“Practical Benefits” of LDS Church Membership

"Sunday Sermon" and "Personal Experiences" I grew up in the Church. Every personal success or achievement I may have had, I owe to the Lord and His restored Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are innumerable collateral "practical benefits" of membership in the Lord's Church. Here are a few. Public Speaking and Teaching … Continue reading “Practical Benefits” of LDS Church Membership

General Conference: A Time to Hear the Voice of the Lord (Scriptures and Quotes)

"Sunday (On Monday) Sermon" Importance of Hearing and Obeying the Voice of the Lord One of the major themes of the scriptures is the admonition to listen, hearken, hear, and heed the voice of the Lord.  This is a divine mandate.  Significantly, “listen,” “hear,” “hearken,” and “heed” are mentioned over 4,100 times in the standard … Continue reading General Conference: A Time to Hear the Voice of the Lord (Scriptures and Quotes)

Exaltation and Deification — Becoming like our Heavenly Father

"Sunday Sermon" "Doctrinal Commentary" One of the many distinctive doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that man can become like God.  As sons and daughter of our Heavenly Father, we can become His heirs, and joint heirs with Christ. As his children, we can inherit and share His divine nature. … Continue reading Exaltation and Deification — Becoming like our Heavenly Father

Least and Most Religious Countries (25 Top/Bottom)

"Sunday Sermon" "Fun Facts" The Rise of Modern Atheism Recently, atheism has been growing at its fastest rate in western culture. Leaders of the New Atheist Movement include the popular "Four Horsemen," Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. They zealously and persuasively promote atheism on social media, books, articles, podcasts, and college … Continue reading Least and Most Religious Countries (25 Top/Bottom)

Latter-day Charity – Worshiping God by Serving Others

"Sunday Sermon" Humanitarian Relief and Welfare LDS Church humanitarian efforts, whether local, national, or international, primarily help those in need who are not members of the Church. This major endeavor is independent of the massive welfare program intended for struggling Church members and operated by local Church leaders. We Worship God by Serving Others “Pure … Continue reading Latter-day Charity – Worshiping God by Serving Others

Testimony Meetings and “Open Mic Sundays”

"Sunday Sermon" Testimony Meetings Today is "Fast and Testimony" Sunday. The LDS Church devotes the first Sunday of the month to fasting for two meals and donating generously to the poor and humanitarian causes. This Sunday is the “Testimony Meeting,” when members share their personal witness of Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. "In a … Continue reading Testimony Meetings and “Open Mic Sundays”

The “Wicked Bible” of 1631 – “Thou SHALT Commit Adultery”

"Fun Facts" "Sunday Sermon" I am “famous” for my typos and editing errors.  (“Moral Problem” vs “Morale Problem.” “Venus” vs “Venice.”) My hyper personality favors speed over accuracy. But I am not the only one who makes such mistakes. In the 1630s, Robert Barker and Martin Lucas printed 1,000 copies of the King James Version … Continue reading The “Wicked Bible” of 1631 – “Thou SHALT Commit Adultery”

Miracle of Protection: David O. McKay Saves Tahitian Saints

"Sunday Sermon" The miracles of divine protection occur frequently among the Latter-day Saints and other people of faith. Most believers have personally experienced or witnessed such miracles. In July 1959, thirty Tahitian saints had worked, saved, and sacrificed, to raise enough money to finance a trip to the Hawaii Temple. It had taken a lot … Continue reading Miracle of Protection: David O. McKay Saves Tahitian Saints

14th Article of Faith – “We Believe in Meetings”

"Sunday Sermon" 14th Article of Faith We believe in meetings.  We believe in all the meetings that have been held, all the meetings that are now being held, and we believe that there will yet be many great and important meetings pertaining to the kingdom of God. We have endured many meetings, and we hope … Continue reading 14th Article of Faith – “We Believe in Meetings”