October 2010 Saturday Morning Session Saturday Morning Session As We Meet Together AgainMissionary service is a priesthood duty—an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much. Because of Your FaithMy thanks to all you wonderful members of the Church … for proving every day of your life that the pure love of Christ “never faileth.” Stay on the PathAs we hold on to our children and follow the Savior’s lead, we will all return to our heavenly home and be safe in our Heavenly Father’s arms. Obedience to the ProphetsWhat a great blessing it is to have prophets in our day! Gospel Learning and TeachingWhat matters most is the attitude or spirit by which the teacher teaches. Reflections on a Consecrated LifeTrue success in this life comes in consecrating our lives—that is, our time and choices—to God’s purposes. Of Things That Matter MostIf life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most. Saturday Afternoon Session Saturday Afternoon Session The Sustaining of Church OfficersIt is proposed that we sustain Thomas Spencer Monson as prophet, seer, and revelator and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Henry Bennion Eyring as First Counselor in the First Presidency; and Dieter Friedrich Uchtdorf as Second Counselor in the First Presidency. Agency: Essential to the Plan of LifeWhenever we choose to come unto Christ, take His name upon us, and follow His servants, we progress along the path to eternal life. Let There Be Light!In our increasingly unrighteous world, it is essential that values based on religious belief be part of the public discourse. Faith—the Choice is YoursChoose faith over doubt, choose faith over fear, choose faith over the unknown and the unseen, and choose faith over pessimism. Our Very SurvivalMay we have the wisdom to trust in and follow the counsel of the living prophets and apostles. Temple Mirrors of Eternity: A Testimony of FamilyAn eternal perspective of gospel conversion and temple covenants can help us see rich blessings in each generation of our forever families. Never Leave HimAs you choose not to be offended or ashamed, you will feel His love and approval. You will know that you are becoming more like Him. The Transforming Power of Faith and CharacterA consistent, righteous life produces an inner power and strength that can be permanently resistant to the eroding influence of sin and transgression. Priesthood Session Priesthood Session Be Thou an Example of the BelieversWhether full-time missionaries or members, we should all be good examples of the believers in Jesus Christ. “Come unto Me with Full Purpose of Heart, and I Shall Heal You”Our Savior is the Prince of Peace, the Great Healer, the only One who can truly cleanse us from the sting of sin. He Teaches Us to Put Off the Natural ManI bear witness of the reality and power of the Savior’s Atonement to cleanse, purify, and make us and our homes holy. Pride and the PriesthoodPride is a switch that turns off priesthood power. Humility is a switch that turns it on. Serve with the SpiritLet us do whatever is required to qualify for the Holy Ghost as our companion. The Three Rs of ChoiceEach of us has come to this earth with all the tools necessary to make correct choices. Sunday Morning Session Sunday Morning Session Trust in God, Then Go and DoYou show your trust in Him when you listen with the intent to learn and repent and then you go and do whatever He asks. Cleansing the Inner VesselNowhere are the generosity and the kindness and mercy of God more manifest than in repentance. The Holy Ghost and RevelationThe Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead, and with the Father and the Son, He knows all things. Be an Example of the BelieversI would like to invite you to “be … an example of the believers … in faith [and] in purity.” Two Lines of CommunicationWe must use both the personal line and the priesthood line in proper balance to achieve the growth that is the purpose of mortal life. The Divine Gift of GratitudeA grateful heart … comes through expressing gratitude to our Heavenly Father for His blessings and to those around us for all that they bring into our lives. Sunday Afternoon Session Sunday Afternoon Session The Priesthood of AaronThe priesthood you bear is a special gift, for the giver is the Lord Himself. Use it, magnify it, and live worthy of it. Receive the Holy GhostThese four words—“Receive the Holy Ghost”—are not a passive pronouncement; rather, they constitute a priesthood injunction—an authoritative admonition to act and not simply to be acted upon. Courageous ParentingWhat the world really needs is courageous parenting from mothers and fathers who are not afraid to speak up and take a stand. Rest unto Your SoulsTo find rest unto our souls includes peace of mind and heart, which is the result of learning and following the doctrine of Christ. Avoiding the Trap of SinStay strong and make good choices that will allow you to eat the fruit of the tree of life. What Have You Done with My Name?Someday each one of us will have to account to our Savior, Jesus Christ, for what we have done with His name. O That Cunning Plan of the Evil OneThere is hope for the addicted, and this hope comes through the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. Till We Meet AgainEndure to the end we must, for our goal is eternal life in the presence of our Father in Heaven. General Relief Society Meeting General Relief Society Meeting Daughters in My Kingdom: The History and Work of Relief SocietyStudying the history of Relief Society gives definition and expression to who we are as disciples and followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Steadfast and ImmovableIf we are faithful and endure to the end, we will receive all of Heavenly Father’s blessings, even eternal life and exaltation. And of Some Have Compassion, Making a DifferenceThe beauty of visiting teaching is seeing lives changed, tears wiped away, testimonies growing, people loved, families strengthened. Charity Never FailethRather than being judgmental and critical of each other, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life.