"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." - Matthew 6:21

"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."   - Matthew 6:21
This is a journal of my thoughts and impressions while reading the scriptures. There is no particular format or order. Please feel free to comment.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

His Sacred Name - An Easter Declaration

Happy Easter! Jesus has risen. An angel descended from heaven and rolled away the stone. Jesus appeared to His disciples asking them to teach and baptize others and promised to always be with them. Matthew 28.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

He Lives: Testimonies of Jesus Christ

First Day Before Easter

Jesus’s body lay in the tomb. A large stone was put in front of the door. The wicked priests asked Pilate to have guards stand outside the tomb to make sure no one went inside.

“Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.” Matthew 27: 54

Friday, April 22, 2011

2nd Day Before Easter

Jesus was taken to the high priest, Caiaphas. His disciple Peter denied he knew Him. Jesus was then questioned by the governor, Pilate, and by King Herod. He was condemned to die on the cross. Jesus was crucified. A rich man named Joseph of Arimath├Ža laid Jesus in his tomb. Jesus’s mother, Mary, and Mary Magdalene visited the tomb.

In this video, Apostle Joseph B. Wirthlin reminds us that no matter our sadness and heartache, the life, sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ will ensure that we will ultimately overcome our trials...

3rd Day Before Easter

Passover started and Jesus told His disciples that one of them would betray Him. He then introduced the sacrament to them. Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to suffer for our sins and pray mightily to God. Angry priests and townspeople came to arrest Him. The disciples fled in fear.

“Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41..

4th Day Before Easter

Although the scriptures don’t say what Jesus did on this day, we can imagine He spent the day with His disciples, perhaps telling the parable of the ten virgins. See Matthew 25:1-13.

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom.”

5th Day Before Easter

Jesus taught people in the temple and on the Mount of Olives. One of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, agreed to turn Jesus over to the priests in exchange for 30 silver coins.

“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40..

Monday, April 18, 2011

6th Day Before Easter

After finding people buying and selling things in the temple, Jesus questioned, “Is it not written, My house shall be called... the house of prayer?” After making the merchants leave he blessed and healed many including the lame and the blind. Jealous priests were angry and plotted to destroy Him.

“And (He) said unto them, ‘It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer.’” Matthew 21:13. See also: Matthew 12-17 and Mark 11: 15-19.

7th Day Before Easter, Palm Sunday

On Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem from Bethany on a donkey. People recognized Him as their King shouting, “Hosanna,” and laying palm leaves in front of the donkey to keep dust off the Savior. He visited the temple and then returned to Bethany.

Read the full account: Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

8th Day Before Easter

Beginning today through Easter Sunday we will summarize the week before Christ’s Resurrection. On Saturday, in preparation for Passover only six days away, many people visited Jerusalem to offer sacrifices at the temple. Jesus walked to Bethany, a nearby village, and stayed five nights with his friends Lazarus, Mary, and Martha. It was during this time Mary anointed Jesus’s feet with oil. John 12:1-3