I am a person who tends not to believe what I’m told – I like to find things out for myself. How can I get my counselors to understand that we are more than just "activity directors"?? What examples come to your mind? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, To Keep Them in the Right Way : Nov 30 - Dec 6, Let’s talk about ordinances, the sacrament, and determination. (haha - they are amazing - just not on board with Covid regulations. Come Follow Me 2021 Complete Printable & Journal Kit for Families. Ok the next section of the lesson surprised me a little bit. You don’t have to wonder about what is true. The lesson also talks about how we might recognize gifts in other people but not in ourselves. Moroni goes on to talk about spiritual gifts. 2. And this year in trying to find my own truth among all of the issues floating around out there – it’s lead me down some contentious paths at times. 2 And he called them by name, saying: Ye shall acall on the Father in my name, in mighty prayer; and after ye have done this ye shall have bpower that to him upon whom ye shall lay your chands, dye shall give the Holy Ghost; and in my name shall ye give it, for thus do mine apostles. Others might deny that they have spiritual gifts but recognize them in other people. It’s been more than 420 years since the Savior’s birth, the Lamanite and Nephite nations have all but destroyed themselves, and Moroni is alone. We would just set up a card table in our family room eveyr week with a tablecloth on top of it – and as my boys went to bless the sacrament I had that realization that they were actually kneeling down to say the prayer. shall give the Holy Ghost; and in my name shall ye give it, for thus do mine apostles. This may be why he gave clarifying details about the sacrament, baptism, conferring the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the blessings of gathering with fellow believers to “keep [each other] in the right way, … relying alone upon the merits of Christ, who was the author and the finisher of [our] faith” (Moroni 6:4). Right now our Stake is limiting groups to 10, with social distancing and masks. I asked the Bishop, he talked to the Stake leaders, and was able to give me an 'official' statement about activities and the current guidelines that I could then pass on to my counselors, along with some general guidelines about the purpose of activities that helped get my message across to my counselors in a kind way. With in-depth study for adults as well as effective and engaging activities for kids of all ages, our Weekly Scripture Kits will help you study the scriptures and teach them to your family. 42. And this semester even with the pandemic she’s been on more dates than in several previous semesters. Mike Schmitz), Follow Him: A Come, Follow Me Podcast featuring Hank Smith & John Bytheway, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Savior Said: A Come Follow Me Podcast. Starting to get sick turned out to be a HUGE BLESSING!!! Wherefore, cleave unto charity, which is the greatest of all, for all things must fail—, “The reason charity never fails and the reason charity is greater than even the most significant acts of goodness … is that charity, ‘the pure love of Christ’ (, or state of being. As Elder Neal A. Maxwell taught, “To those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, it is clear that the Father and the Son are giving away the secrets of the universe!”13. Our weekly Home and Family printable packets will include: 7 Day lesson plan: One day will include a longer lesson that will take about 30 minutes. There is so much contention and confusion in the world right now – and Satan is at the head of all of it. Regardless of what others may say or do, no one can ever take away a witness borne to your heart and mind about what is true. So this semester at college has been extremely hard for her because as we all know – life has been very isolating this year. President Nelson recently said: During these perilous times of which the Apostle Paul prophesied,20Satan is no longer even trying to hide his attacks on God’s plan. This year for me and for my family has been really difficult, as I’m sure it has been for all of you. And if you do feel that way please find someone to talk to that you can trust because you need help and support and not to feel shame for something that happened at the hand of another person. We have a prophet on the earth today, and when he promises us things, which he does a lot, we can trust those promises, and if we follow his counsel – we will absolutely see those things happen in our lives. Therefore, the only way to survive spiritually is to be determined to let God prevail in our lives, to learn to hear His voice, and to use our energy to help gather Israel. $6.00. “So how do we come to know our gifts? The last thing Moroni tells us to do in that verse is to ponder these things in our hearts. Rather, this is an invitation to come unto Christ in the most complete sense possible—to become as He is. But for me this year has been such a good opportunity to take a step back and really ask myself what I’m doing and why – and when nothing is required of me, who am I, and how will I spend my time – and what is most important to me = and where can I find peace and joy in my life. I've had two experiences this week that have taught me a great lesson. Every week there is a printable card that you can hang on the fridge, mirror, dresser, put them in your scriptures, planner, study journal…It has the theme of the week and the scriptures to study. See