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Posts Tagged ‘sacrament’

A Little Brevity to Start the Week: Why Go to Church?

Posted by Jon on March 16, 2008

Sorry to break from the norm, but I got this from my mom and thought this forum would enjoy it (and who doesn’t enjoy a laugh on Mondays!). Disclaimer, I don’t know if it’s a true story. It probably isn’t. It’s meant to put a smile on your face as you start your week. After you read the story, I’ve included some thoughts and pointers that help me get the most out of my Sunday worship at church.

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Physical Contact with the Emblems of Christ’s Suffering

Posted by Kerry on January 25, 2008

With credit and respect to Thomas Griffith (last I heard, a Stake President over one of the BYU stakes) for pointing out this beautiful gospel perspective, let me share a thought that has really affected me personally lately.

When the Nephites were visited by the resurrected Lord, immediately after introducing himself by saying “…I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world” (3 Nephi 11:9-10), the people responded:

When Jesus had spoken these words the whole multitude fell to the earth; for they remembered that it had been prophesied among them that Christ should show himself unto them.” (3 Nephi 11:12)

Remember, these weren’t a bunch of non-believers, but instead were “…the righteous remnant, those who had heeded the warnings of the prophets. They were prepared to meet the Lord.” (Griffith citation here) Yet after seeing the risen Lord and hearing him introduce himself, they fell to the earth. Why did they fall to the earth? Some of them probably recognized the Savior and humbly felt impelled to kneel, others may have not recognized Him but felt peer pressure to kneel down. Read the rest of this entry »

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