Saturday, April 03, 2010

Saturday Morning Session of General Conference April 3, 2010

President Thomas S. Monson - Welcome to Conference
He spoke of first meeting his wife's parents. Her parents gave him a kiss when they found out he was related to one of the missionaries that taught them the gospel and it was only the first date.  I seem to recall him stating that this was all ad-lib what he was saying and thus I could not find an exact quote in the transcript.

President Boyd K. Packer - The Power of the Priesthood
"We have done very well at distributing the authority of the priesthood. We have priesthood authority planted nearly everywhere. We have quorums of elders and high priests worldwide. But distributing the authority of the priesthood has raced, I think, ahead of distributing the power of the priesthood. The priesthood does not have the strength that it should have and will not have until the power of the priesthood is firmly fixed in the families as it should be."

"I bear witness of the power of the priesthood given to the Church to protect us and guide us. And because we have that, we have no fear of the future. Fear is the opposite of faith. We move forward, certain that the Lord will watch over us, particularly in the family."

President Julie B. Beck - “And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit”
"A good woman knows that she does not have enough time, energy, or opportunity to take care of all of the people or do all of the worthy things her heart yearns to do."

"A good woman must constantly resist alluring and deceptive messages from many sources telling her that she is entitled to more time away from her responsibilities..."
"Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation."

2 Nephi 32:3
  3 aAngels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore, they speak the words of Christ. Wherefore, I said unto you, bfeast upon the cwords of Christ; for behold, the words of Christ will dtellyou all things what ye should do.

"Women should be women and not babies...if we do not get all the appreciation which we think is our due, what matters?"

"Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world (in whom there is often such an inner sense of spirituality) will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different—in happy ways—from the women of the world. . . . " (Spencer W. Kimball, “The Role of Righteous Women,” Ensign, Nov. 1979, 103–4.)

After Sister Beck's talk I saw this post on Twitter:
"@theatomicmom - To paraphrase the first two talks: Pres. Packer - Men, man up; Pres. Beck - Women, man up. #ldsconf #ldsconf"

Bishop Keith B. McMillan - Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric - Our Path of Duty
" what we are expected to do and to be."

"We should honor God with our intelligence, with our strength, with our understanding, with our wisdom, and with all the power that we possess." (Joseph F. Smith, in Conference Report, Oct. 1899, 7)

Elder Wilford W. Anderson - The Rock of Our Redeemer
"...hope, with its attendant blessings of peace and joy, does not depend upon circumstance."

“miracles do not produce faith but strong faith is developed by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ; in other words, faith comes by righteousness.” (Bible Dictionary, “Faith.”)

Elder M. Russle Ballard - Mothers and Daughters
“It is not for you to be led by the women of the world; it is for you to lead the . . . women of the world..." (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith [1998], 184)

"Immodest, immoral, intemperate women jam the airwaves, monopolize magazines, and slink across movie screens—all while being celebrated by the world."

Timothy 3:2-6
  2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, acovetous, boasters, bproud, blasphemers, cdisobedient to parents, dunthankful, unholy,

  3 Without anatural baffectionctrucebreakersdfalse accusers, eincontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

  4 aTraitorsbheadychighminded, lovers of dpleasures more than lovers of God;

  5 Having a aform of godliness, but bdenying the power thereof: from such turn away.

  6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly awomen laden with sins, led away with divers blusts,

"Popular culture today often makes women look silly, inconsequential, mindless, and powerless. It objectifies them and disrespects them and then suggests that they are able to leave their mark on mankind only by seduction"

"If the mothers are thrifty, so are their daughters. If the mothers are modest, so are the girls. If the mothers wear flip-flops and other casual clothing to sacrament meeting, so do their daughters."

"...they need to understand that when they wear clothing that is too tight, too short, or too low cut, they not only can send the wrong message to young men with whom they associate, but they also perpetuate in their own minds the fallacy that a woman’s value is dependent solely upon her sensual appeal."
President Henry B. Eyring - Help Them on Their Way Home
"Many bishops in the Church are inspired to call the strongest people in the ward to serve individual children in the Primary. They realize that if the children are strengthened with faith and testimony, they will be less likely to need rescue as teenagers"

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