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Click to loop first 3 scripture mastery slides. ESC to cancel and continue with slideshow. New Testament “ Teach of Me ”. Sundays 7-8 pm 766 S 900 E. Refreshments Served —Volunteers welcome. Feel free to invite anyone you think would be interested!.
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Sundays 7-8 pm
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Feel free to invite anyone you think
would be interested!
LDS Extensions ServicesWinter/Spring 2009
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Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances. A true principle makes decisions clear even under the most confusing and compelling circumstances.
Elder Richard G. Scott
Ensign, November 1993
That word principle in the revelation is a very important one. A principle is an enduring truth, a law, a rule you can adopt to guide you in making decisions. Generally principles are not spelled out in detail. That leaves you free to find your way with an enduring truth, a principle, as your anchor. Members write in asking if this thing or that is against the Word of Wisdom.
It’s well known that tea, coffee, liquor, and tobacco are against it. It has not been spelled out in more detail. Rather, we teach the principle together with the promised blessings. There are many habit-forming, addictive things that one can drink or chew or inhale or inject which injure both body and spirit which are not mentioned in the revelation.
Everything harmful is not specifically listed; arsenic, for instance—certainly bad, but not habit-forming!
Boyd K. Packer, “The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises,” Ensign, May 1996, 17
LAW OF CHRIST
LAW OF CHRIST
One of the great evidences of God’s infinite mercy and love is his disposition to provide only as much knowledge and power as a people is able to receive. Having all knowledge himself, the Lord is able to discern a nation’s “bearing capacity,” and thus to made available that amount of light and truth which will bless (rather than curse) its recipients.
This principle is perfectly demonstrated in the Lord’s treatment of erring Israel – the introduction of the preparatory gospel, the Law of Carnal Commandments, and the Aaronic Priesthood. When we are eventually able to view our mortal existence from God’s perspective, it may well be that we will discover that the number of laws and the amount of structure a generation requires is inversely related to its state of righteousness.
That is to say, a righteous generation is perfectly capable of governing itself by principles, and it requires few overt laws and conditions. The intricate system of sacrifices, as well as the complicated dietary code and health laws associated with the carnal commandments, represents a profound commentary on ancient Israel.
Robert L. Millet, In Studies in the Scriptures 1:314
[The Atonement] is the very root of Christian doctrine. You may know much about the gospel as it branches out from there, but if you only know the branches and those branches do not touch that root, if they have been cut free from that truth, there will be no life nor substance nor redemption in them.
“The Mediator,” Ensign, May 1977, 56
The Holy Ghost activates the atonement in our lives:
“Reception of the Holy Ghost is the cleansing agent as the atonement purifies you….That is a fact you can act on with confidence. You can invite the Holy Ghost’s companionship into your life. And you can know when he is there, and when he withdraws. And when he is your companion, you can have confidence that the Atonement is working in your life.”
(Elder Henry B. Eyring, Come Unto Christ, BYU Fireside, 29 October 1989, Found in: To Draw Closer to God, Deseret Book, 1997, pp. 49-50)
Of the many magnificent purposes served in the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ, one great aspect of that mission often goes uncelebrated. His followers did not understand it fully at the time, and many in modern Christianity do not grasp it now, but the Savior Himself spoke of it repeatedly and emphatically.
It is the grand truth that in all that Jesus came to say and do, including and especially in His atoning suffering and sacrifice, He was showing us who and what God our Eternal Father is like, how completely devoted He is to His children in every age and nation. In word and in deed Jesus was trying to reveal and make personal to us the true nature of His Father, our Father in Heaven.
The more we know of Jesus, the more we will love Him. The more we know of Jesus, the more we will trust Him. The more we know of Jesus, the more we will want to be like Him and to be with Him by becoming the manner of men and women that He wishes us to be.
“Plow in Hope”
Ensign, May 2001, 59
All too often…my limited…vision of Christ is [that He is] a type of spiritual advisor, a sort of celestial cheer leader who stands on the sidelines and whispers encouragement but not the Lord God Omnipotent who came to earth to make men and women into new creatures by empowering them to do what they could never do for themselves. In an eagerness to draw closer to Christ, some Church members seem to have begun to cross a sacred line and go beyond that reverential barrier that must be observed by true followers of the Christ. They speak of Jesus as though he were their next-door neighbor, their buddy or chum, their pal.
This is not the way to intimacy with the Savior. Oddly enough, strangely enough, it is not through humanizing Jesus, through trying to make him one of the boys, that we draw closer to him and incorporate his saving powers. It is, rather, through recognizing his godhood, his divinity, his unspeakable power. In short, the more I sense his greatness, his infinity…and my utter helplessness without him, the more I come unto him. Remember, it is through recognizing our own nothingness and weakness that we derive strength. (Robert Millet)
“I perceive that ye are weak, that ye cannot understand all my words which I am commanded of the Father to speak unto you at this time. Therefore, go ye unto your homes, and ponder upon the things which I have said, and ask of the Father, in my name, that ye may understand, and prepare your minds for the morrow and I come unto you again.”
--3 Nephi 17:2-3
It is through His spirit that he comes to us today!
“Ye are the light of the world”
the Christ, the Son of the Living God”
“No man can serve two masters”