Sunday, May 08, 2016

Church Services This Week at Oak Ridge Ward Layton North Stake Layton Utah 8 May 2016

Sacrament Service
Take up “love another “ as our daily motto.

The speaker shared part of a sermon from a guy named Peter Marshall.  Peter talked about a man that worked to keep a stream in the mount free of debris and yuck, so they had clear water in the valley.  The people in the valley decided they didn’t need him to do that, so they did it another way and before long the water wasn’t clean and pure and people and animals were getting sick.  He then stated, “Do not think me fanciful, too imaginative or too extravagant in my language when I say that I think of women, and particularly of our mothers, as Keepers of the Springs.” (Peter Marshall, “Keepers of the Springs”)

Enmity means deep bitterness and hatred.

Satan gives mothers stress and depression, which gets in the way of them fixing this earth through nurturing people.

Live your life to the fullness of your creation.

Nurturing in and of itself is more important in the development of a child than is any particular method or technique of child rearing. It hardly needs saying that nurturing is best carried out in a stable, safe family context....
A mother's nurturing love arouses in children, from their earliest days on earth, an awakening of the memories of love and goodness they experienced in their premortal existence. Because our mothers love us, we learn, or, more accurately, remember, that God also loves us. President Thomas S. Monson said, "One cannot forget mother and remember God. One cannot remember mother and forget God. Why? Because these two sacred persons, God and mother, partners in creation, in love, in sacrifice, in service, are as one" (Elder M Russell Ballard, "Behold Thy Mother,"Ensign, April 1998, 6)

2 Peter 1:2-3
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

Heavenly Father generously shares a portion of His divinity within us. That divine nature comes as a gift from Him with a love that only a parent can feel.

“We come to this earth to nurture and discover the seeds of divine nature that are within us.” (Rosemary M Wixom, Discovering the Divinity Within, October 2015 General Conference Women’s Session)
This is a charitable Society, and according to your natures; it is natural for females to have feelings of charity and benevolence. You are now placed in a situation in which you can act according to those sympathies which God has planted in your bosoms.” (History of the Church, 4:605; from a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Apr. 28, 1842, in Nauvoo, Illinois; reported by Eliza R. Snow.)

Jesus was nailed to the cross during the forenoon of that fateful Friday, probably between nine and ten o’clock.u At noontide the light of the sun was obscured, and black darkness spread over the whole land. The terrifying gloom continued for a period of three hours. This remarkable phenomenon has received no satisfactory explanation from science. It could not have been due to a solar eclipse, as has been suggested in ignorance, for the time was that of full moon; indeed the Passover season was determined by the first occurrence of full moon after the spring equinox. The darkness was brought about by miraculous operation of natural laws directed by divine power. It was a fitting sign of the earth’s deep mourning over the impending death of her Creator.v Of the mortal agony through which the Lord passed while upon the cross the Gospel-scribes are reverently reticent.“ (James E Talmage, “Jesus the Christ”)

Moses 2:27
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.

When the Lord refers to man it is plural, meaning male and female.

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” -  George Washington

Sunday School
Book of Mormon lesson 15
The first account of King Benjamin was not about being a king, but about teaching his sons.

How do we teach our children the love of the scriptures?
-read them with them
-share with them your favorite scriptures
-teach using the scriptures
-use scriptures as bedtime stories

True leadership is service.

Elders Quorum
Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Howard W Hunter chapter 16
Many of you … worry about courtship, marriage, and starting a family. You probably will not find the name of your future spouse in Nephi’s vision or the book of Revelation; you probably will not be told it by an angel or even by your bishop. Some things you must work out for yourself. Have faith and be obedient, and blessings will come. Try to be patient. Try not to let what you don’t have blind you to that which you do have. If you worry too much about marriage, it can canker the very possibility of it. Live fully and faithfully as one person before having undue anxiety about living as two.

[Marriage] … is a learned behavior. Our conscious effort, not instinct, determines the success. The motivating force stems from kindness, true affection, and consideration for each other’s happiness and welfare.

“The words none else eliminate everyone and everything. The spouse then becomes pre-eminent in the life of the husband or wife and neither social life nor occupational life nor political life nor any other interest nor person nor thing shall ever take precedence over the companion spouse” (The Miracle of Forgiveness, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1969, p. 250).

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