Elders Quorum What makes the Church different than other churches? The lesson focused on personal revelation. There are so many different ideas in the world about religion or science and many of the arguments are well thought out. Without revelation it is impossible to make sense to find what is right and true.
"Personal revelation has more power than an irrefutable fact. ""Personal testimony is confirmed to us initially and is reaffirmed and enlarged thereafter through a harmonious combining of both the intellect and the spirit." (President Boyd K Packer, Reverence Invites Revelation, October 1991 General Conference)
“What should we do to make this authorized admonition to seek for the companionship of the third member of the Godhead an ongoing reality? Let me suggest that we need to (1) sincerely desire to receive the Holy Ghost, (2) appropriately invite the Holy Ghost into our lives, and (3) faithfully obey God’s commandments.” ... " Do we likewise remember to pray earnestly and consistently for that which we should most desire, even the Holy Ghost?" (David A Bednar, Receive the Holy Ghost, October 2010 General Conference)
Sunday School Invitations The invitation to come into Christ is the most important invitation we will ever give to anyone.
Luke 10:25-29 25 ¶And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? 26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. 29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
Matthew 11:28-30 28 ¶Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Testimony Meeting Our stake high councilor shared the new month's Stake theme: "Sharing my feelings of the temple with a friend of another faith" Reference scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 28:16 16 And thou must open thy mouth at all times, declaring my gospel with the sound of rejoicing. Amen.
Reference talk: "Put Your Trust in the Lord", M Russell Ballard, October 2013 General Conference
Youth Fireside A couple of youth talked about their experience being in the cultural celebration for Ogden temple rededication. Dustin Coleman spoke to us. He is a seminary teacher at Northridge High School. "You are youth of the noble birthright. You may not at this time know what that means. It means that behind you are great men and women who did wonderful and brave things. They made decisions that were not easy to make, and in many cases they paid a terrible price for those decisions, some of them even giving their lives rather than forsake the truth they had embraced.“ (President Gordon B Hinckley, FOUR B’S FOR BOYS, October 1981 General Conference)President Hinckley went on the tell the story of three 18 year old young men. They had been sent out to rescue saints stuck in a snowstorm on the plains. These three young men carries many many cold and exhausted people across an icy river to save their lives and help them finish their journey to the Salt Lake valley."In all that you do, stay focused on the temple."-For the Strength of Youth, First Presidency Message. Alma 46:12 12 And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole.Think of the temple and that future spouse you will have one day when you are tempted. The stake president took two gentlemen from India of the Hindu religion through the Ogden temple open house.