Monday, May 9, 2016

Lesson #10 The Scriptures- The Most Profitable of all Learning

Howard W. Hunter loved the scriptures and his talks were always filled with simple stories from them, to teach the Saints how to live the gospel.

1. Do you have a regular scripture reading schedule?
2. Do you have suggestions that have enhanced your scripture study?
3. Is there a correlation between scripture study and faith and obedience?
4. Have you had a scripture that impacted your life with great benefit?

 Please come prepared to share. President Eryring said, “ Reading, studying,and pondering are not the same thing. We read words, and we may get ideas. We study and we may discover patterns and connections in scripture. But when we ponder, we invite revelation by the Spirit. Pondering to me is the thinking and the praying I do after reading and studying in the scriptures carefully.”

I know most of you have phones and tablets that you read your scriptures on at church, because it is so wonderfully convenient. Would you please”lug” your hard copy scriptures to Relief Society this Sunday?

Joseph Smith taught, “ that to gain faith (women) must have a knowledge of the nature and kind of being God is; they must have a correct idea of his character, perfections, and attributes; and they must so live as to gain the assurance that their conduct is in harmony with the Divine Will. Faith is thus born of scripture study."

Elder Maxwell noted on several occasions, we are to "feast upon the words of Christ--not nibble" Come Sunday, and let’s feast together on these scriptures, which President Kimball called “So Great a Treasure”

With love, Karen Bateman