Saturday Morning Session
Here are my notes:
President Thomas S. Monson
More temples are to be dedicated/rededicated. Missionary work is a priesthood duty.
Boyd K. Packer
Through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we are redeemed from the fall. If we forsake sin, Christ will forgive us. His sacrifice frees us from the effects of sin, if we repent. Each member of the Church is an essential part of the body of the Church. All mankind will be saved through the Atonement Christ.
Lynn G. Robbins
We need to not please man before God. We need to know which way we face. We must overcome the fear of man. Courage is the form of every virtue at the pressing point. Perfect love casteth out all fear. We must not seek for honor of the world, but the glory of God. We must not lower our standards to the world’s inappropriateness. The Savior was the most fearless being who had lived on this earth. Jesus was His Father’s perfect disciple. We must remember whose disciples we are.
Cheryl A. Esplin
The sacrament becomes a spiritual experience when we listen to the sacrament prayers. We are to partake the sacrament in remembrance of Christ. We must remember Him always and keep His commandments. The Savior gives us an enabling power. Christ offers us to partake the precious gifts of God.
Chi Hong (Sam) Wong
The story of the man with palsy is retold to include a ward council. We need to make better use of our ward councils. Full time missionaries are great resources for “rescue” missions. The man was helped because of their faith. We must be anxiously engaged to seek to rescue those in needs.
D. Todd Christofferson
God will not control us like puppets. We are to act for ourselves, not to be acted upon. Being on earth comes from choosing God’s plan. God cannot look upon sin with the least degree of others. Christ’s atonement satisfies of commands of justice, and provide mercy. A God who makes no demands is the equivalent to a God who does not exist. If we resent gravity, we still will fall off the cliff. There is opposition in all things. Divine aid can be ours every hour and everyday.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
We are condemned for what we believe. God has given us a promise that we can know truth for ourselves. God cares about us. He will listen and answer our questions. We must learn to hear Him.
Here is an experiment:
1. We must search the scriptures.
2. Ponder, strive to believe, and be grateful.
3. We must ask God to reveal if the Church is true.
4. We must do God’s will.
The natural man does not receive the things of God, for they are foolishness unto him. We must discern spiritual to understand spiritual truth. We can gain knowledge through the Spirit of God.