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March 12 – God’s Gift of Grace. Ephesians 2:8-9; “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

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Psalm 115:1; “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.”

2015 Mormon Stat Report 01Putting Things in Perspective

Last week we posted an article on the Church’s vital stat report they presented at their April General Conference, and as we saw their numbers didn’t look all that great. Within a few days of posting the article, I kept coming across other articles painting a picture of even worse news.

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Witnessing Tip of the Day April 2April 4 – John 3:30-31; “He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.”

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, April 2015; “Blessings of the Temple”; “As I think of temples, my thoughts turn to the many blessings we receive therein. As we enter through the doors of the temple, we leave behind us the distractions and confusion of the world. Inside this sacred sanctuary, we find beauty and order. There is rest for our souls and a respite from the cares of our lives.

As we attend the temple, there can come to us a dimension of spirituality and a feeling of peace whichThomas Monson will transcend any other feeling which could come into the human heart. We will grasp the true meaning of the words of the Savior when He said: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27)…My brothers and sisters, in our lives we will have temptations; we will have trials and challenges. As we go to the temple, as we remember the covenants we make there, we will be better able to overcome those temptations and to bear our trials. In the temple we can find peace.” – President Thomas S. Monson

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, April 2015, “The Priesthood—a Sacred Gift”; “I echo the spirit of that special hymn and say to you: Come, all ye sons of God who have received the priesthood, letThomas Monson us consider our callings; let us reflect on our responsibilities; let us determine our duty; and let us follow Jesus Christ, our Lord. While we may differ in age, in custom, or in nationality, we are united as one in our priesthood callings. …

Brethren, each of us has been entrusted with one of the most precious gifts ever bestowed upon mankind. As we honor our priesthood and live our lives so that we are at all times worthy, the blessings of the priesthood will flow through us. …

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Mormon Decisions 10General Conference, April 2015, “Yes, We Can and Will Win!”; “We cannot allow ourselves to be confused by popular messages that are easily accepted by the world and that contradictulisses-soares the doctrine and true principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many of these worldly messages represent nothing more than an attempt of our society to justify sin. …All of us can receive the strength to choose the right if we seek the Lord and place all our trust and faith in Him. …

… Because of the wave of confusion and doubts spreading throughout the world today, we must hold ever more tightly to our testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Then will our ability to defend truth and justice greatly increase. We will win the daily battles against evil, and, rather than fall on the battlefields of life, we will rally others to the Master’s standards.

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GeneraMormon Decisions 10l Conference, April 2015, “The Lord Is My Light”; “If the grim realities you are facing at this time seem dark and heavy and almost unbearable, remember that in the soul-wrenching darkness of Gethsemane and the incomprehensible torture and pain of Calvary, the SaviorQLCook accomplished the Atonement, which resolves the most terrible burdens that can occur in this life. He did it for you, and He did it for me. He did it because He loves us and because He obeys and loves His Father. We will be rescued from death…

Our protections in this life and for eternity will be in individual and family righteousness, Church ordinances, and following the Savior. This is our refuge from the storm. For those who feel they are alone, you can stand resolutely in righteousness knowing that the Atonement will protect and bless you beyond your ability to fully understand.

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