The greatest commandment – the need to love God

  To love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength is all-consuming and all-encompasing. It is no lukewarm endeavor. It is total commitment of our very being – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – to love of the Lord. What is the greatest commandment? When the Sadduccee’s challenged Christ on the doctrine of … More The greatest commandment – the need to love God

In their own words: Same-Gender Attraction and the Christian Faith

Could a man (or woman) have same-sex attraction and still remain faithfully married, raising a family and be a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or a Christian? The answer is not as simple as a yes or no. However, and regardless of the complexities such an individual would face, … More In their own words: Same-Gender Attraction and the Christian Faith

Know the Holy Scriptures

Today’s lesson comes from an old Melchizedek Priesthood Manual Come to Me Priesthood Personal Study Guide 1983/1987. The purpose of this lesson is to increase your commitment to regularly studying and coming to know the scriptures. This lesson is presented as part of our ongoing understanding, and journey, of what it looks like to live an authentic … More Know the Holy Scriptures

Scriptures – The living word of God that transforms

Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay. The Holy Scriptures – 2 Timothy 3:15 The Scriptures are a revelation from God, and are “able to make us wise unto salvation.” Let us therefore inquire what … More Scriptures – The living word of God that transforms

Obtaining knowledge by learning through faith

“Let us continue, brethren and sisters, to work in the name of the Lord our God; gathering wisdom and intelligence day by day, that every circumstance which transpires may minister to our good.” ~ Lorenzo Snow, December 7, 1869 ~ Reading through the first chapter of Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Lorenzo Snow, the parable of the … More Obtaining knowledge by learning through faith