Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sacrament Talks

The day before Bryan and I left for Washington we got called by the 2nd counselor in the bishopric to give talks today. We seriously considered changing our christmas plans and coming back tomorrow so we could miss Sunday. We decided against it and now hopefully we won't have to give another talk for a year :) Our topic was Mosiah 2:17 - "And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."
Bryan concentrated his talk mostly on the New Testament and Christ's example and some personal stories. (Matthew chapter 8-9)
And I concentrated on 3 talks in the Ensign. Elder Wirthlin's, The Great Commandment; Elder Cuthbert's, The Spirituality of Service; and President Monson's, The Gift of Compassion.
If you want even more spiritual uplift, check out the chapters and talks we studied on service. I know we shouldn't pick favorites - but I have to admit that Elder Wirthlin's was my favorite (link #2). I was glad that we decided to come home and learn about service. I'm even more glad that it's over :)


Justin & Coralie said...

Esther - I absolutely love how you're a marathon-blogger like me. I was about to do the exact same thing... but maybe it'll have to wait until tomorrow. Our sleeping baby suddenly popped up and got a second wind. Maybe the blogging will come tomorrow - during nap time or something. Anyway - we love your blog. It's fun to see what's been going on with your life and to see y'all are doing well. We actually spoke in church today too. :) We hope you're doing well. Take care!

Justin and Coralie

Shannon said...

That is the best feeling ever when you are done giving the talk/lesson, etc....
Sounds like you gave great talks!
Did you guys stay here for Christmas? You should stop by if you have a break!
Love you guys!

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