Monday, April 28, 2014

Observing the Sabbath day.

Spiritual Question and Answer:

How Can I Strengthen My Faith in God? Through Communication with Him.
Just like a relationship with any other person, in order to gain a relationship with God you need to communicate with Him. By doing so you can come to know that He is your loving Heavenly Father and that He listens and answers your prayers.

S___ came to church with her husband, and her friend as well, they all enjoyed it a lot. We helped her with her Questions on the sacrament but she has more questions, and we will see how it goes!

Address unknown is a project that the first presidency just recently started in most missions. Basically Mormon techies find Less Active members addresses that are unknown because they moved without the knowledge of any other church members, and their files were not transferred. The techies use software, internet, etc. to find where these people might possibly live, and then missionaries go to the address and get as much information, and teach people in the area. The Full time missionaries report miracles that happen as a result, and any information on the lost-member. 

We haven't found anymore people to teach, but we have some good ideas on finding that we want to try out soon. Not sure about when we can talk on mothers day or how yet, I will try and find out soon!

One scripture in the bible that talks about man becoming as god is Romans 8:16-17. It talks about being children and heirs of God. Just as a child grows up and starts his/her own family, so it will be in the eternal realm and in the spiritual sense. Other scriptural evidence is found in the Book of Mormon, D+C and teachings of modern prophets. 

Scriptures that relate to the Sabbath being Sunday, and not Saturday are after the Ascension of Christ, the members of the Church, whether Jews or Gentiles, kept the first day of the week (the Lord’s day) holy as a weekly commemoration of Jesus Christ's Resurrection (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2; Rev. 1:10); and the observance of the seventh day was eventually discontinued. The change from observing the last day of the week to the first day of the week is not as important as the concept/principle of the Sabbath. In either case, the Sabbath is symbolic of the mighty works of God. (i.e the creation of the earth, the deliverance of Israel from Egypt, and the resurrection of Jesus from the dead) The original apostles of Christ held the 1st day of the week (Sunday) as the Sabbath. As they were given the authority to guide the church of Christ I think it is safe to assume that they were doing it right. Further evidence can be found in the words/teachings of modern day prophets and in the rest of the standard works. 

Sorry I don't have any photos this week, I forgot my card reader again, so I can't send any! I love you guys lots, and hope you all have a great week!
Elder Brown

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