Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gethsemane - The Atonement

And so the atonement was wrought out, this perfect, loving, sensitive Savior suffered the pains of sin for all humankind so that we could return back to him and our Father in Heaven again. The Atonement reaches from before the foundations of the earth to beyond death and into the eternities. "And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground" (Luke 22:41-44 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/22.41-44?lang=eng#40 )

Sunday will Come - about the Atonement and trials - Mormon Messages

We will all have our Fridays, when the world seems dark, but just as the darkness of the Savior's atonement and death gave way to the resurrection, so our trials will give way to the glorious light of the Gospel. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Joseph Obtains the Plates from Moroni

Joseph obtains the plates from Moroni, and the sacred record passes from immortal to mortal hands. "On the twenty-second day of September, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, having gone as usual at the end of another year to the place where they were deposited, the same heavenly messenger delivered them up to me with this charge: that I should be responsible for them; that if I should let them go carelessly, or through any neglect of mine, I should be cut off; but that if I would use all my endeavors to preserve them, until he, the messenger, should call for them, they should be protected" (https://www.lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1.59?lang=eng#58 )

Your Spiritual Journey: You Know Enough - Mormon Messages

May we all trust in the Lord and know that he will lead us, and guide us in all we do through the spirit.  We may not know everything now, but we have all we need to follow the Savior as we seek the Lord's help.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Alma at the Waters of Mormon

This is the covenant we all take upon ourselves at baptism. "Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light; Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being baptized in the name of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a covenant with him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?" (Mosiah 18:8-10 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/18.8-10?lang=eng#7 )

Jesus Forgives Sins and Heals a Paralytic - Bible Video

The newest Church Bible video. Incredible about this miracle is that The Lord showed that he is able to forgive sins as well as heal physical infirmities.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Book of Mormon - Most Correct of any Book on Earth


The Book of Mormon is the inspired Word of God. From the title page, it is "to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations" Prophets were told by God what to include in the book for us in our day. Moroni says "Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto
me, and I know your doing." From the Prophet Joseph Smith “I told the brethren that the Book of Mormon was the most correct of any book on earth, and the keystone of our religion, and a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book." Read the Book of Mormon online here https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm?lang=eng, and Mormon 8:35 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/morm/8.35?lang=eng#34 )

Becoming Provident Providers - Mormon Messages

Fathers, and for some, Mothers, may we provide for our families needs in the Lord's way, both physically and spiritually.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Families can Be Together Forever - Mormon Messages

May we all be grateful for the blessing of the Gospel that seals families together forever, to live with Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ forever. Families are sacred units, and a Father and Mother at the head of a family who rear their families in righteousness are doing the Lord's work here on earth. May we all be grateful for our families, and the Plan of God that makes them forever.

What you need to know about LDS (Mormon) Temples

A good article for Members and Nonmembers about Temples and what is so special about them.
(From Article) "The spirit of the Lord that is present in a dedicated House of the Lord is almost tangible, and in the quietest of places, comes peace that surpasses understanding, and pure flow of righteous thought that can bring peace to the most humble, and yet enlighten the brightest mind. The very angels of heaven are there to protect all who go there so that they can feel the spirit of God unhindered by the cares of the world."  Click here to read the whole article

The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles

"We bear testimony, as His duly ordained Apostles—that Jesus is the Living Christ, the immortal Son of God. He is the great King Immanuel, who stands today on the right hand of His Father. He is the light, the life, and the hope of the world. His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life and eternal life in the world to come. God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son."
The Twelve Apostles 

The Tender Mercies of the Lord - Mormon Messages

As you watch this, may you become more aware and grateful for the tender mercies that the Lord shows unto you, both in good times, and in bad. And may we always be grateful for the Atonement, which makes all of this possible.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Sacredness of Womanhood

May we all revere womanhood, and the sacred, virtuous daughters of God they are. "...the woman is the glory of the man" (1 Corinthians 11:7 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/1-cor/11.7?lang=eng#6 )

The Voice of the Good Shepherd

May we hearken unto the voice of the Good Shepherd "Behold, I say unto you, that the good shepherd doth call you; yea, and in his own name he doth call you, which is the name of Christ" (Alma 5:38 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/5.38?lang=eng#37 ).

In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom...

