Sunday to Monday | All Saints

“There are stars whose radiance is visible on earth, though they have long been extinct.  There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world though they are no longer among the living.  These lights are particularly bright when night is dark.  They light the way for all people.”  Hannah Senesh

Yesterday was All Saints Sunday and Pastor Dave’s sermon was entitled “All Saints.” Text was from Matthew 4:16, Matthew 5:1-12, Hebrews 12:1 and Revelation 21:22-27. Several participants also shared testimony to their personal saints.

Some questions to think about as your week begins….

• What does it mean for your life of faith that you have a “cloud of witnesses”  around you, living and dead?  (Hebrews 12:1)

• What is your favorite blessing in the Beatitudes ? (Matthew 5: 1-12)

• Which blessing in the Beatitudes do you desire the most this day?          (Matthew 5:1-12)

• Who is a living Saint who has shaped your faith? When did you tell them thank you last? When do you plan to give thanks for them next?

• Who is a Saint who has died and gone on to the kingdom that is to come, who shaped your faith? Give thanks for them this day in prayer.

Click here for the Practicing Faith @ Home Sheet for ideas to use at home using yesterday's worship theme to Love God, Love People and Serve the World this week.

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1. Sandi wrote:
anything about giving up your mind to God? I done2€™t ebviele that Elder Maxwell ever did. Neither have any other Church leaders that I know of. Rather, submitting your will to God means laying your hatred of Gode2€™s law down at Gode2€™s feet and putting on the red hat.If God asks me to do something that seems irrational i.e., not reasonably calculated to lead to the betterment of the world then my mind is certainly going to be involved. Either my mind says, (1) It's irrational, therefore it is inconsistent with the God to which I have led you; therefore, it isn't from God. Or my mind says, (2) It seems irrational, but I'm not sure, yet. However, complying seems relatively inconsequential. Give it the benefit of the doubt and try it out to see what develops. Then evaluate it based on what develops (its fruits). Or my mind says, (3) It's irrational, and it is significantly consequential. Do not comply, as its harm appears to outweigh its benefit. For me, the red-hat example raises some interesting issues with respect to #1, but not a lot, as I think I can intelligently conclude that something might be good even if I can't figure out exactly why at this point. That moves me from #1 to #2, since, in most contexts, wearing a red hat would be inconsequential. However, in some contexts, such as when I appear in court, wearing a red hat would get me kicked out of the courtroom. For those circumstances, I'd certainly be in the #3 category, unless I thought I could plausibly persuade the court that I've got a First Amendment right to wear such a thing. Even in that instance, I'd have to evaluate the potential impact of the red hat on the jury's treatment of my clients resulting from the red hat.

Thu, April 12, 2012 @ 6:50 PM

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