Monday, October 3, 2011

General Conference ReCap Oct 2011-Sun aft

The last session of this most wonderful conference!! We don’t want it to end because we ‘Feel Our Savior’s Love’!















Elder Russell M Nelson, Quorum of the Twelve

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Sacred Covenants

We should thank God for sacred Temple Covenants. God fixes the terms. We choose to accept His terms, and if we do, we receive the promises affixed to the Covenant.

God promises to send a Savior to His Children and made a Covenant with His Children.  In the Book of Mormon, the Resurrected Lord identified the people as the Children of the Covenant.

The Covenant God made with Abraham and later reaffirmed with Isaac and Jacob includes several promises:

Jesus the Christ will be born through Abraham’s lineage;

Abraham’s posterity would be numerous, entitled to an eternal increase and also entitled to bear the Priesthood;

Abraham would be a father of many nations and certain Lands would be inherited by his posterity;
All nations of the earth would be blessed by His seed.

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Some of these promises have fulfilled; others are pending and will be fulfilled in these Latter-days.  Prophets knew that some would be fulfilled ONLY in the Latter-days. 

Abraham’s promises and covenant have been renewed with the restored Gospel through Joseph Smith.  We receive our Patriarchal blessing to give us our lineage back to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Men who worthily receive the Priesthood, receive the Lord Jesus Christ; those who receive the Lord receive God the Father; and those who receive the Father receive ALL that He has!

Ours if the responsibility to help fulfill the Abrahamic covenant to bless all the people of the world. This is why we have missionary work. This is the time of the promised gathering of Israel. The Lord is counting on us!

The Book of Mormon teaches us that the Lord has not forgotten His covenant with the House of Israel. He has blessed us with The Book of Mormon. It invites us to remember Him and to know Him. It is another testament of Jesus Christ.

Children of the Covenant have a right to receive His doctrine and to know the plan of salvation. We claim it by making covenants.  We keep the commandment by obedience to His commandment. We renew our Baptismal Covenant with the taking of the Sacrament. Ultimately in the Holy Temple, we may become joint heirs to the blessings of an eternal family. Celestial marriage is the covenant of exaltation

As Children of the Covenant, God’s Law is written in our hearts.  We must be known as Covenant Keepers.





Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve

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What Think Ye of Christ?

We should all consider what He Himself taught about who He was and what He was sent to earth to do.
Jesus taught that He was The Only Begotten Son that the world through Him might be saved.  God confirmed this, “ this is My Beloved Son….”

Jesus taught that His appearance was the same as the Father’s.  He said that He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father.

Jesus, the Word, was in the beginning with God.  Jesus Christ was the Creator of All things.

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Jesus taught that He was Jehovah, the Lord God of Israel. Later, the Resurrected Lord declared to those on the American Continents that He is Jesus Christ, The God of Israel, The God of the whole earth. 

Jesus taught that He has come that we might have life. He said that He is the Life and the Light of the world.  Jesus said that He gives unto us eternal life.  Jesus declared that He is the Way, the Truth and the Light. 

Always, Jesus honored the Father and followed Him. 

Jesus taught that no man cometh unto the Father but by Him.  Jesus taught that only those who do the will of His Father in Heaven would be saved in eternal life.
Jesus gave the Sealing Keys and the Priesthood to His Apostles.

Jesus sent us the Holy Ghost to guide us.

Jesus gave us His doctrine.

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In the Sermon of the Bread of Life, Jesus taught us to focus on Him, the Living Bread, the source of eternal nourishment.


We are to seek first the things of God and follow Christ.

Through the Resurrection and Atonement, we learn that the Son of Man came to minister and to give His Life as a ransom for us. He was slain for the sins of the world; He is our Savior, the God of Israel to the whole earth. He was lifted up on the cross to draw all men to Him.  The Atonement gives us the opportunity to overcome the death from sin, and eternal life if we keep our sacred covenants.
We are followers of Jesus Christ. Our citizenship is in His Church and in His Gospel and we should not use a visa to visit Babylon.  We should honor His Name.

This is the most important knowledge of earth: to know that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of God; He is our Creator; He is the Light of the World; He is our Savior.





Brother Matthew O. Richardson, Second Counselor of the General Sunday School Presidency

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Real Teaching

Real life requires real learning which depends upon real teaching.  We are ALL teacher and must realize that the Holy Ghost is the REAL teacher. We must teach BY the Spirit so that the Spirit can teach unrestrained.

