Sunday, October 2, 2011

General Conference ReCap Oct 2011-Sun am

This morning’s session began with a stirring and heart-felt rendition of “Consider the Lillie’s of the Field” as a personal message to each of us as Heavenly Father’s children that He is mindful of us and is watching over us. Such a beautiful message from heaven that we all needed this morning!!!







              

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency EYRING_Henry B Eyring
Sacred Charge with Encouragement
In the Book of Mormon, Alma teaches us that we are to be willing to mourn, to comfort and to stand as a witness of God in all things.
1. We are to become charitable: Service projects are a hard and a happy work! Learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are in the service of your God. CHARITY will become part of our very nature and will be well with us.
2. We covenant to be witnesses of God: We are to be bold witnesJesus Drink and never Thirst liz_lemon_swindleses of Jesus Christ even in the face of peril. The effect of the Book of Mormon on our character to be a witness is certain. The doctrines will enlighten and enbolden you as you feast upon the words. A mature understanding and testimony will come from the reading, studying, and pondering of the Book of Mormon.
3. We must endure: Fully converted Latter-day Saints continue to press on after they have served and given their all.  They become fixed disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ and follow the Savior to the end.
Moroni stands as an example of living a life of Charity, of being a witness of the Savior, and being fully converted to God.
Drink deeply from the pages of the Book of Mormon. It is the only way safely to the home of God.



           

Elder Robert D. Hales, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles HALES_Elder Robert D Hales
Thy Will Be Done
The Savior prepared for His Atoning Sacrifice in the pre-mortal world in using His agency choosing the Plan of Father. He continues to exercise His agency in accepting and forgiving us. He exercised His agency in forgiving all of those contributing to His suffering.
We wait upon the Lord. Tests and Trials are given to all of us to see if we will exercise our agency to follow His Son. No matter how difficult, all ofJesus in-Gethsemane these things are given for our good. We still cry out in sorrow with weeping for the night, but joy comes in the dawn as we choose to say, “Thy Will Be Done”
We wait upon the Lord.
Wait:  Hope and Trust in the Lord with faith, meekness, and humility. Planting the seed of faith with diligence. Following the promptings of the Spirit. Learning to continue in keeping the commandments, being immovable. Bearing powerful testimony of the Savior as did Job. Understanding often comes line upon line, precept upon precept, because that is all that we can bear. Let us not give-up on the Lord. His promises are eternal.
Many, like Mary and Martha, and the Good Samaritan, wait upon the Lord, in giving daily service. “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done in unto Me.”
Jesus Mary and Martha.2
Everyone of us if more beloved to the Lord than we can possibly understand or wonder. In the submission of the Savior to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane, the Savior chose to suffer our temptations and suffering of every kind.  He waited upon His Father and said, “Thy Will Be Done”. 
His angels are here and ‘round about us.  May we press forward and wait upon Him.



            

Elder Ted R, Callister, Presidency of the Seventy  CALLISTER_Elder tad-r-callister-70
No Middle Ground With The Book of Mormon
There is NO middle ground in the Book of Mormon. It claims to be the word of God: every word, every sentence, every page.  It is either of God or of the devil. No other option.
Scriptures from the Book of Mormon teach us to worship and love the Savior. The devil could not have written it. It MUST be from God.
One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. The Bible is one witness of  Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is Another witness of the Lord, Jesus Christ. ONLY ONE LINE can be drawn between the Bible and the Book of Mormon, therefore, there is indeed, One Lord, One Faith and One Baptism.
The Book of Mormon teaches the CORRECT mode of Baptism.
The Book of Mormon teaches the CORRECT doctrines and  of continual revelation.
The Book of Mormon teaches of the Atonement of the Savior.  The Book of Mormon will teach and testify to you that you should have Hope through the atoning sacrifice of the Savior.



             

Sister Elaine S. Dalton, President of the General Young Women Presidency DALTON_elaine-s-dalton-YW Pres
To Father’s: Raising a Happy Daughter
The most important thing you can do is to love your wife, her mother! You will demonstrate tenderness, loyalty, respect and compassion through love and honoring your wife.  This will teach your daughter to prepare for the Temple, as you take her with you for Baptisms.
Today’s world minimizes the role of fatherhood. Fathers are the guardians of the home and of their families. A priesthood holder is virtuous. You must practice virtue and holiness unceasingly in order to wax strong in confidence before the Lord. Be a guardian of virtue.  Jesus raises dau l75
Be an active part in your daughter’s life. She will inwardly know that you care enough to be her guardian. Give her priesthood blessings. Be your daughter’s hero. Testimony has a strong influence upon daughters.
Abish, in the Book of Mormon, shared her testimony because she had been taught by her father. Those who were touched by her testimony later became the people who raised-up 2000 stripling warriors!
Rise up, all men of God, and the devil will never have hold over the hearts of your children.


               


Elder M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles BALLARD_Elder m-russell-ballard
Importance of a Name
The Lord Jesus Christ, himself, named the Church. King Benjamin taught us to take upon us the name of Christ and remember that it should never blotted out, except through transgression.
We take upon us the name of Christ in the waters of Baptism. We are so BLESSED to take upon us the name of God’s Only Beloved. It is the ONLY name under heaven through which we can be saved.  Church Logo
Uphold and teach the world that the Church is known as the 9 word: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The: declares the unique position of the Church to the world
Church of Jesus Christ:    declares that it IS HIS Church!
Latter-day: states that the same Church that He established has been restored now, in the Latter-days.
Saints: refers to those who have covenanted to be holy in following the Lord Jesus Christ
Mormon is acceptable in referring to the members, but not for the institution. We should use the full and correct name of the Church. It is increasingly important in our responsibility to the world to use the full and correct name.
There is only one Church that bears the name of Jesus Christ, the Lord.
          



      
President Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church MONSON_PRES thomas-s-monson
Pertinent Words
Today’s technology is more than just amazing. Behaviors that are immoral are now becoming accepted and viewed everywhere. We’ve been spending our moral capital like we’ve been spending our financial capital with the message that morality is passe.
This unfortunately describes much of the world around us. Indeed, we have in our lives the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that morality is NOT passe, and the laws of God have not changes.  The Ten Commandments are not suggestions; they are commandments, just as binding and valid as when the Lord gave them.
Our Code of Conduct is definitive. It is not negotiable.  We can rely on the Code of Conduct; it is an anchor to hold safe in unchartered waters.  The Spirit of Comfort can come to us when keep the commandments. Is essential that we reject anything that does not conform to our standards. We can feel Peace if we have the Gospel at our core and the love of the Savior in our hearts.
It is necessary that we communicate with our Heavenly Jesus Garden of GethsemaneFather in prayer. We can gain a testimony of prayer. Work towards a goal of having a prayerful relationship with our Father in Heaven to receive His inspiration and guidance.
Learn to recognize His inspiration and follow it!  Communication to Him is necessary for us to weather the storms of life.
As we do so, we feel His Spirit in our lives, and be able to stand in Holy Places and be not moved. To those who trust in Him, the Lord promises to stand by us, strengthen us and to uphold us with the right hand of his righteousness.


         
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