Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What They Said Wednesday–President Henry B. Eyring

Talk: Henry B. Eyring - First Presidency

  • Stand with God in the first resurrection that you may have eternal life.
  • Message of encouragement
  • Directs us upward and toward Eternal Life
  • 1. Become charitable
    • Day of service, 1,000+ organized across the world
    • Prayed to god for who we should serve and who should participated
    • That they would feel the love of God
    • King Benjamin “when you are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your god.”
    • The Lord is keeping his promises to you as you keep your promises to him!
    • As you serve others, he lets you feel his love.
  • 2. Witnesses of God
    • We have promised to be his witness throughout our lives
    • He spoke at college graduation by default as President Hinckley was not able to
    • He was told he could NOT be a witness of Christ as he spoke at the graduation
    • He felt like he needed to be as the sons of Mosiah- and testify of Christ - even in the face of grave danger.
    • He prepared - and like the Red Sea parting - a newspaper article about the universities service (something they had in common with the church). And in his speech he testified that it was Christ that led them to do this service.
    • He wasn’t sure how this speech would be received but the audience stood and applauded AND he was told later by the president of the university that he had heard the words of God in his speech.
    • The effect of the Book of Mormon character is certain
      • Will lift
      • Will guide
      • Will embolden you
    • Miracles are happening every sacrament meeting with people teaching each other with deep conviction.
  • 3. Promise to endure
    • Be ready to get up and go to work.
    • Take courage from the example of Moroni. Wrote, “Come unto Christ... Grace sufficient for you that you may become perfect.”
    • Moroni taught us what heaven requires of us.
    • “my whole frame doth tremble at this time....” (Mosiah 2:30)
    • Deny yourself of all unGodliness
    • 1. Full conversion
      • Build us
      • Return to, and drink deeply and often of the Book of Mormon
    • “Sure witness” of Christ.
  • BOM is the best guide to know how we are doing!!!