Developing faith in ourselves requires us to trust in the Lord as well as have faith in His great plan and our part in it.
Access to a higher education of spiritual knowledge allows us to transcend our struggles and flaws and become more like our Savior.
By “Pointing Our Souls to Christ,” we gain divine help and develop a closeness to Him that strengthens us on our journey to our Heavenly home.
True joy comes when we focus on what is within our control and then center and recenter our faith and life on Jesus Christ.
By exercising the propinquity effect, we can draw closer to those around us and the Savior and make the world a better place.
Elder Clark G. Gilbert explains how we can draw strength from our Savior and find Christ’s peace in perilous times.
By following the prophet's invitation to make time for the Savior daily, we can experience the special spirit of Christmastime year-round.
Niwako Yamawaki shares her journey toward God, her experience as an immigrant, and her testimony of Christ's power to relieve suffering.
Kyle S. McKay shares why we need to embrace the plan of God and the doctrine of Christ; Christ can undo wrongs and provide healing.
L. Todd Budge explains the four steps to a "broke" heart and contrite spirit. We must desire, inquire, require, and retire.
Scott D. Whiting teaches how to deepen discipleship through obedience, endurance, and service to God and our fellowmen and women.
As we link ourselves to the Savior’s name, we gain the power to change for the better. And as we gain this power to change, we can become more like Him.
Elder Dale G. Renlund reminds the faculty of BYU that their responsibility to help students draw closer to Christ is more than a job—it is a blessing.
Elder David A. Bednar reminds us that if we turn to the teachings of Jesus Christ, we can find peace. They were given "that we might have joy."
Jesus Christ is our rock, our sure foundation. If we build on Him, no matter the shafts in the whirlwind, we cannot fail.
The doctrine of Christ is simple, yet beautiful. Faith, repentance, ordinances, and the Holy Ghost should be part of our daily lives.
The Church's global education initiative will help us prepare for greater future challenges. We must be better to learn and teach in the Lord's pattern.
God is real. His Son is real. Our faith in them will be strengthened as we learn more completely about them and have sacred experiences with them.
Elder Larry Y. Wilson reminds us that we must be prepared for the return of our King, Jesus Christ. He gives suggestions on how to prepare.
We walk in the light of Christ's love by following His example, keeping covenants with real intent, and following the Spirit with humility.
We can find direction by following the Savior’s example of learning, growing, waiting on the Lord, and making covenants.
Names have significance and by taking Christ’s name upon us, we seek to become like Him. Name-calling and labeling should be avoided.
Why do we not openly accept the Savior’s invitation to “come unto me?” Douglas R. McKinlay testifies that Jesus Christ is a loving, approachable master.
We can better know Jesus Christ when we understand His roles, including His roles as Prophet, Priest, and King.
Michael L. Dunn speaks on the miracle of forgiveness that is reached through the atonement of Jesus Christ.
Christ’s grace gives us the power and potential to become like Him. We need to believe Christ's words when he said "My grace is sufficient".
My generation was dubbed "the greatest generation." Though your "great depressions" and "world wars" will be different, I think that honor can be yours.
As we make and keep these sacred covenants with the Lord, He will keep His promises to us. Our lives will be built on that sure foundation, and there will be no need to fear.
We don’t have to be perfect—after all we can do, the Savior does the rest. When we repent we choose to be changed, to be spiritually stronger, and to come closer to the Savior.
This Christmas, contemplate what it means that "a child is born" who is your Savior. How can you live to bear witness of His role in your life?
How do we overcome our weaknesses? In this devotional, Michael Barnes gives advice on how to receive help from the Lord when overcoming weaknesses.
David L. Kooyman teaches that hope in Christ is based on experience and knowledge. If we remain steadfast in following the Lord, He will bless us.
The Watchman on the Tower is the story of a loving nobleman who instructs his servant to watch over his olive trees. This story has great application today.
When we respond to the Savior's invitation to "come," we can feel the cleansing power of Christ's Atonement in our lives.
Christ has known political turmoil, injustice, hardheartedness, and loss—and yet He is the Prince of Peace. He can give us peace on earth.
The Atonement of Christ is the core of Christian doctrine. It is only by coming to know Him as our Redeemer that we are motivated to change.
By using our God-given moral agency in the way that Jesus Christ exemplified, we don't become God's puppets—we become like Him.
Gordon Lindsay reiterates that when we take the sacrament, we covenant to always remember Him. But how often do we really remember Christ?
