Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What They Said Wednesday–Elder Walter F. Gonzalez


Talk: Walter F. Gonzalez of the Presidency of the Seventy

  • Members have a desire to follow Christ; along with non-members
  • Duty to INVITE other to see what our Church can add... to the very good things they already have.
  • John 8:12 Savior - He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness but in light.
  • Followers of Christ:
    • Love people (Is our love for God more powerful than adversity or temptation?)
    • Make and keep covenants as Christ did
      • An expression of love
      • A way of saying, “Yes, I will follow thee”
      • Through sacrament and temple attendance
    • Obey His commandments (under any circumstance)
      • We are not alone
      • He will assist us
      • His tender mercies will make us mighty under any circumstance
  • Isaiah 53:5 and Mosiah 14:5 - And with his stripes we are healed
  • The way we treat other shows our dedication to follow Him
  • Attend the temple often
    • Couple in South America wanted to separate. Priesthood leader counseled to attend the Temple, pay attention to the ordinances.  Marriage was saved.
  • We are HAPPIER when we follow the teaching of Jesus Christ