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
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
When we set our foot on the path of righteousness, when we set our eyes on the Savior and redeemer – Jesus the Christ – and when we comply in fulfilling our priesthood duties, we inevitably strive to become a righteous man. Not a man that meets the standards of the world today, but a … More What manner of men ought ye to be?
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
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
There is something incredibly hopeful about a fresh start. I suppose at one time or another we have all wanted to start again with a clean slate. ~ January is almost coming to a close and the question rests upon where people are at with their resolutions of the new year? Have you lost steam in accomplishing … More Planting and nurturing a living tree
“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