Wednesday, January 28

The Lord Will Guide You

"Remember that this work is not yours and mine alone. It is the Lord's work, and when we are on the Lord's errand, we are entitled to the Lord's help. Remember that whom the Lord calls, the Lord qualifies" (Thomas S. Monson, Ensign, May 1996, 44).

Monday, January 26

Dissolve the Artificial Boundry Between Missionary Work and Temple and Genealogical Work

"Missionary work is not limited to proclaiming the gospel to every nation, kindred tongue , and people now living on the earth. Missionary work is also continuing beyond the veil among the millions and even billions of the children of our Heavenly Father who have died either without hearing the gospel or without accepting it while they lived on the earth. Our great part in this aspect of missionary work is to perform on this earth the ordinances required for those who accept the gospel over there. The spirit world is full of spirits who are anxiously awaiting the performance of these earthly ordinances for them. I hope to see us dissolve the artificial boundary line we so often place between missionary work and temple and genealogical work, because it is the same great redemptive work!" (S. W. Kimball, 1977, p.3)

Sunday, January 25

Present a Book Containing the Record of Our Dead

"Let us therefore, as a church and a people, and as Latter day Saints, offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; and let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a book containing the records of our dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation." D & C 128:24

Member's Responsibilities

Church Handbook of Instructions
1 - [Members] Receive their own Temple ordinances and help immediate family members receive them.
2 - Hold a current Temple Recommend and go to the Temple regularly.
3 - Participate in Family History work.
"Members should identify their own kindred dead, request temple ordinances if needed, and provide these ordinances by proxy if possible. As a beginning, members should try to identify three to five generations of their ancestors...
"In addition to the three basic responsibilities outlined above, members may participate in many other aspects of temple and family history work. The additional work a member does depends on guidance from the Spirit, personal circumstances and abilities, and direction from Church leaders. All members should be engaged in some aspects of temple and family history work throughout their lives."
(Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 2: Priesthood and Auxiliary Leaders [1998], 262-63

Thursday, January 22

Reveal the Priesthood through Elijah

"Behold, I will reveal unto you the Priesthood, by the hand of Elijah the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall plant in the hearts of the children the promises made to the fathers, and the hearts of the children shall turn to their fathers. If it were not so, the whole earth would be utterly wasted at his coming." D & C 2:2