Tomorrow (1.9.11) Sydney will give a talk at church. It was on "Scriptures are the Word of God". Below is her talk that we were able to put together. It took about an hour and it is 2 minutes 25 seconds long. I was able to get a picture of her practicing her talk also. What a ham!
When Prophets of the Lord speak or write under the power of the Holy Ghost, their words become scripture. From the beginning, the Lord has commanded His prophets to keep a record of His teachings and dealings with His children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses four books as scripture:
• The Holy Bible
• The Book of Mormon
• The Doctrine and Covenants, and
• The Pearl of Great Price.
These books are called “The Standard Works”. The inspired words of our living prophets are also accepted as scripture. For example, when we hear President Monson speak at General Conference he is speaking the word of God.
We should each study the scriptures every day with our family and learn the word of god. By reading the scriptures we will grow closer to Heavenly Father. We will understand the truths and that will help us know right from wrong.
As my family has studied the scriptures, I have found stories that I like very much. One of my favorite stories is in the Book of Mormon. It is about a Prophet named Abinadi. Abinadi was on a mission for the lord and he told evil King Noah that he had lead his people into wickedness and should stop doing bad things. The Lord protected Abinadi while he spoke to the King. I learned is that it is important to always be a good example, to be brave and to be strong in what we believe is true because we don’t know who is going to be listening or watching. There was a Priest named Alma who listened and was converted to these teachings. Alma begged King Noah to not kill Abinadi. The King got mad at Alma and sent him away. A little while later he sent his solders to kill Alma. While Alma was hiding he recorded the teachings of Abinadi which we call scriptures.
So in 2 Nephi 32:3 it tells us to "feast upon the words of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will tell you all things what we should do". I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
She was hamming it up in front of the camera too.