Resources. The Book of Mormon is full of people who let God prevail in their lives, and it’s full of people who didn’t. I want to thank each one of you so much for joining me in my study this year. I think one reason is that if that’s the way our Savior is, and we want to be like Him, we have to get to know Him and know about Him and the kind of person He is. Also, I've been extremely busy with my church calling and haven't had as much time to study. Now for a lot of us who were baptized at 8 years old, I don’t think at the time we understood the meaning of a broken heart and a contrite spirit – but I think this applies to us our whole lives – and that’s why we take the sacrament each week and have an opportunity to renew those covenants we made at baptism – because our lives are long and as people we change – and we have a constant need to evaluate and reevaluate our lives and our relationship with our Savior. Oh that’s easy right?? I love the quote in the lesson from President Oaks who said: “The reason charity never fails and the reason charity is greater than even the most significant acts of goodness … is that charity, ‘the pure love of Christ’ (Moro. In verses 22 and 23 it says: 22 For behold that all little children are aalive in Christ, and also all they that are without the blaw. In the lesson it asks why do we need faith and hope to receive the gift of charity? 2019 Come, Follow Me Weekly Reminders I am so excited about the new year and as I have gone through the new manual, I'm so excited to start delving into the New Testament with my family. And it takes faith and hope to do that – because He’s not here for us to observe and speak to in person. When these words were written, the Nephite people as a whole were tumbling headlong into apostasy. , “Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him”, Thanks to Cassie for reminding me to put these up! These are some things that Moroni decided to include – chapter 7 is basically a conference talk given by his father Mormon. It says: Peaceable followers of Jesus Christ do not desire others to be destroyed or brought into subjection—they desire for themselves and for others an opportunity to repent and be free. What would my counselors think about me if I didn't? In the lesson it says: ). We made it through the Book of Mormon. ❤️ Love all you guys and thanks for your support this year. But we can get to know Him through the gift of the Holy Ghost, and by studying His life and learning how He dealt with people and situations and by asking ourselves when we are trying to figure out how to react or deal with a situation how the Savior might have looked at it. So many times this year, when I would get disappointing news, or feel frustrated about the latest thing to be cancelled or shut down, when I would sit down to study these lessons I would immediately feel peace. The church in the past couple of years has really pushed the message to ‘hear Him’ – because we need personal revelation in our lives now more than ever, and studying the words of the scriptures is one way we can put ourselves in a position to do that and to receive those personal messages that we so desperately need. It was a wake up call for me, so in order to not get really sick, I quit eating junk food and went to bed at a normal time. President Eyring said: When we promise to take His name upon us, that means we must see ourselves as His. We can reference our patriarchal blessing, ask those who know us best, and personally identify what we are naturally good at and enjoy. Does anyone have any study suggestions?? Or your thoughts might turn to the mercy the resurrected Savior showed to the people when He healed their sick and blessed their little children. Some people deny that these gifts even exist. I think as members of the church of Jesus Christ we’ve each had to rely on some of our own personal determination to keep going and to stay on the right path. One Minute Scripture Study with Kristen Walker Smith & Cali Black. . I started to worry: what if I was sick right when life was starting back up? In verses 45 through 47 Mormon tells us more about charity, and he says: 45 And acharity suffereth long, and is bkind, and cenvieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily dprovoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Make your primary feel warm, inclusive, welcoming, & fun with these free primary 2020 printables! He knows our gifts, since He gave them to us”. Short weekly thoughts and insights into the Come Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We promise to always remember Him, and to keep His commandments, and in doing that we are promised to always have His spirit to be with us. – through the sacrament we have a chance to remember our Savior and what he went through for us – and maybe we can use that time to think about our individual blessings because of that sacrifice. Let’s study together! 