Ronald E. Terry uses examples from the Book of Mormon and from our day to teach about Christ's healing influence.
When we are tempted to be overcome by the terror of the last days, may we remember the faith of past prophets—and of God—in us.
This Christmas, we remember not only on the implications that a Savior was born, but also the implications that He died—for us.
The scriptures were central in Jesus' early learning and growth. They are also essential in our lives, helping us to understand Christ and His mission.
Christ's Atonement does more than cleanse us from sin. His grace is also an enabling power to become better and serve more faithfully.
We must constantly strive to understand the depth of Christ's atoning love for us. Search after Christ, and your search will not be in vain.
The key to eternal life is to know God, and to know Him in a way that changes us. How can we get to know God? Professor Mary Williams shares some insights.
Centering the arts in Christ allows us to distinguish uplifting, edifying, and truly beautiful art and music from the degrading influences of the adversary.
Obedience is the price, faith is the power, love is the motive, the Spirit is the key...and Christ is the reason—for everything we do.
Robert H. Daines exhorts us to establish priorities, repent daily, renew our covenants, serve selflessly, and study the doctrine of Christ.
In this address, H. David Burton testifies that what the world needs most is the living water of Christ's doctrine, love, and example.
If we are one in unity with Christ, as well as friends, family, and church members, we will have the strength to withstand the winds of adversity.
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is both vast enough to apply to the entirety of the universe and intimate enough to support us in our individual trials.
Russell M. Nelson shares his testimony of the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, who exemplified the virtues of love, knowledge, and worship.
The Savior performed the Atonement for each of us, one by one. We can develop n individual relationship with Him through prayer, study, and loving others.
Although no one knows the time of the Second Coming, we do know what to expect in these last days - and we have the tools to thrive.
Today I wish to talk about significant events that occurred in the proximity of two gardens: the Garden of Eden and the Garden of Gethsemane. Those events, and the spiritual and doctrinal issues that connect the two gardens, are among the most important we could discuss. I, therefore, title this presentation “Between Two Gardens.” After Adam and Eve were driven from the Garden of Eden, they began to till the…
When Nephi saw in vision the condescension of both the Father and the Son in offering the Son as the Lamb of God, he could only describe the love in superlative phrases as “beauty . . . exceeding of all beauty; . . . the whiteness of the driven snow. . . . Precious above all. . . . The most desirable above all things. . . . And the most joyous to the soul” (1 Nephi 11:8–9, 22–23). That…
The Book of Mormon must not be neglected, foremost because of its testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ, which ought to be the center or our faith.
In his youth, Jesus increased in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. He provides an example of different areas of growth.
Russell M. Nelson shares his apostolic testimony of Jesus Christ as Master, Creator, Advocate, Savior, Judge, Exemplar, and more.
Jesus Christ's Atonement exemplifies all of the divine attributes we are seeking. Truly, "in Him all things hold together."
Believing in Christ and believing Christ are two entirely different things. Taking a practical approach to the Atonement can help us grow our faith.
Neal A. Maxwell expounds on the nature of Christ and those who become His children through obeying His gospel and becoming like Him.
If we come unto Christ, His Atonement will make us clean and spotless. We can go home to live with God again, our deepest desire.
If we look to and study the life of Jesus Christ, we can come to know how we can become a leader in our families, church callings, and secular settings.
Lessons from the experience with the woman taken in adultery shows how Christ was the master teacher, full of love, compassion, and testimony.
To us mortals, the infinite wisdom and power of God may always be, in part, a mystery. However, there are many things about His nature that we can know.
In living the gospel, we must understand why a Savior is necessary for our physical and spiritual salvation. He is the greatest gift.
No matter how complicated your trials, how dark your sins, or how overwhelming the challenges you face, in Christ there is always hope.
We all sin, but we don't have to live with those burdens forever. Through repentance, we can be made clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
Our characters are defined by our thoughts, which become actions, then habits. "What would Jesus do?" is a thought that can safely guide us home.
Our Church, faith, and gospel have Jesus Christ for their foundation. The scriptures and the lives and witnesses of latter-day prophets testify of Him.
Theodore M. Burton speaks about the doctrine of baptism and discusses what our doctrine teaches on what it means to be born again.
Drawing parallels between the olive press and the events in Gethsemane, Truman G. Madsen invites us all to reflect on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
When we speak of our relationship with deity, it is important to remember the closeness and love that God feels for us, yet the reverence we owe Him.
