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CONFERENCE CAPSULES

Atonement

Jesus the Christ, at the will of the Father, did atone for all of our sins. Because of Him, we will be resurrected. Because of His atonement, we may be exalted. (page 10) - Elder Henry B. Eyring

He, who not only knows us best but loves us most, has provided through the grandeur of His Atonement all that we need to compensate for our failings, mistakes, sins and disappointments. (page 11) - Elder Cecil O. Samuelson

Book of Mormon

"Joseph's translation of this ancient, sacred scripture has withstood the scrutiny of many skeptics. This divine spark from heaven, over 165 years ago, has ignited a flame that is dawning a new day. (page 8.) - Elder Robert K. Dellenbach

Church membership

We do not lose our identity in becoming members of this Church. We become heirs to the kingdom of God. (page 19) - President James E. Faust

Courage

Great courage is needed in order to continue onward, but we always have comfort from on high. (page 11) - Elder Eduardo Ayala

Covenants

We go to the temple to make covenants, but we go home to keep the covenants that we have made. (page 8) - Elder J Ballard Washburn

We are also children of the covenant. We have received, as did they of old, the holy priesthood and everlasting gospel. (page 9) - Elder Russell M. Nelson

Covenants are the ways given us and freely chosen by us to vouchsafe our eternal lives. (page 11) - Aileen H. Clyde

Covenant-keeping will help you recall the One with whom you're yoked, and your burdens will be lighter. (page 23) - Bonnie D. Parkin

Diligence

Far more of us need to awake and arouse our faculties to an awareness of the great everlasting truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each of us can do a little better than we have been doing. (page 21) - President Gordon B. Hinckley

Death

If grieving parents and loved ones have faith in the Savior and His plan, death's sting is softened as Jesus bears the believer's grief and comforts them through the Holy Spirit. (page 8) - Bishop Merrill J. Bateman

Forgiveness

Should you or I have erred or spoken harshly to another, it is good to take steps to straighten out the matter and to move onward with our lives. (page 18) - President Thomas S. Monson

Home and family

The ultimate purpose of all we teach is to unite parents and children in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (page 6) - President Boyd K. Packer

As a family, we are forever grateful for the binding and sealing effect the temple provides for members of Jesus Christ's Church. (page 23) - Elder Andrew W. Peterson

It is said that happiness is homemade, and we should endeavor to make our homes happy and pleasant places for us and our children. A happy home is one centered around the teachings of the gospel. (page 23) - Elder LeGrand R. Curtis

Marriage

Any intelligent couple will have differences of opinion. Our challenge is to be sure that we know how to resolve them. That is part of the process of making a good marriage better. (page 20) - Elder Joe J. Christensen

Missionary work

Let us work with all our heart, mind and strength to show our thirsty brothers and sisters where they may find the living water of the gospel. (page 7) - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

Prophets

There has always been a desperate need for the steady and reassuring voice of a living prophet of God: one who will speak the mind and will of God in showing the way to spiritual safety and personal peace and happiness. (page 7) - Elder Robert D. Hales

Through [President Gordon B. Hinckley] - as has been done through prophets of old - revelation will be made available to us to meet the challenges of a modern society and advance the mission of the Church. (page 9) - Elder David B. Haight

Purpose of life

We believe that the purpose of mortal life is to acquire a physical body and, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel, to qualify for the glorified, resurrected state that is called exaltation or eternal life. (page 22) - Elder Dallin H. Oaks

Repentance

Our goal surely must be forgiveness. The only possible path to that goal is repentance. (page 22) - Elder Richard G. Scott

Responsibilities

This Church does not belong to its president. Its head is the Lord Jesus Christ, whose name each of us has taken upon ourselves. We are all in this great endeavor together. We are here to assist our Father in His work and His glory, "to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." (Moses 1:39.) (page 17) - President Gordon B. Hinckley

Sacrifice

Real, personal sacrifice never was placing an animal on the altar. Instead, it is a willingness to put the animal in us upon the altar and letting it be consumed. (page 20) - Elder Neal A. Maxwell

Temptation

If we are anchored to a correct understanding of who we are, why we are here on this earth, and where we can go after this mortal life, Satan cannot threaten our happiness through any form of temptation. (page 10) - Elder M. Russell Ballard

Women

With all of the confusion that exists in the world today over the role of women, [Marjorie Hinckley, the prophet's wife stands] as a worthy role model for those who are still struggling to find the right balance in life. (page 22) - Elder L. Tom Perry