What I learned teaching Seminary Today263 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★★ - 6 ratings
Erin's thoughts on what I learned preparing for seminary, sunday school, and just studying the scriptures
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A parents duty! It’s worth the effort and the work.
Strip yourselves from jealousies and fears! Continue in patience until ye are perfected!
What lack I yet! What God says to William He could say to us all! “You are clean, but not all. Repent therefore of the things which are not pleasing in my sight.”
We are called to be forerunners to Christ just as John the Baptist was! To prepare the Kingdom of God so that Christ can come and reign! That is our prayer! To gather all who want to come- to come!
Be not weary! Tribe of Ephraim- gather, hold the priesthood, perform temple ordinances! The world will fear (stand in awe) and those who follow Christ will come!
The lord requires the heart of the children of men. That is the tithing- that is how we repent! And God turns and forgives again and again
Compensatory blessings! Twinkled in the millennium to live 1,000 years with our families and other believers with God! Surround yourself with your wise! Be patient and look to become more who He needs us to be- the reward is the next life!
Earth renewed - celestialized. Every thing the saints bought will be theirs- an inheritance but the reward is after this life! Daily earnest seeking that God dwells in us
Acting no hypocrisy! If we are truly His then we do His will!
Bearing testimony to others blesses us! Obedience to God is the goal- angels see it and record it in heaven
Gird up your loins- be watchful! Be sober. Be ready to work- bring others to Christ!
Do not burry your talents, fear man- proclaim not in haste! The gospel! Be a point of contact in bringing all to a knowledge of our Savior
Peace is the gift in this life! Eternal life is the gift in the next! The reward for all we endure!
Repentance! We will confess and forsake and god will remember no more
Adversity- trials come 1- we’ve sinned and need correction 2- others have and we suffer along with them 3- THIS IS THE ONE WE FORGET, God has greater blessings than we can imagine waiting for us! This life is but a small moment- if we endure it well the joy comes in the next life!
We get a choice- honor our covenants, or break them and be cut off. Great examples of men who covenanted and then broke those covenants and others who honored them over and over, going from place to place honoring and giving their all to God. For an EVERLASTING INHERITANCE. "They will be my people and I will be their God." What a reward that will be.
Endure, eye single to the glory of God, broken covenants. It’s all about putting God first in our life. Placing him before everything! Every day every day every day!
John 15:2 “every branch that bears fruit He purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit!”
The lord provides according to our circumstances, our wants, and our needs! He is such a generous God
“You are in me, and I am in You”...”none that the Father hath given me are lost!”
That which is of god is light and growth brighter and brighter! It edifies!! If it doesn’t it isn’t of God.
Marriage is ordained of God! It is Hos plan - His workshop- our greatest joy is in families!
Jesus Christ is Heavenly Father’s only begotten son. He came and stoned and will come again. No man knows when that will take place. Lemon Copley called on a mission to correct the Shakers misconceptions
All these saints so willingly sacrificed and gave- again and again. Truly the Lord came first in their lives!
John Whitmer called as the church historian- overwhelmed. He is promised he will be given what to record by the Spirit
Gifts of the spirit - all have something- all are beneficial to the church!
The three disciples “sleeping from sorrow” in the garden of gethsemane. What great men!!
Amazing the prophecy that wars would be in their land but they would be safe- in a place of refuge- gathered to Zion! How true as the Civil War comes 14 years after they arrive in Utah. God is amazing
The parable of the fig tree- He’s coming! The parable of the 10 virgins- where do you stand?
Stand in Holy places and be not moved! The opposite of the scattering- we gather through a knowledge of the Lord! He is the peace the World is needing
Jesus is our advocate! He pleads our case! He is our comforter and wants us to dwell with Him eternally! He is coming! Cleave to His light!
4th general conference- spirit poured down. Oh how I love general conference! How much I look forward to and need its messages every 6 months!
The prophet is the mouthpiece of God! He only receives revelation for the Church! We are preparing for the Saviors second coming- His voice is as a trump through all the natural disasters and Covid! We look forward to the Millennium when Satan will be bound for 1000 years!
Importance of marriage- not something to enter in lightly or get out of quickly! Importance of church courts! The love God reveals in those- He truly wants all! The importance of taking people privately and fixing our grievances.
The Lord gives this new church, this group gathering to Ohio, His law. His way to become as He is!
Edward Partridge called as the first bishop of the church! What a heavy load. How important was his personal revelation from god to guide this growing church with so many different, human people! Love that the lord knows his pure heart
The story of James Covill, a Methodist minister, is heart breaking! Does God come first in our lives? When we covenant to follow Him would we give all to do just that? To me the definition of Hell is going back and realizing the Lord had so much more in store for us if we just would have been willing to sacrifice what we thought mattered!
The church is called to gather in Ohio! What a huge sacrifice and yet- God is gathering and taking His growing church further and further West to be His people! Temple blessings await and that is far greater than any sacrifice made!
Edward partridge the first bishop of the church - comes to meet Joseph smith and joins the church; At significant cost to him financially and family relationships. Another great example of someone who gave everything to build Gods kingdom and benefit all of us!
Sidney Rigdon called as a scribe for the translation of the Bible. He Elvis called to stand by Joseph and to watch over him, which he does! He brings so many great leaders into the church! These people he has gathered seeking for truth! They find it and embrace it
Orson Pratt was amazing!! So much like Joseph smith- searching and praying for truth from a young age! Finally being taught it by his brother Parley! He embraced it with all his heart at 19. He was a missionary and an apostle for 60 years!
Ezra Thayer is a powerhouse! Like Lehi and Amulek! he did not fear man! He willingly put God first and became a great missionary for the church
Two other men, Ziba Peterson and Parley P Pratt, join Oliver and David Whitmer in their mission to the lamanites. 300 miles through trackless snow. Expelled from the Lamanite territory (after teaching the Shawnees and Delewares and having some success) they could view this as extremely hard and unsuccessful. However They taught Sidney Rigdon and many others in his congregation and in a matter of 2-3 weeks baptized and confirmed 127 new members of the church. The largest congregation up t...
Thomas is called to be a missionary! HE is promised his family will be watched over and provided for. He has just joined the church and leaves 3 boys, the oldest of whom is 9. Much like Joseph Smith, he has to put his trust in God's caring for his family and go and do God's work. Love that HE is called a physician. Much as the Savior was called. He was sent to heal those who needed healing through the gospel word.
Fear not what man can do! I Am with you! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!
All things created spiritually first! Adam and Eve sinned in hearkening to Satan. Repentance was granted! We too learn and grow- by deciding who we will hearken to!
Oh the sermon that is being preached- calling all to come to the God of peace, hope, forgiveness! Come Lord Jesus come!
What is God to you? “I am....”. How would you complete that?
Three things stood out as the Lord has Oliver go and tell Hiram he is wrong 1-take him privately 2-Oliver has a relationship with him, someone he loves correcting him. 3- Oliver was deceived too- chastening coming from someone else who also needed to repent. God is a God of forgiveness and love.
How grateful we all should be to this revelation- we are entitled to receive our own! For ourselves and anyone we preside over (our families) but never for anyone over us! And never for the church! The prophet alone holds the keys to do that.