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Life isn't fair...


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Life isn't fair: A Lesson from Peter

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Life isn't fair...

  1. 1. LIFE ISN’T FAIR A Lesson from Peter
  2. 2. Some Historical Background: Nero
  3. 3. 1 Peter 1:7 •That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ…
  4. 4. -Elder D.Todd Christofferson “Though I suffered then, as I look back now, I am grateful that there was not a quick solution to my problem.The fact that I was forced to turn to God for help almost daily over an extended period of years taught me truly how to pray and get answers to prayer and taught me in a very practical way to have faith in God. I came to know my Savior and my Heavenly Father in a way and to a degree that might not have happened otherwise or that might have taken me much longer to achieve. … I learned to trust in the Lord with all my heart. I learned to walk with Him day by day.”
  5. 5. Nov. 5, 1856 in Shelby, Alabama •Marriage to PherabyWomack Miller – 3rd generation Irish-American
  6. 6. -Roy Doxey •“The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that it is a false idea to believe that the saints will escape all the judgments—disease, pestilence, war, etc.—of the last days; consequently, it is an unhallowed principle to say that these adversities are due to transgression. … •“President Joseph F. Smith taught that it is a feeble thought to believe that the illness and affliction that come to us are attributable either to the mercy or the displeasure of God.”
  7. 7. -President Kimball •“Too late!The terrestrial for them! It could have been the celestial, and it could have been exaltation! But they procrastinated the day of their preparation.The same lamentable cry of ‘Too late!’ will apply to many of today’s Church members who did not heed the warning but who proceeded— sometimes carelessly, sometimes defiantly—to bind themselves through mortality to those who could not or would not prepare for the blessings which were in reserve for them.”
  8. 8. •How have trials helped you in your life? •Did you immediately see the benefits?