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Exploring Covenants and Ordinances: The Sacrament-Part 1

I recently gave an invitation to some of my friends to study this week about a covenant or ordinance that interested them the most, and I decided to study about the Sacrament. When I think of the Sacrament, I know that the bread and water represent Christ’s body and blood, but I can not say much more about it than that. Why is it important to partake of the Sacrament other than that it renews or refreshes the promises made between us and God at baptism? One of my family members once asked me what the point of going to church was, and I remember responding that one of the most important reasons to go was to be able to partake of the Sacrament. If it is one of the most important things that can be done at church, it is worth learning more about to prepare for it. From my study today, I have considered three reasons the Lord has given us the Sacrament.

  1. The ordinance of the Sacrament gives us time to think about the Savior and ourselves.
  2. As we prepare for the Sacrament and partake of it as the Lord has asked us to, our faith in Him grows.
  3. We show gratitude towards the Savior as we use the Sacrament in the way he invites us to.

My life is often hectic, and I am usually thinking about the next task or deadline that I have. Our Heavenly Parents are aware of this, and they want to see me healthy and help me grow into the best person I can be. The greatest example I can follow is my brother Jesus Christ. As I think about Him, I can learn to be more like Him and start to recognize the similarities I have with Him already. As I study His words, they will invite me to change and take steps of faith like preparing for and partaking of the Sacrament each week. These steps can lead to great changes, just like they did for Naaman in the First Testament. The more I follow the Savior, the more my faith in Him will grow and the closer I will feel to Him. I will not be able to repay the Savior for His sacrifice or His daily help, but I can thank HIm as I strive to do what He asks of me. I can think of all He has done for me and strive to do what I can for my own well-being and the well-being of those around me.

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/ot/2-kgs/5?lang=eng&id=p1-p14#p1

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/nt/1-cor/11?lang=eng&id=p23-p28#p23

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/18?lang=eng&id=p1-p12#p1

https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/hel/5?lang=eng&id=p10-p12#p10

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