‘Eagerly I follow Him’: Watch this timeless message from President Nelson on 10 names of Christ

by | Sep. 18, 2020

Over 28 years ago, then-Elder Russell M. Nelson spoke in a devotional at Brigham Young University, and though that address was given decades ago, his words are just as relevant today.

On Thursday, BYU Speeches released a video titled “Names of the Savior,” which pairs remarks from President Nelson’s 1992 address, “Jesus the Christ—Our Master and More,” with beautiful imagery and artwork.

In the address, President Nelson shared 10 mighty responsibilities of Jesus the Christ: Creator, Jehovah, Advocate with the Father, Immanuel, Son of God, Anointed One, Savior and Redeemer, Judge, Exemplar, and Millennial Messiah.

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“He lives! I love Him,” President Nelson said. “Eagerly I follow Him, and willingly I offer my life in His service. As His special witness, I solemnly teach of Him. I testify of Him.”

Watch the video from BYU Speeches or read President Nelson’s full address.

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Image titleLearn more about the names of Christ in Witness for His Names. In this beautiful book, Elder Holland shares his notes and insights about the many names of Christ he has studied in his twenty-five plus years as an Apostle. He promises that "as we study these titles to learn more about who He was and is, we will find ourselves learning more about who we are and what we may become." In doing so, we will gain a greater understanding of our covenants and how each of us can more fully bear witness of Christ's holy name. Available now at DeseretBook.com


Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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