Scripture Study and Missionary Work

This sunday’s quorum instruction need to be focused on missionary work and the long term effort required to do it well. Key to that effort is a conversion to daily scripture study. Clearly, the Lord has counseled us that if do not make scripture study a part of our lives, we cannot do his work. …

George Albert Smith Manual, Ch.14: How to Share the Gospel Effectively

George Albert Smith Manual, Ch.14: How to Share the Gospel Effectively I have started this morning’s scripture study with a personal observation that in my own life there appears to be a disconnect between my private and public life. Where in private, I enjoy daily the influence of the Spirit, yet in public interactions with …

“Sell All That Thou Hast and Distribute”

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 …

Prayer and Personal Revelation

Prayer is frequently discounted as not being able to be effective because of our failing to be righteous in other areas. Indeed, we can frequently feel that we are not worthy to pray, when in reality the worthiness that we seek can only be obtained through prayer coupled with action. 2 Nephi 32 Alma 33 …

Reverence for Motherhood

An Elders Quorum Lesson – From Being a Righteous Husband and Father “A man who holds the priesthood has reverence for motherhood”   On the chalk board, write this statement across the top: “A man who holds the priesthood has reverence for motherhood” Define Reverence: We hold reverence for Deity. Reverence (from Guide to the …

The Why of Home Teaching Service

Alma, that rebellious priest in the court of King Noah, when he came to his senses after hearing the words of Abinadi, repented of his sins and formed the Church of God. When he began to organize the Church, Alma used  the power of the baptismal covenant to unite the people by explaining it’s importance …

First Presidency Message: The Choice to Be Grateful

The Choice to Be Grateful, by President Henry B. Eyering, Ensign December 2011 This past week, I had the opportunity to put this teaching into practice in my own life. I prayed specifically to know who I could go and help. When the answer came I was able to go and spend time with that …

The Israelites weren’t asked to do Home Teaching

As far as I am aware, we have no account of ancient Israel having any responsibilities towards home teaching. Home teaching is not something that we can be compelled to do. No, this is why in Mosaic law, there was no provision for home teaching. The work of home teaching is done only voluntarily by …