Resisting Temptation and Overcoming Sin – Scriptures and Quotes

“Sunday Sermon” The "Temptations of Jesus" give great insights on confronting Satan and resisting sin. (Matthew 4: 1-11) Center your life in Christ and Follow the Savior’s Example Christ Resists Temptations             The Savior “suffered temptations but gave no heed unto them” (Doctrine and Covenants 20:22). When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, the Lord … Continue reading Resisting Temptation and Overcoming Sin – Scriptures and Quotes

“Original Sin” and Infant Baptism

"Sunday Sermon" Overview A. Foundational Fallacy: Children are born in sin, having inherited sin and guilt from the fall of Adam and Eve.  Therefore, they are at risk of eternal damnation from birth. B. Logical Extension #1: Since baptism is necessary for the remission of sins and for salvation, infants must be baptized or else … Continue reading “Original Sin” and Infant Baptism

Baptism, a Commandment. By Immersion for the Remission of Sins

"Sunday Sermon" “We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Articles of Faith, 4) The Bible proclaims there should be “One … Continue reading Baptism, a Commandment. By Immersion for the Remission of Sins

Words of the Prophet: Key Quotes from Russell M. Nelson

"Sunday Sermon" Russell M. Nelson was sustained and set apart as the 17th President of the Church on Sunday, January 14, 2018, in the upper room of the Salt Lake Temple. In the past 5 years, President Nelson has given inspired and inspiring counsel to the saints and the world. As the living Prophet, we must hear him and follow him, as he hears and … Continue reading Words of the Prophet: Key Quotes from Russell M. Nelson

Where Samuel, the Lamanite, and Nephi, son of Helaman, the “Wise Men from the East?”

"Sunday Sermon Speculation" I avoid gospel speculation. It is detrimental at worst, and a waste of time at best.  However, when my brilliant friend (D.H.) shared this theory with me, I was thrilled to think that it might actually be true. Let’s try to connect the dots. The Wise Men were “righteous men,” “holy men,” … Continue reading Where Samuel, the Lamanite, and Nephi, son of Helaman, the “Wise Men from the East?”

Gratitude – The Great Key to Happiness

"Sunday Sermon" Happiness - Gratitude versus Expectations and Entitlement Dennis Prager, my favorite commentator, observed: Yes, there is a “secret to happiness”—and it is gratitude. All happy people are grateful, and ungrateful people cannot be happy. We tend to think that it is being unhappy that leads people to complain, but it is truer to … Continue reading Gratitude – The Great Key to Happiness

Priorities – Words of the Prophets – New Year’s Resolutions

"Sunday Sermon" Harold B. Lee: our first priority is our own spiritual and physical strength    “Most men do not set priorities to guide them in allocating their time, and most men forget that their first priority should be to maintain their own spiritual and physical strength; then comes their family; then the church; and then … Continue reading Priorities – Words of the Prophets – New Year’s Resolutions

New Testament: Introduction and Overview

"Sunday Sermon" Last year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasized studying the Old Testament.  This year, the Church is emphasizing in-depth study of the New Testament. New Testament: The Most Important Book of Scripture            The New Testament is the most important canon of scripture because it contains the entire mortal ministry of … Continue reading New Testament: Introduction and Overview

“Am I a True Disciple of Christ?”

“Sunday Sermon” True disciples of Jesus "love the Lord with all their heart, might, mind, and strength." His disciples manifest their love for Him by striving to keep His commandments. "If ye love me, keep my commandments." True disciples of Christ "love their neighbors as themselves." His disciples demonstrate their love for Him by loving … Continue reading “Am I a True Disciple of Christ?”