Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What They Said Wednesday–Elder Richard J. Maynes


Talk: Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Seventy - Establishing a Christ-Centered Home

  • Being offspring of a loving heavenly father is a basic principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • I Am a Child of God”, Children’s Songbook, 2
  • The family is a fundamental unit in the order of heaven
  • Establish a Christ-centered Home
    • Family Home Evenings
      • FHE is not always convenient, easy or successful
    • Scripture Study
    • Over time became treasure
      • Not every session is going to be 100% successful but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to be important down the road.
    • Responsibility lies upon the parents and the children
      • D&C 68:25 - The sin be upon the head of the parents.
  • Family Proclamation
  • FHE is not always convenient, easy or successful.
    • The children might not remember the lesson later in the week, but they will remember that FHE was held.
    • They might not recall the exact words of the scriptures or prayers, but they will remember the acts of prayer and reading scriptures
  • There is great power in establishing celestial traditions in the home.
  • Parable of the 1 sheep the strayed away.
  • “Echo” poem by C.C. Miller
    • Quoted in the 1999 October Conference in the talk “Feed My Sheep.”
    • Chills down my spine.  This has such far reaching echos.
  • Kids can be like a strong rope keeping the family together.