Dignity and demeanor in our discipleship begin with understanding who we are. . . . We look to our Brother Jesus Christ as our perfect example and seek to emulate the divine attributes He demonstrated throughout His life.
I pray that we keep our gaze elevated so that we can see our trials through the lens of their purpose, so that we can become more Christlike and gain the eternal win. As we do so, our hearts will be filled with peace rather than fear.
To create a home-court advantage for every member of the campus community, organizational efforts must be matched by individual efforts. This is a one-on-one, personal, individual ministry, and we need everyone!
As we journey on the covenant path, the Lord’s long suffering is evidence of his patience and desire to walk the path with us. We are bound to him and he bound to us.
Please consider some of the things we can do to always remember Jesus Christ every single day. The Savior said, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”
I believe something powerful happens anytime we gather as God’s covenant people anywhere in the world, no matter how many people the gathering may include. That power can be difficult to describe, but perhaps these words of the Savior explain it best: “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them”.
Christ invites us to come quickly unto Him. His love casts darkness away. We are protected from deception when we choose to walk in His light as we see ourselves as we really are and as we really can be.
Michael J. Pinegar, BYU's Karl G. Maeser distinguished faculty lecturer, delivers a lecture about certification and signaling in our lives and covenants.
We are a making-and-keeping-covenants people, and nothing better shapes us than the sacred covenants we make to the Lord. We live these covenants when we follow His plan, and we come to know who we really are.
As you take the sacrament each Sunday, you do it in remembrance of the Savior and the covenants you made at your baptism. You are recommitting to serve as His witness to the world. It is a time for you to remember your baptismal covenants and let them guide your lives each day so that you do not forget as John did.
These blessings of greater happiness, peace, and rest are the blessings each of us receive as we make covenants in holy temples and form eternal families. Your patriarchal blessings help you understand your personal lineage to Abraham.
Surely, returning to our loving Father is the final purpose of our attempts to order our lives, that in full and complete wholeness, sanctified through the blood of the Lamb, we might “dwell in the presence of God and his Christ.”
Blessings come when we recognize our identity as covenant children of God, and when we make the Lord - and family - our top priority.
As I have taught scripture classes at BYU during the past 26 years, I have been pleasantly reminded of the many great works of God through the ages. One of the most enduring memorials of Heavenly Father’s work has been the preservation of the scriptures. The written word of God has not only survived through millennia of political, social, and moral changes, but the scriptures have provided ethical guidelines and…
BYU faculty and students are different in many ways. They are a covenant people, working with the Lord to fulfill His purposes and create a better world.
It still takes faith—the same faith of our pioneer forebears—to keep our covenants: to love God with all our heart, might, mind, and strength.
God provided a savior and a gospel that teaches us the purpose of life, and He provided covenants we could make with Him—with ordinances to signify them.
As covenant children of Christ, His peculiar treasure, we must exercise diligence in our learning and faith. The Atonement is evidence of His love for us.
Codes of behavior are not new or out-of-date. The BYU Honor Code fosters honesty, charity, purity, modesty, and commitment.
Gratefully add to your list of blessings thanks for the covenant—the Abrahamic covenant—by which you will be vital and precious participants in God’s promise to bless all the nations of the earth through that choice seed.
We are the covenant people of God, and as such we have a great responsibility to live and share the gospel as we strive to fulfill His prophecies.
As members of the Church, we have a responsibility to live according to our covenants and obligations so that we can receive the blessings God has promised us.
The Lord's promises for His Church and Kingdom are great, and we are already beginning to see some of them fulfilled. I testify that they all will be.