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The Lord Will Lead You to Heights That Are New

Talks and Lessons

Below is a talk I gave in Sacrament meeting the Sunday before Thanksgiving 2015.

I’d like to begin by reading a favorite hymn of mine, Hymn #127, “Does the Journey Seem Long?”.

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“Sacrifice Brings Forth the Blessings of Heaven”

Talks and Lessons

Meghal Vogel carrying another runnerLast summer, Meghan Vogel, a high school track runner, competed in her state’s 3,200-meter race. Meghan was in last place after running nearly two miles. In the last 20 meters of the race, Meghan had the opportunity to not place last when the runner ahead of her collapsed on the track. Rather than pass her fallen opponent, Meghan stopped, placed her arm around her and carried her to the finish line.

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Age of accountability

Mormonism

Christiane and I had a very interesting conversation the other day regarding a couple of cultural practices commonly engaged in by young children in the LDS Church (encouraged by the adults, of course) — bearing their testimonies in Sacrament meeting, and partaking of the Sacrament before they are baptized.

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An objection to a comment in my talk

Talks and Lessons

After Sacrament meeting last Sunday (in which I spoke on the Lord’s Supper), a prominent member of the ward whom I will not name pulled me aside and in a very nice way informed me that, although he enjoyed my talk generally, he took exception with one thing I had said.

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My first Sacrament meeting talk in quite a while

Talks and Lessons

I gave a talk last Sunday in Sacrament meeting. The assigned topic was the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper: How Christ Instituted It and Why. The talk took me about five hours to write and twelve minutes to deliver.

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