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel, General COnference April 1998)

Sacrament Service

We got a new bishopric.  Testimonies were from the leadership.

CES Devotional
Elder Russell D Osguthorpe
Many people know what they should do, but do not have the will to do it.
We can change our desires and behavior.
When we take the sacrament...still willing to take his name upon us.

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