HERE ARE LINKS TO THE 2 Talks. I would recommend watching them they are powerful!:
I am learning so much about the basic principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Though these are basic principles they are powerful attributes and tools to have! For example Faith. Faith is to hope for things which are not seen. To have a firm belief and trust in Jesus Christ. Faith is a principle of ACTION and POWER.
The principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are Faith in the lord Jesus Christ, repentance, meaning to turn back to God or change, Baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the end. In a gist, these principles are a firm belief in changing for good becoming clean from impurity and then remaining faithful to the end (sticking with your decision). HOW GREAT IS THIS!
Here is the pamphlet: https://www.lds.org/bc/content/ldsorg/content/english/manual/missionary/pdf/36951_the-gospel-of-jesus-christ-eng.pdf?lang=eng
The second principle or attribute, is the gift of agency or the power to choose to do right. Decision making is part of this. If one has ever had a hard time stopping a certain activity or even starting something, it can be difficult if one has not made the decision, the act or process of deciding, sticking to what you chose. I Have learned this first hand. About 3-4 weeks ago, I made the decision to do better to work harder at studying and organizing my studies. In the recent week now I have learned so much. This transfer I spent with Elder Pollard/Heywood and now Elder Sipes. Heavenly Father has blessed me with these Elders to help me and teach me how the gospel of Jesus Christ can answer any question you may have and the strengthening power in my personal life! I can testify that when taking things to the Lord in prayer and relying on him you will find success.
I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH :) keep in touch
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BELOW IS 5 Elders in Virginia ward - Elders Simon, Killian, Sipes, and Blaskos
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