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Today we’re looking at an article in the upcoming July 2018 edition of the Church’s Ensign magazine. Hold on to your Bibles, because this time around it’ll be needed. Sigh…

Ensign, ‘You Can Be Temple Worthy,’ July 2018 “It is our great desire that members of the Church will live to be worthy of a temple recommend. Please don’t see the temple as some distant and perhaps unachievable goal. Working with their bishop, most members can achieve all righteous requirements in a relatively short period of time if they have a determination to qualify and fully repent of transgressions.

God doesn’t reside in buildings man has made. God dwells in the hearts of those who believe in Him!

Acts 17:24 “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands”. (more…)

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April 29 – Works. Matthew 5:16; “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

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General Conference, ‘Prepare to Meet God,’ April 2018; “As we look at the primary purposes of the Church, they are all based on equality before the Lord and following the culture of the gospel of Jesus Christ. With respect to missionary work, the principal qualifications for baptism are humbling oneself before God and coming forth with a broken heart and contrite spirit. Education, wealth, race, or national origin are not even considered. …The Savior additionally explained that everyone is our neighbor. The Book of Mormon makes it clear …We must be united and equal before God.” – Quentin L. Cook

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March 20 – Hosannah – Oh Save Us!  John 11:55-57, 12:1, 12-15; “And the Jews’ Passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves. 56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast? 57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take him.”

12:1 “Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.”

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March 2 – Commandments. Galatians 2:16; “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

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witnessing-tip-of-the-day-020217 March 2 – The Eyeore Complex. Galatians 2:16; “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.”

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flowers-cartoon-8In this month’s Ensign the Visiting Teaching Message is titled Parenthood Is a Sacred Duty. Despite the title chosen for the message, the message offers very little guidance as to why they believe family is so important.

The article pulls a quote by Quentin L. Cook, from the May 2015 issue of the Ensign where he says: “If we faithfully have family prayer, scripture study, family home evening, priesthood blessings, and Sabbath day observance,” …….” our children will … be prepared for an eternal home in heaven, regardless of what befalls them in a difficult world.

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