Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ
keep their promises
Friend, Mar. 2000, songs added by Conny Hillgaard
Sing: Teach me to walk in the light (CS 177)
It is a sacred promise, an agreement between Heavenly Father and His children.
Since the time of Adam and Eve, Father in Heaven has made covenants with His children to help us live righteously and be worthy to live with Him again.
Sing: Follow the prophet verse 1 (CS 110)
In the scriptures, we learn about many people who made
covenants with the Lord.
When the people of Alma gathered at the waters of Mormon, he invited them to be baptized, to make a covenant (see Mosiah 18:8–13).
The people were so happy that they clapped their hands with joy. They wanted to show their love for Heavenly Father, and their desire to keep His commandments, by being baptized.
Sing: When I am baptized (CS 103)
Alma taught his people what they must do to keep and honor
their baptismal covenant.
He said that they must be willing to be called God’s people and to obey His commandments.
He told them that they should help one another and comfort one another.
They were to be “witnesses of God” (Mosiah 18:9).
That means that they would tell others about Heavenly Father and about how much He loves each of His children. If they did these things, the Lord would bless them with His Spirit.
Alma’s people learned that Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to make a sacred covenant with Him.
Sing: Dare to do right (CS 158)
We begin our journey back to Him by making a covenant and
When Jesus was baptized, He made a covenant that He would be obedient to Heavenly Father’s commandments (see 2 Ne. 31:5–8).
Sing: When Jesus Christ was baptized (CS 102)
When you are baptized, you make that same covenant to
serve Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
Then, when you are confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you covenant to take His name upon you, to always remember Him, and to keep His commandments.
Just like the people of Alma, you promiseto be a witness of the Savior—to tell others about, or testify of, Him. When you keep your part of the baptismal covenant, you will always have His Spirit to be with you. That is God’s promiseto you.
Sing: Stand for the right (CS 159)