Category Archives: Agency

Revelation comes when we are moving!

I love this thought by Elder Oaks, and have found it true in my personal life: Going forward with our service and work is an important way to qualify for revelation. In my study of the scriptures I have noted … Continue reading

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Jesus – The Misunderstood Messiah in the Gospel of Mark

One of the themes throughout the gospel of Mark is that Jesus is the Messiah, and that those who meet Jesus do not understand this fact. Who knows that Jesus is the Son of God? Clearly God the Father knows … Continue reading

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The Probationary Test of Mortality

THE PROBATIONARY TEST OF MORTALITY Elder Bruce R. McConkie Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Address given at the University of Utah Institute of Religion January 10, 1982 I’m very pleased and honored to have this opportunity to meet … Continue reading

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Omni 1:26 – Complete Surrender

What Christ desires from each of us is surrender, complete and total—a voluntary gift of trust, faith, and love. C. S. Lewis captured the spirit of this surrender: “Christ says, ‘Give me All. I don’t want so much of your … Continue reading

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Luke 10:30-37 The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan As A Type “This parable’s content is clearly practical and dramatic in its obvious meaning, but a time-honored Christian tradition also saw the parable as an impressive allegory of the Fall and Redemption of mankind. This early … Continue reading

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Ether 2:12 America is a choice land

Ether 2:12 this is a choice land…if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ Thomas S. Monson “Are we today serving the God of the land, even the Lord Jesus Christ? Do our lives … Continue reading

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The Lord Has a Plan For Your Life

The Lord has placed currents of divine influence in your life that will lead you along the individual plan He would have you fulfill here on earth. Seek through the Spirit to identify it and carefully follow that direction that … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Tithing

A Brief History of Tithing The Lord instructed the Saints to pay tithing in the early years of Restoration, but he did not fill out a specific procedure on how to do this. The early Saints in 1831 (see D&C … Continue reading

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Newel Knight’s experience with the Adversary

Devil Cast Out of Newel Knight Joseph Smith During this month of April [1830] I went on a visit to the residence of Mr. Joseph Knight, of Colesville, Broom co. N. Y., with whom and his family I had been … Continue reading

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Brigham Young’s October 1856 Address

Brigham Young’s address to the Saints October 5, 1856 When Brigham Young heard that the many of the Saints who left with handcarts had left late in the season and that snows were coming early that year in 1856, he … Continue reading

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