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3 Nephi 16-20
What is this called? How high is it? What if a professional team asked the referees to lower it?
What is this called? How high is it? What if a Latter Day Saint asked the Lord to lower the standards?
A non-member asks you to Homecoming. Can you go? (p 24) Mom wants to sew your dress. What is the standard? (p 15) What movie can you view for the the day-date? (p 17) As the DJ to play a song at the dance (p 20) Slow dance (p 21) Say goodnight (p 27)
3 Nephi 15:16-17, 21, 3 Nephi 16:1. These are the rules to be my sheep and in my flock. How did all these sheep get scattered? 3 Nephi 16:13–14
I am going to show you some things and you tell me what is supposed to happen when you see them.
1.Book of Mormon stories that my teacher tells to me Are about the Lamanites in ancient history. Long ago their fathers came from far across the sea, Giv'n the land if they lived righteously. 2.Lamanites met others who were seeking liberty, And the land soon welcomed all who wanted to be free. Book of Mormon stories say that we must brothers be, Giv'n the land if we live righteously. 3.Alma was rebellious, and he fought against the right. Then one day an angel came to turn him to the light. Struck before his brethren, Alma learned humility. Then he taught in the land righteously. 4.Don't forget Abinadi, who stood before the king. All chained up from head to toe, the gospel he did bring. If he would deny it, then the king would set him free. He was true, and he died righteously. BOOK OF MORMON STORIES
5.Ammon was a missionary serving Lamanites, Tending King Lamoni's sheep for several days and nights. Robbers came; he saved the sheep by fighting fearlessly. He had learned he could live righteously. 6.Once two thousand sons of God were called to fight the foe. Marching as an army into battle they did go. They believed that Christ the Lord their guardian would be. They had learned they should live righteously. 7.Samuel the Lamanite, high on the city wall, Came to warn the people, and repentance was his call. Arrows could not hit him, for a man of God was he, And he taught in the land righteously. BOOK OF MORMON STORIES
(Slowly and reverently) 8.After Christ was crucified and died for you and me, He came forth to teach the truth to all who would be free. Hands were laid upon each child. He blessed them tenderly, And they lived in the land righteously. BOOK OF MORMON STORIES
3 Nephi 17:1-3. Why home? 3 Ne 17:5-7. If you could have Christ heal any person, who would you have them heal? 3 Nephi 17:9-10. Who came to Jesus for healing? 3 Ne 17:15-17. Does Christ pray for us today? If He prayed for you right now, what would He pray for? 3 Nephi 17:20-24. What’s wrong with these little children? What does Christ see in their eyes? What have they experienced? What caused this event? They had to ask! What if they wouldn’t have asked??? Are you remembering to ask the Savior to heal your faith? Your family? Your friends? Your quorum?
Video (My Joy is Full)
President Monson Crystal Methvin story https://www.lds.org/ensign/1986/02/president-thomas-s-monson-man-of-action-man-of-faith- always-on-the-lords-errand?lang=eng
3 Nephi 18
3 Nephi 18:1, 7, 9 Why did Christ have them eat until they were filled? 3 Nephi 18:15, 20-21 3 Nephi 18:28–29 Why do you think it is important that we not take the sacrament unworthily? – Take his name in vain
“Deacons, teachers, and priests should always be clean in appearance and reverent in the manner in which they perform their solemn and sacred responsibilities. Teachers’ special assignments in preparing the sacrament are the least visible but should still be done with dignity, quietly and reverently. Teachers should always remember that the emblems they are preparing represent the body and blood of our Lord. “To avoid distracting from the sacred occasion, priests should speak the sacrament prayers clearly and distinctly. Prayers that are rattled off swiftly or mumbled inaudibly will not do...Speak to be heard and understood, and say it like you mean it… Elder Oaks, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 39–40.
“Deacons should pass the sacrament in a reverent and orderly manner, with no needless motions or expressions that call attention to themselves. In all their actions they should avoid distracting any member of the congregation from worship and covenant making. “All who officiate in the sacrament—in preparing, administering, or passing—should be well groomed and modestly dressed, with nothing about their personal appearance that calls special attention to themselves. “If someone officiating in this sacred ordinance is unworthy to participate, and this is known to anyone present, their participation is a serious distraction to that person. Young men, if any of you is unworthy, talk to your bishop without delay... Elder Oaks, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 39–40.
“May I suggest that wherever possible a white shirt be worn by the deacons, teachers, and priests who handle the sacrament. For sacred ordinances in the Church we often use ceremonial clothing, and a white shirt could be seen as a gentle reminder of the white clothing you wore in the baptismal font and an anticipation of the white shirt you will soon wear into the temple and onto your missions. “I have a final suggestion. With the single exception of those priests occupied breaking the bread, all who hold the Aaronic Priesthood should join in singing the sacrament hymn by which we worship and prepare to partake. No one needs that spiritual preparation more than the priesthood holders who will officiate in it. My young brethren, it is important that you sing the sacrament hymn. Please do so” Elder Oaks, Ensign, Nov. 1998, 39–40.
Name symbols of the sacrament. The greatest promise offered to us through the sacrament is his spirit: Read 3 Nephi 19:1-3, 13-15, 21, 24-25, 30; 3 Nephi 20:8-9. How may your lives be different if you were not able to take the sacrament each week?
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland “The praying Christ. That is the example to which we are to point others. The Christ of humility. The Christ of spiritual communion. The Christ who is dependent upon his Father. The Christ who asks for blessings upon others. The Christ who calls down the powers of heaven. The Christ who is one with the Father in at least one way that we too can be united with him—through prayer... That is the light we are to show the world and you are to show your students. It is the image of Christ praying unspeakable things.” (Elder Holland, CES Symposium, 9 August 1994)