Making the Most of This Issue

    “Making the Most of This Issue,” Ensign, Feb. 2005, 80

    Making the Most of This Issue

    February 2005

    Living by Revelation

    “One day, as the missionaries taught me about the First Vision,” writes Elder M. Gonzalo Sepúlveda, Area Authority Seventy in the Chile Area, “the Holy Spirit testified powerfully to me that the Prophet Joseph Smith had indeed seen the Father and the Son. I said to Elder Dennis Lamb, ‘It is true! I know it is true!’” To read more about how personal revelation can bless your life, see “The Spirit of Revelation,” page 8; “As the Dew from Heaven Distilling,” page 10; and “In the Quiet of the Morning,” page 16.

    The Great Deceiver

    “Satan … is the representative, promoter, and advocate of that ‘opposition in all things’ referred to by Lehi,” said President Marion G. Romney, former First Counselor in the First Presidency. To read about understanding and resisting Satan’s deceptions, see the gospel classic on page 52.

    Sharing the Gospel

    Some members don’t feel comfortable sharing the gospel with friends and acquaintances. “Seven Lessons on Sharing the Gospel” offers some ideas that might work for you. See page 36.

    Stories That Teach

    • How would you deal with the death of a spouse? Read of one man’s painful and joyful odyssey on page 24.

    • Has the Spirit ever prevented you from making a terrible mistake? Read about a spiritual prompting that saved a group of hikers from danger, page 66.

    • Tempted to break the Sabbath for financial reasons? See how Jazmín the Clown kept the Sabbath and succeeded, page 67.

    • Sometimes a “chance” meeting is more than coincidence. See page 68.

    Escaping Pornography

    If you are struggling with an addiction to pornography or know someone who is, you can find help in “The Road Back: Abandoning Pornography,” page 46.

    Temple Weddings and Temple Blessings

    • Are you planning a temple wedding but have family members who will not be able to attend the sealing ceremony? What can you do to ease hurt feelings? See what others in your situation have done, page 32.

    • What happens in a community when a new temple is built? What blessings come into people’s lives? Members in Lubbock, Texas, can tell you from personal experience. See page 42.

    Home Teachers, Visiting Teachers

    Find the monthly messages on page 2 and page 65.