Sunday, December 08, 2013

Church Services This Week at Ridge Crest Ward Northridge Stake Layton Utah 8 Dec 2013

Elders Quorum
Chapter 23 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow
The constitution is an inspired and sacred document.

In spite of only having an elementary education, Joseph Smith was intelligent and well spoken.

He was also teachable.  He was taught by heavenly messengers, but he also had educated people enter his life and he learned from them.  One of those people was his wife Emma.  She was educated and he was not.  He was able to learn from her to the betterment of his ability to do the Lord's work.  It would've been easy to be resentful of her education, but he learned from her.

Sunday School
Lesson 43 - The Whole Armor of God
Doctrine and Covenants 27, Ephesians 6
Feet, same, Doctrine and Covenants 39:6, 2 Nephi 25:26, Alma 56:47-48, The preparation of the Gospel of peace
Loins, same, Doctrine and Covenants 93:24, John 8:32, , gird with truth
Head/Helmet, Same, Helaman 5:9, , , helmet of salvation
Sword, Word of God,  1 Nephi 15:23-24, , , sword of the spirit and word of God
Shield, Above All, Alma 57:25-26, Doctrine and Covenants 84:88, , shield of faith
Breastplate of righteousness,

"How will you resist his aggressive tactics? Put on the whole armor of God." (Robert D Hales, STAND STRONG IN HOLY PLACES, April 2013 General Conference)

We use our feet to walk and stand.  Your feet are the foundation of your body.  Your feet move you.

"What is the gospel of peace? The whole core and center of the gospel of peace was built around the person of Him who was cradled in the manger." (Harold B. Lee, “Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace,” Speeches of the Year, 1954, pp. 2–4, 6–7.)

If your loins are girded it protects vital organs.  It also protects our reproductive powers and virtue.

If we know and abide by truth you will be safe from harm and you will remain virtuous.

Our minds are bombarded all the time with vulgarity and inappropriate sexuality.  We must protect our heads.  Our mouth is part of our heads and we must guard that what comes out of our mouths is virtuous.

The Savior never taught the doctrine that we say what we want to say and if someone gets offended, then that is their problem.  He taught us to speak with love and virtue.

When he tells us to put on our armor, he does not say we will never get hit, just that we will survive and conquer.

Sacrament Service

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