Saturday, May 7, 2011

Week #2 of New Testament

This week we studied Matthew 5-10, and Chapter 12, Mark 2-3, and Luke 5-6

There were so many good verses to choose from. During the first part of the week we are asked to pick our favorite and most powerful principles from the lesson. I am shocked at how many different principles there are in the scriptures. And it is so weird to me that depending on the day and what I need the spirit directs me to a different footnote or scripture that I need and I find new principles everytime I read. This week one principle that stood out to me most is found in Matthew 5:14-16. The principle to be learned is that we are the Light of the World. It talks about how we would not put a candle under a bushel and waste it, but rather we would put it out in the open so that it can light the darkness and help us accomplish our tasks. I compared that to us. We are so lucky to know the things we do and have the comfort of knowing the Plan of Salvation. For me, often times it is not the fact that I am "doing something wrong" but rather I am just not doing the BEST things possible. I have two little brothers and a lot of friends that I look up to a lot. I hope that I can be a good example to them. It is so easy to get caught up in our our activites and lives and forget about the needs of others. We each have great opportunities to teach the people around us, whether it be at home, work, school or other places. I have been working really hard this year to write in my Journal. I have started a new challenge this week and encourage you all to join in. So... Here's the Challenge! Do one thing kind for someone else throught your day, then write about it! Somedays it has been really easy and other days not so much. It can be something as simple as a genuine conversation with someone. I promise you it will help. It will make us all think about the things we do and say to others and will help us to be more in tune with the Spirit. I notice such a difference in my personal happiness when I am helping others. I know that by doing kind things to others we will stand out as a Light to the World and we will encourage others to come to know the truth for themselves.
I am excited for this personal challenge to Blog about what I am learning. It is out of my comfort zone, I have never done something like this before. I am excited to strengthen my own testimony and hope that I can share something that will help you out to! :) And this is some other stuff I learned!!! <3
I could not get the chart to work on my blog so this is how it goes....
Reference, Miracles of the Lord, Who Demonstrated Faith
Matthew 8:1-4, He cleansed a leper, The Leper had to show great faith because he came unto the lord.
Matthew 8:5-13,He healed the mans servant that was home sick with palsy, The Leper needed to have faith that he could heal his servant
Matthew 8: 14-15,Healed Peter’s wife,Peter and his wife both had to have faith
Matthew 8:16, He cast out the devils and healed the sick, The sick and those with devils had to have faith
Matthew 8:23-34, He cast out devils, Those who were overcome with the devils
Mark 5:25-34, He made the diseased woman whole, The woman showed amazing faith Matthew 9:27-31, He healed the blind men so they could see, The blind men
Mark 2:1-12, He healed the sick of palsy, The friends/family of the sick

1 comment:

  1. I found your blog from Kaila's and hope it's okay. As I read your post about the New Testament it brought back the memory of what I learend in my New Testament class a few years ago. So glad that your teacher gave you this challenge and I might take upon the challenge as well. Thanks! (Not sure if I will blog about it but hopefully will be able to write my experience with the challenge down.)
    Thanks for all you do! Hope things are going good for you and your family!!