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Elder Kim B. Clark: 'Look Unto Jesus Christ'

General Authority Seventy

Notable quotes:

"If we look unto Jesus Christ, He will bless us to be His elders in Israel — humble, meek, submissive, full of His love."
"We live a covenant life full of simple everyday acts of faith that focus on Jesus Christ: prayer from the heart in His name, feasting on His word, turning to Him to repent of our sins, keeping His commandments, partaking of the sacrament and keeping His Sabbath holy, worshipping in His holy temple as often as we can and exercising His holy priesthood to serve God’s children."
"As we look unto Jesus Christ, live our covenants and rivet our focus on Him, we will join with our sisters and minister in a holier way, gather scattered Israel on both sides of the veil, strengthen and seal our families, and prepare for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Summary points:

When people look unto Jesus Christ and divine light and power flow into their lives, three miraculous things happen:

"First, we can see. ... As we see as Jesus sees, He blesses us to love those we serve with His love.

"Second, we have priesthood power ... the authority and power to act in the name of Jesus Christ."

"Third, Jesus Christ goes with us. Where we go, He goes. When we teach, He teaches. When we comfort, He comforts. And when we bless, He blesses."

Talk summary:

If Latter-day Saint priesthood bearers look unto Jesus Christ, He will bless them to be His elders in Israel — humble, meek, submissive, full of His love. “And we will bring the joy and blessings of His gospel and His Church to our families and our brothers and sisters on both sides of the veil.”

Living one’s covenants influences words and actions.

“We live a covenant life full of simple everyday acts of faith that focus on Jesus Christ: prayer from the heart in His name, feasting on His word, turning to Him to repent of our sins, keeping His commandments, partaking of the sacrament and keeping His Sabbath holy, worshipping in His holy temple as often as we can and exercising His holy priesthood to serve God’s children.”

By looking unto Christ and feeling the flow of divine light and power, three miraculous things happen:

1) Seeing others as Jesus sees them, and being blessed to love them as He loves them.

2) Using priesthood power — the authority and the power to act in the name of Jesus Christ.

3) Having the companionship of the Savior in all actions and efforts.

“As we look unto Jesus Christ, live our covenants and rivet our focus on Him, we will join with our sisters and minister in a holier way, gather scattered Israel on both sides of the veil, strengthen and seal our families, and prepare for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. It will happen. I so testify."

About the speaker:

  • Elder Clark was among five new General Authority Seventieswho were sustained in April 2015 general conference.
  • He is the Church Commissioner of Education.
  • A profile on Elder Clark called him a lifelong learner with a lifetime of teaching.
  • At the time of his call as a General Authority Seventy, he had been serving as president of Brigham Young University-Idaho since 2005.

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