March 24, 2015 1 Samuel 9-17 by Diane Adair

Audio March 24, 2015 Samuel 9-14 by Diane Adair

Samuel 9-17

SCHEDULING NOTE:  Don’t miss Diane’s Easter Devotional next week, March 31st.
We will not have a class April 7th because of Spring Break.  We will resume class again on April 14th.  Our last class of this session will be May 12th.  Look forward to finishing the Old Testament in the fall.

“The proud stand more in fear of man’s judgment than of God’s.  What will men think of me weighs heavier than what will God think of me…when pride has a hold on our hearts we lose our independence of the world and deliver our freedom to the bondage of men’s judgment.” “Beware of Pride,” President Ezra Taft Benson, April 1989.

“Obedience to God can be the very highest form of independence.”  Boyd K. Packer

“Think also of Saul who had been called from the field to be made king of the nation.  When the Philistines were marshaled against Israel…Saul waited for Samuel…under whose hand he had received his kingly anointing, and to whom he had looked in the days of his humility for guidance.  He asked that the prophet come and offer sacrifices to the Lord in behalf of the people.  But growing impatient at Samuel’s delay, Saul prepared the burnt offering himself, forgetting that though he occupied the throne…these kingly powers gave him no right to officiate…in the Priesthood of God, and for this and for other instances of his unrighteous presumption he was rejected of God and another was made king in his place.”   “Articles of Faith,” p 184-185, by James Talmage.

“There is a cause…it is a cause worth giving one’s life for…it is a cause that every…youth…in this church should rally to as we declare war on Satan and his legions.  As David said to Goliath, so each of us should declare to Satan and the things of the world…Thou comes to me with a sword and a shield…but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel.”  “Is There Not a Cause?” Victor L. Brown

“Victory will be yours.  You have His power within you to sustain you.  You have the right to ministering angels about you to protect you.  Do not let your life frighten you.  Stand your ground, be settled in Christ, hold your place, and you will be triumphant.”
“Overpowering the Goliaths in our Lives, “ President Gordon B. Hinckley

General Women’s Conference and General Conference Challenge:
(To prepare for conference)
1.   Write down what you need help with right now.
2.   Begin praying focusing on that.
3.   Have a fast day before conference.
4.   Go to the temple one time before conference.
5.   Pray specifically during the Sacrament this week.
6.   Do with your children/family (depending on your circumstances).