Mosiah 2: 1-8
King Benjamin’s subjects were already faithful people.
He wanted them to progress even further.
Mosiah 2: 9-19
Mark 10: 43-45
‘…but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to
minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.’
Leadership is not a privilege, it is a responsibility.
As patriarchs and Priesthood holders, we bear
Mosiah 2: 20-21
Why are we all ‚Unprofitable Servants‛?
22 And behold, all that he requires of you is to keep his commandments; and
he has promised you that if ye would keep his commandments ye should
prosper in the land; and he never doth vary from that which he hath said;
therefore, if ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you.
23 And now, in the first place, he hath created you, and granted unto you your
lives, for which ye are indebted unto him.
24 And secondly, he doth require that ye should do as he hath commanded
you; for which if ye do, he doth immediately bless you; and therefore he hath
paid you. And ye are still indebted unto him, and are, and will be, forever and
ever; therefore, of what have ye to boast?
The ‘natural man’ doesn’t just describe our tendency to choose evil over good,
it also describes our tendency to become complacent with ‘good’ over ‘better.’
A ‘good’ man might:
• Serve because he is
• Serve because he fears the
• Serve because he wants
others to recognize him as
a ‘good’ man.
• Serve because he feels
obligated to do so.
• Serve to secure blessings
A ‘righteous’ man might:
• Serve because he wants to.
• Serve because he loves the
Lord and wants to be like
• Serve because it fulfills him.
• Serve because he loves
• Serve to secure blessings for
‚Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can
earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom. Service is the
very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is
Knowing that service is what gives our Father in Heaven
fulfillment, and knowing that we want to be where He is and
as He is, why must we be commanded to serve one another?
Oh, for the glorious day when these things all come naturally
because of the purity of our hearts. In that day there will be
no need for a commandment because we will have
experienced for ourselves that we are truly happy only when
we are engaged in unselfish service.‛
-Marion G. Romney
Mosiah 4: 14-15
How do we, as patriarchs and Priesthood holders, better serve our
Mosiah 4: 16-21
We serve our fellow spiritual brothers and sisters.
Hurd Family Service Projects
• 2 projects per year. (one Jan-Jun, one Jul-Dec)
• 2 assigned family Priesthood holders to lead each project.
• All Priesthood holders be willing to assist the project leaders as needed.
• Projects are simple, specific, and goal-oriented.
• Projects to be presented and discussed at family Priesthood meetings.
• Involve the families.
• Provide the families, especially the kids, opportunities to learn
about selfless service.
• Find joy in spending time and talents together as a family in a
• Develop charity, which is the true love of Christ, for others.
By doing this, we can: