Sunday, July 24, 2016

Church Services This Week at Oak Ridge Ward Layton North Stake Layton Utah 24 July 2016

Sacrament Service
We had four speakers. Each one talked of about a hymn about pioneers and then we sang the song.

The first speaker talked about “Come Come Ye Saints”

Matthew 24:42
42 ¶Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Doctrine and Covenants 29:13
13 For a trump shall sound both long and loud, even as upon Mount Sinai, and all the earth shall quake, and they shall come forth—yea, even the dead which died in me, to receive a crown of righteousness, and to be clothed upon, even as I am, to be with me, that we may be one.

The second speaker talked about the song “faith in every footstep“.

The third speaker talked about the song “with songs of praise “

The fourth speaker spoke on the song “the spirit of God “

Sunday School
Book of Mormon Lesson 25
Peter was called the rock, but it was in reference to that he was the presiding authority on earth after the Savior died. The rock is revelation to lead the church.

“Every member is a missionary. He or she has the responsibility of bringing somebody: a mother, a father, a neighbor, a fellow worker, an associate, somebody in touch with the messengers of the gospel. If every member will carry that responsibility and if the arrangement to have that mother or that father or somebody meet the authorized representatives of the Church, no power on earth can stop this church from growing. And personal contact is what will influence those investigators. That personal contact, the nature of it, its effect depends upon you. And that’s one thing that I wish to emphasize. There’s one responsibility which no man can evade, that’s the responsibility of personal influence. … It’s what you are, not what you pretend to be that will bring people to investigate.”(“Talk by President David O. McKay Given to the North British Mission 1 March 1961,” Family and Church History Department Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2–3.)

Alma 17:1-2
1 And now it came to pass that as Alma was journeying from the land of Gideon southward, away to the land of Manti, behold, to his astonishment, he met with the sons of Mosiah journeying towards the land of Zarahemla.
2 Now these sons of Mosiah were with Alma at the time the angel first appeared unto him; therefore Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord; yea, and they had waxed strong in the knowledge of the truth; for they were men of a sound understanding and they had searched the scriptures diligently, that they might know the word of God.

Alma rejoiced that his friends were still strong in the gospel. How much do we feel happy when we meet old friends that are don't in the gospel?

The scriptures describe Ammon as “wise and harmless “.  He clearly is not harmless, since he had just cut the arms off of many attackers.  So what does this mean?  We often hear wise paired with the word cunning.  So what is wise and harmless?  A cunning person might scheme and use someone's words against them. A harmless person might be trustworthy.

Do people that enter our home feel the peace of the spirit?  Do our family members who live in the home with us?

Elders Quorum
Uchtdorf April 2016 general conference talk, “In Praise of Those Who Save”
“Somehow, as the days multiply and the color of romantic love changes, there are some who slowly stop thinking of each other’s happiness and start noticing the little faults. In such an environment, some are enticed by the tragic conclusion that their spouse isn’t smart enough, fun enough, or young enough. And somehow they get the idea that this gives them justification to start looking elsewhere.
Brethren, if this comes close to describing you at all, I warn you that you are on a road that leads to broken marriages, broken homes, and broken hearts. I plead with you to stop now, turn around, and come back to the safe path of integrity and loyalty to covenants. And, of course, the same principles apply for our dear sisters.“

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