Archive for August, 2013

Luke 12:15

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

We cannot take possessions with us to heaven. It does us no good to have lots of stuff. That stuff can do nothing for us. It cannot give us happiness, it cannot make us healthy. We must not worry about stuff, but worry about actions.

1st Nephi 1:1-3

I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father; and having seen many afflictions in the course of my days, nevertheless, having been highly favored of the Lord in all my days; yea, having had a great knowledge of the goodness and the mysteries of God, therefore I make a record of my proceedings in my days. Yea, I make a record in the language of my father, which consists of the learning of the Jews and the language of the Egyptians. And I know that the record which I make to be true; and I make it with mine own hand; and I make it according to my knowledge.

The Record of the Nephites starts out explaining what it is. It is a record of a people who follow god. The Jews were not the only ones that have a relationship with the Lord back then or today. Will you read the record and believe in its truth?

Message 86:7-9

If they speak against this work believing not that I come, they have not God—and will not be of the bride, the Lamb’s Church in the end. He that believeth not these words nor cometh not to obedience, hath not God. God’s plan will not change to suit them that believe not, they must conform to his will.

We have to do God’s will and follow his plan. Once we know God’s will we have to follow it. We cannot do our own thing.

Alma 34:33-34

And now, as I said unto you before, as ye have had so many witnesses, therefore, I beseech of you that ye do not procrastinate the day of your repentance until the end; for after this day of life, which is given us to prepare for eternity, behold, if we do not improve our time while in this life, then cometh the night of darkness wherein there can be no labor performed. Ye cannot say, when ye are brought to that awful crisis, that I will repent, that I will return to my God. Nay, ye cannot say this; for that same spirit which doth possess your bodies at the time that ye go out of this life, that same spirit will have power to possess your body in that eternal world.

We never know when our time might come. Because of this we need to be ready all the time for the end times. Many people say that they will come to God right before the end, but what happens that if death happens so quickly that you don’t have time? If you never have been serious before, why all of a sudden do you think that you will want God? Now is the time to come to Christ and receive his salvation.

Message 97:3-4

The authority is given that this work move on and salvation be preached in and through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, his resurrection and eternal living: his coming again to reign with mankind. Know you this, the way is prepared that mankind may walk therein and be saved; will they hear it?

This is the greatest question that the church faces today. Will the people hear the plan of God the way that he set it up? Will follow his instructions? Will they accept it from those having the authority to implement it? There will multitudes that will accept it and be saved, will you?

Matthew 25:31-34

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

After all the trials and tribulations there will be peace. The righteous will spend eternity in heaven with Christ and our Lord God. This is our end reward. This is why we are to follow his commandments and suffer trials and tribulations. This will happen, will you be prepared?

Here are several weeks of sermon files. Sorry for the delay.

July 07, 2013 Chris Laws

July 14, 2013 Larry Gosier

July 14, 2013 Terry Laws

July 28, 2013 Terry Laws

July 28, 2013 Terry Laws 2

August 04, 2013, Edward Coffey

August 04, 2013 Phil Meihls

August 18, 2013 Terry Laws

August 18, 2013 Terry Laws 2

Alma 26:8

Blessed be the name of our God; let us sing to his praise, yea, let us give thanks to his holy name, for he doth work righteousness forever.

Let us praise God in our lives every day. He will never forsake us or abandon us. Let us always remember him in our lives. Let us always praise him.

Message 73:6

The Lord knoweth the hearts of mankind and wherein they desire to learn and do his will, it shall be like precious ointment poured out upon the faithful to dwell in this light of life and salvation. For unto them, shall be great joy, that which the mind of man has not yet attained to.

If we are looking for the Lord we will find him. When we find him we will receive his blessings. The peace and joy that comes from the Lord is comforting.

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Size does not matter. People today think that the more people that are in a Church the bigger presence God has and the true the preaching is. This is not true. God is everywhere. It does not matter how many people are present the truth is still true. Don’t get caught up in size and numbers. Remember our walk with God is one on one, not one on one thousand.

2 Peter 2:1

But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

Paul talks about false prophets in his time just like there are false prophets on ours. We have to be really careful not to follow one of these evil people. They sound good to listen to, but are doing the work of the devil. We must always base our belief on the word of God that is written and we know to be true.

Matthew 6:24-34

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Our salvation is the most important thing that we can look for on this earth. Let us not worry about earthly thing and focus on our salvation. If this is our main focus, then the rest will fall into place.