I apologize for once again being so behind in posting the readings. I just got called to be the Primary Secretary and I have spent every waking minute getting organized and going to meetings. I have barley had time to sleep let alone post. But now that I am finally settled I have time to catch up.
Day 82- Thursday, June 23
Read- 3 Nephi 17-19
Mark- 3 Nephi 18:6-7, 11
Quote-"We are commanded to repent of our sins and to come to the Lord with a broken heart and a contrite spirit and partake of the sacrament in compliance with its covenants. When we renew our baptismal covenants in this way, the Lord renews the cleansing effect of our baptism. In this way we are made clean and can always have His Spirit to be with us. The importance of this is evident in the Lord's commandment that we partake of the sacrament each week." ~Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Question- How can taking the sacrament each week help you to be just as clean as when you were baptized?
Day 83- Friday, June 24
Read- 3 Nephi 20-21
Mark- 3 Nephi 21:6-7
Quote-"Every person who embraces the gospel becomes of the house of Israel...The majority of those who become members of the Church are literal descendants of Abraham through Ephraim, son of Joseph. Those who are not literal descendants of Abraham and Israel must become such, and when they are baptized and confirmed they are grafted onto the tree and are entitled to al the rights and privileges as heirs." ~President Joseph Fielding Smith
Questions-What blessings are promised to you because you are of the house of Israel?
Day 84-Saturday, June 25
Read-3 Nephi 22-26
Mark-3 Nephi 24:7-10
Quote-"I can't list all the ways that blessings will come from obedience to the principle [of tithing], but I testify many will come in spiritual ways that go well beyond economics...I express my deepest gratitude for every blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ, especially that greatest of all gifts, the exemplary life and atoning death of God's Only Begotten Son. I know I can never repay heaven for any of this benevolence, but there are many ways I need to try to show my thankfulness. One of those ways is in the payment of tithes and freewill offerings." ~Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Question-What blessings do you receive from paying tithing?
Day 85-Sunday, June 26
Today is a catch up day!
Day 86-Monday, June 27
Read-3 Nephi 27-28
Mark-3 Nephi 27:19-20
Quote-"The most important of all the commandments of God is the one that you're having the most difficulty keeping...Today is the day for you to work...until you've been able to conquer that weakness. Then you start on the next one that's most difficult for you to keep. That's the way to sanctify yourselves by keeping the commandments of God." ~President Harold B. Lee
Questions-What commandments are the most difficult for you? What are you doing to be more obedient? Who can help you?
Day 87-Tuesday, June 28
Read-3 Nephi 29- Mormon 1
Quote-"[President Brigham Young said] 'I want you to teach the people- and I want you to follow this counsel yourself- that they must labor and so live as to obtain the Holy Spirit, for without this you cannot build up the kingdom; without the spirit of God you are in danger of walking in the dark." ~President Wilford Woodruff
Question-As a young man Mormon enjoyed the blessings of the Lord despite living in a wicked society. How can you keep the Spirit with you regardless of conditions in the world?