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Notes from the Conference addresses...
Choir: I Know That My Savior Loves Me
It Works Wonderfully!
We miss those who have passed
We will call new apostles this weekend
Tell men there are billions of stars and he'll believe you
Tell him there's wet paint and he'll touch it
Medical procedure, Internet search
Truth may be too simple, so we discard it in pursuit of other information that may be outlandish
He ye experience this mighty change in your hearts
There are some that have a less than fulfilling experience
The Gospel can invigorate
Why does it seem to work better for some than for others
Are we making our discipleship too complicated
We risk losing sight of purity
Quilt was not completed, she worked all night on the quilt
Theme of her lesson “Simplify”
Believe in God and trust his promises
We want to serve Him
If you think the Gospel is not working for you
- Step back and simplify
- Start where you are
We don't need to be more of anything to start to become what we want to be
God did not give up on Moses
Everlasting potential, divine destiny
Focus on the simplicity that is in Christ
God Is at the Helm
Stay on the old ship Zion
Clear and simple truths
1 - Church has always been led by inspired apostles
- Our leaders sometimes make mistakes
- Gods grace is sufficient
- Focusing on how the Lord inspires
2 - Knowledge of the Plan of Salvation
- Little child causes reflection Who Are You
- When infants die, Hold on to the Gospel truth with both hands
3 – God created Adam and Eve to help send His children
- Sends Heavenly Messengers
- Family Proclamation
- Commandments are priceless truths
4 – Delight in the Sabbath Day
- remember that sacrament meeting is the Lord's
- spirit of worship
- all of us are blessed when the Sabbath is filled with the Spirit of the Lord
Let us stay on board
Vehicle to take us to a destination
The Joy of Living a Christ-Centered Life
Living a Christ-centered life
Elder Oba making pottery
I can't do this, why is this so difficult
I don't have any experience, I have not been trained
Place the clay in the exact center of the wheel
The speed of the wheel is increasing
Keep His commandments with exactness
How well our lives are centered in Jesus Christ
Ammon and King Lamoni and Aaron
What shall I do that I may be born of God?
Living the Gospel can bring us great happiness, even in the middle of incredible hardship
They were able to live after the manner of happiness because they were centered in Chist
Singing: We Thank Thee O God For a Prophet
Yielding Our Hearts to God
A true disciples heart
Have thine own way
Thou art the potter, I am the clay
(Ah am from the deep Saouth, she drawls)
When we are listening and still, our minds can be open to inspiration
Your resentment diminishes your capacity
Yielding to the Lord's way is the only way
A broken heart and a contrite spirit
Can we love Jesus Christ more than we love our own agenda? I'll be what you want me to be.
It will all work out
What Lack I Yet?
Be ye therefore perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect
The journey of discipleship is not an easy one
The Holy Ghost makes and ideal travelling companion
What lack I yet? If thou wilt be perfect, come and follow me.
Be willing to act,when we receive and answer
What is keeping me from progressing
What do I need to change?
The Holy Ghost really does give customized counsel
Move on to something more challenging
Sanctification makes it possible
What is keeping me from progressing?
A revelation intended just for you.
Heavenly Father rejoices every time we take a step forward. Direction is more important than speed.
Allow the Holy Ghost to lead us home
The Pleasing Word of God
He will give us the strength we need
Oh God, where art Thou? Peace be unto thysoul.
After much tribulation cometh the blessings
Some suffering and pain can enter our lives if we fail to repent.
Only temporary relief
Without repentance the effect of remission can begin to recede
What vanities interfere?
Turn away from doing thy pleasure
Natural man conflicts with the will of God
Become reconciled with His will
Repentance will take malice envy from our hearts. We will see the good in others.
We will become better people.
Choir: Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer
Shipshape and Bristol Fashion:
Be Temple Worthy—in Good Times and Bad Times
If there be no righteousness there be no happiness
Myth of happiness without righteousness
Shipshape and Bristol fashion
Ships subject to great tidal ebb, poorly constructed ships damaged
Storms and challenge are unpredictable
If we are prepared we shall not fear
Basic moral principles
Under serious attack, tendency to call evil good, and good evil.
In the Plan of Happiess agency is crucial
Sometimes it can feel far away, reward can seem unattainable
Wickedness never was happiness
- Righteous self control and conduct
We all stumble and fall in the pursuit of righteousness
Marshmallow experiment about self control and addiction
Self control is like a muscle, develop through exercise
230,000 missions over the past 5 years.
