Armed Robbery

Written by Brother Chris Gehly on Tuesday, 02 May 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 268

Armed Robbery

"Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts." (Malachi 3: 8-12)

“Stick ‘em up!” You hold out your first finger on your hand with your thumb pointed to the sky. Standing directly in front of you is your best friend. He immediately puts his hands in the air and proceeds to empty a pretend safe or treasure box or surrender some prize to you. As you begin to walk away, his hand comes down in the same configuration. Suddenly, you are engaged in a deadly battle around your yard or house or playground.

Fear in Headlights

Written by Sister Terri Nath on Monday, 01 May 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 569

Fear in Headlights

Today's travel-themed Miracle Monday is from Sister Terri Nath. It's short but a stunner.

On a November night 34 years ago, I was on my way home from Christmas shopping. I was driving along the river road, which is dark with no berm along the side of the road. As I was going up a slight grade, I saw headlights coming straight at me in my lane. There was no place for me to go, and I only had a moment to say, "God help me."

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 18:21

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 28 April 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 808

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 18:21

How blessed is the person who can honestly speak the words in this Psalm with a clean conscience? Even though we fail and fall short of Christ's standards every day, when we repent and get back on that narrow road, when our hands once again grasp the rod of iron, we're back on the Way.

The Sunday School Answer

Written by Sister Zarella Mosqueda on Thursday, 27 April 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 284

The Sunday School Answer

Q: This struggle is truly tough to deal with; what can I do to overcome it?

A: Just pray about it

Q: I’ve felt so lonely and depressed; how long will I feel like this?

A: God never leaves you alone.

Have you ever found yourself on the giving or receiving end of “Sunday school answers"?

Passing the Torch (Mosiah 1)

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 244

Passing the Torch (Mosiah 1)

One of the traditions associated with the Olympic games is that a torch is carried from the ancient site of Olympia in Greece (where the Olympic Games were originally held in ancient times) to whatever city in whatever country the Olympics are taking place that particular year.

Needless to say, the journey, which can encompass thousands of miles and even cross continents, is way more than a single person can accomplish. So, there are designated points where the torch bearer passes the torch to another person who then continues the journey with the process continuing until the journey ends with the torch being placed at the site of the games.

How Do You Sing?

Written by Brother P. on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 204

How Do You Sing?

Today's article is another installment in Brother P.'s column, "Lessons From the Nursing Home."

If you have a memory better than mine, then you may remember that I work in a nursing home. The nursing home has a way of bringing the Christians in the community through its doors.

We often have various churches performing services, singers singing, players playing (piano, guitar, flute, etc.) and we even have a couple Christian schools bring in students to do activities with the residents. (Our branch has even gone a few times for Christmas caroling). Sometimes the visitors are talented … sometimes not so talented. But no matter; the residents love the attention.

Long Lost ... Again

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Monday, 24 April 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 603

Long Lost ... Again

For our lost-and-found theme, we're republishing a Miracle Monday from Jan. 25, 2016 by Sister Linda Scolaro.

It was Christmas Eve, and my husband and I were busy dividing and conquering, running errands, doing last-minute grocery shopping and spending a lot of time cooking for our Christmas dinner.

First, my husband misplaced his wedding band and college ring. He calmly said, “It will turn up.” At the end of the evening, I emptied my pockets, and my wedding band was gone as well. I slept uneasily, but I resolved that I would look for the ring after all of our Christmas festivities were over.

Missionary Spotlight: Trip to Ecuador

Written by Q70 Communication Team on Friday, 21 April 2017. Posted in Missionary Trips Hits 381

Missionary Spotlight: Trip to Ecuador

Did you know that 14 years ago Brother Richard Christman made a trip to Quito, Ecuador, and we now have a mission of eight members? That’s how news of the Restored Gospel spreads.

