Tag Archives: making decisions

This house is your wedding present

We have heard Dr. Goodell’s story of the house dishonesty built. It tells of a very wealthy man who had as a part of his household a young woman to whom the entire family was devoted. She was courted and … Continue reading

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Alma 43 Standing for Truth

Standing for Truth Alma 43 starts with the conflict in 74 B.C. between the Lamanites and the Nephites where many of the Zoramites defect to the Lamanite side. We read in Alma 43:8-9 the difference between the goals of the … Continue reading

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Mosiah 29

I appreciate the discussion Mosiah sets forth in Mosiah 29 regarding government, responsibility, and his opinion regarding kings and how they tend to limit liberty. In Mosiah 29:13 we read what I would term a fascinating verse: Therefore, if it … Continue reading

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2 Nephi 2  Power to act for themselves 2 Nephi 2 illustrates the principle that we are happiest when we “act for ourselves” instead of being “acted upon”. God is happy because he is a being who acts. He is … Continue reading

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Pilate & Jesus: A Practical Application

In John’s account of the exchange between Jesus and Pontius Pilate, the Prefect of the Roman province of Judaea, we read the following: Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou … Continue reading

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Matthew 26: Stay Out of Caiphas’ Palace

Matthew 26:31-35 tell of the interchange between Jesus and Peter where the Savior tells Peter that he will deny him three times before the cock crows in the morning. Peter’s response is quite telling. He says, “Though I should die … Continue reading

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John 7-9: Making Decisions

John 7 How to make decisions easier John 7 shows an illustration of Jesus explaining how to make decisions. He states, “If any man will do his will, he shall know the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether … Continue reading

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John 3: Heavenly Things

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can … Continue reading

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Luke 10: Don’t Just Stand There!

Luke 10:25-37 illustrate what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  What we do with our Christianity shows the world why Jesus Christ has made a difference in our life.  I love the sentiment expressed by Benjamin Franklin: … Continue reading

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Tell No Man

Mark 1:42-45; Mark 3:12; Mark 7:36; Matthew 9:30-31; Luke 8:56 In Mark 1:42-45 Jesus tells the man healed of his leprosy to not tell anyone that He has healed him, only to “shew thyself to the priest, and offer for … Continue reading

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