Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Power of Everyday Missionaries

Elder Clayton M. Christensen's, The Power of Everyday Missionaries - the What and How of Sharing the Gospel was the subject of Sister Wright's Lesson today.  Here is just a couple of excerpts from the book:

Some promises relate to the power and strength people will receive as they share the gospel (the sections and verse of the Doctrine and Covenants in which these promises are given are shown in parentheses):

  • None shall stay you (1:5)
  • You shall receive strength such as is not known among men (24:12)
  • He Himself will go with you and be in your midst.  Nothing shall prevail against you (32:3)
  • Power shall rest upon you.  He will be with you and go before your face (39:12)
  • Your enemies will not have power over you (44:5)
  • The Lord will stand by you (68:6)
  • No weapon formed against you shall prosper (71:9)
  • He will uphold you (93:51)
  • The gates of hell shall not prevail against you (17:8)
  • You shall have power to declare His word (99:2)
  • Your tongue shall be loosed, and you will have the power of God unto the convincing of men (11:21)
  • Your mouth shall be filled and you shall become even as Nephi of old (33:8)
  • You will not be confounded.  It shall be given you in the very hour that portion that shall be meted unto every man (84:85, 100:5)
  • Your words shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, and shall be the voice of the Lord and the power of God unto salvation (68:4)
  • Your arm will be God's arm.  He will be your shield and buckler; He will gird up your loins and put your enemies under your feet (35:14)
Other blessings the Lord has promised to those who share the gospel relate to personal purity and increased faith:
  • You shall stand blameless before God (4:2)
  • You shall be lifted up at the last day (17:8)
  • You will be given a testimony of the words of the prophets (21:9)
  • You shall have revelations (28:8)
  • Your sins will be forgiven (31:5)
  • You shall have great faith (39:12)
  • You will be able to keep God's laws (44:5)
Consider the blessings that pertain to happiness, health, and prosperity:
  • You shall have blessings greater than the treasures of earth (19:37-38)
  • He will take care of your flocks (88:72), and your back shall be laden with sheaves (31:5)
  • You shall not be weary in mind, body, limb, or joint, and you shall not go hungry or thirsty.  A hair from your head shall not falll to the ground unnoticed (84:80, 116)
  • Your joy shall be great (18:14-15)
And perhaps most extraordinary of all, He has promised to fill us and our work with the Holy Ghost, to make us into better men and women:
  • He will send upon you the Comforter, which shall teach you the truth and the way whither you shall go (79:2)
  • The Holy Ghost shall be shed forth in bearing record of all things, whatsoever ye shall say (100:8)
  • He will go before your face.  He will be on your right hand and on your left; His Spirit shall be in your hearts, and His angels round about you, to bear you up (84:88)
  • He will bear you up as on eagles' wings; and you shall beget glory and honor to yourself and unto the Lord's name (124:18)
  • He will make you holy (60:7)

If you'd like to read more about this book or the movement, you can visit this website.

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