Lifestyles bring neither joy nor happiness
- Honoring the Sabbath brings peace and security
Participating in Jewish Sabbath celebration
Family love, devotion, and accoutability to God
Sabbath helps separate us from what is immoral or unholy
Improve Sabbath righteousness
- Spirit voice of warning and protection
Find happiness in this life and reward in the life to come
Bristol tide, everything that was holding us up disappears
Choir: Come Come Ye Saints
Conducting: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Opening: Elder Vinson
Sustaining vote: President Eyring
Meeting the Challenges of Today’s World
Counsel about dating
Reach up, not out
The power is in you
Looking in all the wrong places, in all the wrong ways
The prodigal son: “He came to himself”
Conduct a personal council
What areas of my life do I want to strenthen
What choices do I need to make to get there?
Shall we not go on in His great cause?
Behold Thy Mother
He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows
Where we need to be, but cannot get there without assistance
Can you hear in this language another human endeavor
No love in mortality comes closer than the love of a woman for her child
My kindness shall not depart from thee
How can mortal love be so strong
Mother's work should tell us
Same-sex attraction repents and returns
Mexico City dedication
Thank you to mothers
Singing: Come Follow Me
It’s Never Too Early and It’s Never Too Late
We cannot let allow our families to be made over in the image of the world
The Parable of the Sower
Something within that cannot be affected by those things without
Helen Keller, miracle worker
Pablo story, I learned from my Dad
Not only hear, but understand
It's never too early, and it's never too late
Tested and Tempted—but Helped
Responsibility to help each other
1. Go with him twain
Members unable to attend the Temple because the session was full
Someone was watching me
Someone is watching you
Elder Nelson gave me a big smile
3. Express feelings of compassion to others
4. Cornerstone of the Gospel is the Atonement. Reflect on the Atonement
Choose the Light
The tunnels were dark, and we needed lights
Light at the end of the tunnel
Our preparations are insufficient
Powerful light of spiritual faith
Doubt may drive us into apostasy
Peter: Lord, save me
While we are struggling in the darkness there is nothing wrong with relying on help from our loved ones.
Why would we listen to the great and spacious building
Those who mock sacred things may have hidden agenda
Doubt not the Lord or His goodness, we've proved Him in days that are past
There is not darkness that cannot be overcome by the light
Parents get missionary lessons
Pray about Book of Mormon
Why Heavenly Father didn't answer
When we have a sincere heart, with real intent
Begins with being converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Laman and Lemuel had enough experiences to build faith
We are place on Earth to be tested
When success did not come that gave up
Have ye inquired of the Lord?
How is it that you do not keep the commandments of the Lord
I know some returned missionaries
Have had enough experiences
Song of Redeeming Love
Do not give up
Never give up
Sons of Mosiah were depressed at the beginning
Trials strengthened their committment
We will all face trials
Open doors of revelation
Much prayer and fasting
When we call, the Lord shall answer
Personal religious habits
If you have been tempted to murmur
What greater witness can you have than from God?
Answer came not as an event, but as a process
Work without faith is dead
Find an inspired solution
In mortality we have the certainty of death and the challenge of sin
Atonement can over come thise mortal challenges
Savior experience infirmities of his people
Jesus healed the people
Upheld by my righteous omnipotent hand
Many are the afflictions of the rightous
Feeling of rejection
Racial and ethnic prejudices
Mortal infirmities not caused by our sins
For many the infirmity of depression
Can be relieved by help from the Savior
The healing power is available for all of us
Saturday Priesthood Meeting
By the grace of Christ, we will one day be saved through faith on His name. The future of your faith is not by chance, but by choice
Faith never demands an answer to every question, but seeks the assurance and courage to move forward
I don’t know everything, but I do know enough to continue on the path of discipleship.
Immersing oneself in persistent doubt, fueled by answers from the faithless and the unfaithful, weakens one’s faith in Jesus Christ and the Restoration.
Friendly advice: Give Brother Joseph a break!
The guidance of the First Presidency and the Twelve help protect faith.
Faith is a choice. Strengthen your faith and live to be deserving of the Savior’s approving words - great is thy faith.
Your Next Step
Any calling we receive in the Lord’s kingdom requires more than our human judgement and our personal powers.
As you move from one priesthood service to another, you will see the Lord is in the work with you.
Whatever your calling in the priesthood, you may have at times felt Heavenly Father was unaware of you.
You can pray to know His will, and with the honest desire to do what He asks you to do, you will receive an answer. The adversary is committed to our failure.
Keep the Commandments
Satan and his hosts are relentless in their efforts to thwart our righteous desires.
The choices you make here and now are forever important.
