Sunday, December 15, 2013

Church Services This Week at Ridge Crest Ward Northridge Stake Layton Utah 15 Dec 2013

Elders Quorum
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow - Chapter 24 Reflections on the Mission of Jesus Christ
What places do you visit that brings to your remembrance good memories or bring back feelings of sacred experiences?

The secret of prosperity is doing the will of the Father.  He has created a plan for us to guide us on how life works and how eternity work.  If we follow his instructions we prosper, even in trials.

Those that speak in general conference spend hours in prayer and fasting to know what to speak about.  To think that we can get everything out of those talks by casually watching them once is foolishness.

Sunday School
Lesson. 44 Doctrine and Covenants and Church History  - Being Good Citizens
Doctrine and Covenants 58:21-22
21 Let no man break the laws of the land, for he that keepeth the laws of God hath no need to break the laws of the land. 22 Wherefore, be subject to the powers that be, until he reigns whose right it is to reign, and subdues all enemies under his feet.
Doctrine and Covenants 98:4-7
4 And now, verily I say unto you concerning the laws of the land, it is my will that my people should observe to do all things whatsoever I command them. 5 And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. 6 Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; 7 And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.
Doctrine and Covenants 134:3,5-6
3 We believe that all governments necessarily require civil officers and magistrates to enforce the laws of the same; and that such as will administer the law in equity and justice should be sought for and upheld by the voice of the people if a republic, or the will of the sovereign.
5 We believe that all men are bound to sustain and uphold the respective governments in which they reside, while protected in their inherent and inalienable rights by the laws of such governments; and that sedition and rebellion are unbecoming every citizen thus protected, and should be punished accordingly; and that all governments have a right to enact such laws as in their own judgments are best calculated to secure the public interest; at the same time, however, holding sacred the freedom of conscience.
6 We believe that every man should be honored in his station, rulers and magistrates as such, being placed for the protection of the innocent and the punishment of the guilty; and that to the laws all men owe respect and deference, as without them peace and harmony would be supplanted by anarchy and terror; human laws being instituted for the express purpose of regulating our interests as individuals and nations, between man and man; and divine laws given of heaven, prescribing rules on spiritual concerns, for faith and worship, both to be answered by man to his Maker.

Elder Ezra Taft Benson served as Secretary of the Agriculture while serving as an apostle.

Being involved in the community allows you to interact with and influence people you otherwise would not.

"In the last days churches will become more similar and the only difference will be authority." - unknown

“As Church members, we live under the banner of many different flags. How important it is that we understand our place and our position in the lands in which we live! We should be familiar with the history, heritage, and laws of the lands that govern us. In those countries that allow us the right to participate in the affairs of government, we should use our free agency and be actively engaged in supporting and defending the principles of truth, right, and freedom” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1987, 87; or Ensign, Nov. 1987, 72).

Sacrament Service
Acknowledge,receive,and give to learn how to be charitable.

Acknowledge what God has given us. Acknowledge His intimate and modest ways he gives to us.

Receive what God has given us with gratitude.

We must learn how to gratefully receive and then we give.

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