Fall 1998

Born of the Spirit

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Born of the Spirit By: Gary J. Coleman

Born of the Spirit

 
Good Morning. What a nice occasion. President Gordon B. Hinckley would say, "Well you don't look like much, but you are all we've got."
How do you think he did last night [on the Larry King show? Did you get a chance to see him? He was worried about it. In the temple meeting Thursday he talked about it to the General Authorities. We have a sacrament meeting together every first Thursday of the month in the Salt Lake Temple. He calls upon members of the Seventy, the Twelve, and the First Presidency to bear their testimonies during our sacrament meeting. We don't volunteer.
Anyway, he expressed his concerns about the occasion last night, whether or not he would be prepared. Do you think he was prepared?
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Do We Know How Much He Went Through?

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Do We Know How Much He Went Through? By: Yoshihiko Kikuchi

Do We Know How Much He Went Through?

 
President Brigham Young asked the human family this question:
"Can all the wisdom of the world devise means by which we can be redeemed, and return to the presence of our Father and Elder Brother, and dwell with holy angels and celestial beings? No, it is beyond the power and wisdom of the inhabitants of the earth...to prepare or create a sacrifice that will pay this divine debt. But God provided it, and his Son has paid it." (Discourses of Brigham Young, sel. John A. Widtsoe, Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1941, p.59)
In order to answer this weighty question, for the next few minutes, I would like to discuss how much our Savior really went through.
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Today

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Today By: Lance B. Wickman

Today

 
The story is told of a great sculptor and a little boy as they stood before a massive block of granite. With fascination, the boy watched as the sculptor began to apply mallet and chisel to the granite. Day after day he chipped and chiseled. Day after day the boy watched as, gradually, the magnificent figure of a man emerged under the skilled hand of the sculptor. Finally, the work was finished. Where once there had been only a granite block, now there stood a beautiful statue. The admiring lad walked carefully around the statue, surveying it from every angle. Finally, in reverential tones, he exclaimed to the sculptor, "Gee, mister, how did you know he was in there?!"
Although probably apocryphal, this little story has a close parallel to life, especially for students standing upon its threshold. Each of you has emerged relatively recently from the cocoon of childhood and adolescence.
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"Your Whole Soul as an Offering to Him" Omni 1:16

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"Your Whole Soul as an Offering to Him" Omni 1:16 By: David A. Bednar

"Your Whole Soul as an Offering to Him" Omni 1:16

 
Brothers and sisters, it is a privilege for Sister Bednar and me to be here with you today.
Let me begin by indicating that I wear lots of different hats. I have a husband hat. I have a dad hat. I have a president of Ricks College hat, and I also have an Elder Bednar hat. During the time that I am going to visit with you today, I am going to wear my Elder Bednar hat. And I am going to pay you the ultimate compliment.
Each week as we attend devotionals at Ricks College, I hear speakers address the young people of the Church and say you are the finest generation ever to live upon the earth, reserved for this special day and time. And that is exactly how I am going to talk to you. That is the compliment. I'm not here to entertain you.
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