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RS/MP Lesson 20: “Temporal Salvation for Ourselves and Others” (George Albert Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on October 13, 2012

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When speaking about those in need President Smith said, “They are all [God’s] children. They need us; they need not only our moral support and our religious teaching, but they need food and clothing and bedding and help of all kinds because, in many cases, they haven’t anything left.”

The gospel is not just about sitting around a room (or on-line) and talking about doctrine, it is about getting out and doing something. Does this “doing something” save us? No. However, it does show us where our hearts are. “We will discover now whether the love the Savior said should be in our hearts is among us,” President Smith said. I believe that we will discover this when we look inside of ourselves and we are honest about our desire to serve others. We should always be “anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness” (D&C 58:27). Read the rest of this entry »

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RS/MP Lesson 18: “ Stay on the Lord’s Side of the Line” (George Albert Smith Manual)

Posted by kirkcaudle on September 12, 2012

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This lesson is about a choice. Yes, a choice. Actually, the choice. I do not believe that our choices in life are plural. We can sit around and talk about how much we sin or how many hours of church service that we put in every week, but in the end does that really matter? I don’t think so. However, those choices are easy for us to focuses on (for the better or the worse) because they only symptoms of the actual choice. The real choice arrives when it comes to choosing between either following Jesus Christ or following Satan. In a nutshell, will we choose to follow good or evil?

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