Much of your happiness in life depends on how you think God sees you. Sadly, many of us have a wrong idea of God’s opinion of us. We base it on what we’ve been taught, our bad experiences in life, and many other assumptions. We may think God is disappointed in us or that we’ll never measure up. We may even believe God is angry with us because try as we might, we can’t stop sinning. But if we want to know the truth, we need to go to the source: God himself. You are a beloved...

by School Of Life on 6 September 2017

There are so many Bible verses on God’s comfort that can help us remember He is there in troubled times. We are so often told to look to God when we’re in pain or when things seem so dark, but not all of us know how to do that naturally. The Bible has answers when it comes to reminding ourselves that God is always there to provide us with the warmth we desire. Here are some Bible verses on God’s comfort: DEUTERONOMY 31 Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally...

by School Of Life on 6 September 2017

Some people aren’t willing to be relational in the body because they are afraid others will find out what they’re really like. Surprisingly enough, as we become involved in the body of Christ, we find out that other people have weaknesses and problems just like we do. Because I’m a pastor, some people get the wrong idea that I have somehow arrived at the height of spiritual maturity. They think I don’t have faults or weaknesses. But anyone who hangs around me for very...

by School Of Life on 6 September 2017

Spending time with God, we will begin to notice some positive changes taking place. These changes will not happen overnight, but as we spend time with God, several results will become evident as time passes. WE WILL BECOME MORE FORGIVING It’s impossible to spend time with God and not become more forgiving. Since we have experienced the forgiveness of God in our lives, He enables us to forgive others. In Luke 11:4, Jesus taught His disciples to pray, “Forgive us our sins, for we also...

by School Of Life on 6 September 2017

Does God really talk to us? Can we really hear the voice of God? We often doubt if we are hearing from God until we learn to recognize the ways God speaks to us. Wouldn’t it be great if God decided to use billboards to talk to us? Just think, we could drive down the road and God would simply choose one of a zillion billboards to get our attention. There we’d be with a mapped out message straight from God. Pretty cool, huh? I’ve often thought that method would certainly work for...

by School Of Life on 5 September 2017

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most important principle of the gospel. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that Christ and His Atonement are the rock upon which we must build our foundation. What exactly is the Atonement? How does the Atonement save us? Heavenly Father’s plan for our salvation and happiness included the fall of Adam and Eve. This event allowed sin and death to enter the world, thus a Savior was necessary. Jesus Christ was the only one able to perform...

by School Of Life on 5 September 2017

Repentance is the second principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ and is extremely important and is how we show faith in Jesus Christ. Follow these six steps to learn how to repent and receive forgiveness. 1. FEEL GODLY SORROW The first step of repentance is to recognize that you have committed a sin against Heavenly Father’s commandments. You must feel true godly sorrow for what you have done and for disobeying Heavenly Father. This includes feeling sorrow for any pain you may have caused...

by School Of Life on 5 September 2017

Prayer is how we communicate with God. It is also how He sometimes communicates with us. He has commanded us to pray. What follows can help you learn how to pray. PRAYER HAS FOUR SIMPLE STEPS A prayer has four simple steps. They are evident in the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13: Address Heavenly Father Thank Him for blessings Ask Him for blessings Close in the name of Jesus Christ. Prayer can be said in one’s mind or out loud. Praying aloud can sometimes focus one’s thoughts....

by School Of Life on 5 September 2017

If you could only give one gift to Jesus Christ what would it be? What kind of gift would He want? Jesus said, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” Mark 8:34. Our Savior wants us to come unto Him, to repent, and be cleansed through His Atonement that we may live with Him and our Heavenly Father for all eternity. The very best gift we could give to Jesus Christ would be to change a part of ourselves that is not in harmony with Christ’s...

by School Of Life on 5 September 2017

Personal Revelation is Your Own Personal Scripture For Your Life Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints come to know truth for themselves through personal revelation. As we seek truth, we must prepare ourselves to receive personal revelation. Personal preparation is necessary if we are to be ready and worthy of God’s help. We can prepare ourselves through faith, scripture study, obedience, sacrifice and prayer. 1.Prepare to Ask Preparing for personal revelation involves...

by School Of Life on 5 September 2017