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The Holy Ghost

Choice 2 - 

Make a list after reading select scriptures about what disciples must do to receive to Holy Ghost and what the Holy Ghost will do.
  • Keep the commandments, the Holy Ghost will be with you
  • Don’t be troubled or afraid, the Holy Ghost will teach and bring remembrance
  • Bear witness, the Holy Ghost will testify of Christ
  • The Savior departed, the Holy Ghost reproves the world of sin
  • Listen to the Holy Ghost, the holy Ghost will guide you and glorify Christ
  • Choose the right, the Holy Ghost will develop the person spiritually
  • Listen to the Holy Ghost, the Holy Ghost will testify.
The Holy Ghost helped the Apostles fulfill their missions after the Savior’s death and resurrection by doing the following:
  • The Holy Ghost was with the Apostles
  • While the apostles taught the Holy Ghost testified their messages were true
  • The Holy Ghost guided the apostles
  • The Holy Ghost developed the apostles and those they taught and worked with spiritually
Recently my husband and I had the sell of our house fall through so we were not able to buy the house we were going to. This actually happened twice. This last time I wanted to take the house off the market but we left it up for a few days and within days we went under contract again. My husband and I started to look around for houses and my husband found a house about 35 minutes away but closer to family. He had been looking at this area for quite some time. Long story short we put an offer in on the house and the owners countered. My husband felt good and confident about countering or accepting the offer but I was very nervous and stressed. After a lot of prayer and fasting, I felt the Holy Ghost let me know we should counter or accept the counter offer. Later I learned my husband had been drawn to look at that area, and we both believe that was a prompting of the Holy Ghost. We haven’t moved yet, but I feel like this one is going to work and where we should move. 


A New Commandment

How can others know if we are disciples of Jesus Christ?
According to John 13:34-35 others will know if we are disciples of Christ if we love one another.
How would a disciple of Jesus Christ respond to these situations?

Someone you know is ridiculed or made fun of because of the way he or she dresses.
            I think a disciple of Christ would comfort the person being made fun of. Maybe even point out a thing or two they liked about the person’s outfit and tell them not to worry about what others think. If someone was being made fun of at that moment, the disciple would stand up for the person being made fun of and tell the others to stop.

You see a new person at church.
            A disciple would approach the new person and get to know them! Ask where they moved from, or what they do for a living. They’d ask where they live and welcome them to the ward.

I have made a list of things I can do for a certain person this week to show them I love them and exemplify the type of love the Savior would show.


The Widow's Mites and Preparing for the Second Coming

The Widow’s Mites

James E Talmage explained why the widow’s mites meant more than the amount the rich people donated. He states, “The rich gave much yet kept back more; the widow’s gift was her all. It was not the smallness of her offering that made it especially acceptable, but the spirit of sacrifice and devout intent with which she gave.” The widow gave all she had and did so because she felt compelled, had pure intent, and loved the Lord. It really was a sacrifice for her.

As I stated above, the amount the widow gave was all she had. It was a sacrifice and I’m sure it took faith to donate at all. In 2 Nephi 25:23 it states, “for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.“ The widow did all she could do, she donated all she could with the right state of mind. The amount of what we donate, monetarily or time, should be what we can do. In the story it states the rich donated a lot, but they also had a lot to give and then still kept a lot. The widow donated all she could. 

Aside from a monetary donation, I can donate my time. I can visit people in my ward and spend time with them. I live in an older ward so some of the people in the ward always enjoy visits.

Preparing for the second Coming

What believers can watch for:
Watch to not be deceived
Watch because all things have been foretold
Watch and pray because the time isn’t known

How to prepare for the Second Coming:
”Stand in holy places and be not moved”
Pray always and be ready
Listen and heed the Holy Spirit


The Seventy

The Lord counseled the Seventy to pray, when entering a house say "peace be to this house," don't go from hose to house, eat what you are given, heal the sick, preach, if you aren't received in a city preach in the streets, they will have power from the Savior, and be blessed.

Now we still send missionaries in pairs to preach and the work is a lot but the people doing the work is few compared to what needs to be done. Our missionaries heal the sick and preach to the people of the city they are sent to. Our missionaries are given power over the enemy.

I wasn't able to find Seventy on the church website, I just found scriptures. 


