Wednesday, December 12, 2012

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!

This is a shout out to all of my Mormon (LDS) friends who have sat through an odd testimony meeting and felt super uncomfortable, or just plain unable to keep up with what was going on because of the odd stories, references and just strange overall experiences.  That happened to me today.

I'm not trying to bash on someone who has the gumption to get up and share what he or she believes in a meeting with 100 other young adults, but I do feel kind of frustrated when that person takes up 20 minutes telling a story that leads in circles only to finally come to the exact same conclusion as the girl before. 

All of this being said, I was a little worried that the awkwardness felt during Sacrament meeting would cause me to not be able to focus during the rest of church, but the opposite was true. We had an amazing lesson during Sunday School on the House,Scattering, and Gathering of Israel followed by Relief Society on Our Savior.

We were each given a copy of the Living Christ, published by the 12 apostles in the latter days and the first presidency and prophet of our church. If you'd like to know more about a living prophet and the true beliefs of the Mormon church, learn more at Mormon.org or click on the following link to read a copy of The Living Christ. Anyways, we were asked to read through and circle all of the names of Christ mentioned in this one page testimony of Jesus Christ, here is what I found, in no particular order:

  • Jesus Christ
  • Creator
  • Advocate
  • Only begotten Son
  • Risen Lord
  • First and the Last (i.e. Alpha and Omega)
  • King of Kings
  • Lord of Lords
  • King Imanuel
  • Divine Son
  • The Way
  • Light, life and hope of the world
  • Savior
  • Living Savior
  • I Am
  • Great Jehovah
  • Messiah
  • Redeemer
  • Firstborn of the Father
Wow, amazing right? All in a testimony of the man who was Jesus Christ, there are however many more names used in scripture that describe his works.  Maybe because of this lesson, I've decided to read Jesus the Christ, I'll let you know how it goes!

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