October 2014 General Conference Notes – Sunday Morning Session

Conducting – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Opening Hymn – Praise to the Lord

Opening Prayer – Don R. Clarke

Henry B. Eyring 

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Feel love and light from God.

Hundreds are praying to know how to rescue lost sheep.

Human judgement and logical thinking are not enough to answer the most difficult questions of life.

The very existence of the Church stems from knowing that God answers prayers.

The restoration of the Church allows for continuous revelation.

Each of us is entitled to receive personal revelation.

I will go and do the things which the Lord has commanded.

The revelation of a parent has its lasting effect in the personal revelation that continues in a child.

The value of the revelation depends on those who are being led receiving value and confirming revelation.

I have been blessed to follow inspired leaders.

We must all seek personal revelation.

The Lord often gives counsel that is hard for people to accept.

God can reveal things to us beyond all earthly education.

The sealing power confirmed to Peter continues today in the Church.

Heavenly Father hears your prayers. He loves you. He knows your name.

He loves you beyond your ability to comprehend.

Russell M. Nelson

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As members of the Church, we sustain of prophet of God.

If the restoration did anything, it shattered the age old myth that God has stopped talking to his children.

We heed the Lord’s voice as it comes to us through His servants, the prophets.

No prophet has ever been elected.

We do not vote for church leaders. But we do sustain them.

Man’s ways are not and will never be the Lord’s ways.

Our sustaining is an oath-like indication that we recognize their calling to be legitimate and binding upon us.

We will stand behind the prophet, pray for him, and carry out his good name.

The living Lord leads His living Church.

The Lord’s will truly will be done in His Church.

The Church today has been organized by the Lord himself.

Counterbalances and safeguards abound so that one man can never lead the Church astray.

There should not be any doubts or concerns about the government of the Church.

I assure you that the Church is in good hands.

Come way may. There is no need to worry or to fear.

Carol F. McConkie

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The prophet reveals the word of the Lord to guide and direct the entire Church.

We sustain the prophet, and choose to live according to his words.

The leaders of the Church do all things in the name of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone of the Church.

God reveals His word to His ordained servants.

When we choose to live the words of the prophets, we are on the path that leads to eternal perfection.

In a world throated by famine and spiritual starvation, we have been commanded to follow the prophet.

Following the prophet may be unpopular, but following the prophet is always right.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding.

The Lord will feed those who trust Him.

In every age, the Lord gives His people the direction they need.

The words of the prophets give faith and hope.

The words of the prophets are words of comfort, love, strength and cheer.

May we open our ears to hear, our hearts to understand, and our minds, that the mysteries of God may be unfolded to our view.

May we choose to stand with the prophets and live acceding to their words.

Robert D. Hales

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When we do what is necessary to know Them and Their love, we will obtain the greatest of all gifts of God.

Do you remember the first time you knew there was a God, and could feel His love?

As I recognized the beauty of this earth, I knew that Heavenly Father loved me.

We are all children of a Heavenly Father.

The words of Christ will tell you all things what you should do.

God and Christ are literally a Father and a Son.

We love Them because They first loved us.

When the Father created the earth, He did so by His Only Begotten Son.

God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son.

The Father and I are one.

The Father and the Son are one because they are united in purpose.

Jesus is a God, yet He continually distinguishes himself as a separate being from His Father.

The restoration of the gospel began with not one, but two glorified Beings.

“This is my Beloved Son. Hear Him!”

You too can seek our Heavenly Father and this Jesus.

Heavenly Father has provided a special way to you to know the truth for yourself.

Ask with a sincere heart, and real intent.

By the power of the Holy Ghost you may know with a surety the truth of all things.

The rains may come, the winds may blow, but we will not fall and will not fail.

Our Savior is Jesus Christ. He lives.

James J. Hamula

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This do in remembrance of me.

No longer would animal flesh and blood be shed.

Participation in this ordinance would signify to all the significance of the promised redemption of Jesus Christ.

This shall ye always observe to do, and it shall be a testimony unto the Father that you do always remember me.

The Sacrament needs to become more holy and sacred to each of us.

With torn and broken bread, we signify that we remember the body of Jesus Christ.

While that same body was laid to rest in death, it was raised again from the grave.

With a small cup of water, we signify that we remember the blood Jesus spilled.

His blood and suffering atoned for our sins.

By the power of the resurrection all of us will be restored to the presence of God.

All of us will return to the presence of God, but not all of us will remain with Him.

No unclean things can dwell in His presence.

By shedding His innocent blood, Jesus Christ satisfied the demands of justice for every sin and transgression.

Upon our receipt of the Holy Ghost, we are cleansed and purified.

This is the doctrine of Christ.

When we receive the doctrine, we are washed in the blood of Christ and made clean.

We will always remember His precious Son.

We declare that we are willing to take upon us the name of the Son.

When we commit ourselves to these principles, we are promised to have His Spirit to be with us.

The Spirit is the agent who cleanses and purifies us from sin and transgression.

The most important event in time and eternity is the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

The ordinance of the Sacrament helps us to endure to the end and receive grace for grace.

The ordinance of the Sacrament prepares us to see the face of God, and live.

Thomas S. Monson

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The primary purposes of our existence on the earth are to obtain a body of flesh and bones, and gain experience.

When we came to the earth, we brought with us our God-given gift of agency.

Decisions determine destiny.

He did not send us here without direction and guidance. He has given us the tools we need.

To help guide us we have the words of God, and His Son. We have prophets.

We have been provided with the perfect example of Jesus Christ.

We can return safely to our Heavenly Father, we can live with Him forever.

Walking where Jesus walked is less important than walking as He walked.

All of us can walk the path He walked.

His example lights the way.

Jesus faced many of the same challenges that we face in life.

Jesus walked the path of temptation.

Jesus walked the path of pain.

Each of us will walk the path of disappointment, temptation, and pain.

We as servants can expect no more than the Master.

Though we will find sorrow, we can also find great happiness.

To obey is better than sacrifice.

The end result of disobedience is captivity and death.

The end result of obedience is liberty and eternal life.

Jesus walked the path of prayer. He taught us how to pray.

Not my will, but thine be done.

He asks us to let our lights shine.

He teaches us to be morally clean, in our thoughts and our actions.

He tells us it is more important to lay up treasures in heaven.

As we strive to place Christ at the center of our lives…He has promised to share with us eternal life.

Nothing on this earth can make us what He can.

Ponder the path of thy feet. – Proverbs.

The Savior’s example provides a framework for everything we do.

His path will take us safely home.

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