Here is a recap from yesterday’s Assembly.
Monday Morning Word study
Edward Coffey lead the word study this morning. We studied the 79th message. We discussed who John the Baptist is and why he was put on this earth. John is a fellow servant of Christ with us. He was sent to help us prepare for the second coming of Christ and to prepare the way before him. God has a plan for the second coming and the signs of it are here for us to see. The questions is will we be able to see it before it is too late. We must pray to God for him to lead us in these end times. We must humble ourselves before our Lord. We do not know when Christ will return, but we have to prepare ourselves for that moment. We will be judged on what actions we do in our life and what we do with Christ’s words and instructions. Christ’s sprit will guide us, but that sprit will always match the written word of God. It is our responsibility to follow that sprit and word. We have to take Gods word to the people and let them chose what to do with it.
References: Message 79, Malachi 3:1, Matthew 11:7-11, Luke 1:67-79, Revelation 19:1-10, Revelation 12:1, 5-6, Message 81:27, 2nd Chronicles 7:14, Message 1:2, 4-8, Matthew 25:1-13, Message 3:3, Message 84:24, Message 114:5-10, 1st Peter 2:2
Chris Laws spoke this afternoon. To follow Christ we must follow his plan and commandments. We must become humble, meek, submissive, patient, full of love and all longsuffering in the eyes of the Lord. We must go out and teach repentance of sins and faith in Christ. This is what will save people. We must go out and do this work with Christ’s love in our heart. We can only love one thing, God or man. To follow Christ we only have to do two things, Love him with our whole heart, soul, and body and to love others like ourselves. If we do these two things, we will accomplish everything else that Christ wants us to do. We must take this gospel to everyone, not just the people like us. All need the opportunity to find and follow God. Only Christ’s love will give us the strength to stay on the straight and narrow path. We must love our fellow workers and strive to hold onto the Christ’s truth.
References: Alma 13:27-28, Mosiah 18:18-22, Matthew 6:24, John 14:15, John 15:9-14, Mark 12:28-34, Matthew 5:43-48, Luke 6:27-38, Article 16, Alma 38:10-15, Message 3:7,9, Message 9:8
Ronny Beck spoke during the evening service. We are each called to serve God in our own way. We have to listen to his plan for us. We have to stay humble though. When we work for God we will become naked before the Lord. Everything is in God’s will. He will not go away when times are tough. We must follow God and not add our own ideas into the plan of God. God wants us to keep working in the work. We need him at times to help us through, but this is Christ’s work and it is powerful. Christ does not divide himself. There is only one truth. There is only one way to join the Church and only one authority of Christ.
References: Matthew 22:1-14, Genesis 3:8, Message 111:1-5, Malachi 2:1-4, Message 110:4-15, Message 112:5