Peter and Christ

Here is my post for my religion class. It's a little late since we are in the middle of moving.

Matthew 14:22–33. Walking on the Sea

In Matthew 14:26 it states the disciples saw Christ walking on the water and “they were troubled” and that is was a spirit. The apostles were frightened.
Peter’s response indicated he had faith in Christ.
Peter began to sink because he started to be afraid. He saw the sea tossing and turning and got frightened.  When Peter began to sink he called to Jesus Christ asking Christ to save him. In Matthew 14:31 it says, “immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand and caught him”

In Doctrine and Covenants 88:67 it states, “And if your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light, and there shall be no darkness in you; and that body which is filled with light comprehendeth all things.” I think this relates because Peter because he followed Christ and his desires were parallel to Heavenly Father’s and Christ’s. This made it so Peter was filled with the light of Christ. I think I be better at following the commandments and trying to make my will parallel to God’s and Christ’s will.

John 7:10–17. How to Know the Truth of the Savior’s Doctrine

In John 7:12 it states some people thought Jesus was a good man, and others thought he deceived people. I think these thoughts and reactions of people back then match up well with people now. Some people have faith and love Christ, and others mock and don’t have faith. I don’t think thoughts have really changed, which is interesting, because there are hundreds of years between then and now. The Jews asked how Jesus knew the stuff he knew, when he hadn’t been taught. Jesus explained it wasn’t his doctrine, but God’s doctrine.

Jacob 4:14 explains the Jews despised plainness and searched after things they didn’t understand. They were stiff necked. Colossians 2:8 cautions against men teaching philosophy and vain deceit after the traditions of men and the ways of the world. Doctrine and Covenants 93:11-17 explains Jesus didn’t have a full knowledge from the start. He learned and progressed. We learn and progress, just like Jesus did, although a much slower rate, I’m sure. Jesus Christ received all power from heaven and on earth and the glory of God was with him.


Apostles of Christ and John the Baptist

This is for my religion class again. I'll be posting about once a week about different things.

Apostles of Christ

The apostles of Jesus Christ:


A few facts about 3 apostles: 
- Matthew was most likely a thorough Jew with knowledge of the Old Testament scriptures and able to see Jesus Christ’s life fulfill prophecy.
- John did not die but has remained on the earth as a ministering servant until Jesus Christ’s Second Coming.
- James was chosen to be present at the raining of Jairus’s daughter, at the Transfiguration, and at Gethsemane.

Here is my definition of an apostle:
An apostle is one that is sent for to be a special witness of Jesus Christ to all the world.

Q: How did Jesus Christ’s teachings to his apostles prepare them to proclaim the gospel?
A: Jesus instructed the apostles on whom to seek and teach. He explained the apostles should take care of people’s spiritual needs. He also taught them to be wise and beware of evil men. One of my favorite things Jesus taught the disciples for teaching and proclaiming was to not think of how they would speak because the Spirit would direct them in what to say.

Q: How the apostles answered the Savior’s call. How can I apply the same things in my life?
A: They did as they were asked without question. They followed Jesus Christ. I can apply these actions by willingly doing the things I should in the gospel, such as reading my scriptures, praying, etc.

John the Baptist

If I was with the men that went and talked to Jesus for John, I think I would tell John when I got back about all the incredible miracles. There were dead raised and blind healed, along with deaf, lepers, and a lot of other people. I would tell John about the miracles.

John knew without a doubt who the Savior was. He sent his disciples to Jesus for their own edification, to strengthen their testimonies, and to gain their own testimonies of what John had been teaching about Christ.

Jesus Christ said there was no greater prophet than John the Baptist. Joseph Smith gave the following reasons for why John the Baptist is considered as one of the greatest prophets:
“First. He was entrusted with a divine mission of preparing the way before the face of the Lord. Whoever had such a trust committed to him before or since? No man.
“Secondly. He was entrusted with the important mission, and it was required at his hands, to baptize the Son of Man. Whoever had the honor of doing that? Whoever had so great a privilege and glory? …
“Thirdly. John, at that time, was the only legal administrator in the affairs of the kingdom there was then on the earth, and holding the keys of power. … These three reasons constitute him the greatest prophet born”

John the Baptist’s humility and selflessness are expressed in John 3:30. We should all strive to be humble and selfless.