James appears to sum up all the truths of scripture with verses 16-18. These verses focuses on the Divine love and Knowledge of God’s Sovereign Grace and how it is bestowed upon us. Christ is the good gift that has been brought forth from Heaven. Through Christ, we are brought into a new way of living. It is through our Heavenly Father’s loving kindness and mercy that we experience a spiritual awakening and rebirth.
The Come Follow Me curriculum for this year is covering the Book of Mormon. Fortunately, Book of Mormon Central has produced a massive amount of content that can help individuals dive deeper into the Book of Mormon. This content includes over 500 videos which are featured on our YouTube channel and included in our scripture app called ScripturePlus….
One of the defining characteristics of the Book of Mormon is the invitation for all people – everywhere – to read and ponder the message it contains. It is not just an invitation to read and ponder. It is an invitation to that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God.
The antidote to our spiritual captivity is rooting ourselves in Jesus Christ. This is where our mindful and prayerful study through the Book of Mormon will take us this year. Want to have a true and real authentic spiritual influence and impact in your life? Spend some time reading through the Book of Mormon.
As each one of us begins our prayerful, and mindful, study of this sacred text – let us bear in mind the great truths that will be revealed unto each one of us. Through our study, the idea is to draw closer to God. Come to full awareness of Christ’s atonement and mission. And, to find healing, restoration, and fresh faith and power to live a spiritually enriching life where we become like Christ.
As you focus on making a significant spiritual impact and influence – think about how the Book of Mormon may play a role in enhancing one’s spiritual disciplines to fully come unto Christ. It is not just merely reading through this sacred text of scripture. As one reads, meditate and prayerfully seek ways to apply the teachings into your life. Invite the power of the Holy Spirit to witness to you of the testimonies contained within the text.