Today, we’re faced with unique challenges. It’s comforting to know that God never intended for us to go through them alone. Every day we’re given the opportunity to reach out and tap into this divine power by putting our faith in Jesus Christ. This video beautifully highlights a New Testament example of this reaching out.
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Though the importance of the need generally for all of us to “look to God and live” is easily apparent to modern readers, the specific choice of a brazen serpent on a pole as a symbol of Christ is difficult to understand. How does the brazen serpent symbolize Christ? (Supplement to Gospel Doctrine Lesson 15).
For Mormons worldwide, the haunting images of filthy flood water lapping at the front door of Houston’s 17-year-old temple became synonymous with the disaster. The rains breached the edifice on Aug. 16, flooding the temple annex building, the basement and the main floor, with water rising more than a foot. Texas Latter-day Saints have looked to the day when the Houston Texas Temple would be open again for the work of the eternities.
Recently, a friend called to ask for my counsel. Once again he had caved in to an addiction that had plagued him for years, and now he felt ashamed, miserable and defeated. I reminded him that I was not his bishop, but in preparation for our talk, I called my bishop to seek advice. What could I say to someone who was so obviously good and trying so hard and yet was being crushed by this vicious enemy?
Angels play a significant role in 29 chapters of these pre-exilic portions of the Bible. In all of these instances, the angels are referred to simply as an “angel of God” or an “angel of the Lord." In fact, it is sometimes difficult even to tell the difference between an angel and God Himself.
Kenya, home to nearly 14,000 Latter-day Saints and a future temple, is President Nelson’s third destination on his worldwide tour to cities in Europe, Africa, Asia and Hawaii. The tour began in London, England, Thursday, April 12. See a short video about his arrival to Kenya.
More than 60 percent of Utah residents will be affected by the recent organizational restructuring of the LDS Church’s elders quorums and the church’s personal ministering system, which now includes females ages 14-18. This change will encourage people of different generations to work together, serve one another and learn from one another. We’ve been given an opportunity not just to exchange religious insight, but to unite generations.