Kearney 1st Ward
Seminary: Seminary begins tomorrow, August 26th at 6:00am.
Wednesday, August 28th - Class Activities. Laurels and MiaMaids will be meeting at the church for individual class planning meetings. Beehives will be meeting at the Jameson's house for an end of summer pool party (7:00 - 8:00.)
Mormon Night with the T-Bones: On August 30th at 7:05. Come join us for a fun family night at a T-Bones baseball game. See the Boy Scouts from our stake post the colors, and hear our choir sing the National Anthem. Tickets will be $6.50 each.
Stake Conference: September 21 - 22nd.
Come Follow Me & Personal Progress
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).
Commandments are the laws and requirements that a loving Heavenly Father gives His children to bless them, protect them, and guide them back to Him. When we keep the commandments, we show our love for Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. As we obey the commandments and continually repent, we become more like the Savior and we are blessed with happiness, peace, testimony, and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Obedience to the commandments helps us fulfill our divine role as daughters of God.
New Era Message: Come Follow Me
Focus on the Blessings
When you think about the word “commandments” for your Sunday learning this month (see lds.org/youth/learn), your first thought may be something like, “Commandments give me lists of things I shouldn’t do,” because that’s how a lot of the world thinks.
But that thinking overlooks the fact that commandments also provide a lot of things we should do, such as “be of good cheer” (D&C 68:6), “seek learning” (D&C 109:7), and “seek … the best gifts” (D&C 46:8), and thatcommandments are designed to help us. By keeping the commandments, we become better people and find peace and happiness beyond anything the world offers.
That’s why it’s important to remember that Heavenly Father gives us commandments so He can bless us in incredible ways through our obedience (see page 22). For example, here are some promised blessings of obedience talked about in the April 2013 general conference:
- An unfailing guide, a knowledge of truth, and the answers to our greatest questions (see President Thomas S. Monson, “Obedience Brings Blessings”)
- Joy of you coming closer to the Savior—and Him to you (see President Henry B. Eyring, “‘Come unto Me’”)
- Happiness and well-being (see Elder L. Tom Perry, “Obedience to Law Is Liberty”)
- Power from God to do more than we can do by ourselves; expanded insights, talents, and abilities (see Elder Richard G. Scott, “For Peace at Home”)
- Protection and preparation to do God’s work (see Elder Robert D. Hales, “Stand Strong in Holy Places”)
- Increased happiness and progression in eternity (see Elder David A. Bednar, “We Believe in Being Chaste”)
Find many more promised blessings in these and other talks at conference.lds.org.