Primary Theme 2002:
The Temple -- I'm Going There Someday
January: I love to see the temple
"Who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean
hands and a pure heart." (Psalms 24:3-4)
February: My family can be together forever through the
blessings of the temple.
"And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound
in heaven" (Matthew 16:19)
March: The temple is the house of the Lord.
"Establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of
fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of
glory, a house of order, a house of God." (D&C 88:119)
April: The temple brings the blessings of heaven to
"And, if you keep my commandments and endure to the end
you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all
the gifts of God." (D&C 14:7)
May: My body is a temple.
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the
Spirit of God dwelleth in you? . . . For the temple of God is
holy, which temple ye are." (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)
June: Temples are a sign of the true church.
"I command you, all ye my saints, to build a house unto
me." (D&C 124:31)
July: Temples bless Heavenly Father's children throughout
the world today.
"And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us
go up to the mountain of the Lord,. . . and he will teach us of
his ways, and we will walk in his paths." (Micah 4:2)
August: We serve others through temple work.
"And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the
children, and the heart of the children to their fathers"
September: I will live now to be worthy to go to the
temple and serve a mission.
"He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it
is that loveth me." (John 14:21)
October: I prepare to go to the temple as I follow
Heavenly Father's plan for me.
"We believe that the first principles and ordinances of
the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second,
Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of
sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy
Ghost." (Articles of Faith 1:4)
November: I am thankful for temple blessings.
"Let the hearts of all my people rejoice, who have . . .
built this house to my name." (D&C 110:6).
December: When Jesus comes again, He will come to the
"And if you are faithful, behold, I am with you until I
come--And verily, verily, I say unto you, I come quickly."
Source: The Friend Magazine, January 2002 Issue