quotes tagged with 'disciple'

Lesson number one for the establishment of Zion in the 21st century: You never "check your religion at the door." Not ever. My young friends, that kind of discipleship cannot be—it isn't discipleship at all.

Author: Jeffery R. Holland, Source: CES Devotional 2012Saved by jarvie in religion duty disciple consistency hypocrisy discipleship zion 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus.

Author: Elton Trueblood, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in responsibility disciple christian evangelism eltontrueblood 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Follow the rabbi, drink in his words, and be covered with the dust of his feet

Author: ancient Jewish proverb, Source: proverbSaved by ImaWriterIII in disciple discipleship proverb rabbi 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The New Testament is a book about disciples, by disciples and for disciples of Jesus Christ.

Author: Dallas Willard, Source: The Great OmissionSaved by ImaWriterIII in bible disciple discipleship DallasWillard 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family, in our Church callings, and in our livelihood. Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relationships. It is the bond that unites families, communities, and nations. Love is the power that initiates friendship, tolerance, civility, and respect. It is the source that overcomes divisiveness and hate. Love is the fire that warms our lives with unparalleled joy and divine hope. Love should be our walk and our talk.


When we truly understand what it means to love as Jesus Christ loves us, the confusion clears and our priorities align. Our walk as disciples of Christ becomes more joyful. Our lives take on new meaning. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father becomes more profound. Obedience becomes a joy rather than a burden.

Author: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-7,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in love hope disciple friendship tolerance respect joy fire overcome profound center bond healing initiates civility 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

As disciples of the Savior, we are not merely striving to know more; rather, we need to consistently do more of what we know is right and become better.

Author: Elder David A. Bednar , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-1117-6,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in behavior love disciple becoming consistent striving be 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. (See 1 Kgs. 18:21.)


President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had “never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1941, p. 123). This is a hard doctrine, but it is a particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ!


We are now entering a time of incredible ironies. Let us cite but one of these ironies which is yet in its subtle stages: We will see a maximum, if indirect, effort made to establish irreligion as the state religion. It is actually a new form of paganism which uses the carefully preserved and cultivated freedoms of western civilization to shrink freedom, even as it rejects the value essence of our rich Judeo-Christian heritage.
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Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. M. J. Sobran also said, “A religious conviction is now a second-class conviction, expected to step deferentially to the back of the secular bus, and not to get uppity about it” (Human Life Review, Summer 1978, pp. 58–59).


This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions. Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive. Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened.
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Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel.


There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of itself.


Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, “summer is nigh” (Matt. 24:32). Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat!

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by cboyack in politics religion wickedness society gospel prophet disciple family marriage culture religionandpolitics samesexmarriage 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The measure of our love for our fellowman and, in a large sense, the measure of our love for the Lord, is what we do for one another and for the poor and distressed.

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” (John 13:34–35; see Moro. 7:44–48 and Luke 10:25–37, Luke 14:12–14.)
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: “‘And the Lord Called His People Zion’,” Tambuli, Dec 1984, 2...Saved by mlsscaress in love disciple commandment vicarious fellowman 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
For the serious disciple, the cardinal attributes exemplified by Jesus are not optional. These developmental milestones take the form of traits, traits that mark the trail to be traveled. After all, should not Latter-day Saints have a special interest in what is required to become a Saint, virtue by virtue and quality by quality? Hear the words of King Benjamin:

And becometh a saint . . . submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him. [Mosiah 3:19]

These attributes are eternal and portable! Being portable, to the degree developed, they will go with us through the veil of death, and still later they will rise with us in the Resurrection when all else stays behind. Meanwhile, so much of our time is ironically devoted to learning and marketing perishable skills that will soon become obsolete. It isn't just the morticians who will have a vocational crisis in the next world, brother and sisters.
Author: Elder Neal A Maxwell, Source: "In Him All Things Hold Together", http://speeches.byu.edu/rea...Saved by mlsscaress in resurrection love disciple attributes time devotion saint skills traits humble meek submissive patient develop vocation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The For the Strength of Youth pamphlet is very clear in its call for young women to avoid clothing that is too tight, too short, or improperly revealing in any manner, including bare midriffs. Parents, please review this booklet with your children. Second only to your love, they need your limits. Young women, choose your clothing the way you would choose your friends—in both cases choose that which improves you and would give you confidence standing in the presence of God. Good friends would never embarrass you, demean you, or exploit you. Neither should your clothing.

I make a special appeal regarding how young women might dress for Church services and Sabbath worship. We used to speak of "best dress" or "Sunday dress," and maybe we should do so again. In any case, from ancient times to modern we have always been invited to present our best selves inside and out when entering the house of the Lord—and a dedicated LDS chapel is a "house of the Lord." Our clothing or footwear need never be expensive, indeed should not be expensive, but neither should it appear that we are on our way to the beach. When we come to worship the God and Father of us all and to partake of the sacrament symbolizing the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we should be as comely and respectful, as dignified and appropriate as we can be. We should be recognizable in appearance as well as in behavior that we truly are disciples of Christ, that in a spirit of worship we are meek and lowly of heart, that we truly desire the Savior's Spirit to be with us always.
Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: To Young Women, General Conference October 2005Saved by mlsscaress in spirit worship disciple women clothing respect parents sacrament sabbath appropriate meek 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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