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Bishop Smith

Bishop Smith

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The Bishop's Message is a compilation of messages written for the Sunday School program of the Ensign 3rd Ward over a period of four years (1957-1961) by Bishop Nathaniel A. Smith who presided as Bishop during this time.
The messages were written with the Ward membership in mind on the request of the first editor of the Sunday School Program, Sister Irma Gottfredson and the Sunday School Superintendent Addison B. Cheney.
I humbly acknowledge the inspiration received from the many quotes, and short poems and especially some illustrations from Elder Sterling W. Sill's writings.
It is my hope and desire that my posterity will cherish these precious truths and mould them into their characters for good.
The fact that good ideas and thoughts may have belonged to someone else does not lessen their value. If they are good they are good they should be used many times until we get possession of them.
The Bishop's Message is a compilation of messages written for the Sunday School program of the Ensign 3rd Ward over a period of four years (1957-1961) by Bishop Nathaniel A. Smith who presided as Bishop during this time.
The messages were written with the Ward membership in mind on the request of the first editor of the Sunday School Program, Sister Irma Gottfredson and the Sunday School Superintendent Addison B. Cheney.
I humbly acknowledge the inspiration received from the many quotes, and short poems and especially some illustrations from Elder Sterling W. Sill's writings.
It is my hope and desire that my posterity will cherish these precious truths and mould them into their characters for good.
The fact that good ideas and thoughts may have belonged to someone else does not lessen their value. If they are good they are good they should be used many times until we get possession of them.

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Think of some of the motivating factors of the gospel. Every principle has attached to it a blessing for
obedience and a punishment for disobedience. As the Lord said to ancient Israel, "Behold I set before you
this day a blessing and a curse; a blessing if ye obey the commandments of the Lord, your God, and a curse
if ye will not obey but turn aside out of the way." (Deut. 11:26-29.)

We need to understand these blessings as well as the cursings. Think of the blessings of faith, the blessings
of repentance, the blessings of baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. There is a blessing for paying
tithing, and for keeping the Word of Wisdom, and for every other thing that God has commanded. And
these blessings are far out of proportion to any other rewards that we know anything about. But at the
same time, we are working directly and entirely in our own interests.

The first soul that anyone should bring unto God is his own soul. The Lord has indicated that the most
profitable way that we can spend our time in mortality is in bringing souls unto him. This carries blessings
beyond our comprehension.

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