Archive for April, 2011

Message 46:3

To all those that repent of sins and be baptized, preparing themselves in deep humility, yea, the Lord promises that they shall receive the greater light and power that they might be able to carry on the work of the Lord.

The Lord will give us the strength we need to do his work. Don’t be afraid of the Devil. God will always be there if we keep his commandments. But in order to have that rock to stand on we must first be baptized. You can’t forget that important step.

Acts 2:38

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Plain and simple what it takes to be a member of the Church of Christ. Without this step you will not be able to spend eternity with Christ.

Alma 9:27-28

And behold, he cometh to redeem those who will be baptized unto repentance, through faith on his name. Therefore, prepare ye the way of the Lord, for the time is at hand that every man shall reap a reward of their works, according to that which they have been—if they have been righteous they shall reap the salvation of their souls, according to the power and deliverance of Jesus Christ; and if they have been evil they shall.

On judgment day we will get what we deserve. God is a fair and impartial. If we have been righteous we will receive the salvation. If we have been evil, we will receive pain. Let us repent of our sins, be baptized and live righteously in the eyes of the lord.

Alma 7:9-17

But behold, the Spirit hath said this much unto me, saying: Cry unto this people, saying—Repent ye, and prepare the way of the Lord, and walk in his paths, which are straight: for behold, the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and the Son of God cometh upon the face of the earth. And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem, which is the land of our forefathers, she being a virgin, a precious and chosen vessel, who shall be overshadowed and conceive by the power of the Holy Ghost, and bring forth a son, yea, even the Son of God. And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which binds his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to suffer his people according to their infirmities. Now the Spirit knoweth all things; nevertheless the Son of God suffereth according to the flesh that he might take upon him the sins of his people, that he might blot out their transgressions according to the power of his deliverance; and now behold, this is the testimony which is in me. Now I say unto you that ye must repent, and be born again; for the Spirit saith if ye are not born again ye cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven; therefore come and be baptized unto repentance, that ye may be washed from your sins, that ye may have faith on the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world, which is mighty to save and to cleanse from all unrighteousness. Yea, I say unto you come and fear not, and lay aside every sin, which easily doth beset you, which doth bind you down to destruction, yea, come and go forth, and show unto your God that ye are willing to repent of your sins and enter into a covenant with him to keep his commandments, and witness it unto him this day by going into the waters of baptism. And whosoever doeth this, and keepeth the commandments of God from henceforth, the same will remember that I say unto him, yea, he will remember that I have said unto him, he shall have eternal life, according to the testimony of the Holy Spirit, which testifieth in me.

In order to enjoy eternail life with God we must follow the gospel of Christ. This includes repenting for your sins and being baptized. Repentance is important and has to be done before baptism. We all have done wrong in our life so we must all repent of our sins. Christ came on this earth for the purpose of saving our souls. Let us follow his plan for this salvation, not our own.

Message 63:7

I come that this work might be. That the gospel may be fully established and the plan of God be carried to the ends of the earth. That salvation may come to all who will hear the Christ in his plea that whosoever will may come, for it is his words that shall judge all men at the last day.

The Lord is sending John to earth to instruct us on our missing of spreading the gospel to the ends of the earth. This is our primary responsibility in our work for the Lord. In order for people to hear the gospel we must take it to them.

Here are today’s sermon files.  I hope you enjoy them.

April 03, 2011 Phil Meihls

April 03, 2011 Edward Coffey

Message 50:13

Storms and earthquakes shall come and the nations must know the Lord is God.

Over the last few years there have been more natural disasters then before causing more and more loss of property and lives.  There have been people that say this is God punishing people for their sins. This is not entirely true. God promised us that these things were going to happen. It is not a punishment but a warning. Will you listen?

Matthew 21:1-11

And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them,  Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

This day week between Palm Sunday and Easter let us celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Before Jesus could be put to death, he had to enter Jerusalem. When he came in the people cheered and worshiped him. In this his final week of life, Jesus knew he still had work to do. Just like him, never quite even if you know the end is near.