Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spiritual Sunday: On the Atonement

Saturday afternoon I attended a training session with members of the General Auxiliary Presidencies for the women's organizations in the church. Usually when I think of training, I imagine that specific instructions will be given to leaders that they then pass down the line. Except, that somehow these training meetings never really go like that--at least not the ones I have attended.

This session then was like the others in talking more of matters of the Spirit and heart, than about specific things to do in our callings. Which is presumably meant for us to then utilize the power and authority of our callings and find out what we need to do for our specific areas and wards.

Sister Linda S. Reeves spoke powerfully of the atonement of Jesus Christ. She said that we really need to understand the atonement, to believe in it, and to utilize the atonement in our own lives.

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of time to expound on that and what I felt. Here are a few scriptures I found about the atonement.

28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. (Leviticus 23:28)

For it is expedient that an atonement should be made; for according to the great plan of the Eternal God there must be an atonement made, or else all mankind must unavoidably perish; yea, all are hardened; yea, all arefallen and are lost, and must perish except it be through the atonement which it is expedient should be made. (Alma 34:9)

There are many more, but I am out of time today. Do you have a favorite scripture about the atonement?


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