“Contents,” New Era, July 2014, inside front cover–1 New Era Contents In Every Issue 2 The Message Divine Covenants Make Strong Christians* Our access to God’s power is through our covenants with Him. Elder D. Todd Christofferson 10 Sunday Lesson Help Youth Voices: What Does It Mean to “Remember”?* How do you remember the Savior? 19 Mormonad Things Aren’t Always What They Seem 30 For the Strength of Youth Work—Who Needs It? Work is the mother of self-reliance, achievement, and joy in this life. Randall L. Ridd 39 To the Point Friends who think the Church has too many rules; why God created us. 40 Come, Follow Me Keeping Covenants* Use these cards to help you prepare for Sunday lessons on ordinances and covenants. 41 The Extra Smile 42 Questions & Answers “My friend feels like Heavenly Father has abandoned her. She doesn’t feel the Spirit. How can I help her?” 44 What’s Up? Conference connection; Scouts to the rescue; flood help; and more. 46 Instant Messages Against the cliffs; a grandfather’s baptism; a Book of Mormon gift. 48 From Church Leaders How to Rely on the Protective Power of Prayer One of the most important ways to protect yourselves is to make sure that prayer is part of your daily lives. Elder M. Russell Ballard 49 Conference Poster Trusting the Lord’s Prophets Elder Neil L. Andersen Features 6 What Do You See?* Symbols in our ordinances help us see the Savior in our covenants. 9 Remembering to Remember* Preparing for the sacrament all week long changed everything for one young woman. 12 A Change of Heart Learn this new song about turning to God. 14 Mormons Do Believe in God How a young woman shared the gospel at an airport far from home. 16 Abandoned Seeds in Rocky Places The seeds were mixed in with tar and gravel, but they were still as valuable as ever. Elder Kevin R. Duncan 20 FHE Object Lesson Don’t Get Mixed Up One jar. Some water. Some oil. Some food coloring. Now you’re ready to learn how to deal with worldly influences. 22 Serving for the Right Reasons One young man found the greatest joy of his life through missionary service. 24 My Friend’s Secret Struggle Find out what one young woman did when she suspected that her friend had an eating disorder. 26 “Truth Will Prevail” Youth who participated in the Church’s first pageant in Great Britain learned a great deal about sharing the gospel. 32 Moving Pipe in Muddy Shoes It was a dirty job, but one young man learned the value of working together in the Church. 34 Outsmart Your Smartphone and Other Devices Get some cool, inspiring wallpapers for your phone, tablet, or desktop. 36 Let Your Voice Be Heard Get tips for sharing in Sunday classes.