Take His (Christ’s) Name Upon Us

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“How can the sacrament ‘be a truly spiritual experience, a holy communion, a renewal for the soul’ each week?

“The sacrament becomes a spiritually strengthening experience when we listen to the sacrament prayers and recommit to our covenants. To do this, we must be willing to take upon us the name of Jesus Christ.”

Cheryl A. Esplin, Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency
The Sacrament—A Renewal for the Soul,” October 2014 General Conference

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“The sacrament becomes a spiritually strengthening experience when we listen to the sacrament prayers and recommit to our covenants. To do this, we must be willing to take upon us the name of Jesus Christ.”

Cheryl A. Esplin, Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency
The Sacrament—A Renewal for the Soul,” October 2014 General Conference

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“We covenant when we are baptized and take upon us the name of Christ. We are reminded of those covenants when we partake of the sacrament. And when we keep those covenants, we can have the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. It is the Holy Ghost, even the Comforter, who teaches us ‘all things’ (John 14:26).”

Vicki F. Matsumori, Second Counselor, Primary General Presidency
“A Lesson from the Book of Mormon,” October 2007 General Conference

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“The Savior gave His life for each one of us. He knows our joys and our sorrows. He knows my name and your name. When we covenant with Him at baptism, we promise to keep His commandments, to always remember Him, and to take His name upon us. Ultimately, His is the name by which we want to be called…”

Sydney S. Reynolds, First Counselor, Primary General Presidency
He Knows Us; He Loves Us,” October 2003 General Conference

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“To be steadfast in Christ implies keeping covenants. Each week we renew our baptismal covenants to take His name upon us, to ‘always remember him,’ and to ‘keep his commandments’ (see D&C 20:77). We are steadfast in Christ when we do these things, and our spirits are lifted and our hearts are filled with love. Simply stated, when I keep my covenants, I feel hope and I feel love.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Steadfast in Our Covenants,” April 2003 General Conference

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“Could you be more steadfast in Christ in your own homes, with your own family members? When you promise to take His name and characteristics upon you, it means you should speak a little softer, act a little kinder, serve your siblings more selflessly, and appreciate and help your parents more openly.”

Susan W. Tanner, Young Women General President
Steadfast in Our Covenants,” April 2003 General Conference

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