Archive for September, 2013

Matthew 9:37-38

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

The harvest has begun. The Church is growing all over the world. There are two questions though. One, will you join the rest who have seen the truth? Two, will you help gather the rest that will come in by the door?

Message 113:1

“I come with a message from the Lord. I bring refreshing to all who will hear my words the Lord has put in my mouth. I come to speak his words, complying with his Spirit, will, and plan.

The words that John brings from the Lord should give you comfort and joy. When John comes back again like he has promised he would, the message that he will bring will give a new energy that can only come from the Lord. It will be like a hot shower after working all day. It will only be refreshing and energizing though if you listen and believe. Will you believe?

Mosiah 15:1-9

And now Abinadi saith unto them: I would that ye should understand that God himself shall come down among the children of men, and shall redeem his people. And because he dwelleth in flesh he shall be called the Son of God, and having subjected the flesh to the will of the Father, being the Father and the Son— The Father, because he was conceived by the power of God; and the Son, because of the flesh; thus becoming the Father and Son— And they are one God, yea, the very Eternal Father of Heaven and of Earth. And thus the flesh becoming subject to the Spirit, or the Son to the Father, being one God, suffereth temptation, and yieldeth not to the temptation, but suffereth himself to be mocked, and scourged, and cast out, and disowned by his people. And after all this, and after working many mighty miracles among the children of men, he shall be led, yea, even as Isaiah said, as a sheep before the shearer is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. Yea, even so he shall be led, crucified, and slain, the flesh becoming subject even unto death, the will of the Son being swallowed up in the will of the Father. And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the victory over death; giving the Son power to make intercession for the children of men— Having ascended into heaven, having the bowels of mercy; being filled with compassion toward the children of men; standing betwixt them and justice; having broken the bands of death, taken upon himself their iniquity and their transgressions, having redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice.

Christ is our Lord God. He and the Father are one. He came to earth for our salvation. The question today is do you believe in him, or the traditions of man?

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

This falling away has happened already and Christ’s church has been restored. The restoration had to happen to keep the traditions of man from tarnishing the truth of Christ.

Ephesians 6:11-18

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

When we put on the armor of God we are able to resist temptation. Evil can only exist where God is not, so if we put God around us we have a layer of protection from the evil.

2nd Nephi 28:24-32

Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion! Wo be unto him that crieth: All is well! Yea, wo be unto him that hearkeneth unto the precepts of men, and denieth the power of God, and the gift of the Holy Ghost! Yea, wo be unto him that saith: We have received, and we need no more! And in fine, wo unto all they that tremble, and are angry because of the truth of God! For behold, he that is built upon the rock receiveth it with gladness; and he that is built upon a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall. Wo be unto him that shall say: We have received the word of God, and we need no more of the word of God, for we have enough! For behold, thus saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little there a little; and blessed are they that hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto my counsel, for they shall learn wisdom; for unto him that receiveth I will give more; and them that shall say, We have enough, from them shall be taken away even that which they have. Cursed is he that putteth his trust in man, or maketh flesh his arm, or shall hearken unto the precepts of men, save their precepts shall be given by the power of the Holy Ghost. Wo be unto the Gentiles, saith the Lord God of Hosts! For notwithstanding I shall lengthen out mine arm unto them from day to day, they will deny me; nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto me; for mine arm is lengthened out all the day long, saith the Lord God of Hosts.

The truth is out there, we just have to look for it. We cannot take someone else’s word for it, but must find it ourselves. Each one of us will be judged according to our works against God’s words. Are you prepared for that?

Message 64:4

The Lord has looked upon his Church to bless the faithful. Some have denied the Lord and his goodness; some are full of doubt and are deprived of the joys of the Lord. Some will repent, others will go to destruction.

If we follow Christ’s words we will be blessed. If we don’t, life will be empty. The joy that comes from following Christ is better than the feeling that we get from the things of this world. Will you follow Christ or will you be empty?

Mark 6:12-13

And they went out, and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.

The disciples went out to the people doing a great work. Notice what they taught the people, to repent. This is the key to salvation. Will you listen and take the first steep.

Message 36:7

Behold, the Lord soon comes and I shall be with him when he comes to his temple that shall be built by a people of clean hands and pure hearts.

Only a people prepared for the work will be build the temple of the Lord. This is an important job, but not the most important one. We must first spread the gospel to the world and let the people know about Christ. When God is read for the temple, we will receive the instructions. But until then we should not worry about it.

Here are three weeks worth of sermon files. Enjoy.

August 18, 2013 Terry Laws

August 18, 2013 William Holden

August 25, 2013 Phil Mehils

August 25, 2013 Terry Laws

September 01, 2013 Chris Laws

September 01, 2013 William Holden

John 1:1-4

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

God does not change. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. God is the truth and the truth is God. He is in everything in this world. When people try to change the word, they are removing God and the truth from it. At that point it would just words that don’t mean anything. Let us not remove God from things.

Message 92:5-6

Where is that great love and the Spirit that mellows the heart, is it still among you? I say unto you, yea, let it do greater work. Qualify to be leaders of men. Do good to all mankind. Love always, hate and bitterness is not your mission. He that loveth the brethren, loveth God also. The Lord will uphold him and make him a blessing.

Love is our mission. We are supposed to have it in everything that we do. If someone if full of bitterness and hate they are not of God.

Message 92-4

There is none that have done right in all things, they have fallen short.

Nobody is perfect. We all have our faults and shortcomings. If you think that you don’t deserve to be save because of the stuff that you have done, don’t. That is not true. Everyone deserves to be saved. We have made mistakes and all need to mercy of Jesus Christ to make it into heaven. Nobody is above human nature.