Chapter 25 - Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Fielding Smith
“Our Savior was a God before he was born into this world, and he brought with him that same status when he came here. He was as much a God when he was born into the world as he was before. But as far as this life is concerned it appears that he had to start just as all other children do and gain his knowledge line upon line. Luke says he ‘increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.’ [Luke 2:52.] John records that ‘he received not of the fulness at the first,’ but had to progress ‘from grace to grace, until he received a fulness.’ [D&C 93:13.] …”
“Jesus grew up with his brethren, and waxed strong, and waited upon the Lord for the time of his ministry to come. And he served under his father, and he spake not as other men, neither could he be taught; for he needed not that any man should teach him. And after many years, the hour of his ministry drew nigh.” [Joseph Smith Translation, Matthew 3:24–26.]
We watched a video about a BYU basketball player, Tyler Haws, called A Work in Process.
L. Tom Perry, “Raising the Bar,” Ensign, Nov. 2007, 46–49
If we can aim higher than our goal then we can for sure meet our goal.
The Church raised the bar for missionary service, but it also raised the preparation for a mission to make you higher than than the minimum requirements.
Repentance, conversion and commitment are intertwined
Our temptations interrupt our spiritual gifts.
The speaker recommended the book Your Endowment by Mark Shields