We are surrounded by voices that are persuasive, beguiling, belittling, sophisticated, and confusing. These are loud voices. Turn the volume down and to be influenced instead by that still, small voice which will guide you to safety. Disregard for the commandments has opened the way for the plagues of our day. Avoid anything that will deprive you of your happiness here in mortality and eternal life in the world to come. You will likely be on that slippery slope before you even realize that there is no way to stop. Courage will be required to remain faithful amid increasing pressures and insidious influences that distort the truth, tear down the good and the decent and attempt to substitute the man-made philosophies of the world. If the commandments had been written by man, then to change them by inclination or legislation or by any other means would be the prerogative of man. The commandments, however, were God-given. We can set them aside but we cannot change them.
President Uchtdor conducting
Choir: Redeemer of Israel
Charity toward others
What are we going to do about the light in their eyes?
All things will work together for your good
We will be different
Those things which make us different from the world
Be a light in the lives of others
Plain and Precious Truths
The Lord will qualify those whom He calls
A knowledge of the end from the beginning
Compensation for living in perilous times is living in the fulness of times
Chad's parents comforted ME
Comments about passing of members of the First Quorum
Wives stood by the side of their dying husbands, angelic
Covenant keeping women show strength and courage
This Dispensensation is different than any other
President Kimball and the impact of covenant keeping women
Distinct and different from the women of the world, in happy ways
We need women who can speak with the power and authority of God
We need women who are able to shephard their children along the path to exaltation
If you quit now, others will have to learn what you already know
Piano an expression like voice
If the trumet give an uncertain sound
We need the clarion call of the trumpet
His words were not designed to confuse, but to inform the minds of men
When we as members make the decision to stand up something changes within us
True disciples of Christ are not looking to make excuses for the doctrine
This is the familiar melody
Because they have heard it from their premortal life
Stories of Jesus
Choir: There is Sunshine in my Soul Today
Sacrament prayer promise
To always have His Spirit to be with them
Companionship of the Holy Ghost makes that which is evil less attractive
Even the wise will have trouble discerning the truth from the world's deception
No physical evidence or logical argument
Since lies can influence us at any time, we need a constand witness
You have had times when you have felt the inspiration of the Holy Ghost. You have felt that imspiration TODAY.
Your power to do right will increase.
He prayed, then did what the Sprit prompted him to do.
Death of his mother
Assured him that her grace had qualified her to return home with honor.
He knew eternal truth the only way you can know it.
He had followed a different course to know other truths.
Thanking them for their service on behalf of the Savior
My mother was there to greet her.
Sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost.
Put your trust in that which leadeth to do good.
Choir: The Spirit of God
Why the Church
Both invitations, if accepted, will require a disciplined effort over an extended period of time to reap the rewards, he said.
First, save money each week.
Second, ponderize one verse of scripture each week.
When our minds are filled with uplifting thoughts and images, when we ‘always remember him,’ there is no room left for filth and trash.
Don't be discouraged. Hard can be good.
Don't be too critical of the barrier.
God's commandments, like the barrier, can seem to be restrictive when they are actually protective.
Protection from spiritual predators and the gaping jaws of sin.
We show our love for God by keeping the commandments,especially when the reason to do so isn't fully understood.
Keeping commandments is more than enduring a maze of barriers.
The Lord's commandments are given out of love and caring.
Grandma, you want me to wear my seat belt because you love me!
Some may feel that commandments restrict personal freedom.
Get safely back on the road of faith and obedience.
1. Trust God.
2. Trust Jesus.
3. Trust the whisperings of the Spirit.
4. Trust the counsel of living prophets.
There is safety in following the word of the Lord through His prophets.
Repentance is real and it works.
It can lead to a mighty change of heart that results in our having ‘no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.’
Repentance of necessity is not easy.
What does He ask us to do in return?
Turn to the Savior to become clean.
Blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
We live in a time of great evil and temptation, a time of confusion and commotion.
Whatever level of spirituality or faith or obedience we now have, it will not be sufficient for the work that lies ahead.
We need greater spiritual light and power.
We need eyes to see more clearly the Savior working in our lives and ears to hear His voice more deeply in our hearts.
Simple obedience brings the Spirit into our hearts.
We will grow spiritually and gain experience with the Holy Ghost, and He will be our companion.
Our burdens truly will be swallowed up in the joy of our Redeemer.
Hold on Thy Way
Why do these things happen to me?
Why do I have to suffer
Isn't it enough to accept all the trials of this life for what they are, and then leave the rest up to the Lord?
Don't you think that this problem will be resolved when we are resurrected?
To see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them.
Those who say, 'This is a gerontocracy. This is a church run by old men.'
Wonderful to have older men of great spiritual maturity and judgment serving.
Advancing age can in fact become a source of spiritual learning and insight.
When you cannot do what you have always done, then you only do what matters most.
Church leaders have tutoring from the Lord whom they represent, serve and love.
Hear and heed the eternal truths taught by the Lord's authorized representatives.