Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

Inspired by a wonderful sermon today on the importance of reverencing the Lord’s Day, a sacred and holy day, here is a sermon on how and why, as a Christian, it is important to keep the Sabbath Day Holy. 

Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy by attending Sunday service and partaking of the sacrament is, to borrow a phrase from Neal A. Maxwell, placing one’s heart upon the alter: 

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So it is that real, personal sacrifice never was placing an animal on the altar. Instead, it is a willingness to put the animal in us upon the altar and letting it be consumed! Such is the “sacrifice unto the Lord of a broken heart and a contrite spirit,” (D&C 59:8), a prerequisite to taking up the cross, while giving “away all [our] sins” in order to “know God” (Alma 22:18) for the denial of self precedes the full acceptance of Him. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”

 

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Atone, Atonement

For several years I have been hearing the word atone thrown around. It always bothers me when it is used by characters in programs or by news readers discussing how he or she or someone has atoned for their sins.

I believe that only Jesus Christ could make the perfect atonement for sin. He atoned for our sins. I can, you can, accept His atoning sacrifice to be forgiven of sins through repentance. 

THE ATONEMENT ~ Elder Russell M. Nelson

THE SUPERNAL GIFT OF THE ATONEMENT ~ Elder James E. Faust

ATONEMENT, AGENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY ~ Elder Boyd K. Packer

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