Presentation on theme: "How does the Mighty Change work?. A little girl was sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take."— Presentation transcript:
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, “Grandpa, did God make you?” “Yes, sweetheart,” he answered, “God made me a long time ago.” “Oh,” she paused, “grandpa, did God make me too?” “Yes, indeed, honey,” he said, “God made you just a little while ago.” Feeling both faces again, she observed, “God’s getting better at it, isn’t he?”
When we leave this world and pass through the veil to the next what do we take with us? If we have addictions or weaknesses, are we without their temptations? If we have weaknesses we were still working on when we passed, are we still tempted? Will we seek others with the same unresolved issues for companions? Can we feel comfortable associating with the righteous? Can we repent from the addiction without the substance of it in the spirit world?
What does the ‘mighty change of heart’ look like? Is it an event or a process? How would my day be different? What would I do differently? What would other people see in me?
The Oath and Covenant His Covenant Endows us with spiritual power Gives us a new name Gives us a new linage with rights of inheritance Our Oath We will obey We are willing to take on His name We will always remember Him We will be merciful
In my opinion some of the blame for our misapplication of gospel superlatives and other similarly obsessive reasoning comes from a misunderstanding of 2 Nephi 25:23… At first glance at this scripture, we might think that grace is offered to us only chronologically after we have completed doing all we can do, but this is demonstrably false, for we have already received many manifestations of God's grace before we even come to this point. Actually, I understand the preposition "after” to be a preposition of separation rather than a preposition of time. … We are saved by grace "apart from all we can do," or "all we can do notwithstanding," or even "regardless of all we can do." Another acceptable paraphrase of the sense of the verse might read, "We are still saved by grace, after all is said and done."