I feel certain that if, in our homes, parents will read from The Book of Mormon prayerfully and regularly, both by themselves and with their children, the spirit of that great book will come to permeate our homes and all who dwell therein. The spirit of reverence will increase; mutual respect and consideration for each other will grow. The spirit of contention will depart. Parents will counsel their children in greater love and wisdom. Children will be more responsive and submissive to the counsel of their parents. Righteousness will increase. Faith, hope, and charity - the pure love of Christ - will abound in our homes and lives, bringing in their wake peace, joy, and happiness.
- President Marion G. Romney

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lesson 15 – Part 1

“We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.”

-Articles of Faith #7

“…seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given;  For verily I say unto you, they are given for the benefit of those who love me and keep all my commandments, and him that seeketh so to do; that all may be benefited that seek or that ask of me, that ask and not for a sign that they may consume it upon their lusts.”

-Doctrine and Covenants 46:9-10

For today’s reading we’ll study all of Doctrine and Covenants 46 so that we may understand why we have been counseled to earnestly seek the best gifts.

As you study, try to answer these questions:

Are this gifts different from blessings?  How?

What are the purposes of the gifts of the Spirit?

What can you do to seek gifts of the spirit?  Does everyone in the church have these gifts?

What are the six qualifications listed in the verses in order for us to receive theses gifts?

What types of gifts are available?

Have you had any personal experience with these gifts that you are willing to share?

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