“Having Authority Given Me of Jesus Christ”

3 Nephi 11:18-41 In the second half of this chapter, the Savior organizes the structural foundations for Gospel of Jesus Christ to be administered among the Nephite people. He calls Nephi and others and commissions them to teach and baptize those that will believe in their words. Christ is clear and direct in his instructions …

Mark 1

Mark 1 – Mark’s approach to documenting the Savior’s ministry is something of a populace approach. He talks of how Christ performed many miracles in healing the sick. This isn’t a bad thing, because repeatedly he is dealing with issues of logistics throughout this first chapter. First Christ goes into a synagogue in Capernaum. He …

Defining Myself: Minister of the Gospel

“I promise you that if you are faithful… to the Melchizedek Priesthood and happy to go teach the Gospel to others… joy will fill your soul.” There will always be opportunities to teach the Gospel in your life, always. (Why do spiritual impressions that I feel in connection with these thoughts also link me to …

Priesthood and Personal Prayer

Just re-read this talk on priesthood and personal prayer and there are passages that I want to commit the principles to memory: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/priesthood-and-personal-prayer?lang=eng This is what I’ve learned: God is not interested in long prayers. Rather He is interested in specific prayers, and us knowing what we should be praying for. “Ye worship ye know …

Spiritual Priorities

We are entering another period of transition in our family, and while the obvious tendency would be to focus on the transitions and even boast of the blessings that will result, I’ve felt in a reproving Spirit remind me that there are other priorities that should be my focus (not that I need to stop …