Thursday, June 23, 2011

Family Fun in the Sun!

We had such a great time at the Fountain Creek Park tonight. Thank you to everyone who brought food. It was all delicious!!! I would especially would like to thank Melissa Patterson for teaching all about how to keep our children engaged and learning this summer. I appreciate all the hard work she put into her lesson. I believe the kids had a blast as well. My own two kids came home and crashed. A obvious sign that they played hard. =)

video

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Atonement

Increase your understanding of the Atonement of Jesus Christ by reading…

Isaiah 53: 3-12

http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/isa/53.3-12?lang=eng#2

John 3:16-17

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/3.16-17?lang=eng#15

Romans 5

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/rom/5?lang=eng

2 Nephi 9:6-7, 21-26

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/9.6-7,%2021-26?lang=eng#5

Alma 7:11-13

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/7.11-13?lang=eng#10

Alma 34: 8-17

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/alma/34.8-17?lang=eng#7

D&C 19: 15-20

http://lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/19.15-20?lang=eng#14

Share your feelings and understanding with your family or friends in a Family Home Evening.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Sacrament: In Remembrance of Him

Prayerfully read the following scripture passages and record your thoughts in your journal.

Luke 22: 19-20

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/22.19-20?lang=eng#18

Why did Jesus institute the sacrament?

D&C 20:77

http://lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/20.77?lang=eng#76

Moroni 4:3

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/moro/4.3?lang=eng#2

What three things do we “witness”, or promise that we will do when we take the sacrament?

What does it mean to take upon us the name of Christ?

Mosiah 5:5-7

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/5.5-7?lang=eng#4

Mosiah 18:8-9

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/mosiah/18.8-9?lang=eng#7

When we take upon us Christ’s name, what can people expect of us?

Corinthians 11:27-30

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/1-cor/11?lang=eng

Additional Reading…

Lesson 41: The Sacrament: In Remembrance of Him, Aaronic Priesthood Manual 2

http://lds.org/manual/aaronic-priesthood-manual-2/lesson-41-the-sacrament-in-remembrance-of-him?lang=eng&query=lesson+sacrament+remembrance+him+aaronic+priesthood+manual

How can we prepare ourselves to partake of the sacrament worthily? How would examining our lives frequently make it easier to partake of the sacrament in the right spirit?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Family Finance

“One For the Money”

http://providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/6998_OneForTheMoney33293_pdf.pdf

Prayerfully ponder what you have read. Seek guidance from our Heavenly Father on areas to improve upon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

That Ye Might Believe That Jesus Is The Christ"
Read…

John 1:1-14 (use the Joseph Smith Translation)

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/1.1-14?lang=eng#primary

What can we learn about Jesus Christ?

John 20:31 (Note the “the Word” John 1:1, 14 refers to the Savior.)

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/20.31?lang=eng#30

He “was in the beginning” with God the Father (John 1:1–2). Note that the Savior’s mission began in the premortal world, long before he was born in Bethlehem.

He is God (John 1:1). Explain that when we speak of God, we usually refer to Heavenly Father. However, “the personage known as Jehovah in Old Testament times … is the Son, known as Jesus Christ, … who is also a God. Jesus works under the direction of the Father. … Many of the things that the scripture says were done by God were actually done by … Jesus” (Bible Dictionary, “God,” 681).

Through him the gospel was preached in the premortal world (Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:1).

He made all things (John 1:3).

He is the Only Begotten Son of God in the flesh (John 1:14; see also 1 Nephi 11:14–21). This doctrine is discussed in lesson 2.

The Apostle John said that “in [Jesus] was life” (John 1:4). He also testified that Jesus is “the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (John 1:9).

Lesson 1: “That ye Might Believe That Jesus Is the Christ”, New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

http://lds.org/manual/new-testament-gospel-doctrine-teachers-manual/lesson-1-that-ye-might-believe-that-jesus-is-the-christ?lang=eng&query=might+believe+jesus+christ+new+testament+gospel+doctrine+manual

HOW HAS THE SAVIOR GIVEN YOU LIGHT AND LIFE?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Missionary Work.

Read…

Matthew 24:14

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/24.14?lang=eng#13

Matthew 28:19

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/28.19?lang=eng#18

D&C 88:81

http://lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/88.81?lang=eng#80

Pray for a missionary experience. Place the pass-a-long card and The Gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlet in your purse or wallet so it can be ready when the Spirit prompts.

Ponder your testimony of missionary work and record your experiences in your journal.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For God So Loved the World

Dallin H. Oaks, “Love and Law,” Ensign, Nov 2009

http://lds.org/general-conference/2009/10/love-and-law?lang=eng&query=love+law+oaks

“There is no greater evidence of the infinite power and perfection of God’s love than is declared by the Apostle John: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16). Another Apostle wrote that God “spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all” (Romans 8:32). Think how it must have grieved our Heavenly Father to send His Son to endure incomprehensible suffering for our sins. That is the greatest evidence of His love for each of us!”

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Take My Yoke upon You, and Learn of Me"

Read Matthew 11: 28-30.

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/11.28-30?lang=eng#27

What does it mean to “labour and [be] heavy laden”?

What are some examples of burdens we bear in this life?

How can the Lord “give [us] rest” from these burdens?

What does it mean to take Christ’s yoke upon us?

Additional Reading…

Lesson 10: “Take My Yoke upon You, and Learn of Me”, New Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual

http://lds.org/manual/new-testament-gospel-doctrine-teachers-manual/lesson-10-take-my-yoke-upon-you-and-learn-of-me?lang=eng&query=Lesson+10%3A+take+my+yoke+upon


Monday, June 6, 2011

The Plan of Salvation

Increase your understanding of the plan of salvation. Resources for study include…

2 Nephi 9: 1-28

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/9.1-28?lang=eng#primary

2 Nephi 11:4-7

http://lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/11.4-7?lang=eng#3

Moses 4:1-4

http://lds.org/scriptures/pgp/moses/4.1-4?lang=eng#primary

Revelation 12: 7-9

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/rev/12.7-9?lang=eng#6

D&C 76: 50-113

http://lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/76.50-113?lang=eng#49

D&C 93:33-34

http://lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/93.33-34?lang=eng#32

Abraham 3:24-27

http://lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/3.24-27?lang=eng#23

1 Corinthians 15:22

http://lds.org/scriptures/nt/1-cor/15.22?lang=eng#21

Draw or obtain a picture that depicts the plan of salvation, including the premortal existence, birth, mortal life, death, judgment, and life after judgment.

Possible Plan of Salvation Chart…

http://lds.org/new-era/2006/07/charting-the-plan?lang=eng&query=chart+plan+salvation

Using this picture, explain the plan of salvation to your family or friends in a Family Home Evening. Discuss how knowledge of the plan affects your actions.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Read The Living Christ.
(http://lds.org/study/living-christ?lang=eng)
Ponder your personal testimony of our Savior.
During the next 40 days, how would you like your testimony to grow?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Primary Temple Trip

I heard the Temple trip was a success! Photos of families are going to be printed out and given to you! Thank you for attending and making it a success!!