Sunday, May 01, 2016

Church Services This Week at Oak Ridge Ward Layton North Stake Layton Utah 1 May 2016

From the Bulletin
“Those who keep a book of remembrance are more likely to keep the Lord in remembrance in their daily lives. Journals are a way of counting our blessings and of leaving an inventory of these blessings for our posterity.” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. Edward L. Kimball, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1982, p. 349.)

Sacrament Service
Matthew 7:15-20
15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Sunday School
Book of Mormon lesson 16 the book of Enos
Enos wrestled before the Lord. What does it mean that he wrestled. Perhaps it was the adversary holding him back. Perhaps he was wrestling with the pain and embarrassment of his sins.

The line of prophets and record keepers in the book of Enos came from Jacob's line and not Nephi.

Elders Quorum
The lesson was taken from Sister Wendy Watson Nelson, Becoming the Person You Were Born to Be, January BYU Hawaii devotional.
How do we keep our prayers fervent? Do we recognize the different scope of prayers? We have meeting prayers, family, prayers, couple prayers, personal prayers…

When we’re desperate to be guided by heaven, we work harder than ever to tune in to heaven. When we’re desperate to be physically healthy, we eat and exercise accordingly. No excuses! When we’re desperate to have more money, we eagerly follow the Lord’s law of finances—which is, of course, tithing!”

“When we’re desperate to become the people we were born to be, our vision changes. We wake up from the spiritual amnesia the adversary so cleverly administers, and suddenly we see things about ourselves, others, and our lives we’ve never seen before. The world’s ‘fun’ and ‘entertainment’ start to look almost ridiculous, perhaps even spiritually dangerous. We begin to see the adversary’s tricks and traps for what they really are—temptations to make us forget our true identity and our destination.”

“When we enter the temple, we leave the world of make-believe.” (Douglas L. Callister, quoted in Sheri Dew and Virginia H. Pearce, The Beginning of Better Days: Divine Instruction to Women from the Prophet Joseph Smith(2012), 65.)

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