Favorite Scripture Sacrament Meeting Talk

One of my favorite scriptures is in James 1: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” And what that means is if we need anything, we can ask, and the Lord will answer us. He won’t laugh at us (or “upbraideth”) if we ask something silly. But the two following verses might be even more important to know: “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind […]

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The Purpose and Blessings of The Priesthood

As the Deacons’ Quorum President, I was invited to speak in the “Priesthood and Temple Preparation” meeting for the primary children in the ward turning 12 in 2021. My topic was “the purpose and blessings of the priesthood”. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf shared this story a few years ago: [Our branch president] invited me into a small classroom, and there he extended a call to me to serve as deacons quorum president. “This is an important position,” he said, and then he took his time and described why. He explained what he and the Lord expected of me and how […]

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Why do we have to learn?

Why do we have to learn? “The glory of God is intelligence, or, in other words, light and truth,” reads Doctrine and Covenants 93:36. God’s glory is his intelligence. So if we learn enough, we can have the same type of glory. Doctrine and Covenants 130:18-19 says, “Whatever principle of…

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So, we must have agency.

Agency is vital to our Heavenly Father’s Eternal Plan. Wait, what is agency? Agency is our ability to choose right from wrong. Without agency, we would have to do the right thing, and we would physically not be able to do the wrong if we tried. Now, why do we…

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My 1st sacrament meeting Talk

The two greatest commandments are in Matthew chapter 22, verses 35 to 40: “…A lawyer…asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy…

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Honesty’s Definition

I used to think that honesty means telling the truth, but now I know that honesty has many meanings. A few are integrity, sincerity, truthfulness, and choosing not to steal, or cheat in any way. This goes with 2 Nephi 9:34 (Wo unto the liar, for he shall be thrust…

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