Monday, October 12, 2009

My Gospel Study in September 2009

2009 Outline for Sharing Time and the Children's Sacrament Meeting Presentation
September Theme (and weekly gospel principles): Prophets teach me how to strengthen my family.

September Scripture: "What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken,...whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same" (D&C 1:38).

Chapter 40: How Glorious Are Faithful, Just, and True Friends

General Conference Addresses April 2009

Boyd K. Packer, “Counsel to Young Men,” Ensign, May 2009, 49–52

President Clark described youth as “hungry for things of the Spirit [and] eager to learn the gospel.” He said: “They want it straight, undiluted. They want to know … about our beliefs; they want to gain testimonies of their truth. They are not now doubters but inquirers, seekers after truth.”

President Clark continued: “You do not have to sneak up behind this spiritually experienced youth and whisper religion in [their] ears; you can come right out, face to face, and talk with [them]. … You can bring these truths to [them] openly. … There is no need for gradual approaches.”

David A. Bednar, “Honorably Hold a Name and Standing,” Ensign, May 2009, 97–100

These scriptures help us understand that the process of taking upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ that is commenced in the waters of baptism is continued and enlarged in the house of the Lord. As we stand in the waters of baptism, we look to the temple. As we partake of the sacrament, we look to the temple. We pledge to always remember the Savior and to keep His commandments as preparation to participate in the sacred ordinances of the temple and receive the highest blessings available through the name and by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus, in the ordinances of the holy temple we more completely and fully take upon us the name of Jesus Christ.

The Ensign, September 2009

The Friend, September 2009