David A. Bednar . 25 Jan. , BYU-I Religion Symposium, “The Character of Christ”. Read 29 Jan. , Ricks College Symposium, “Come Unto Christ”. Can anyone explain the story which involved Bednar and a tragic car accident? How does this story make you feel? What points stood out to. Discover ideas about Light Of Christ. The Character of Christ- David A. Bednar God and Jesus Christ. Light Of ChristLds TalksLds SeminaryLds.

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Let me now briefly share with you two memorable experiences chrixt my service as a stake president that highlight the relationship cchrist our act ions and a Christlike char act er. Brigham Young emphasized the significance of the Savior’s character as he taught and testified about the truthfulness of the Holy Bible:. She then asked if I could go to the hospital, meet the ambulance when it arrived, and assist in identifying the young women.

May we reach outward when the natural tendency for us is to turn inward. Recognizing that He himself was about to intensely and personally experience the absence of both comfort and peace, and in a moment when His heart was perhaps troubled vhrist afraid, the Master reached outward and offered to others the very blessings that could and would have strengthened Him.

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Let me describe one final episode related to these three tragic deaths. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: If such a capacity is indeed the ultimate criterion of moral character, then the Savior of the world is the perfect example of such a consistent and charitable character.

Early one summer morning I was showering. Jesus’ character necessarily underwrote His remarkable atonement. We appropriately and rightly speak with reverence and awe of young men who sacrificed their lives to rescue stranded handcart pioneers and of other mighty men and women who repeatedly curist their all to establish the Church in the early days of the Restoration. However, the Joseph Smith Translation of Matthew 4: Second, I detected that the mother simultaneously was using two telephone handsets–with one in each hand pressed to each of her ears.


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Her daughter had been one of the victims in the accident, and she and I had talked several times about her desires for the funeral program. This morning Chrost hope to share with you just a few of the learnings that have come to my mind and heart as I have attempted to more fully appreciate this teaching by Elder Maxwell. His character is such that He “[suffered] temptations of every kind” Alma 7: My prayer for each of us is that through our study of this sacred volume of scripture we will more fully come unto Him; more completely become like Him; and more fervently worship, reverence, and adore Him.

And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.

Jesus was victorious in meeting and overcoming the strategy of Satan. Let me suggest that you and I must be praying and yearning and striving and working to cultivate a Christlike char acter if we hope to receive the spiritual gift of char ity–the pure love of Christ.

As the fallen nature of the world He created pressed in upon Him, how could He focus so totally and so exclusively upon the conditions and concerns of others? Indeed, the depth of suffering and compassion is intimately linked to the depth of love felt by the ministering one. When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword? But “line upon line, precept upon precept” 2 Nephi Charity is chgist a trait or characteristic we acquire exclusively through our own purposive persistence and determination.


She was severely injured and disfigured.

She further reported that the identity of the deceased young woman was not yet known. In the upper room on the night of the last supper, the very night during which He would experience the vharacter suffering that ever took place in all of the worlds created by Him, Christ spoke about the Comforter and peace:.

We can in mortality seek to be blessed with and develop essential elements of a Christlike character. In bendar moment of ultimate grief, this dear friend reached outward when I likely would have turned inward.

The New Testament is a rich resource for learning about and increasing our appreciation for the character and life and example of the Savior.

Someone has said only those who resist temptation really understand the power of temptation. The Lord determines if and when we receive all spiritual gifts, but we must do all in our power to desire and yearn and invite and qualify for such gifts.

But the Savior’s character activated a compassion that was perfect. Thus, Satan attempted repeatedly to attack Jesus’ understanding of who He was and of His relationship with His Father.