Sunday, February 14, 2016

Church Services This Week at Ridge Crest Ward Northridge Stake Layton Utah 14 Febraury 2016

Elders Quorum
Why is adversity a necessary part of life?

How have to an adversity benefit your life?

How can we see adversity in the Lord's perspective?

Story in lds living about going mother in our ward years ago who had a brainstem stroke.

Our adversity is sometimes for someone else’s benefit.

The Lord will never give us more adversity than we can handle, nor will be give us less adversity than we need.

How horrible is it for an infant to be ill for almost a year and to have open heart surgery and for its parents to go bankrupt? Why would God allow such horrible things to happen?

The reason was for the growth and salvation for the parents, the children, or for the posterity yet to be born.

Sunday School
My teaching partners lesson.

Do any resurrected beings receive glory before the Millennium. When is the judgement?

Sacrament Service
Remember that when you are choosing a spouse you are also choosing the father of mother of your children.

Sisters, few of us will ever have to face an angry mob, but there is a war going on in this world in which our most cherished and basic doctrines are under attack. I am speaking specifically of the doctrine of the family. The sanctity of the home and the essential purposes of the family are being questioned, criticized, and assaulted on every front.“ (Bonnie L Oscarson, Defenders of the Family Proclamation, April 2015 General Conference)

Moses 2:27-29
27 And I, God, created man in mine own image, in the image of mine Only Begotten created I him; male and female created I them.
28 And I, God, blessed them, and said unto them: Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 And I, God, said unto man: Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in the which shall be the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

I need not remind you that the world we are in is a world of turmoil, of shifting values. Shrill voices call out for one thing or another in betrayal of time-tested standards of behavior. The moral moorings of our society have been badly shaken. So many of the youth of the world, and likewise so many of their elders, listen only to the seductive voice of self-gratification.” (President Gordon B Hinckley, “Stand Strong Against the Wiles of the World”, October 1995 General Conference)

Mosiah 2:14-15
14 And even I, myself, have labored with mine own hands that I might serve you, and that ye should not be laden with taxes, and that there should nothing come upon you which was grievous to be borne—and of all these things which I have spoken, ye yourselves are witnesses this day.
15 Yet, my brethren, I have not done these things that I might boast, neither do I tell these things that thereby I might accuse you; but I tell you these things that ye may know that I can answer a clear conscience before God this day.
Marriage is more than your love for each other. … In your love you see only your two selves in the world, but in marriage you are a link in the chain of the generations, which God causes to come and to pass away to his glory, and calls into his kingdom.” (Elder D Todd Christofferson, “Why Marriage, Why Family”, April 2015 General Conference)

Marriage helps us to not think so much about ourselves.

One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of a car we drove, what kind of a house we lived in, how much we had in the bank account, nor what our clothes looked like. But the world may be a little better because we were important in the life of a boy or a girl.” (President Thomas S Monson, “In Quest of the Abundant Life”, Ensign March 1988)

Exodus 20:12
12 ¶ Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

“God desires that all of His children come into the world as part of an eternal family with a mother and father who love and care for each other and for their children. If this is not your experience, be patient and continue to live righteously. Look for worthy role models. Prepare now to fulfill your divine roles as a husband or wife and as a parent. Commit to marry in the temple and establish your own eternal family.” (For the Strength of Youth, Page 15)

In our theology and in our practice, the family and the Church have a mutually reinforcing relationship. The family is dependent upon the Church for doctrine, ordinances, and priesthood keys. The Church provides the teachings, authority, and ordinances necessary to perpetuate family relationships to the eternities.” (Elder Dallin H Oaks, “Priesthood Authority in the Family and the Church, October 2005 General Conference)

Let me share the advice I give to couples when I perform a sealing in the temple: Never retire without kneeling together and holding hands and saying your prayers. And those prayers should be prayers of gratitude. There is something that happens, even when a husband and a wife are upset with each other, if they kneel at the end of the day and pray together. I do a lot of counseling with people troubled in their marriages. I always ask, “Do you kneel and hold hands at the end of the day, praying for Heavenly Father’s blessings in your home?” Not once in a struggling marriage is the couple still doing that. “ (Elder M Russell Ballard, “Family Councils: A Conversation with Elder and Sister Ballard”, June 2003)

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