One of the “Ideas for Personal Scripture Study in the June 7-13, 2021 Come, Follow Me lesson invites us to reflect on insights that we can gain from miracles: “Signs or miracles alone do not produce lasting faith.
Having faith in Jesus Christ and following His teachings is the only way to find lasting happiness. Our life on earth can bring many trials, challenges, and even heartache. But as the Savior promised in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
While this story gives an account of faith and the resulting physical healing, it also contains important parallels with the healing power available through the Atonement. First, the woman sought for Jesus. She didn’t just pray and wait for Him to come to her. She reached out for Him, as we all should.
President Nelson is showing us the way in word and deed by leading us to the source of all goodness—our Saviour, Redeemer, and Friend—Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ and His prophet are filled with abundant love for each of us. May you feel of that love as you follow the prophet. He will guide us.
A House of Faith Let’s face it, we all need more faith. We all struggle from time to time. It is never easy to take that “step of faith” into the unknown. We can bolster our faith by: Ponder the testimonies of others on a regular basis, including living prophets and apostles or trusted friends and Church leaders.
Yet despite the faith’s growth and presence, survey results continue to show that relatively few people are familiar with Latter-day Saint beliefs. As an institution, the Church has the responsibility to publicly and clearly articulate its official teachings. In turn, reporters can help inform the public by accurately reporting on these ...
When Jesus Christ ministered among the Nephites in ancient America, one of the first doctrines that he taught was: “And ye shall offer up unto me no more the shedding of blood; yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away …. And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit” ( 3 Nephi 9:19 ...
Since being “born again” is clearly a process, what can we do to sustain positive change? As we love the Savior with all our soul, we strive to keep His commandments, repent, and align our will with His. We demonstrate our love and faith by living the gospel of Jesus Christ each day—by going about doing good.
Faith in a loving Heavenly Father. Faith that Jesus Christ is the Messiah and that He has all power. Faith that the Plan of Happiness, as taught in the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants is the fail-safe blueprint for our development, survival and ultimate joy.