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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pondering the Scriptures Sunday #1

The reading bug has finally bitten me and I have found great joy in reading books.  However, I continue to struggle to read the scriptures daily so I created this meme to help me develop a study habit for pondering spiritual matters.  Accordingly, I will post my thoughts, ramblings, and such that is related to scriptures under this forum.  Although this is mainly for my benefit, I hope that you will find some value in its content.  ~I thank you in advance for your support.

Today we will explore the scripture verse found in James 2:17:  "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone."

My son will be giving a speech in his Primary class in church today and his talk should help to bring light to the scripture above.  So here goes...
How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?  by (my 7yo)
I used the Gospel Principles manual for this talk. 

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?  The same way we increase or develop any other skill.  Like cooking, painting, or playing the piano, we need to study and practice and work at it.  We can also increase our faith by praying to  Heavenly Father about our hopes, desires, and needs.  But this does not mean that all we have to do is ask.  We need to do all we can to bring about the things we hope and pray for.  For example, there is this man who wanted to study the scriptures, but he could not read.  He prayed for Heavenly Father to help him learn to read.  In time a teacher came to his village and helped him to read.  He learned the alphabet, their sounds, and learned to put letters together to make words.  With practice he was able to read. 

In conclusion, we can increase our faith in Jesus Christ by working at learning about Him through study and practice.
If you are interested in the full lesson prepared from the Gospel Principles manual, please go HERE.

1 comment:

  1. I like studying scripture too :)

    (albeit from a historical standpoint and not a theological one, being a non-believer and all...)


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