Jeffrey R. Holland

February 14, 2023 03:41 PM MST
“Following his appearance [to the Nephites] and declaration of obedience, Christ dramatically reinforced the price he had paid to suffer the will of the Father in all things.”
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January 24, 2023 07:00 AM MST
Throughout the New Testament, Christ invited all to be lifted heavenward—in vision, heart, and hope. Elder Holland provides two striking examples from the book of John that show how He extends His hand to every one of us.
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December 14, 2022 07:00 AM MST
“I wonder what emotions Joseph might have had as he cleared away the dung and debris. I wonder if he felt the sting of tears as he hurriedly tried to find the cleanest straw and hold the animals back.”
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April 14, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
The following excerpt from To My Friends originally ran on LDS Living in December 2017. To My Friends is now available as a Pocket Gospel Classic.
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July 11, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
The following is an excerpt from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's book To My Friends. This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2014.
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June 30, 2020 01:48 PM MDT
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2019.
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December 23, 2019 10:28 PM MST
Several of the titles given to the Savior are obvious, and to those who accept the scriptural description of Jesus’s birth, Son may be the most obvious of all. It is the belief of the faithful that this baby boy born in Bethlehem was the son of Mary, a mortal woman more highly favored by that role than any mother could possibly be favored in any other way. But more singular than the motherhood of a mortal woman was the fatherhood of an immortal, divine, glorified Man—Elohim, God the Eternal Father, the Man of Holiness. In the New Testament Gospels alone, as written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the title “the Son of Man” appears eighty-three times. Furthermore, throughout all scripture this title for Jesus is by far the most common. “Son of God,” used less often but sometimes with more impact, was so sacrosanct that His claim of that relationship was used against Jesus in the people’s condemnation of Him as a blasphemer.
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June 16, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
We speak about “excellence” a great deal, but by definition, excellence does not come easily or quickly—an excellent education does not; a successful mission does not; a strong, loving marriage does not; rewarding personal relationships do not. It is simply a truism that nothing very valuable can come without sacrifice and effort and patience on our part. Perhaps you discovered that when you got your last grades. Maybe you are also finding that many of the most hoped-for rewards in life can seem an awfully long time coming.
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March 06, 2018 04:01 PM MST
First of all, I want you to be proud you are a woman. I want you to feel the reality of what that means, to know who you truly are. You are literally a spirit daughter of heavenly parents with a divine nature and an eternal destiny.
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February 24, 2018 07:17 PM MST
The revelation that unfolded before the Brother of Jared's eyes was so extraordinary that his life has become synonymous with bold, consummate, perfect faith.
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December 30, 2017 04:00 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from a talk given by Elder Holland at a BYU devotional in 2009 entitled "The Best Is Yet to Come."
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December 23, 2017 01:05 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's book Trusting Jesus. He offers eight things we can remember when we take the sacrament. (Headings have been added.)
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December 07, 2017 02:05 PM MST
While Elder Holland sorrowfully wandered the hospital, the unexpected sound of a baby's cry became a startling message from heaven.
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October 07, 2017 01:09 PM MDT
There's no doubt that the world is being plunged into dark, troubling, and chaotic times. With shootings, terrorist attacks, death, crime, negativity, and political uncertainty the focus of the media, it can feel at times as though there is no place to turn to find hope, that there is no place to find peace.
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June 24, 2017 02:59 PM MDT
The following is an excerpt from However Long and Hard the Road.
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April 30, 2016 09:05 AM MDT
As Mother's Day approaches, Elder and Sister Holland remind us that the influence of a righteous mother in the lives of her children is more important than ever. Here is what they have to say in their new book, To Mothers: Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family,about the sacred responsibility of mothers in the latter days:
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February 02, 2015 10:25 PM MST
Photo from Elder Holland's Facebook page.
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