Recently, Brothers Ken Lombardo and Noah Comacho traveled to Quito to do the usual “missionary things” that you would expect to hear about. They held services, met with various people interested in hearing about the Gospel, anointed the sick, blessed two babies, counseled someone who asked for baptism, bought a microwave for the mission and a computer so the saints can have meetings via Skype.

Fruitful Women: The Faith of Mary and Martha

Written by Sister Linda Scolaro on Thursday, 20 April 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 372

Fruitful Women: The Faith of Mary and Martha

In continuation of my Fruitful Women Series, where women of scripture have been aligned with a fruit of the spirit that they demonstrate, today’s fruit of the spirit is faith. Faith applies to many women described in scripture; however, I have chosen Mary and Martha, and here is why.

As the story goes, Mary and Martha’s brother, Lazarus, died. As to be expected, they were grieving the loss of their brother. As soon as Martha heard that Christ was nearby, she ran to greet him. She had a dialogue with Christ, but something important that Martha says is found in John 11:21-22:

"Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.”

The Words of Mormon

Written by Brother Jerry Valenti on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. Posted in Scripture Study Hits 287

The Words of Mormon

OK, who is Mormon and why do we care about his words?

Is Mormon the founder of the Mormon church? No, he’s not.

Is he the author of the Book of Mormon? Well, sort of, but not exactly.

Mormon is best described as the historian of his time, the keeper of all the various books and writings of men like Lehi, Nephi, Mosiah, Alma, etc.

The Bible Says You Don't Have to Exercise

Written by Sister Stefanie Callens on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 305

The Bible Says You Don't Have to Exercise

People can find scripture to support their views on just about anything, regardless of what it is. There are scriptures that suggest it's OK to have more than one wife, you can drink and be merry, or you can kill someone for their wrongdoing. These verses are often taken out of context, or the laws changed after Jesus came.

1 Timothy 4:8 is one of these verses. Those people who hate exercise and simply don’t want to do it can rightfully say that the Bible states that we "don’t have to" exercise. "For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come."

The Tale of the Errant Earring

Written by Sister Alicia Draskovich on Monday, 17 April 2017. Posted in Miracles Hits 575

The Tale of the Errant Earring

Today's lost-and-found Miracle Monday is a real gem submitted by Sister Alicia Draskovich.

I was taking off my diamond stud earrings one evening in my bedroom next to my jewelry box. I lost my grip on one, and it fell to the floor. I immediately got down and began hunting for it. Since I have fairly thick, shaggy carpet it was not an easy task. I scoured the entire area, got down on my hands and knees, and ran my fingers through the carpet, hoping it would pop up. I could not find it anywhere.

Happy Easter Sunday!

Written by GospelBlog on Sunday, 16 April 2017. Posted in Holidays Hits 263

Happy Easter Sunday!

He arose! May the following words of truth fall sweetly upon your ears this morning. 

And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. ... Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. – Genesis 3:7, 21

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. – Luke 4:18-19

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 18:6

Written by GospelBlog on Friday, 14 April 2017. Posted in The Good Word Hits 302

Spread the Good Word: Psalm 18:6

Anyone who has called and cried to God has probably, at one point or another, felt like their pleas fell on deaf ears. Sometimes it seems like our prayers never float higher than the ceiling. But this Psalm reminds us that our prayers come before Him ... even into His ears.

I Wish I Knew God

Written by Sister Colleen Moore on Thursday, 13 April 2017. Posted in Devotional Hits 293

I Wish I Knew God

I recently had a friend of mine tell me that she “wished she knew God the way I did.” It made me think about how I never want to take my spiritual relationship for granted. I call out to Him and know He hears me. He gives me peace that can never be compared to anything the world offers. I pray to Him and feel like I’m having a conversation with the Lord. I don’t feel like I’m just saying “words”… I feel a connection with God that runs deep into my soul.

God was always a part of our home when I was growing up. I can’t imagine my life without Him. I don’t ever want to take Him for granted, and I’m so thankful that He’s always there for me.

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