Sunday morning session highlights of October 2022 common convention

October 2, 2022

President Russell M. Nelson concluded the Sunday morning session of October 2022 common convention by pleading for all to take cost of their testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. 

“As you make the continuous strengthening of your testimony of Jesus Christ your highest precedence, look ahead to miracles to occur in your life,” stated the President of the Church. 

As a result of Jesus Christ overcame the world, “you can also overcome this sin-saturated, self-centered and infrequently exhausting world.” Making and maintaining covenants, President Nelson taught, makes life simpler. 

“Whenever you yoke your self to Jesus Christ and do the non secular work required to beat the world, He, and He alone, does have the facility to carry you above the pull of this world.” 

The Sunday morning session additionally included remarks from three members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Younger Males common president, a counselor within the Aid Society common presidency and an emeritus common authority. 

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles opened the session by addressing why the Church usually doesn’t use the iconography of the cross, however reasonably a logo of the Savior’s Resurrection, and what it means to “take up our cross and comply with Him.”

“As the wonderful Resurrection adopted the agonizing Crucifixion, so blessings of each form are poured out on those that are keen because the Ebook of Mormon prophet Jacob says, ‘to imagine in Christ, and examine his loss of life, and undergo his cross,’” he stated. 

Elder Holland’s theme of discipleship was expounded by Elder Joseph W. Sitati, a Basic Authority Seventy who was granted emeritus standing this convention and recognized patterns for “enduring and joyful discipleship”: religion, humility, love and repair.

Younger Males Basic President Steven J. Lund additionally spoke about discipleship — lasting discipleship — within the lives of youth after a historic summer season of For the Energy of Youth conferences. 

Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor within the Aid Society common presidency, spoke about loving others as Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ do. “Everybody must really feel that they actually do belong and are wanted within the physique of Christ,” she stated. 

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught about ethical company and strengthening covenant connections with Jesus’ parable of the royal marriage feast. Symbolizing God’s name and particular person responses, it concludes: “For a lot of are known as, however few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).

“You and I finally can select to be chosen by means of the righteous train of our ethical company,” Elder Bednar stated. 

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles testified that God’s work and glory embody bringing to cross “comfortable and without end.” 

“Completely satisfied and without end don’t imply that each relationship shall be comfortable and without end,” Elder Gong stated. “However a thousand millennial years when Devil is sure could give us wanted time and stunning methods to like, perceive and work issues out, as we put together for eternity.”

President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor within the First Presidency, carried out the session. Prayers have been supplied by Elder Weatherford T. Clayton, Basic Authority Seventy emeritus, and Younger Ladies Basic President Bonnie H. Cordon. 

Music was carried out by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Sq., directed by Mack Wilberg, with organists Richard Elliott and Brian Mathias. Alternatives have been “How Wondrous and Nice,” “With Songs of Reward,” “You Can Make the Pathway Shiny,” “How Nice the Knowledge and the Love,” “Let Us All Press On” and a choir and congregational hymn of “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet.”

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