Sunday, July 31, 2016

Church Services This Week at Oak Ridge Ward Layton North Stake Layton Utah 31 July 2016

Sacrament Service
One of the youth spoke of his experience on trek.

It is not enough to study or reenact the accomplishments of our pioneers. We need to identify the great, eternal principles they applied to achieve all they achieved for our benefit and then apply those principles to the challenges of our day. In that way we honor their pioneering efforts, and we also reaffirm our heritage and strengthen its capacity to bless our own posterity and “those millions of our Heavenly Father’s children who have yet to hear and accept the gospel of Jesus Christ.”2 We are all pioneers in doing so.” (Elder Dallin H Oaks, “Following the Pioneers”, October 1997 General Conference)

Doctrine and Covenants 138:48
48 Foreshadowing the great work to be done in the temples of the Lord in the dispensation of the fulness of times, for the redemption of the dead, and the sealing of the children to their parents, lest the whole earth be smitten with a curse and utterly wasted at his coming.

Sunday School
Book of Mormon lesson 26
We often think of Alma and the sons of Mosiah going and teaching alone, but they appear to have had other missionaries with them.

People join the church for many reasons, but a person's conversion must be Christ centered to be immovable.

Alma 23:17
17 And it came to pass that they called their names Anti-Nephi-Lehies; and they were called by this name and were no more called Lamanites.

These people were so converted that they wanted to be called something different.

Anti sometimes means the opposite of and not against as often the word brings to mind.

Alma 23:18
18 And they began to be a very industrious people; yea, and they were friendly with the Nephites; therefore, they did open a correspondence with them, and the curse of God did no more follow them.

They also changed their nature.

Joint Priesthood /Relief Society
The bishop had some people relate pioneer stories from their families. Also one of the young men's presidency shared some about the pioneer trek that the youth went on earlier in the summer.

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