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D&C 21:4-6
Give heed to commandments.
Ye shall receive His word in all patience and faith.
D&C 1:38
Search commandments, the promises in them shall be fufilled. His voice and the voice of His servants is the same.
D&C 68:2-4
To Priesthood:
Whatsoever they speak when moved by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, the voice and power of the Lord.
D&C 107:91-92
Prophet shall be a seer, revelator, translator, and a prophet, having all the gifts of God.
Amos 3:7
The Lord revealeth His secrets unto the prophets.
D&C 90:12-16,32
1P presides over the church, receives revelation to unfold the mysteries of the kingdom.
D&C 112:1,14,21
Be humble and Lord shall lead you. Arise and gird loins, power to open gospel in nations.
Four Cornerstones of Faith (President Hinckley)
1. Jesus Christ
2. First Vision
3. Book of Mormon
4. Priesthood
The Prophetic Voice (President Faust)
1. The keys are given to the Presidents of the Church

2. Keys are never given except to those who are known to the church.

3. The Prophet will never mislead the Saints.

4. One cannot receive inspiration for those with higher authority.

5. Those who claim direct revelation from God for the church are misguided.
Marriage and Divorce (President Kimball)
There is no such thing as a "sole mate"
A couple must:
1. Work hard
2. Have great unselfishness
3. Continue to Court
4. Live the commandments
A teacher of known truth.
A preacher of righteousness.
One who, by personal revelation through the Holy Ghost, knows that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
A perceiver of hidden truth.
A prophet who is selected and appointed to use the Urim and Thummim .
A bearer of new truth.
A person who receives revelation from the Lord and then conveys the truths he has received to another person.
Special Witness
Have a Certain knowledge.
Something stronger than sight.
1. Power and surety of the witness they have received.
2. Hold the keys necessary to carry the gospel to all nations.
Revelations given by God through his prophets are oracles
Men who receive revelations for the people are called oracles
Any sacred place where oracles are received is called an oracle
"Statement to the Media"
Honors President Hinckley.
Not going to take the church in a new direction.
Proud of young people.
"Hallmarks of a Happy Home"
1. Pattern of Prayer
2. Library of Learning
3. Legacy of Love
4. Treasury of Testimony
"The Path to Peace"
1. Search Inward
2. Reach Outward
3. Look Heavenward
Death is not an intruder
"Hidden Wedges"
Hidden Wedges result from unresolved disputes, disappointments, jealousies, arguments, hurts.
"Peace, Be Still"
Don't get into debt.
Avoid immorality, pornography, drugs...
Act on promptings.
"Constant Truths for Changing Times"
Cannot afford to be complacent.
Live within means.
Help children set goals.
"when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right"
"True to the Faith"
Pornography=foul sleaze
Pause to pray
"Looking Back and Moving Forward"
Right after became President.
Show kindness and respect for everyone.
"Be Thou an Example"
It is our privilege to obey.
Pay tithing- it gives the inner strength and commitment to comply with other commandments.
1. Prepare well for vocation.
2. Marry the right person.
3. Always be active in the church
"Do Your Duty-That is Best"
Story of Robert (boy with stutter)
Miracles are to be found when priesthood callings are magnified.
"Do your duty, that is best. Leave unto the Lord the rest!"
"Fourteen Fundamentals of Following a Prophet" (President Benson)
1. Prophet is only man who speaks for the Lord in everything.
2. More important to us than standard works
3. More important to us than dead prophet.
4. The prophet will never lead the church astray.
5. The prophet does not have to have any earthly credentials to speak on a subject.
6. The prophet does not have to say "Thus saith the Lord" for it to be scripture.
7. Tells us what we NEED to know. Not what we WANT to know.
8. Does not have to follow man's reasoning.
9. The prophet can speak about any matter- temporal and spiritual
10. Can be involved in any civic matters.
11. Those who have the hardest time following are the proud who are learned and the proud who are rich.
12. May not be popular with world.
13. First Presidency is highest quorum in church
14. Follow=blessed. Reject=suffer.
"Beware of Pride" (President Benson)
enmity- hatred toward.
Pride looking from bottom-up
Choose to be humble (1-8)
1. conquer enmity
2. Receive Counsel
3. Forgive
4. Render selfless service
5. Preach the word
6. Go to the temple
7. Forsake sins.
8. Love God
Where does false doctrine usually originate?
The lazy and proud.
What is the "Law of Prophets"?
Give heed to commandments.
Have patience and faith.
THEN the gates of Hell shall not prevail against you.
Four Imperatives for Agency to Exist
1. Laws must exist
2. Opposites must exist.
3. A knowledge of good and bad must exist.
4. An unfettered power of choice must prevail.
Agency vs. Freedom
Agency- exercise of will, power to choose
Freedom- power and privilege to carry out those choices.
We increase our freedom by using our agency to obey authority.
Moral Agency
To choose good instead of evil.
Helaman 14:30-31
Permitted to act for oneself
D&C 130:20-21
Blessings are predicated on obedience
D&C 59:21
Offend God- 1. Disobedience, 2. Ingratitude
John 14:15, 21, 23
Will bless if you keep commandments
Agency and Obedience (7 Things)
1. Blessings are predicated on obedience.
2. We came to Earth to prove our willingness to obey Christ who set the pattern.
3. Obedience is voluntary- divine law makes us free.
4. Commandments are given because God loves us and wants us to be like Him.
5. We must obey even when we do not understand.
6. By suffering, we learn to obey.
7. We show our love by obeying.
Why is conference held? (3 things)
1. Worship Lord
2. Feast upon words of Christ
3. Build up faith and testimony.
David O McKay
Why is conference held? (4 things)
1. Church Business
2. Hear statistics and reports
3. Approve/ Disapprove Names
4. Worship Lord
Consent (meaning)
Consentire- "think or feel alike"
D&C 124:144
Lord will approve or disapprove names
Sustaining Leaders (3 things)
1. Formal Procedure
2. Pledge of Support
3. Saints are tested to see if they really support or sustain them.
something like a kingdom and something like a democracy
How to have differences- Elder Oaks
(5 things)
1. Overlook
2. Reserve Judgment
3. Communicate differences privately
4. Communicate with the church officer that has the power to release them.
5. Pray for a resolution of that problem.
Elder Maxwell- What gets in the way of following a prophet.
(6 things)
1. Think they are wiser/better informed
2. Feel the brethren are trying to lead them too much in their personal affairs.
3. Timing is inconvenient
4. They are too caught up in the cares of the world to even notice the counsel.
5. They wish to be the leaders
6. Deal with the Devil.