Gospel of Jesus Christ

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“The gospel of Jesus Christ is not a checklist of things to do; rather, it lives in our hearts. The gospel ‘is not weight; it is wings.’ It carries us.”

Jean A. Stevens, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Fear Not I Am With Thee,” April 2014 General Conference

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“I hope we will never be afraid or reluctant to acknowledge, ‘I’m a Mormon.’ We should be confident, as was the Apostle Paul when he proclaimed, ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.’ As members, we are followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Such conversion and confidence is the result of diligent and deliberate effort. It is individual. It is the process of a lifetime.”

Ann M. Dibb, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
I Know It. I Live It. I Love It,” October 2012 General Conference

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“My life’s journey is different from yours. Each of you could teach me much from your experiences of submitting your will to the Lord’s as you earnestly seek to know His will for you. We can rejoice together in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, gratefully acknowledging the blessing of having a testimony of the Savior and His Atonement for each of us. This I know—our individual efforts to become instruments in the hands of God have not been easy and have stretched us spiritually, enriching our mortal journeys in the most personal, glorious ways.”

Anne C. Pingree, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Knowing the Lord’s Will for You,” October 2005 General Conference

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“The spiritual plight of some children in the world today is depicted in a painting by the Danish artist Carl Bloch. This painting beautifully illustrates a scriptural account found in John, chapter 5. Christ, the healer and comforter, is the focus of the painting. He is lifting a covering from a man who has had infirmities since birth. The man is waiting for the miracle of healing in the pool of Bethesda, but he has no one to assist him. As the man waits, hoping for a miracle, Christ stands in his presence with the power to heal him.

“The painting includes several figures in the background, none of whom are looking directly at Christ. The Lord is in their midst, yet only one man sees Him as such. All the others appear to be going about their daily business, oblivious to the great power of Jesus and the miracle about to occur in their presence. A young child and a woman, perhaps his mother, are in view of Jesus; yet like the others, their eyes are focused elsewhere. In the very presence of the Savior, this woman fails to direct the child to the Savior. I wonder, would we, too, have missed this opportunity to come unto Christ? Are life’s experiences distracting us and dulling our spiritual view so we are not focusing on that which matters most? I wonder, do we miss opportunities to learn of the Lord and feel His love? Do we miss opportunities to share with others—especially children—that which matters most, the gospel of Jesus Christ? We have all seen children and youth standing in the crowds confused and wanting to know what matters most.

“I can almost hear this child and other children crying out the words so many of us have sung, ‘Teach me to walk in the light.’ Remember the words:

Teach me to walk in the light of his love;
Teach me to pray to my Father above;
Teach me to know of the things that are right;
Teach me, teach me to walk in the light.

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
All Thy Children Shall Be Taught,” April 2005 General Conference

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“Because Relief Society is divinely designed, it blesses not only women but the family and the Church. I testify that it is a fundamental part of the Lord’s restored gospel because it abides in charity—His pure love.”

Bonnie D. Parkin, Relief Society General President
How Has Relief Society Blessed Your Life?” October 2004 General Conference

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“As we come to understand the great plan of happiness, we will radiate, for all the world to see, a glad heart and a cheerful countenance. We will show that we know the gospel of Jesus Christ is a simple, ever-present source of true happiness today and ever after in eternity. It is living the gospel of Jesus Christ that is our guarantee of living ‘happily ever after.’ ”

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
Living Happily Ever After,” April 2000 General Conference

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“There is nothing this confused world needs more, nothing that inspires a greater sense of well-being, nothing that has greater power to strengthen families than the gospel of Jesus Christ… The Savior will do for each of us what He has promised to do—if we will have faith in Him and receive His gift.”

Sheri L. Dew, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Our Only Chance,” April 1999 General Conference

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“Everywhere I have traveled, whether it was Finland; Idaho; Brazil; Washington, D.C.; or Russia, I have witnessed the gospel of Jesus Christ in action and the radiant light of the gospel in the countenances of courageous and faithful sisters. The Spirit has borne witness to me that we each have been born ‘for such a time as this’ (Esth. 4:14).

“To each of you, no matter your nationality, race, social status, or individual talents, whether you are married, single, or widowed, whether you were born into the Church or are a new convert and the only member of your family, I say, ‘Welcome home!’ The Relief Society is your home, and you are an integral part of a worldwide sisterhood with a divine mission.”

Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President
For Such a Time As This,” October 1997 General Conference

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“We each have challenges in our lives, and those challenges are as varied as the sisters of Relief Society. But one thing is certain: The truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ apply perfectly to your challenges and circumstances as well as to mine if we have patience and faith. Each of us was born to face and overcome our challenges of a time such as this.”

Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President
For Such a Time As This,” October 1997 General Conference

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“No matter what our family history may be, we all can root ourselves in the gospel of Jesus Christ and receive spiritual nourishment on a daily basis.”

Mary Ellen Smoot, Relief Society General President
Pioneer Shoes through the Ages,” October 1997 General Conference

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“I have come to know without any question that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the pathway to hope that leads us back to our Heavenly Father and our eternal home.”

Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
A Time for Hope,” October 1986 General Conference

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“The word of the gospel as it is preached and learned is, for each of us, the beginning. ‘Knowing’ alone is not always sufficient to bring the promised light. We have to live by every word. We speak often in our worldwide Church about translation. Computers are being employed to assist, and hundreds of language specialists are engaged in this important work. But the translation for which we each bear personal responsibility is converting the words of the gospel into actions, attitudes, and habits.”

Barbara B. Smith, Relief Society General President
Application of Welfare Principles in the Home: A Key to Many Family Problems,” October 1982 General Conference

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“Individuals and families are strengthened as we help each other grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Elaine A. Cannon, Young Women General President
Agency and Accountability,” April 1982 General Conference

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