The stories of Mary and Martha and their interactions with Jesus are powerful stories of faith and devotion. They fed him, served him, wept with him, and were loved by him. As we study their story, we learn that we too can sit at the feet of Jesus like Mary, and testify of Christ’s divinity like Martha. These two sisters stand as witnesses of the Messiah and can show us how like them, we can be loved by Jesus.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will broadcast a worldwide devotional for young adults on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time. The speaker will be Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy and Sister Lynette Gay. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will broadcast a worldwide devotional for young adults on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. mountain daylight time. The speaker will be Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy and Sister Lynette Gay.
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What does an old newspaper used to wrap fish, a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, and the Taipei temple have in common? More than you’d think . . .
Jesus Christ is the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prophets, apostles, and local leaders throughout the world work to serve Christ and assist all members as they develop stronger relationships with Him.
Years ago, I heard a Bishop say: “Brothers and sisters, the restoration was messy.” I didn’t think much about his wording at the time. But over the few years following (including my mission), I encountered a lot of people wanting to “educate” me about early Church leaders. Joseph Smith was the most common target, of course. They cited all sorts of stories about him that seemingly “proved” he was a lying, womanizing con man. I mostly brushed off these claims during my mission. Those critics were not historians. I knew their agenda. I figured they were mostly lies, or at least huge distortions of the history. So, when I got home from my mission, I bought an 800-page history of Joseph Smith. It was written by an active stake patriarch and Church historian who worked on the Joseph Smith Papers project, so I figured his book would blow away all those false accusations with the fiery testimony of truth. But I was surprised to find that instead of tearing down all the stories the critics had told me, history largely confirmed them. And you know what? That’s OK!
Behaviors are the results of feelings. And feelings are the result of thoughts. Thoughts can be manipulated in negative ways when Satan uses trauma, shame, and self doubt to alter our thoughts which then alter our behaviors. WATCH THIS VIDEO FOR MORE!
Sunday is a day to grow closer to the Savior. “I think we need to try to remember Him always.” —Jeffrey R Holland
When we strive with heart and mind to follow the Savior and incorporate the music of the spirit into our daily lives, we receive favor from heaven.
How can religious leaders help people embrace faith? That’s what we asked the Pope’s personal biographer after he interviewed President Russell M Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His answer is a powerful description of “ministering.”