October 2014 General Conference Notes – Priesthood Meeting

Conducting – Henry B. Eyring

Opening Hymn – Rise Up, O Men of God

Opening Prayer – Bruce A. Carlson

Quentin L. Cook

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Counsel about decision and choices.

Decisions determine destiny.

Refuse the evil and choose the good.

The longer you remain single the more uncomfortable you become.

Your conduct and choices must be consistent with your goals.

Re-commit to worth conduct and serious preparation to serve.

Rise above rationalizations and distractions.

Don’t let distractions online and everywhere waste your time.

Be authentic in use of social media.

“Will this make you a better person?”

Even worthwhile things need evaluation.

Things you are coin gmat be good, but not the best for you.

Our activities require balance, moderation and wisdom.

We must not take our eyes off of the Savior.

There is a seriousness of purpose that undergirds our purpose in life.

Being valiant in the service of Jesus is what divides the celestial and the terrestrial.

Craig C. Christensen 

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President Monson invites us to live the gospel more filled and strengthen our testimonies.

Do we know the gospel is true? That our testimonies are our own?

Do everything that is necessary to obtain your own testimony.

There is nothing more important than receiving and strengthening our testimonies.

Allow the scriptures to penetrate your heart – act upon it.

This Church was founded up the principle that a boy asked God in preyer and received an answer.

A testimony is more like a tree than a light switch.

Trees grows and develop over time with constant nourishment – Alma 32:21

A testimony begins with sacred, assuring, and enlightening feelings.

If we do not nurture these feelings, they will fade and our testimonies will diminish.

Growth comes from constant care and diligent effort.

Now is the time to learn or re-affirm that the gospel is true.

Dean M. Davies

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Caring for the poor and needy is an essential gospel principle.

One of four divinely appointed spiritual responsibilities.

The importance of the law of the fast.

The tremendous blessings that come from fasting have been displayed in every dispensation.

Isaiah 58 – blessings from fasting.

There is no commandment easier to keep, or that brings more blessings than that of the fast.

Children can learn beginning with one meal, than two, etc.

Begin with prayer, conclude with offering.

Bishops help members in need to become self-sufficient.

Offerings are given to support life, not lifestyle.

Caring for the poor and needy has the power to soften otherwise hardened hearts.

As we strive to follow Christ, we will receive His image in our countenance.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Looking inward – “Is it I?”

Beginning of wisdom and personal conversion.

Inability to see ourselves clearly.

It’s always easier to see everyone else’s weaknesses.

Many of us have a difficult time seeing ourselves as we truly are.

this blinds us from improving ourselves drastically.

Terrible things happen when members become disengaged from gospel principles.

It is easy to come up with excuses for not living a gospel-centered life.

Look inside your hearts and ask, “Lord, is it I?”

Where is your treasure? The world, or Christ?

Where you’re treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Heavenly Father will make you an instrument if you have desires to serve Him.

It is hard to admit we are off course.

Being able to see ourselves clearly is essential to our well-being.

Blindness to our human weakness makes us blind to the potential that God has in store for us.

Use the scriptures and conference talks as a guide.

We must be willing to change and learn.

Be truly good and live without guile.

Humble yourselves in the sigh of the Lord and He will left you up.

Accept the answers that come to change your ways.

The first step on the path to discipleship starts with the question, “Lord, is it I?”

Henry B. Eyring

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The Lord’s plan for His work is filled with preparation.

This life is a preparatory state.

Aaronic Priesthood – preparatory priesthood.

Trust and example of caring.

All of us in the priesthood have an obligation to help the Lord help others.

In priesthood preparation, “show me” counts more than “tell me.”

Trust the younger priesthood holders. Show them you trust them.

Thomas S. Monson

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Each os us are a miracle of engineering.

We have been provided a way to determine the direction we travel.

A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.

God provides us a clear map to the celestial kingdom.

We have been placed on earth during troubled times.

The sophistries of men ring in our ears and sins surrounds us.

Wherever we go our priesthood goes with us.

Are we standing in holy places?

Consider the consequences of your decisions.

Become righteous examples for others to follow.

the followers of Christ should be as lights in the world.

Nothing will reign greater joy and success than to live according to the gospel.

Always remember that people are looking to your for leadership.

Look heavenward for an unfailing sense of direction.

Remain true and faithful despite the sin that surrounds us.

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