In American history this sublime and serious combination of religion and democracy has overall been a force for great good. Some of the most important movements of conscience in our history emerged from the convictions of religious people and used the language and liturgy of faith to build popular support.
Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace.
Observance of the Sabbath extends past attending church. To obey the law of the Sabbath, our minds, hearts, and activities must be focused on the Lord.
Elder Perry answers questions from students about living the gospel. His overarching counsel is to choose to serve the Lord above all else.
Keeping the commandments means more than following certain rules. We must learn how to repent, accept challenges from God's servants, and give our best.