Filed under: Basic Beliefs of Mormons, Discipleship: Following in the Savior's Footsteps, Jesus Christ, LDS Practices, LDS Q&A, Repentance
Mormons do take communion, although they call it the sacrament. Each Sunday, a basic worship service is held at which the Sacrament, or Communion, is offered.
Filed under: Becoming More Christlike, Blessings, Obedience, Repentance
In this blog we talk about many different ways someone can become, and serve as, a disciple of Jesus Christ. To me, this is the most valuable decision any of us can make in this life. Choosing to actively follow Christ can make everything else in our lives fall into place.
Filed under: Becoming More Christlike, Blessings, Humility, Peace, Repentance
People look to Christ for many different reasons, just as they did during His mortal ministry. Some came looking for miracles, some to have their daily needs met, some to try and find fault with Him, some to seek forgiveness, some to learn from Him and feel His love. What first brought you to Christ? Are your reasons the same now as they were then?
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It seems like a strange concept doesn’t it? Let me tell what sparked my thoughts, then I’ll explain how they apply to a disciple’s life.
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Let’s look, for a moment, at one well-known scripture about conversion.
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Let’s talk for just a minute about some of the first disciples of Christ; the first people to recognize His divinity and walk away from their own lives to find out about His.
Filed under: Becoming More Christlike, Obedience, Repentance
Many of us have heard the analogy of the thread and the tapestry. In this example you learn about the relation of small things to their ability to form something large and beautiful. It can be the members of a family working together, or an even larger group. It can also be the pattern of our individual lives.
One of my favorite stories in the New Testament comes just before Christ’s time in Gethsemane. While in the upper room, Jesus approaches His disciples and performs a humble service for them. He washes their feet. Like most messages from the Savior, this served many purposes and carried a different message for each level of spiritual understanding. I appreciate the knowledge I have gained from this one act. But, I’d like to share with you the message that means the most to me personally.
What is the power of family? Why are they so important to Heavenly Father? He has placed us here in a loving and supportive family as a central part of His plan for us. Why? Because we are His family.
The path of a disciple is not necessarily easy to walk. In fact, in our desire to follow the Savior we are given a special command: “Be ye therefore perfect,” Matthew 5:48. It’s a little unsettling if you dwell on it as a single command. How can we possibly be perfect?