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A Gospel Centered Home Is How You Protect Yourself From Satan's Desire To Overthrow You
February 12, 2017

Seeking After Jesus Christ Is The Most Important

Book of Mormon Marriage And Family Study

1 Nephi 11: 16- “Knowest thou the condescension of God?”

Jesus Christ descended below all things; therefore He has conquered all enemies including spiritual and physical death.

This means Satan has ZERO power over Christ and we can completely and absolutely trust in Him. And, it means nothing is more important in this world or the next than seeking after Christ.

Additionally, Christ has all power to fix what is broken in your marriage and family, but this requires seeking after Him.

No Casual Christians

Elder Holland said there can be no casual Christians and I would also add no casual marriage or family. Why?

A casual couple or family will not survive the onslaught of evil and darkness that will be hurled upon us in the last days. Satan knows his days are coming to an end because God is hastening the work of salvation. And He will do that by pouring out His spirit on those who seek after Him.

Elder Holland also said we are foolish if we think it will demand nothing of us. For example, church membership does not entitle you to a powerful marriage and family by going through the motions.

Powerful Families Are Intentionally Built By Using The Word of God As Their Marriage Manual

Instead, mighty marriages and families are deliberately built together through the gospel. For instance, I guarantee you that the Book of Mormon through the Holy Ghost can teach you more about marriage and family than any phd or all the marriage and family books and textbooks combined.

Christ has the power and the desire to intervene; however, the doorknob to let Him in is on our side. Not His. Therefore, opening the door involves agency.

Agency is not the right to do whatever you want or even do nothing even though you can. Moral agency is the obligation to be obedient and to keep your covenants.

When you make covenants with Christ to be His witness you are no longer on neutral ground. Consequently, to not care and do nothing is breaking this covenant.

This matters to families because the Lord needs families who work together as a family team to make a difference in the world. The Lord needs parents who are leaders in their families and who teach by word and example about what is important in life and what is not.

Elder Maxwell said we need to know that the little things are little and the big things big before it is too late.

Families can’t waste time!

If you live in the Salt Lake City valley, I invite you to join us at church on Sunday's at 1 p.m. We are a mid-singles ward; however, if you have a family please don't let that stop you. Please, join us for for our first meeting which is Sacrament meeting, and make sure you ask someone to introduce you to our ward mission leader. Our address is 7155 South 540 East, Midvale Utah, 84047.

Go here to find a chapel near you if you don't live in the Salt Lake City, Utah area.
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