Newman Family

Newman Family

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Temple Preparation - Family Home Evening

Newman Family Temple Prep ( FHE,6 week course)

The Temple is important.  Why?
A.      Revelation & Peace
a.       Bednar (Patterns of Light part 3)
                                                                           i.      My Personal Eva and Mom experience.
                                                                         ii.      Grandpa Morrell’s Father experience
                                                                       iii.      Kelly-Every major decision I made, I went to the temple.  Marrying mom.  Career.  Adoption.  Bishop to get counselors.  Walking in not knowing what to do, walking out knowing.
b.      Peace (Pres. Monson, Conference April 2015,
“As we attend the temple, there can come to us a dimension of spirituality and a feeling of peace.”
B.      Covenants of Salvation.
a.       Covenants since Old Testament times.
b.      2 way promises. It is hard to break your covenant.  The Lord will not EVER break His.
c.       Temple has at least 9 covenants that you make, before God, Angels and Witnesses.
d.     Jeremiah 31:31
                                                                          i.       ¶Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:

C.      Ordinances of Salvation.

a.       Baptism is the gate.
                                                                           i.      2 Nephi 31:17
17 Wherefore, do the things which I have told you I have seen that your Lord and your Redeemer should do; for, for this cause have they been shown unto me, that ye might know the gate by which ye should enter. For the gate by which ye should enter is repentance and baptism by water; and then cometh a remission of your sins by fire and by the Holy Ghost.
b.      Holy Ghost is the Liahona.
c.       Initiatory is the washing and annointing to enter the Celestial Kingdom.
                                                                          i.      Exodus 40:12 And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water.
                                                                       ii.      Exodus 40:13  And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
d.      Endowment is the gift of leadership and priesthood, power and responsibility. (Star Wars apprentice)
                                                                           i.      Doctrine and Covenants 105:12 For behold, I have prepared a great endowment and blessing to be poured out upon them, inasmuch as they are faithful and continue in humility before me.
Doctrine and Covenants 105:1818 But inasmuch as there are those who have hearkened unto my words, I have prepared a blessing and an endowment for them, if they continue faithful.
e.       Temple Sealing is the Crown.
                                                                          i.      19 And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife by my word, which is my law, and by the new and everlasting covenant, and it is sealed unto them by the Holy Spirit of promise, by him who is anointed, unto whom I have appointed this power and the keys of this priesthood; and it shall be said unto them—Ye shall come forth in the first resurrection; and if it be after the first resurrection, in the next resurrection; and shall inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and depths—then shall it be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, that he shall commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, and if ye abide in my covenant, and commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood, it shall be done unto them in all things whatsoever my servant hath put upon them, in time, and through all eternity; and shall be of full force when they are out of the world; and they shall pass by the angels, and the gods, which are set there, to their exaltation and glory in all things, as hath been sealed upon their heads, which glory shall be a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever.

D.     Work for the Dead
a.       144 temples.  The Lord is hastening his work.  The major thing we do in the temple is work for the dead.
b.      A spirit cannot do the physical ordinances for themselves.
c.       Joseph Smith-D&C 128
15 And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as pertaining to our salvation. For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers—that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect.
16 And now, in relation to the baptism for the dead, I will give you another quotation of Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:29: Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?
d.      Temple ordinances have been done since the beginning of time. Work for the dead since the resurrection.

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