Archive for the ‘General Conference April 2023’ Category

 General Conference, ‘The Work of the Temple and Family History—One and the Same Work,’ April 2023 “As we follow the guidance of the prophets and learn how to do our family history and perform the temple ordinances for our ancestors, we will experience great joy to the point that we will not want to stop doing it. …

“The temple lies at the center of strengthening our faith and spiritual fortitude because the Savior and His doctrine are the very heart of the temple.

Everything taught in the temple, through instruction and through the Spirit, increases our understanding of Jesus Christ.”” — Benjamín De Hoyos, Of the Seventy (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘The Lord Jesus Christ Teaches Us to Minister,’ April 2023 “The Lord Jesus Christ said: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. …

“As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” — Juan A. Uceda (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘Trusting the Doctrine of Christ,’ April 2023 “…If we are to accept President Nelson’s invitation to have the doctrine of Christ rooted in the marrow of our bones, we must deepen our conversion to the Lord by study, prayer, faithful living and continual repentance.

We must invite the Holy Ghost to engrave the doctrine of Christ ‘in fleshy tables of [our hearts]’ (2 Corinthians 3:3) as permanently as it was engraved by Nephi upon the plates of gold. … Building “on the foundation of a covenantal relationship with Christ, we are trusting the doctrine of Christ, and, as we come unto Him, we have His promise of eternal life.” — Evan A. Schmutz (more…)

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 Jeremiah 14:14 “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” (more…)

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“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29

 General Conference, ‘Focus on Jesus Christ,’ April 2023 “Focusing on Jesus Christ through Covenants —— Our covenants help us focus our attention, our thoughts, and our actions on Christ. As we “cleave unto the covenants [we have] made,” we can more easily identify “the things of this world” that we should “lay aside” and “the things of a better [world]” we should diligently seek. …  —“for we know that if we can be worthy of the presence of the Holy Ghost, we can also be worthy to live in the presence of Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.” —  Milton R. Camargo, Sunday School Counselor (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told,’ April 2023 “In addition to verses about Easter in the New Testament, Latter-day Saints have “perhaps the most magnificent Easter scriptures in all of Christianity” — the Book of Mormon account of the resurrected Christ’s visit to the new world.

“In reality, the Book of Mormon shares the greatest Easter story ever told. Let it not be the greatest Easter story never told. I invite you to look at the Book of Mormon in a new light and consider the profound witness it bears of the reality of the risen Christ as well as the richness and depth of the doctrine of Christ. …” — LDS Apostle, Gary E. Stevenson (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘A Living Prophet for the Latter Days,’ April 2023 “The doctrine and principles that we must follow to survive spiritually and endure physically are found in the words of a living prophet.

…prophetic teachings do not become more valuable with age. That is why we should not seek to use the words of past prophets to dismiss the teachings of living prophets. … Our seemingly small deviations, quiet neglect, or whispered criticisms in response to prophetic counsel may result in our only walking dangerously near the edge of the covenant path.” — Allen D. Haynie (more…)

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