Sunday, March 13, 2011

T-317 : Devoted Dudes

Generic BYU-Idaho ImageOne of the fringe benefits of working on campus is the opportunity to attend the weekly devotionals.  As employees, we're in fact encouraged to attend.  The picture at left was snapped as President Clark uttered one of his famous weekly phrases, "Now let's reverently show our speaker we're prepared to be taught...".  It's nice to get a little jolt of spirituality on a mid-day Tuesday.  Here are some of the notes I took on my SmartPhone at a recent devotional:

John A. Madsen

Emeritus Member, First Quorum of the Seventy


The gospel is the sole hope of the world...
--Joseph F. Smith, British Area General Conference, 1971


The atonement is not part of the gospel; the atonement is the gospel.
--Bruce R. McConkie


"Gospel" also refers to the principles and ordinances of the gospel.


All efforts lead to the temple.
--Howard W. Hunter


Reconcile
Redeem
Ransom


The atonement of Jesus Christ is not a mass of theological jargon.


Atonement consists of these elements:
1. Suffering
2. Shedding of Blood
3. Death and Burial
4. Resurrection

If you're interested in the official transcripts -- including some video and audio archives, as well, just click through to http://web.byui.edu/devotionalsandspeeches/speeches.aspx and have a gander.

Do you feel better?
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