May we all be as valiant as Captain Moroni. "And it came to pass that he rent his coat; and he took a piece thereof, and wrote upon it—In memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children—and he fastened it upon the end of a pole. And he fastened on his head-plate, and his breastplate, and his shields, and girded on his armor about his loins; and he took the pole, which had on the end thereof his rent coat, (and he called it the title of liberty) and he bowed himself to the earth, and he prayed mightily unto his God for the blessings of liberty to rest upon his brethren, so long as there should a band of Christians remain to possess the land—" (Alma 46:12-13 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/46.12-13?lang=eng#11 )

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Man of Sorrows and Acquainted with Grief

The Savior has experienced everything we can ever, and is so loving as to be able to reach into the depths of our souls and heal the pain we do not show, the sorrow that is only able to be healed by him, the fear only calmed by him. This is the Power of the atonement, to change people's hearts, to heal the soul if we will but reach out to him in fervent prayer. "He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief" (Isaiah 53:3 http://www.lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/53.3?lang=eng#2 ) Picture by Greg Olsen

Love one Another - Mormon Messages

May we all show our love to one another through serving them, for in doing that we are in the work of the Savior.

Friday, September 21, 2012

God's words never cease - Mormon Messages

From the first time God appeared to Joseph Smith, and forever after that, we are blessed to have ongoing revelation both in our own lives, and to God's authorized servants here on the earth. May we ever be grateful for these blessings.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

And my Soul Hungered - Enos

Enos praying. "And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens.
And there came a voice unto me, saying: Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou shalt be blessed.
And I, Enos, knew that God could not lie; wherefore, my guilt was swept away.

And I said: Lord, how is it done?
And he said unto me: Because of thy faith in Christ, whom thou hast never before heard nor seen. And many years pass away before he shall manifest himself in the flesh; wherefore, go to, thy faith hath made thee whole" (Enos 1: 4-8 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/enos/1?lang=eng ) May we all have the faith of Enos, so that the Lord may work miracles in our own lives.

The Will of God - Mormon Messages

May we all have the Faith to follow our Father in Heaven, even when we get cut down. For he knows what is best for us, even if we have to go through hard times because of it. We are being purified and prepared to return to his presence. And he will always be there for us to comfort us when we need it, especially during hard times.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Elder Hales Apostolic Testimony about the divinity of the Savior and his Gospel. From Special Witnesses of Christ. May we all be grateful for Apostles and Prophets in our day

Friday, September 14, 2012

President Packer gives his apostolic testimony of the importance of Temple Work, and the turning of the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the Fathers. May we all be grateful for the temple, and its blessings.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lifting Burdens: The Atonement of Jesus Christ - Mormon Messages

May we all be grateful for the power of the atonement in our lives, for each day it brings us closer to our Father in Heaven.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Special Witness: Elder Bednar

Elder Bednar bearing witness of the wonder of the Restoration. May we all be grateful for special witnesses of Christ who let us know of the truths of Christ's Gospel

Friday, September 7, 2012

Patterns of Light: Discerning Light - Mormon Messages

Have you ever wondered how to discern inspiration from your own thoughts? This talks about that and how we can discern. May we all come to better recognize the spirit, and have a rich and abundant spiritual life because of it? 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Mormon Temples: The Blessings of the Temple

Temples are a sacred place where we can go to feel closer to our Father in Heaven, and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What you need to know about Mormon Temples


Here is an article about the Temple, click the link below to go to it.  A quote from it: "The spirit of the Lord that is present in a dedicated House of the Lord is almost tangible, and in the quietest of places, comes peace that surpasses understanding, and pure flow of righteous thought that can bring peace to the most humble, and yet enlighten the brightest mind. The very angels of heaven are there to protect all who go there so that they can feel the spirit of God unhindered by the cares of the world."

The Love of the Savior

The Love of the Savior extends from before the foundations of the Earth into the eternities and beyond. It never ends. The power of his love can change the hearts of the children of men, and prepare them to live in the presence of God. Our salvation is his very reason for existence. He is personal enough to know the pains in the quiet chambers of our hearts, and can help transform those into lives filled with Love. He can work miracles in all of our lives, and truly does, if we but have faith in him.

The Light of the World, by Howard Lyon