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5 Powerful Book of Mormon Scriptures on Agency

5 Powerful Book of Mormon Scriptures on Agency

Agency, or the ability to make choices, is essential to God’s plan. By using our agency wisely, we grow closer to Jesus Christ and prepare for eternal life. The Book of Mormon provides many powerful teachings about agency. By studying these scriptures, we can be empowered as we act for ourselves each day. 2 Nephi 2:16 Wherefore, the Lord God …

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3 Ways to Add “Miracle-Grow” to Your Seed of Faith

3 Ways to Add "Miracle-Grow" to Your Seed of Faith

Throughout scriptures, the process of acquiring faith in Jesus Christ and his gospel is often compared to a seed. Even if our faith is as small as mustard seed, we can move mountains. As we nourish our faith, it will enlighten our understanding and become delicious to us. These are truly beautiful representations of faith! However, just as seeds can …

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The Name of Christ Means Nothing If It’s Not Written In Our Hearts

Though members of the Church have often sought to distance themselves from inappropriate nicknames and references in regards to their faith, this mission came into sharper focus as President Russell M. Nelson, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued a statement concerning the name of the Church. In the statement, President Nelson called for …

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If You’ve Ever Been Troubled By Polygamy, Read This!

If You’ve Ever Been Troubled By Polygamy, Read This

It is painful for many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to think about polygamy. Not only does it conjure thoughts of persecution and misunderstanding from society at large, but the doctrine of plural marriage can also stir up deep and painful questioning. This questioning can become even more painful when members speculate about plural marriage …

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5 Personal Thoughts on LDS Mission Policies

5 Policy Changes to Improve LDS Missions

There is no doubt about it: missions are different for everyone. So many variables are involved, from the missionary to the mission president to the area to the companion and beyond. To try and create a standardized set of guidelines to help all missionaries in all situations is a fairly impossible task. I have so much respect for those who serve …

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Why Don’t You Accept the Grace of Jesus Christ?

Why Don't You Accept the Grace of Jesus Christ?

Grace is a gift from Heavenly Father given through His Son, Jesus Christ. The word grace, as used in the scriptures, refers primarily to enabling power and spiritual healing offered through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ. – LDS.org A common myth about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we place an emphasis on …

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5 Essentials for Finding Out How Someone REALLY Is

5 Essentials for Finding Out How Someone REALLY Is

Finding ways to be emotionally vulnerable with one another is a key element to ministering as Jesus Christ would. Throughout history and through our own lives, Christ intimately understands our needs, our desires, our fears, and even those things we are unable to express. While we definitely cannot do all that Christ does, nor are we meant to, we can …

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How to Make Church a Hospital for the Spiritually Sick

How to Make Church a Hospital for the Spiritually Sick

In April 2015, Elder Dale G. Renlund shared a story of a mother and daughter in South Africa who faced racism after the apartheid regime ended. Elder Renlund shares: One time, as Julia and Thoba attended church, they felt they were treated less than kindly by some white members. As they left, Thoba complained bitterly to her mother. Julia listened calmly …

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