Nov 1 2011 3 Nephi 1-7 by Diane Adair

 “We can let the events that surround us determine our actions – or we can personally take charge and rule our lives with pure religion.  Pure religion is learning the gospel of Jesus Christ and then putting it into action.”

Marvin J. Ashton Ensign November 1982 p.63

“Surely it should give us to think of how casually we sometimes give to satan, who could not control his own ego in the pre-mortal world, such awful control over our egos here.  We often let the adversary do indirectly now what we refused to let him do directly then.”
Neil A. Maxwell – We will Prove Here With p.45

“We are not expected to resist sin by will power and personal resolve alone… rather as we come to gain that life which is in Christ.  A life that comes as we seek for the spirit of the Lord – we receive the enabling power which extends to us the strength to forsake and overcome a power which we could not have generated on our own.”
Robert C. Millet – The Only Sure Foundation p. 22

“One of the greatest mysteries of mortality is why mankind fails to learn from history.”
L. Tom Perry – Ensign, November 1992 p.16

“What if the day of His coming were tomorrow?  If we knew that we would meet the Lord tomorrow what would we do today?  What confessions would we make?  What practices would we discontinue?  What forgiveness would we extend?  What testimonies would we bear?  If we would do those things then, why not now?  Why not seek peace, while peace can be obtained.”
Dallin H. Oaks – Ensign, May 2004

“Pride creates a noise within us which makes the quiet voice of the spirit hard to hear.”
Henry B. Eyring – Ensign, November 2001 p.16

“A disciple of Christ is one who is learning to be like Christ.  Learning to think, feel and act as he does… No other disciple compares in either requirements or rewards.  It involves the total transformation of a person from the state of the natural man to that of a saint, one who loves the Lord and serves with all his heart, might, mind and strength.”
L. Tom Perry – Ensign, November 2000 p.61

A Letter from President Buie

Dear Sisters of this Great and Blessed Olympus Stake,
It is hard for me to find the words to express the joy I feel as I contemplate all you good sisters attending the weekly Sisters in Scripture Class.  I have had many of you come up to me and offer thanks for the Class.  The thanks need to go to the Stake RS presidency and Teachers.
We were told in last general conference that “The Lord has commanded us  to search the scriptures, to feast upon them, and to treasure them up…as we do, we will have the Spirit with us.  We will become acquainted with His voice.  And ” The scriptures are the voice of the Lord, studying the scriptures, trains us to hear the Lords voice”.    -David McConkie, first counselor in the Sunday school presidency. Nov 2010 Ensign.
Sisters, I promise you that your faith and testimony will grow as you attend this class and feast on the words of Christ. (Make it a lifetime habit.)And as your faith and testimony grow, so shall your children’s faith grow.  Generations will be blessed because of your faith and testimony. Sisters, speaking for the priesthood, we need you. Our lives would be dismal without you. We need your faith and testimony to be strong as you need ours to be strong. We rely on each other. Let us all keep the faith !

I testify of the power of  the word of God in our lives.   In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scott Buie
President, Salt Lake Olympus Stake