Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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An Apostle in our Midst!

Elder D. Todd Christofferson- the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attended BYU-Idaho on Tuesday January 27, 2009.

He was sustained as the newest apostle April 05, 2008.

Yesterday was an awesome experience. To be in the presence of one of the Lord's living apostles is quite a blessing. Elder Christofferson spoke to a student body of over 12,000 students and faculty at the weekly devotional held at the University. I got to go to the stage afterwards and shake he and his wife's hands and say hello. Very uplifting experience every time!

His message was to "Always Remember Him." Elder Christofferson gave three ideas on how to always remember the Savior, Jesus Christ.

1. Seek to do His will in all things.
2. Accept our responsibility and live consciously to consecrating ourselves as
disciples of Christ.

3. Living by faith and without fear.

A scripture he shared with each idea is as follows in correspondence with the number above.

1. 3 Nephi 27:13-15 13
Behold I have given unto you my agospel, and this is the gospel which I have given unto you—that I came into the world to do the bwill of my Father, because my Father sent me.
14 And my Father sent me that I might be alifted up upon the bcross; and after that I had been lifted up upon the ccross, that I might ddraw all men unto me, that as I have been lifted up by men even so should men be lifted up by the Father, to stand before me, to be ejudged of their works, whether they be good or whether they be evil—
15 And for this cause have I been alifted up; therefore, according to the power of the Father I will draw all men unto me, that they may be judged according to their bworks.

2. Alma 12:12-15
12 And Amulek hath spoken plainly concerning adeath, and being raised from this mortality to a state of immortality, and being brought before the bar of God, to be bjudged according to our works.
13 Then if our hearts have been hardened, yea, if we have hardened our hearts against the word, insomuch that it has not been found in us, then will our state be awful, for then we shall be condemned.
14 For our awords will condemn us, yea, all our works will condemn us; we shall not be found spotless; and our thoughts will also condemn us; and in this awful state we shall not dare to look up to our God; and we would fain be glad if we could command the rocks and the bmountains to fall upon us to chide us from his presence.
15 But this cannot be; we must come forth and stand before him in his glory, and in his power, and in his might, majesty, and dominion, and acknowledge to our everlasting ashame that all his bjudgments are just; that he is just in all his works, and that he is merciful unto the children of men, and that he has all power to save every man that believeth on his name and bringeth forth fruit meet for repentance.

3. D&C 6:33-37
33 aFear not to do bgood, my sons, for whatsoever ye csow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow dgood ye shall also reap good for your ereward.
34 Therefore, fear not, little aflock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are bbuilt upon my rock, they cannot prevail.
35 Behold, I do not condemn you; go your ways and asin no more; perform with soberness the work which I have commanded you.
36 aLook unto me in every bthought; cdoubt not, fear not.
37 aBehold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the bnails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall cinherit the dkingdom of heaven. Amen.


Brett and Tiffany said...

Great devotional. He is the apostle Brett is assigned to since Brett is the 12th high councilman. He has really enjoyed studying about him.

weloveadoption said...

I like to check your missionary blog. Sometimes this is the only scripture study I get in, but hey it works for me. your a good example for me to make more time for these kind of things.

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