If so, we might say that your scriptures have “taken your name upon them.” What does that mean? Jesus followed in His Father's way so perfectly that he became "indistinguishable" from the Father.

0000023792 00000 n In this context, it is interesting to remember that the word Bethlehem means “house of bread,” which of course is Jesus’ birthplace. Our first article of faith states, “We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.” In the sacrament prayers, we address the Eternal Father, the Father of the spirits of all men (see Hebrews 12:9), and the Father of Jesus Christ. Jesus replied, “Moses didn’t give you the manna.” He continued (my paraphrase), “Your fathers ate manna and they are all dead. Is your name embossed there? The Lord told Alma the Elder, “Blessed is this people who are willing to bear my name; for in my name shall they be called; and they are mine” (Mosiah 26:18). Elder Dallin H. Oaks gave us a call to action when he taught that the name of Christ might also mean the work of Christ: Look at the front cover of your scriptures.
“To the souls of all those who partake of it.” When we bless our food or refreshments, we often use the wording “to nourish and strengthen our bodies.” But blessing the sacrament to our souls is different. See more ideas about Sacrament, Lds kids, Lds. Jesus taught the Nephites, “He that eateth this bread eateth of my body to his soul; and he that drinketh of this wine drinketh of my blood to his soul; and his soul shall never hunger nor thirst, but shall be filled” (3 Nephi 20:8). 0000002097 00000 n “And keep his commandments which he hath given them.” Jesus taught, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). It’s nice to know that when we put His name on us, we belong to Him. byJohn Bytheway, adapted from "Moroni's Guide to Surviving Turbulent Times" | Dec. 02, 2017.

0000027386 00000 n I've always wanted to compare the sacrament prayers to see what the differences were. In keeping with the Savior’s instructions, we offer this prayer, and all other prayers, to our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ. 0000001837 00000 n Keeping all the com­mandments is a pretty tall order. During sacrament meeting,… Not once. 0000023613 00000 n

So, this week I did it. 0000007987 00000 n 0000027942 00000 n Watch me. 0000138461 00000 n

Thus, the manna of the Old Testament was sent to nourish and strengthen bodies, but the bread of life of the New Testament is for the nourishment of body and spirit, or, in other words, for the soul. “That they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son.” Each Sunday, when I hear the priest use the words “in remembrance of the body of thy Son,” my favorite thing to “remember” is the empty tomb. 0000512380 00000 n What is in these prayers Moroni recorded that is so important and so timeless? 0000001492 00000 n When you covenant to live the life of a disciple of Christ, it’s as if you’re saying, “Hey, everyone, do you want to see what Latter-day Saints are all about? And it uses remember to describe the wicked: “Ye are swift to do iniquity but slow to remember the Lord your God” (1 Nephi 17:45).
Watch me. 0000002451 00000 n They asked Him if He was going to be like Moses, since Moses gave them manna. Moroni’s inspired inclusion of the sacrament prayers gives us the opportunity to examine each prayer more closely and to look for depth and mean­ing in each phrase.

The prophet Moroni, who spent at least the last 20 years of his life alone and wandering to avoid being captured and killed, has in the latter days become one of the symbols of our religion. 0000018414 00000 n

It means those scriptures belong to you.


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