April 2015 General Conference Notes – Sunday Morning Session

Conducting – Henry B. Eyring

Opening Hymn – He is Risen

Opening Prayer – Linda S. Reeves

Thomas S. Monson – President

th-3The building of temples is a very clear indication of the growth of the Church.

Three new temples – Ivory Coast, Haiti, Thailand

When we enter the doors of the temple we leave behind us the distractions of the world and find beauty and order.

In the temple we can find peace.

May we offer prayers of gratitude for His great and marvelous gift to us.

Rosemary M. Wixom – Primary General President

rosemary-m-wixom-largeFocus on what you know during faith-trying times.

You’re not so much in the dark as you think. Pray for light.

Jesus Christ does not leave you when you have questions.

You have to have your own spiritual experiences with the truths in that book. (The Book of Mormon).

It may not be a perfect offering, but it will be my offering.

Hold fast to what you already know and stand strong until additional knowledge comes.

Our faith can reach beyond the limits of current reason.

José A. Teixeria – Seventy

jose-a-teixeira-largeThe joy of living in righteousness and abiding in Christ can continue despite the tribulations of mortality.

More enthusiasm for life and keeping the commandments of God even in challenging circumstances.

The choices in our priorities that we make with our time online are decisive.

Habits of healthy online activity

Visit the Church’s official websites for resources.

Subscribe to the Church’s official social networks.

Put aside electronic devices periodically.

Life is not confined to a four-inch screen.

We have the means to know Him better and to live his gospel.

Gérald Caussé – Presiding Bishopric

gerald-causse-largeCan you imagine sitting as His feet?

We are privileged to live in an exceptional time.

Do not be insensitive to the most remarkable signs of the gospel.

Is the gospel still wonderful to you?

Never tire of discovering or rediscovering the truths of the gospel.

There is always something new to learn.

Anchor your faith in the plain and simple truths of the gospel.

Seek and cherish the companionship of the Holy Ghost.

We cannot forget the miracles and signs we have witnessed.

Never do anything to erase the precious and marvelous gift of the companionship of the Holy Ghost.

The Savior’s Atonement is a perfect gift of love.

Brent H. Nielson – Seventy

brent-h-nielson-largeThough we can’t embrace someone’s choices, we can still embrace them.

Watch and wait.

After all we can do, we love with all our hearts, and we watch and we wait.

All of us fall short of the glory of the Father. All of us need the Savior’s Atonement.

Jeffrey R. Holland – Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

JeffreyRHollandThis is the most sacred day of the year.

We remember brotherly hands that reached into death.

There is no way to truly celebrate Christmas or Easter without actually understanding that there was an actual Adam and Eve.

All things have been done in the wisdom of Him who knoweth all things.

Jesus of Nazareth was and is that Savior of the world.

The resurrection must come by reason of the Fall.

Today we celebrate the gift of victory.

He still extends unending grace.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf – Second Counselor, First Presidency

mormon-UchtdorfEaster Sunday is the day that changed everything.

Death has no sting. The grave has no victory. Satan has no lasting power.

We must never lose our sense of awe and gratitude for the eternal sacrifice of the Son of God.

God loves us deeply, perfectly, and everlastingly.

Grace unlocks the gates of heaven.

We can not earn our way into heaven.

God’s grace leads to heights we can scarcely comprehend.

All things are ours, and we are Christ’s.

Grace opens the windows of heaven.

It is by God’s amazing grace that his children can overcome the undercurrents and quicksands of the deceiver.

His graces refines us. His grace helps us become our best selves.

Salvation cannot be bought with the currency of obedience. It is purchased with the blood of the Son of God.

As we walk the path of discipleship it refines us and leads us back to His presence.

Grace is a gift of God.

We know that it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do.

The Savior’s grace allows and enables us to overcome sin.

Believe in Christ and be reconciled unto God. That is what we can do.

The gates of heaven are unlocked. The windows of heaven are opened.

Jesus Christ has cleared the way for us to ascend to heights incomprehensible to mortal minds.

Keep his commandments and joyfully walk in a newness of life.

Closing Hymn – Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today

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