Outline: Establish the symbolism of Light. Christ is the Light God said, let there be light. Acquiring light is the purpose of our existence. (This is the personal application). It is hard to understand why there would be a need for a Restoration without understanding prophets and dispensations, and the effects of Apostasy. The Story […]
Helaman 5 I tried reading verses 9 to 11 with my family this morning, but they were tuned out. There is more to be internalized through study before I can in love give this knowledge to my children.
“We Believe in Being Chaste,” by Elder David A. Bednar The Importance of a Physical Body “Simply stated, there are lessons we must learn and experiences we must have, as the scriptures describe, according to the flesh.” 1 Nephi 19:6, Alma 7:12-13 We are spiritual beings. And if we remained only as spiritual beings we […]
Prepare juice to share with the children. Read Pres. Smith’s story about giving lemonade to the workers. Point out how kindness is the power that God has given us to change hearts. I have never seen anyone decide to be good when someone else was being mean to them. Point out how kindness help someone […]
Coming to Ourselves: The Sacrament, the Temple, and Sacrifice in Service Immediately, this talks to me about the importance of preparation and not leaving the preparations of your fathers. When this young man (the prodigal son) came to himself, the only job that he could take was one of extreme poverty. What we are doing […]
When government institutions begin to recognize family structures that ignore the relationship between parents and children, then the very core purposes for governments’ existence ceases. What is more alarming is that there fails to be a need for the sustaining hand of Providence to continue His support. Yes, government will continue for a season, but […]
Yesterday, I was asked to help with a move. The purpose for the move was to gather all their earthly possessions and get them safely to their new home. I had found out about only the night before. Or so I thought. Near the end of the move, I overheard a family member remark “That […]
I’ve done a search for the term “meek” on my main Book of Mormon study blog this morning. I am surprised by how connected to the work of the Lord in the last days are the meek. Christ was possessor of two great attributes: meekness and lowliness of heart — no pride, no arrogance here.
My morning’s study has produced the result of a strong reminder of my faith in Christ. My studies went from Mosiah 15:1 to President Monson’s January 2012 First Presidency Message to the lyrics of “I Believe in Christ”. The experience has been gratifying and reassuring.
This morning, after reading passages from Mosiah 15, I’ve prayed “Help me to become a more effective publisher of peace.”