5 And the achurch did meet together boft, to cfast and to pray, and to speak one with another concerning the welfare of their souls. I think that was a very personal statement from Moroni – because he was living that very thing – his life was hard and I’m sure it took a lot of personal determination to keep going every day and to finish the things he was asked to do. And as an added bonus, I was able to kick my sugar craving. It means letting the Atonement of Jesus Christ “and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind” (, ). Thank you for delivering weekly messages with such a sweet message! I know we're only two weeks in, so maybe I just need to give it some time. Faithful Answers to Latter-Day Questions - Weekly Podcast with insights into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "Come Follow Me" Gospel Doctrine Program. And I’m sure he thought it over and prayed about what to write – he was following the spirit so we know that these are the most important things that we needed to have. Tags can be used for family lessons, Sunday School and Primary Classes or even ministering! And none were received unto baptism save they took upon them the name of Christ, having a determination to serve Him to the end. We have something that the world needs, and our Heavenly Father has given us each gifts that can help us in sharing what we have with other people. The last section of this lesson talks about how we can be perfected through the grace of Jesus Christ. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. It’s like we just said = There is a pattern and a line of authority in the gospel of Jesus Christ – a real and correct way to do things that comes from the true source. What are we doing to develop the gifts that we have? I don’t know about you, but if I’m honest I probably don’t think about that as much as I should as I go about my every day life, I’m just trying to keep up and get things done – but I’m making that promise weekly – and I think if we all took that a little more seriously in our interactions with other people, and really think about that promise and how we can improve on representing the Savior in our lives, it gives our life purpose, and think of what an impact that would have on the many situations we come across each day and on the world in general. The lesson kind of skips over chapter 8, but we’ve been reading this as a family the past couple of weeks and I really love this chapter. Monthly planner with space for notes. This life is completely full of distractions. I really believe that there is a method to all of this madness, the Lord is in charge, and if we just hang on to the truth that we have and have faith in it’s promises – we are going to be ok in the end. That was a good thing for me to think about. Mormon tell us to lay hold upon every good thing. $10.00. 87 Avsnitt | Religion och andlighet Spela upp senaste Short weekly thoughts and insights into the Come Follow Me curriculum of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 92 Followers. 47 But acharity is the pure blove of Christ, and it endureth cforever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him. Insta : @comefollowmeweekly, Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him : Dec 14-20, ❤️ Let’s talk about the blessings of the Book of Mormon. So how do we keep ourselves out of it when this is just part of the world that we live in? The Bible in a Year (with Fr. In a very small way we are all a little bit like Moroni – we may have lost some of our support system. If you have not yet received a testimony of the Book of Mormon, or of the gospel of Jesus Christ, or if you’re spiritually struggling, please take Moroni’s advice and talk to your Heavenly Father about it. For Aaronic Priesthood Quorums and Young Women Classes. In chapter 2 it talks about giving the gift of the Holy Ghost. Others might deny that they have spiritual gifts but recognize them in other people. Why would we not take advantage of that. We have these writings and these stories to help us learn lessons that can make our lives easier and happier today. You do not have to wonder whom you can safely trust. After finishing his father’s record of the Nephites and abridging the record of the Jaredites, Moroni thought at first that his record-keeping work was done (see Moroni 1:1). January 11–17. Rather, this is an invitation to come unto Christ in the most complete sense possible, And now I bid unto all, farewell. It’s a process, and it’s hard, but even tiny progress is better than not trying at all. You are a gift in our homes! Fall October 2020 General Conference Journal Kit. Because we are fallen people in a fallen world, without our Savior we would be cut off from our Heavenly Father – but because of Jesus and His sacrifice for us, we can pray anywhere at any time. Emboldened evil abounds. Come Follow Me 2021 Frame-able Printables. Come Follow Me - This Week 14-20 Dec Moroni 10: Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him The Christmas season is a time to reflect on and express gratitude for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Most important, we can ask God (see James 1:5; Doctrine and Covenants 112:10). In chapter 9 verse 25 he says: 25 My son, be faithful in Christ; and may not the things which I have written grieve thee, to weigh thee down unto death; but may Christ lift thee up, and may his sufferings and death, and the showing his body unto our fathers, and his mercy and long-suffering, and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind forever. Apparently I'm not 20 years old anymore. And there are a lot of wrong things going on in the world – people with power and agendas that are trying to structure things in a way that maybe go against the plan of God. … Charity is something one becomes”, Mormon’s description of the horrible sins of the Nephites have led some to mistakenly conclude that victims of sexual assault or abuse have violated the law of chastity. The people of the Book of Mormon lived in a different time, but they are just people, like us, trying to do the best they can. How are you having success with the Doctrine and Covenants this year? 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