Life of Jesus Christ

Teachings of Jesus Christ
Word of Jesus Christ

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“As we use our time in mortality to study and apply the Savior’s teachings, we become more like Him. We come to understand that He is the way—the only way—we can overcome mortal challenges, be healed, and return back to our heavenly home.”

Carole M. Stephens, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
The Family is of God,” April 2015 General Conference

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“Now, sisters, let’s not start beating ourselves up because the Savior spoke to the rich young man about becoming perfect. The word perfect in this account was translated from a Greek word that means ‘complete.’ As we try our best to move forward along the covenant path, we become more complete and perfect in this life.

“Like the rich young man in Jesus’s day, sometimes we are tempted to give up or turn back because maybe we think we can’t do it alone. And we are right! We cannot do the difficult things we have been asked to do without help. Help comes through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, the guidance of the Holy Ghost, and the helping hands of others.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
Wanted: Hands and Hearts to Hasten the Work,” April 2014 General Conference

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“The greatest help we will have in strengthening families is to know and follow the doctrines of Christ and rely on Him to help us.”

Barbara Thompson, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
I Will Strengthen Thee; I Will Help Thee,” October 2007 General Conference

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“I love the symbolism of women reaching out to touch the Savior. We long to be close to the Lord, for we know that He loves each of us and desires to encircle us ‘eternally in the arms of his love.’ His touch can heal ailments spiritual, emotional, or physical. He is our Advocate, Exemplar, Good Shepherd, and Redeemer. Where else would we look, where else would we reach, where else would we come but to Jesus Christ, ‘the author and finisher of our faith’?”

Anne C. Pingree, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
To Look, Reach, and Come unto Christ,” October 2006 General Conference

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“The Savior, Jesus Christ, showed us the way to happiness and told us everything we need to do to be happy. As we study the teachings of the Savior and thereby understand the purpose of our existence, we feel and express our happiness.”

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

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“Peace, hope, and direction are outcomes of striving to live the teachings of Jesus and obeying His laws and commandments.”

Patricia P. Pinegar, Primary General President
Peace, Hope, and Direction,” October 1999 General Conference

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“Through studying and pondering the scriptures and the words of the latter-day prophets, we can feast upon the words of Christ, and the words will tell us all the things that we should do. Then we must nourish the word and allow it to take root. After we hearken to the word and hold fast to it, we are promised that temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary will not overpower us. We will be able to recognize the truth when we hear it just as the shepherds and the Wise Men knew when they were told about the Savior’s birth. The scriptures are the word of God and a light to us and the world, and we can follow this light as if they were our guiding star.”

Betty Jo N. Jepsen, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
By Way of Invitation,” October 1992 General Conference

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“Christ taught clearly that regardless of our living conditions, or our marital status, or our gender, we may know his love. When he met the woman at the well, as he crossed Samaria on his way to Galilee, she couldn’t believe he spoke to her. She was a Samaritan—he was a Jew. Her awareness of their differences, no doubt the legacy of long tradition, complicated her understanding him. He engaged her in a thoughtful conversation, and she began to sense that this visit had meaning far beyond the importance of drinking from a well. The exchange itself freed her from the inhibitions she expressed when he first spoke to her. When he offered the living ‘water springing up into everlasting life,’ a new awareness came upon her, and she began to hear what he was teaching ‘in spirit and in truth.’

“Her hearing became her knowing, and her testimony brought other Samaritans to him.”

Aileen H. Clyde, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
The Mission of Relief Society,” April 1992 General Conference

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“It is interesting to me that Jesus chose a Samaritan as an example of love unfeigned for the Pharisees. They were so remarkable for their observance of the letter of the law that this teaching must have caused at least some of them to see in new ways and with new spirit the freedom to love that Christ was offering them. That is the challenge for us, to allow Christ’s teachings, magnified by the Holy Spirit, to guide us to his ways of seeing and being.”

Aileen H. Clyde, Second Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
Charity Suffereth Long,” October 1991 General Conference

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“Kindness has many synonyms—love, service, charity. But I like the word kindness because it implies action. It seems like something you and I can do. Kindness can be shown in so many ways. My favorite examples of kindness come from what Jesus did. He spent his ministry searching for the weary, the sick, the poor, and the lonely, that he might show kindness toward them.”

Betty Jo N. Jepsen, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
Kindness—A Part of God’s Plan,” October 1990 General Conference

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