We are responsible to learn of and become witnesses of Jesus Christ. As we do, we positively and profoundly influence our posterity and those around us.
As we seek to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, we need to understand Him better. Ivan J. Barrett offers insights into the character of Christ.
As we strive to take His name upon us and honor our sacrament covenants every day of the week, we will draw closer to Christ and serve and love as He does.
Walking in the steps of the Savior is not easy, but it will bring you experiences and growth that you will be forever grateful for.
As a newly called apostle and special witness of Jesus Christ, James E. Faust shares his testimony of the divinity and works of the Savior.
Ezra Taft Benson teaches that Christ grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. We can follow in His steps by prioritizing.
Joseph Smith's most important contribution as a revealer and the Prophet of the Restoration is his testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Christ of the Book of Mormon offers Christianity a clearer picture of the Savior, His plan for us, and His doctrine.
Jesus Christ was and is uniquely qualified to be our Redeemer because of His pre-mortal foreordination, His mortal perfection, and His eternal atonement.
Christ is not only the miraculous baby of Bethlehem, or even the atoning Savior of Gethsemane. He is also our creator, the source of our existence.
We all have a divine potential to become like Christ, but to become like Him, we must develop a relationship with Him by praying, repenting, and obeying.
A man of Christ is one who hold the Christlike attributes of integrity, selflessness, and courage and exercises them to help others.
The gospel that we believe and preach is that of the original apostles—the gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. That truth can change lives.
Elder McConkie offers his testimony of Christ's divine parentage. We, too, can testify of his identity as the Son of God; we can "declare his generation."
Through personal examples, George W. Pace explains ways we can develop a relationship with the Savior, such as prayer and ordinances.
You can gain a personal experience with the Lord just as the disciples and He will tarry with you, as He did with them.
Ezra Taft Benson teachs that Jesus Christ gave us the gifts of the Church, prophets, scriptures, our nation, and even His life. What can we give to Him?
If you desire to find the true spirit of Christmas and partake of the sweetness of it, find time to turn your heart to God.
Get to know your Shepherd, who can forgive you of your sins and teach you the truth. Evaluate your commitment to the Savior, Jesus Christ.
Christ’s mortal birth, life, and atoning sacrifice are evidence of the condescension of God and His incredible love for us.
God is the gardener of our lives. When we put our life in harmony with His will, we will be able to become what we are meant to be.
Jesus Christ was subject to pain, testing, and temptation. His very ability to sin is what makes his sinlessness so inspiring. He is our greatest exemplar.
The calamities signaling the second coming and the judgments of the Lord are here for us to study in the scriptures. We need not fear if we are prepared.
Jesus Christ is the best friend we have—but do we treat Him like the friend He is? Are we loyal to Him? Do we live the principles He taught?
The trial of Jesus did not end 2,000 years ago when He stood before those who would condemn Him—it continues today in each of our hearts.
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By whose standards do we make the small decisions on which big consequences hinge? By the standards of the state (Caesar), the masses (circus), or Christ?
It is your calling to be a witness, an example, and, in short, an exponent of Christ in a world that is moving further and further away from Him.
Let us not forget to be humble, to remember where our blessings, gifts, and accomplishments really come from. Humility will bring us closer to Christ.
Gifts, traditions, lights—these are wonderful aspects of Christmas, but don't let them overshadow the true focus, our Savior Jesus Christ.
The Lord has commanded us to "be not faithless, but believing." Faith in Jesus Christ can help us overcome any challenge or obstacle in life.
This Christmas season, ask yourselves, "How does my testimony of Jesus Christ influence my beliefs, my actions, and the way I treat others?"
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want." Take the time to get to know the Savior, your Redeemer and Friend, and to emulate his love and example.
We don't all have the opportunity to travel and walk where Jesus walked. We can, however, do our best to walk as He walked.
The scriptures say that we are "bought with a price." We forever owe our love and devotion to Jesus Christ for His ransoming sacrifice.
J Reuben Clark shares his deep and abiding testimony that Jesus Christ is our Creator and Redeemer—a testimony we all need to seek.
The atonement of Jesus Christ saves us from the effects of the Fall and from our own transgressions. Understanding it gives us hope to repent and improve.
President Clark shares his testimony of the magnificence, love, and mission of each member of the Godhead: our Father, our Savior, and the Holy Spirit.
History readily accounts for prominent historical figures, but often skips over the Savior. Accounting for the Lord means learning from his teachings.