Sunday, June 08, 2014

Church Services This Week at Elkhart 2nd Ward South Bend Indiana Stake Elkhart Indiana 8 June 2014

Sacrament Service
A sister missionary spoke to us.  Some of the talk was based on the June Ensign article, Hastening the Work by President Thomas S Monson.

Some of our genealogy research with be hard, but the Holy Spirit will help us as we ask and work.

"As you pursue family history work, you are going to find yourself running into roadblocks, and you are going to say to yourself, “There is nothing else I can do.” When you come to that point, get down on your knees and ask the Lord to open the way, and He will open the way for you." - From the ensign article.

A Stake high councillor spoke to us.

The Book of Mormon as the keystone of our testimony.

The keystone of an arch holds it together and allows for a very tall and large structure.

The Book of Mormon is said to be the keystone of our religion.

If the Book of Mormon is true the Joseph Smith is a prophet.  If Joseph Smith is a prophet, then the things he reveled are true.

If the Book of Mormon is not true everything else crumbles away.

Is it possible that the Lord needed the Church to have something so curious or peculiar as the Book of Mormon to differentiate us from the multitude of other Bible only Christian churches.

Sunday School
Judges 21:25
25 In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

This describes the world at large today.  People say they can do what they want because “they are a good person”.

But some churches go down a similar road. They have no authorized leader.  They follow whatever they think the Bible says and they pay a pastor to serve them, but give him no authority to lead them to tell them how the church should be run.

Elders Quorum
Teachings of Presidents of the Church:Joseph Fielding Smith
Priesthood Keys
Being consistent allows other to know they can count on us.  Whether it is in our home teaching or our jobs or with our children.

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