GP: MGSP Study Example

Example; Missionary Gospel Study Program (1988)

"How wonderful it would be for every holder of the priesthood if he knew that the Lord knew he could count on him because of the way he lived.  I'd like to say today that it is a tremendous responsibility for members of this Church to so live that others, seeing their good workds, can be led to glorify the Lord's name" (N.  Eldon Tanner, "Remember Who You Are," Ensign, Nov. 1981 p. 78

"All of us give our lives daily for what we believe is important.  Those with whom we associate are silently assessing us, our values and character traits" (J. Richard Clarke, "Hold Up Your Light." Ensign, May 1985, p. 74


Resources:
A Marvelous Work and A Wonder, Chapters 27-28


Scriptures:

2 Nephi 31:5-10
  "5 And now, if the Lamb of God, he being holy, should have need to be baptized by water, to fulfil all righteousness, O then, how much more need have we, being unholy, to be baptized, yea, even by water!
  6 And now, I would ask of you, my beloved brethren, wherein the Lamb of God did fulfil all righteousness in being baptized by water?
  7 Know ye not that he was holy?  But notwithstanding he being holy, he showeth unto the children of men that, according to the flesh he humbleth himself before the Father, and witnesseth unto the Father that he would be obedient unto him in keeping his commandments.
  8 Wherefore, after he was baptized with water the Holy Ghost descended upon him in the form of a dove.
  9 And again, it showeth unto the children of men the straitness of the path, and the narrowness of the gate, by which they should enter, he having set the example before them.
  10 And he said unto the children of men: Follow thou me.  Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father?"

Jacob 2:35  "Behold, ye have done greater iniquities than the Lamanites, our brethren.  Ye have broken the hearts of your tender wives, and lost the confidence of your children, because of your bad examples before them; and the sobbings of their hearts ascend up to God against you.  And because of the strictness of the word of God, which cometh down against you, many hearts died, pierced with deep wounds."

Alma 4:11; 39:11

Alma 4:11  "And it came to pass in the *commencement of the ninth year, Alma saw the wickedness of the church, and he saw also that the example of the church began to lead those who were unbelievers on from one piece of iniquity to another, thus bringing on the destruction of the people."

Alma 39:11  "Suffer not yourself to be led away by any vain or foolish thing; suffer not the devil to lead away your heart again after those wicked harlots.  Behold, O my son, how great iniquity ye brought upon the Zoramites; for when they saw your conduct they would not believe in my words."

3 Nephi 18:1-9
  "1 And it came to pass that Jesus commanded his Disciples that they should bring forth some bread and wine unto him.
  2 And while they were gone for bread and wine, he commanded the multitude that they should sit themselves down upon the earth. 
  3 And when the Disciples had come with bread and wine, he took of the bread and brake and blessed it; and he gave unto the Disciples and commanded that they should eat.
  4 And when they had eaten and were filled, he commanded that they should give unto the multitude. 
  5 And when the multitude had eaten and were filled, he said unto the Disciples: Behold there shall one be ordained among you, and to him will I give power that he shall break bread and bless it and give it unto the people of my church, unto all those who shall believe and be baptized in my name. 
  6 And this shall ye always observe to do, even as I have done, even as I have broken bread and blessed it and given it unto you.
  7 And this shall ye do in remembrance of my body, which I have shown unto you.  And it shall be a testimony unto the Father that ye do always remember me.  And if ye do always remember me ye shall have my Spirit to be with you.
  8 And it came to pass that when he said these words, he commanded his Disciples that they should take of the wine of the cup and drink of it, and that they should also give unto the multitude that they might drink of it.
  9 And it came to pass that they did so, and did drink of it and were filled; and they gave unto the multitude, and they did drink, and they were filled."

D&C 115:5  "Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations;"

Isaiah 62:1-3
  "1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 
  2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name. 
  3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord , and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God."

Matthew 5:13-16; 6:1-8; 23:1-12

Matthew 5:13-16
  "13 ¶ Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?  it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
  14 Ye are the light of the world.  A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
  15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 
  16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Matthew 6:1-8
  "1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
  2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
  3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
  4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
  5 ¶ And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.  Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
  6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
  7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
  8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."

Matthew 23:1-12
  "1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
  2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses seat:
  3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
  4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
  5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
  6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
  7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
  8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
  9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
  10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
  11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
  12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted."

2 Thessalonians 3:7-11
  "7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
  8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
  9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
  10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
  11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies."

1 Peter 2:21-25
  "21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
  22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
  23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
  24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
  25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."

Topical Guide:
                            Ensign
                            Example, Ensample
                            God, the Standard of Righteousness
                            Good Works
                            Jesus Christ, Exemplar
                            Jesus Christ, Light of the World
                            Leader
                            Pattern
                            Peculiar People
                            Peer Influence

Bible Dictionary:
                                Peculiar

Guide to the Scriptures:
                                             Way

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Moroni 10:4-5
  "4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
  5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."

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