Covenants

February 16, 2022 07:51 AM MST
There is more to the Abrahamic Covenant than most people think. Read on to find out three things you probably didn't know about some of the greatest blessings promised to those of the covenant.
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February 15, 2022 03:58 PM MST
Elder Andersen shares the decades-long journey of one covenant-keeping family in France.
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February 11, 2022 04:23 PM MST
Russell Osguthorpe, former Sunday School general president, studied at length how learning to create healthy attachments can increase our capacity to give and receive love from both God and others closest to us.
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January 25, 2022 10:01 AM MST
The handbook update was made in December 2021, but Primary General President Camille N. Johnson and her counselors shared a video on social media last week explaining the update and the responsibilities of Primary presidencies.
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January 19, 2022 01:44 PM MST
Here are four discussion topics that will help any Latter-day Saint deepen their appreciation for the promises and practices of the temple.
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October 31, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Following a long and painful battle with cancer, my mother recently passed away. After her funeral, we helped my father pack up his belongings and move across the country to live closer to family and receive the support he needed. My childhood home, which my parents had lived in for nearly 45 years, was emptied, cleaned, and placed on the market. It sold quickly to a local contractor. And just like that, the setting for decades of my memories, especially those tender last moments with my mother, had suddenly disappeared.
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By  Emily Abel
August 25, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
When I tuned in to an episode of the Sunday on Monday podcast, the last thing I was expecting to hear was dating advice.
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August 21, 2020 08:11 PM MDT
Former Primary General President Rosemary Wixom was a recent guest on the Latter-day Saint Women podcast. In the episode titled “Discovering the Power of Temple Covenants,” Sister Wixom shared insight into what she learned while serving as the Salt Lake Temple matron before it closed for renovation.
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April 03, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the Footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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November 06, 2019 10:00 PM MST
President Packer's book, The Holy Temple, is a classic of Latter-day Saint literature that has become one of the most comprehensive and definitive works written about temples. In fact, much of the material found in the Church's temple preparation pamphlet comes from this inspired book.
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November 05, 2019 01:21 PM MST
Much like the beautifully crocheted and intricately designed cloths that are used to cover the altars in the temple, all of God’s children — the whole human race — are bound together by a single thread, said Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.
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By  LDS Living
June 13, 2019 11:59 AM MDT
As part of the Church's Special Witnesses of Christ series, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses S. Soares share their testimonies of God's love, covenant belonging, loving one another, temples, and peace.
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May 02, 2019 02:20 PM MDT
At the opening of the 2019 BYU Women's Conference, Sister Reyna I. Aburto, second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency, stood to quote Ether 12:16, “and even all they who wrought miracles wrought them by faith.”
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April 27, 2019 11:00 AM MDT
I love words. Like, seriously love them. You know the person who starts off their sacrament meeting talk by saying, “Webster’s defines ‘prayer’ as…”? That’s me. I’m that guy. I read the dictionary for fun, you guys.
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February 06, 2019 06:40 PM MST
Happiness and peace in this life and in the world to come depend upon remembering the Savior and covenants with Him daily.
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January 26, 2019 12:22 PM MST
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Matthew 3, Mark 1, and Luke 3. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
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November 22, 2018 01:21 PM MST
Editor's note: This article originally ran in November 2018.
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September 24, 2018 12:18 PM MDT
As we begin gearing up for general conference, we will be highlighting past conference talks to help us review, remember, and grow closer to the Spirit so that we can better recognize the Lord's voice and direction this coming October. The following is a small portion of a talk given by President Russell M. Nelson in April 1995. (Read the full talk here.)
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September 20, 2018 09:38 AM MDT
"Temple patterns are as old as human life on earth. Actually, the plan for temples was established even before the foundation of the world," President Russell M. Nelson taught. Throughout his service in the Church, President Nelson has provided profound insight into the temple, its symbolism, and what it means to each of us. Here are some of those insights, excerpted from the new book Teachings of Russell M. Nelson.
