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Balance And Confidence

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Balance And Confidence

  1. 1. Last Weeks Invitation  Think of one or two ways that Satan specifically attacks you?  How can you specifically protect/defend yourself from those attacks?  Find one or two ways Lies Deceives Blinds to center Christ in to -To make an untrue statement -To fail to fulfill -Lacking in Direction -Unable to Unwilling your personal view to Discern or Judge of yourself. -D&C 93:28,36-37,39 -Deuteronomy 31:6 -Isaiah 42: 16,20,23 Practice doing so… -Elder Busche Quote -John 14:16-18
  2. 2. BUILDING CHRIST CENTERED RELATIONSHIPS
  3. 3. And again, verily I say unto you, I command you again to build a house to my name, even in this place, that you may prove yourselves unto me that ye are faithful in all things whatsoever I command you, that I may bless you, and crown you with honor, immortality, and eternal life. -D&C 124:55
  4. 4. Today’s Purpose  Discuss how creating a Christ-centered Identity increases Confidence and Balance in our lives.  Present a few tools and skills that may help you to see yourself, and others, in a more Christ-centered way.
  5. 5. What does it mean to be Christ-Centered?
  6. 6. What is Confidence?
  7. 7. What is Confidence?
  8. 8. What is Balance?
  9. 9. What is Balance?
  10. 10. What Are You Worried About?
  11. 11. Principles of Personal Change  What do you see when you look or think about yourself?  Who do you aim to please, people, or God?  Do you see yourself as the world would, or as Your Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ do?
  12. 12. Church Family Callings Dating Friendships & Courtship Jesus Christ Job, Career Self & Money Education Possessions
  13. 13. Church Family Callings Dating Friendships & Courtship Self Job, Career Jesus & Money Christ Education Possessions
  14. 14. Moses 1 And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan and said: Who art thou? For behold, I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten; and where is thy glory, that I should worship thee? For behold, I could not look upon God, except his glory should come upon me, and I were transfigured before him. But I can look upon thee in the natural man…else where is thy glory, for it is darkness unto me? And I can judge between thee and God; Get thee hence, Satan; deceive me not; And again Moses said: I will not cease to call upon God…for his glory has been upon me, wherefore I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, Satan. And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud voice, and ranted upon the earth, and commanded, saying: I am the Only Begotten, worship me. And it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell. Nevertheless, calling upon God, he received strength, and
  15. 15. Moses 1 And it came to pass that Moses looked upon Satan and said: Who art thou? For behold, I am a son of God, in the similitude of his Only Begotten; and where is thy glory, that I should worship thee? For behold, I could not look upon God, except his glory should come upon me, and I were transfigured before him. But I can look upon thee in the natural man…else where is thy glory, for it is darkness unto me? And I can judge between thee and God; Get thee hence, Satan; deceive me not; And again Moses said: I will not cease to call upon God…for his glory has been upon me, wherefore I can judge between him and thee. Depart hence, Satan. And now, when Moses had said these words, Satan cried with a loud voice, and ranted upon the earth, and commanded, saying: I am the Only Begotten, worship me. And it came to pass that Moses began to fear exceedingly; and as he began to fear, he saw the bitterness of hell. Nevertheless, calling upon God, he received strength, and
  16. 16. Doctrine and Covenants 121:45 Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God;
  17. 17. Doctrine and Covenants 121:45 Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God;
  18. 18. Doctrine and Covenants 121:45 Let thy [tender affections, or heart] also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue [be cautious, guard, provide for] thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God;
  19. 19. Church Family Callings Dating Friendships & Courtship Jesus Christ Job, Career & Money Self Education Possessions
  20. 20. How Do We Begin to Change? Freedom & Power What Happens to Us What We Do To Choose We Choose
  21. 21. Freedom & Power What Happens to Us What We Do To Choose 2 Nephi 2:27-29 Wherefore, men are free according to the flesh; and all things are given them which are expedient unto man. And they are free to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be miserable like unto himself. And now, my sons, I would that ye should look to the great Mediator, and hearken unto his great commandments; and be faithful unto his words, and choose eternal life, according to the will of his Holy Spirit; And not choose eternal death, according to the will of the flesh and the evil which is therein, which giveth the spirit of the devil power to captivate, to bring you down to hell, that he may reign over you in his own kingdom.
  22. 22. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland on Agency
  23. 23. Circle of Concern “Dating Life” Body Type/Genetics National Debt Exercise Natural Disasters Family Members Choices Circle of Influence Very Little or No Control (Can Control)
  24. 24. Circle of Concern Body Type/Genetics “Dating Life” National Debt Church Calling Exercise Natural Disasters Family Members Choices Circle of Influence Very Little or No Control (Can Control)
  25. 25. s t ic Circle of Concern ene Na /G t io pe Ty na y lD Bod eb Christ-like Attributes t “Dating Life” Work Ethic Emotions Church Calling Na Obedience tur Finances al D Exercise is a Weaknesses s te rs rs mbe Circle of Me ly Influence mi es Fa i c o Very Little or No Control Ch (Can Control)
  26. 26. Bishop Richard C. Edgley
  27. 27. Family Church Callings Dating Friendships & Courtship Jesus Christ Job, Career Self & Money Possessions Education Freedom & Power What Happens to Us What We Do To Choose Circle of Influence
  28. 28. This Week’s Invitation  Envision what your life would be like if it were more Christ-Centered. What do you need to choose to do in order to achieve that vision?  Take the list you made in class and separate the worries into two lists, those you have control over, and those you do not have control over. What is in your power to influence? How can you influence those worries in a Christ-centered way?

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