We may need to change our way and our manner to align our teaching with the workings of the Holy Ghost.   The Spirit will strengthen us. 



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1.  The Holy Ghost teaches us in a very personal way about what we must know and do. The Spirit teaches truth line upon line and precept upon precept. We should focus on those things that people need to know and do. We can pause to listen.

2. The Holy Ghost teaches by inviting, prompting, encouraging, leading and motivating us to act.. The Holy Ghost invites us to learn and to feel for ourselves. We help others to use their agency to learn and act for themselves.

Teachers help learners understand and live Gospel doctrines. We desperately need real learning and teaching! This will happen only when we Align our teaching after the manner of the Holy Ghost.





Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita , First  Quorum of the Seventy 
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A Missionary’s Love

We can inherit a love for people from our ancestors (parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, brothers and sisters, and cousins) who have served missions. Sometime, we want to clothe ourselves with their coat so that we can experience the great love and testimony that they shared with those they loved.

Those who were helped to convert have not forgotten those who brought them the Gospel.  They have special feelings for their missionaries with a deep abiding love. They gain assurance from the Holy Spirit that God loves them. They come to know that missionary love is like God’s love.   Mothers teaching _vessels b
Missionaries impart the Love of God. 

It is necessary to bring these three things on your mission:

1. Desire to preach the Gospel. The Lord wants you to seek out His sheep.  There are those who need to be rescued.

2. Develop your testimony. You represent the Lord.

3.  Love others.  You are a disciple of Christ.

Elder Randall K. Bennett, Second Quorum of the Seventy

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Deceptive Currents

We are beloved spirit sons and daughters of a Loving Heavenly Father. We knew that to come to earth we would experience sorrow and suffering. 


And we knew that we could choose to use our agency to experience the blessings of the atoning sacrifice of our Savior to repent and find forgiveness.

We cannot avoid consequences. In reality, we have only two choices:

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1.  Choose to follow the Savior of the World  and receive eternal life with our Heavenly Father. There is only safety in living His Gospel. We can choose to live Gospel-centered lives and find joy. It is never too hard or too late to make correct choices. 

2.  Choose to follow the World and find that we will have squandered our eternal happiness.

We can choose to follow the counsel of the living prophet and choose to listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost daily. Each of us can be perfected and live with Jesus Christ and receive a fullness of joy.



















Elder J. Devn Cornish, Second Quorum of the Seventy

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Prayer is the Provider of Spiritual Strength

Be grateful for the miracle of prayers. The God of Mercy hears our prayers. The things that are important to us become important to Him because He loves. We must ask for His help.

Jesus gave us the example of Prayer.

We pray to Our Father in Heaven and avoid repetition. We freely acknowledge our desire to do His will. Prayer is not change the will of God but to secure for us His blessings.

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We must commit to do our part.  It is contrary to the economy of Heaven for the Lord to do for us what we can do for ourselves.
We may put on the protective process of the armor of God by asking to be delivered from evil.
Doing things the Lord’s way will make us happier than trying to do it our own way.

We must say AND live our prayers. Like medicine: Prayer only works when used as directed.

It takes faith to remember that the Lord will bless us in His time and in His way. 
Prayer is the provider of Spiritual Strength. Miracles are wrought through prayer.





Elder Quentin L. Cook, Quorum of the Twelve

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Eternal Perspectives

We Have a Bright Future Planned for us by Our Loving Heavenly Father. 

We can gain an eternal perspective to help us through our trials and troubles:

1. We have Our Father in Heaven who knows us and understands us perfectly;

2. We have the atoning sacrifice of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ;

3. We have Our Father’s Plan of Happiness for our eternal life with a glorious reunion with those we love.

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An essential element of prospering is having the Spirit in our life.


Adverse results in this life are not evidence of a lack of faith. Trials refine us and give us experience for our good. Our days are known. 


However, many trials could be avoided by obedience to God’s laws.
The Savior’s atonement provides lifeboats for everyone!

Avoid dwelling on the lost opportunities in this life. The Savior can hear the songs we cannot sing.





President Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church

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Inspiring Conference

We are all hear because we love the Lord and want to serve Him. 

The Lord is mindful of the challenges we face today. He loves us.

The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ provides answers and gives us purpose and meaning in our lives. 

May we ever be found doing the work of the Lord. May we nourish our testimonies that they might be a protection for us against the adversary.

Remember us, (the General Authorities), in your prayers. 

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The Savior Lives! 


God Our Eternal Father Lives and Loves Us!

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