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If I were to ask you about the mission of the Church, I hope you would not say it is to proclaim the gospel and redeem the dead and perfect the Saints. That is not the mission of the Church. The mission of the Church is to invite all to come unto Christ. There is a perfect alignment between the central message and the invitation of the Book of Mormon and the overarching mission of the Church. We perform the work of inviting all to come unto Christ in three major arenas. If we are inviting those who have not yet received the ordinance of baptism to come unto Christ, we are proclaiming the gospel. If we are inviting those to come unto Christ who have already received the ordinance of baptism, we are laboring to perfect the Saints. And if we are assisting those who have passed through the veil to come unto Christ, we are redeeming the dead. There is only one work: inviting all to come unto Christ.
Author: Elder David A. Bednar, Source: http://www.byui.edu/Presentations/transcripts/religionsymposiu...Saved by mlsscaress in christ focus mission message invitation 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The overwhelming message of the Atonement is the perfect love the Savior has for each and all of us. It is a love which is full of mercy, patience, grace, equity, long-suffering, and, above all, forgiving.

Author: Elder James E. Faust, Source: The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope, Liahona, Jan 2002, 19–22. ht...Saved by mlsscaress in love patience atonement grace message mercy longsuffering equity forgiving 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
he Prophet Joseph Smith once declared that all things “which pertain to our religion are only appendages” to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. In like manner and for the same reasons, every truth that a missionary or member teaches is only an appendage to the central message of all time—that Jesus is the Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Holy Messiah, the Promised One, the Savior and Redeemer of the world; that He alone burst the bands of death and triumphed over the captivity of hell; that no one of us could ever have those same blessings without His intervention in our behalf; and that there never shall be any “other name given nor any other way nor means whereby salvation can come unto the children of men, [except] in and through the name of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.”
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: “Missionary Work and the Atonement,” Ensign, Mar 2001, 8. http...Saved by mlsscaress in jesuschrist atonement message missionarywork central 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Savior defines two separate ways: "I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost." Answers to the mind and heart are messages from the Holy Ghost to our spirits. For me, response to the mind is very specific, like dictated words, while response to the heart is generalized, like a feeling to pray more.

Author: Elder Richard G. Scott , Source: Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer. April 2007 Conference: http...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation words mind heart holyghost message answer feeling generalize dictation 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
This then got me thinking about other examples of muddled thinking... that crop up in the business and design worlds these days (see “MBA Students Have Designs on Innovation” on page 13 of the October 8, 2007 Financial Times). For example: The use of the word “creativity.” Creativity is not a synonym for design. The business community, and some times the design community, too, is quick to imply that design equals creativity. Look it up. It’s not so. Also, the use of the word “innovation.” Same as with creativity; innovation is not a synonym for “design.” Innovation can take place in...accounting or agriculture or...zoology. It doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with design.

Perhaps most annoying: use of the term "design thinking." When the word “critical” is attached to the word “thinking,” the result, “critical thinking,” is a term that has clear, well defined, and well-understood meaning — certainly in the academic community, if not generally. As a counter example, the same cannot, for instance, be said about the term “art thinking.” This is not a term that can be used in any precise or meaningful way. Why? Because it could mean painting or sculpture; it could mean figurative or abstract; it could mean classical or modern or contemporary. Because it embodies so many contradictory notions, it is imprecise to the point of being meaningless — and therefore, completely understandably, it is not much used, if at all.

“Design thinking” is as problematic a term as “art thinking.” Design thinking could refer to architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, or product design; it could mean classical or modern or contemporary. It’s imprecise at best and meaningless at worst. More muddled thinking.

In contrast, an example of simple, straightforward, “unmuddled” thinking is Thomas Watson’s dictum "Good design is good business."
Author: Steve Kroeter: president of Archetype Associates, a consulting firm specializing in design management, author of DESIGNnewyork and a former chair of the Design and Management Department at Parsons School of Design, Source: http://www.designobserver.com/archives/029974.htmlSaved by mlsscaress in words meaning creativity message design clear muddled 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The second fundamental to effective home teaching is to know well the message you are to deliver in each home. And know that it is the particular message the Lord would have you give to the families and individuals you have been asked to serve.

Home teachers should have a purpose or goal in mind and should plan each visit to help meet that purpose. Before making their visits, home teaching partners should meet together to pray, to review instructions from their leaders, to go over the message they will take to the families, and to discuss any special needs.

Home teachers should present an important message that they have prepared or that they bring from priesthood leaders. We strongly recommend that the home teachers use the monthly message from the First Presidency printed in the Ensign and the Church's international magazines. The head of the family may also request a special message for family members.

And, as a vital part of that message, whenever possible, read together the scriptures with the families you home teach. Make this a regular part of your visit. Especially read together verses from the Book of Mormon that will fortify your message, always remembering the words of the Prophet Joseph, that "a man would get nearer to God by abiding by [the] precepts [of the Book of Mormon], than by any other book" (Book of Mormon Introduction). Your families need the continual strength of the Book of Mormon.
Author: President Ezra Taft Benson, Source: "To the Home Teachers of the Church," Ensign, May 1987, 48; ht...Saved by mlsscaress in bookofmormon strength scriptures individual prepare purpose goal family hometeaching message message needs unique know visitingteaching churchpreparedmessage 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If I already intuitively "get" what you're trying to tell me, why should I obsess about remembering it? The danger, of course, is that what sounds like common sense often isn't.... It's your job, as a communicator, to expose the parts of your message that are uncommon sense.
Author: Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Source: Made To Stick, p.72Saved by mlsscaress in remember creative message communicate howto common uncommon expose 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not 'What a lovely sermon' but, 'I will do something!'
Author: St. Francis de Sales, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in action sermon message preacher 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.
Author: Mahatma Gandhi, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in truth teaching love message 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life.
Author: Bill Gothard, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in preparation message 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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