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June 11, 2018 02:59 PM MDT
In the scriptures and in modern life we occasionally encounter people whose commitment to principle is so remarkable that they cannot be coerced, frightened, or bribed into doing something they believe is wrong. For example:
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May 04, 2018 08:48 PM MDT
"The song of our risen Savior’s redeeming love celebrates the harmony of covenants that connect us to God and to each other and the Atonement of Jesus Christ," said Elder Gerrit W. Gong at the closing session of the BYU Women's Conference on May 4.
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April 23, 2018 02:02 PM MDT
Suppose you were teaching a class of Israelite youth in biblical times and posed the question: “What is a covenant?” Would they have responded that a covenant is a two-way promise? Probably not. Ancient Israel didn’t claim to be the Lord’s “two-way promise” people. They were the Lord’s covenant people and understood covenants in terms of a sacred relationship. Our modern definition of covenants as two-way promises between God and man misses the very heart of covenants. Covenants can create the most binding relationships possible.
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April 19, 2018 05:34 PM MDT
In 1980 I walked through Hezekiah’s tunnel. It was an astonishing stroll. We made our way through the darkness with the uncertain aid of flashlights and sang hymns about light: “Lead Kindly Light,” “The Lord Is my Light,” “There Is Sunshine in my Soul Today,” and so on. The tunnel is not straight. It bends and angles many times through nearly 1,800 feet. The Jews built the tunnel to bring water into the city as a hedge against an Assyrian siege.
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April 13, 2018 09:39 AM MDT
Divorce is always, always hard—even when, as President Hinckley has said, it is now and then justified. Here is how we can make the impact of divorce on temple covenants more understandable to our children.
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March 20, 2018 12:06 PM MDT
In our modern world, where people purchase steaks and roasts in neatly sealed packages at the supermarket, it is difficult for most of us to understand what it really means to kill an animal. Taking a life is a serious matter, and in ancient Israel, sacrifice followed a specific sequence:
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March 08, 2018 02:35 PM MST
Heavenly Father through the priesthood offers His eternal promises to each of His children.
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January 29, 2018 03:56 PM MST
Throughout history, the people of God have suffered from bad memories. Our recollection of the most amazing blessings will disappear from our memories if we are not attentive. Moses had seen this reality in his people a lot of times. They had memory spans roughly equivalent to a box of corn flakes. Miracles and divine demonstrations were forgotten more quickly than the IRS’s phone number. Much of Deuteronomy was given and written to help the covenant people remember the important things.
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June 24, 2017 01:07 PM MDT
I learned to hold dear my covenants after experiencing their loss through excommunication.
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By  LDS Living
June 02, 2017 12:58 PM MDT
This month's visiting and first presidency messages remind us of the importance of keeping covenants with the Lord, relying on priesthood power, and doing missionary work.
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March 27, 2017 04:53 PM MDT
Talk about an extended warranty! When we pay the price to have a marriage performed in the temple of the Lord, we come face to face and soul to soul with the actual meaning of the word endless. When I bought my printer from Office Max, I also purchased a plan to give me two years of protection in case the thing went south on me. Any significant investment of money creates a desire in us to enjoy some permanence. We are often willing to spend a little more to ensure that what we have labored and paid for will last a while.
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February 20, 2017 01:08 PM MST
Words matter. Precision in communication matters. For example, the words used in sacramental prayers over the bread and water are prescribed (see D&C 20:77, 79). The bishop as an overseer (the literal meaning of the word for “bishop” in Greek is episkopos, meaning “overseer”) ensures that the priests have said the prayer properly, correctly, and with precision. Otherwise, the prayer needs to be said again, correctly.
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November 10, 2016 10:00 PM MST
This FHE lesson is adapted from Baptism, Jesus, and Me.
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November 03, 2016 11:42 AM MDT
The following is an excerpt from S. Michael Wilcox's House of Glory: Finding Personal Meaning in the Temple.
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May 11, 2016 02:54 PM MDT
As a Primary child I sang:
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March 10, 2016 08:40 PM MST
As members of the Church, it can be hard to remember all of the things we are supposed to do in our callings and with our families. But this one simple truth is easy to remember, "Men are that they might have joy!"
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January 28, 2016 03:13 PM MST
What a sweet reminder of the counsel and priesthood guidance we should seek at every stage and in every decision of our life.
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