Woods Cross #695
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Sacrifice, Devotion
o 1.2 Group: Woods Cross TeaM
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Abraham
o 2.2 TR: Nina
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Opening
o 3.2 Lesson
3.2.1 Sacrifice, Devotion
o 3.3 Closing
Topic: Sacrifice, Devotion
Group: Woods Cross TeaM
ABRAHAM: I am ABRAHAM. Greetings. I am made glad by your willingness to participate in discussion this evening. I believe there are deep levels of comfort among you. It is inspiring to me to be witness to your complete honesty. I am happy that you feel safety and comfort among one another. I am also grateful that you trust me and Mary to be included in this branch of our family tree. I appreciate your thoughts on the last lesson concerning self-esteem. There are many layers that go into learning about that and how we can find a balance.
ABRAHAM: I understand the traditional season of Christ’s resurrection is approaching and there are many different beliefs we could adhere to or have already cemented into our thinking as we have grown from a child. It is common belief that Christ sacrificed His mortal life for mans sins and therefore many traditional religious beliefs say that mortals should also partake in some sort of sacrifice.
Christ did not sacrifice His life, but He did lay it down in favor of the Father’s will to fully experience the mortal life just as it is. You could say His example to us for the time He was here on earth was that He always had willingness to lay down His life but to also take up His responsibilities. In other words, He was always watchful of Father’s will and had deep desire to thoroughly follow it.
As you study the Master’s life, you know He was never half-hearted in anything, be it spiritual or earthly. As far as faith and Father’s will, the Master saw that as black and white, unchangeable. Jesus relied upon His mortal senses to receive spiritual guidance when He was young. As adulthood approached and His experience taught Him, He was able to find new spiritual senses that helped Him to mature spiritually. I understand there to be wavering faith as a mortal. Not to worry.
It does take effort to step out in faith and I can say that if one has the courage to do so, then the mortal senses advance into spiritual ones. We all have seen in this Correcting Time how beliefs have grown, changed and become everyday understanding. Intuition, for example, is not as far-fetched as mortals used to believe. The understanding of coincidence has also came to be expected. Transmitting/Receiving is also becoming un-extraordinary.
Topics that used to be against religious rules are now embraced by the masses. Man is finding out that having courage to step forth in faith brings an understanding that comes from beyond the material mind and the human senses. As we look out among the Teaching Mission, are we viewing spiritual maturity or the utilizing of spiritual senses? I can completely understand that the world circumstances can be overwhelming and yet, I can see some lost hope and half-hearted-ness.
In this time of celebration, the Master’s resurrection, can we look at the power of His faith, the change from child to man, the change from man to spirit? He was not meek but wholehearted and driven. Can we contemplate the strength it takes to lay down one’s life, one’s desires? Is this weakness? No. I, for one, am honored to be a part of such a family with the Master as our sovereign. What a beautiful example of strength that is cause for hope and a reason to fully commit to faith.
ABRAHAM: That is all. I am with growing love for you each and also enjoy you immensely. Mary sends her regards and will be with us next time. Go in peace. Shalom.