April 2016 General Conference Notes – Priesthood Session

Conducting – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Opening Hymn – In Hymns of Praise

Opening Prayer – Stanley G. Ellis

Russell M. Nelson – Quorum of Twelve Apostles

russell-m-nelson-largeDivine role as men of God.

To bear means to support the weight of that which is held.

There are too many men who have been given the authority of the priesthood but lack the power.

The power is blocked by sins.

Don’t spend more time seeking power over others than spending more time to fully access the power of God.

Live up to our privileges.

Only a man who has paid the price for priesthood power will be able to bring miracles to others and keep his family safe for eternity.

The more the attributes (Sec 4) are developed the greater our priesthood power will become.

If you want to see your wife’s heart melt, let her find you reading scriptures and studying the doctrine of Christ.

If you want more priesthood power-cherish and care for your wife. Embrace her council.

Rise up as the men God foreordained us to be.

Stephen W. Owen – Young Men General President

stephen_w_owen_largeJesus Christ is the greatest leader who ever lived.

Christ is also the greatest follower.

Christ followed his father perfectly.

In God’s eyes the greatest leaders have always been the greatest followers.

Caring adults see young men not for just who they are, but who they can become.

Regardless of your calling you are always a leader and always a follower.

We must lead those we love to the same blessings we enjoy.

When thou art converted strengthen thy brethren.

When you are following Christ you are leading others to Him.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf – Second Counselor First Presidency

mormon-UchtdorfIn today’s society everything seems to be disposable.

When it comes to things of eternal importance – replacing the original instead of the modern can lead to remorse.

Families are the order of heaven.

Families require constant, intentional work.

Our best efforts should be given to saving and enriching our family relationships.

If there really were a perfect woman do you think she would be that interested in you?

Great marriages are built brick by brick, day after day over a lifetime.

Keep adding pebbles of kindness, listening, sacrifice, understanding, selflessness.

Yes are laying the foundation of a great marriage. Out of small things proceed that which is great.

Divorce rarely happens when the husband and wife are happy. So be happy.

Astonish your wife by making her happy.

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be – Lincoln

Seek and ye shall find – good and bad.

Those who save marriages pull out the weeds and water the flowers.

Those who save marriages save future generations.

Every family needs saving.

There are no perfect families.

If charity is the pure love of Christ, then pride is the main characteristic of satan.

The way you treat your family may influence generations to come.

What kind of legacy do you want to leave?

Mercy triumphs over judgement.

Build bridges. Don’t destroy them.

Let love conquer pride.

We all can be saviors of strong families.

Henry B. Eyring – First Counselor, First Presidency

henry-b-eyring-largeThe great purpose of every priesthood holder is to help others achieve eternal life.

The great work of every man is to believe the gospel, keep the commandments.

Our priesthood obligation is to out of family at the center of our concern.

The only exhortation that changes hearts is he Holy Ghost.

The Holy Ghost is the perfect family member.

Purity will be your protection and the protection of your children.

Treat your wife and children the way Heavenly Father has treated you.

The most important of the Lord’s work that you will ever do will be within the walls of your home.

Thomas S. Monson – President 

thomas-s-monson-largeThe rights of the priesthood are inseparably connected with the powers of heaven.

Wherever you go your priesthood goes with you.

Are you standing in holy places?

Remember who you are and who God expects you to become.

Closing Hymn – Redeemer of Israel

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