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You are an exquisite sight. I hope you know that and feel that—that you are extraordinary, and that God has brought us here for such as time as this. It is good for us to be here.

 

What is our greatest test in our life?

The answer is in the book of Abraham 3:25 – The great test of life is obedience to God. “We will prove them herewith,” said the Lord, “to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them”.

 

How do we know how to treat others?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40

 

14 keys to teaching in the Saviors Way

 

How have we been instructed to Teach the Saviors Way? Or in other way How can we be warriors of love?

 

 “As I have loved you, Love one another. This new commandment: Love one another By this shall men know Ye are my disciples, If ye have love One to another.” Hymn 308 John 13:34-35

 

Why should we teach the Saviors way? The Lord has given us this responsibility.

How to accomplish?

 

Ideas to Improve Your Personal Scripture Study

Here are some simple ways to enhance your study of the word of God in the scriptures.

 

What does prayer while studying do for us?

What purpose is there for this? Inspiration is to think, live and speak as the Lord would

How to accomplish?

Pray for Inspiration

The scriptures are the word of God, so ask Him for help to understand them.

 

Why is seeking truths about Jesus Christ so important? The purpose for this is for our love of the Lord to be deepened so we will truly follow Him.

How to accomplish?

Look for Truths about Jesus Christ

The scriptures teach us that all things testify of Christ (see 2 Nephi 11:4; Moses 6:63), so consider noting or marking verses that testify of the Savior, deepen your love for Him, and teach how to follow Him.

 

I was taught to read as if the Lord is speaking directly to me to motivate and inspire me.

How to accomplish?

Look for Inspiring Words and Phrases

You may find that certain words and phrases in the scriptures impress you, as if they were written specifically for you. They may feel personally relevant and inspire and motivate you. Consider marking them in your scriptures or writing them in a study journal.

 

What if we are lost confused, depressed, or unfulfilled in any way? By knowing eternal truths that are specifically for us are in these doctrines and principles clears the fog in our minds and lifts our spirits.

How to accomplish?

Look for Gospel Truths

Sometimes gospel truths (often called doctrine or principles) are stated directly, and sometimes they are implied through an example or story. Ask yourself, “What eternal truths are taught in these verses?”

 

What does the Lord want me to know and apply today?

How to accomplish?

Listen to the Spirit

Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings, even if they are unrelated to what you are reading. Those impressions may be the very things that your Heavenly Father wants you to learn.

 

How can I improve myself and implement what I am reading?

How to accomplish?

Liken the Scriptures to Your Life

Consider how the stories and teachings you are reading apply to your life. For example, you could ask yourself, “What experiences have I had that are like what I am reading?” or “How can I follow the example of this person in the scriptures?”

 

What do I not know or understand that is important to my life? Ponder is to meditate prayerfully

How to accomplish?

Ask Questions as You Study

As you study the scriptures, questions may come to mind. These questions might relate to what you are reading or to your life in general. Ponder these questions and look for answers as you continue studying the scriptures.

 

Finding a deeper understanding of the topic from broad to specifics result in a deep understanding of what the Lord wants us to know. When living in Thailand I learned from a senior missionary that encourage me to study the topical guide as it is scripture.

How to accomplish?

Use Scripture Study Helps

To gain additional insights into the verses you read, use the footnotes, the Topical Guide, the Bible Dictionary, the Guide to the Scriptures (scriptures.ChurchofJesusChrist.org), and other study helps.

 

The historical situations (what was lifelike and the situations the people were dealing with) at the time the scriptures were written give a different perspective of the scriptures we read.

How to accomplish?

Consider the Context of the Scriptures

You can find meaningful insights about a scripture passage as you consider its context, including the circumstances or setting it came from. For example, knowing the background and beliefs of the people God spoke to can help you better understand the intent of His words.

 

We have always been encouraged to keep some type of journal.

Why? Example to be able to reflect on our own lives to see how we were impacted. My father always kept a list in his pocket in a prioritized order of what he was striving for and kept in his pocket a gold ball with a brass band that said “The golden rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. In have modified what my father did by striving to incorporate by Treating others the way I want to be treated”.

What does the do for us?

This strengthens our resolve to continue when we need encouragement to go the distance (always be faithful).

How to accomplish?

Record Your Thoughts and Feelings

There are many ways to record the impressions that come as you study. For example, you could mark a meaningful word or phrase and record your thoughts as a note in your scriptures. You could also keep a journal of the insights, feelings, and impressions you receive.

 

What does reading modern scriptures do for us? These are revelations for us in our time and the best way to shorten our own learning curve.

How to accomplish?

Study the Words of Latter-Day Prophets and Apostles

Read what latter-day prophets and apostles have taught about the principles you find in the scriptures (for example, see conference.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and Church magazines).

This is revelation for us in our time. The best way to shorten our own learning curve.

 

Share Insights

Discussing insights from your personal study is not only a good way to teach others, but it also helps strengthen your understanding of what you have read.

What is the purpose for us talking to each other about what we are studying?

  1. a good way to teach others
  2. helps strengthen our understanding of what we have read.
  3. Brings us closer together

 

How does the Lord want us to live?

Live by What You Learn

Scripture study should not only inspire us but also lead us to change the way we live. Listen to what the Spirit prompts you to do as you read, and then commit to act on those promptings.

How do we truly do the Lords will?

What is The Greatest Commandment the Lord has given us?

The answer – To Love the Lord

How do we love the Lord?

“When we put God first, all other things fall into their proper place or drop out of our lives.” Ezra Taft Benson

What is the second greatest commandment?

“And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” [Matthew 22:37–40.]

How does God know we are his people?

We show our love for God when we put Him first in our lives.

 

“Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself”

Reaching out to others in love and compassion is essential to the gospel of Jesus Christ. – George Albert Smith

 

If we do Teach in the Saviors Way, we will truly have love and compassion ourselves and others whom we are actively engaged with.