We seek out his teachings and retell his miracles. Jesus certainly did his missionary work, and he did that first. We call ourselves his children, and we testify that he is the only source of eternal life. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them, if we only trust in our God and keep His commandments. In fear he cried out, “Lord, save me” (Matthew 14:28–30). overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= However halting our steps are toward him—though they shouldn’t be halting at all—his steps are never halting toward us. And Christ said, “Come and see.” Just a short time later he formally called Peter and others of the new apostles with the same spirit of invitation, “Come, follow me” (see Matthew 4:19). This is my first opportunity since that call to speak in this setting to a CES audience we have known so well and have loved for so long. In acknowledging that, I make an appeal for us to reach beyond our own contentment, to move out of our own comfort and companion zone, to reach those who may not always be so easy to reach. My confession is that I wish I could go back to my youth and there have another chance to reach out to those who, at the time, didn’t fall very solidly onto my radar scope. In your years people deserve to have true friendships—the real value of which, like our health, may never be realized until we face life without them. You can change. I am honored and privileged to be invited to address you tonight. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at a Church Educational System fireside Sunday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center on Brigham Young University campus. (Which, I am very happy to report, she did.) . The winds must have been ferocious from the start. The fireside will also be broadcast live on the Church satellite system, BYU Television and online at www.byubroadcasting.org. This was also the title of his talk. The fireside will be broadcast live on the Church satellite system, BYU Television and byubroadcasting.org. Heal old wounds and try to make things better. It was after Jesus had performed the miracle of feeding the five thousand from five loaves of bread and two fishes. That is the beauty of redemption. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. pin. Others of you feel, for a time and for whatever reason, less fortunate and with fewer attractive paths lying immediately ahead. My desire for you tonight is to have more straightforward experience with the Savior’s life and teachings. Most of the healing I am speaking of tonight is not necessarily that of administering to the physically sick, though we surely should be ready and worthy to either request or give such a blessing at a moment’s notice according to the order of the priesthood. Listen to this wonderful passage from President George Q. Cannon teaching precisely this very doctrine: No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, [God] will never desert us. Mormon Literature & Creative Arts. Premiere date. To anyone struggling under the burden of sin, we say again with the Prophet Joseph that God has “a forgiving disposition” (Lectures on Faith 3:20). Public Figure. Ulisses Soares. do not even the publicans the same? (See also Frederic W. Farrar, The Life of Christ [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1994], pp. begun 1985. We had great high school years filled with state football and basketball championships and a host of other “hometown, USA” memories. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (5701 8th Avenue Northeast, Seattle) 5701 8th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, Washington 98105. We all know that wonderful call for more labourers into the work of the harvest refers primarily to teaching and testifying. However halting our steps are toward him—though they shouldn’t be halting at all—his steps are never halting toward us. I don’t know about you, but in my experience I hardly know of a hymn that caught on in the Church more readily than did “Lord, I Would Follow Thee,” written by Susan Evans McCloud and my BYU friend of years, K. Newell Dayley. Here is a collection of his best speeches and quotes. And may we do more to heal others in the process. I would learn the healer’s art. Savior, may I learn to love thee— Motivational Speaker. Much of the comfort we have sung and spoken of tonight comes from the Savior’s power to heal—heal the wounds of life or of sorrow or, where necessary, of transgression. Learn of me, follow me, and in the process I will give you answers to your prayers and rest to your souls. Isn’t that the phrase we used to use as children when we had a bump or a bruise? LDS Living. . Brother Talmage used there the word succor. I would show a gentle heart. A native of St. George, Utah, he has spent most of his professional life in Church education. If we could not count on “the excellency of . . I was Richie Cunningham before Ron Howard was Richie Cunningham. All he asks is that you walk away from the darkness and come into the light, his light, with meekness and lowliness of heart. Finding strength beyond my own. Pause to help and lift another, The people around us need a lot of help, and I think the Lord expects us to join in that effort. Once we have come unto Christ and found the miracle of his “covenant of peace,” I think we are under obligation to help others do so, just as Paul said in that verse to the Corinthians—to live as much like he lived as we possibly can and to do as much of what he did in order that others may walk in this same peace and have this same reassurance. He always does, remember? It contains wonderful counsel for the difficult times we are facing.He reminds us that through our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ all things are possible, and that life can still be wonderful even though we face challenges. Mar 20, 2013 - Jeffery R. Holland/ This is a great talk he gave in Sept 2012 CES Fireside. and ed. [But,] as came unto [these disciples] in the midst of the turbulent waters, so comes to all who toil in faith, the voice of the Deliverer—“It is I; be not afraid.” [Jesus the Christ, 3d ed. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak at a Church Educational System fireside Sunday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. in the Marriott Center on the Brigham Young University campus. Address to CES Religious Educators • February 6, 2015 • Salt Lake Tabernacle Close Audio. overrideCardHideByline=false I love that. They can’t help but bless us. Someone sitting within reasonable proximity to you tonight is carrying a spiritual or physical or emotional burden of some sort or some other affliction drawn from life’s catalog of a thousand kinds of sorrow. ChurchofJesusChrist.org; Broadcasts; Israel, Israel, God Is Calling; Israel, Israel, God Is Calling. May I say how pleased Sister Holland and I are with the concept of a Churchwide fireside that reaches out to all of the college-age and young-adult audience of the Church, not only in the U.S. and Canada but almost literally around the world. Often we can, usually unwittingly, be quite insensitive to the circumstances and difficulties of those around us. I know of no other way for you to be able to carry your burdens or find what Jacob called “that happiness which is prepared for the saints” (2 Nephi 9:43). When Andrew and Philip first heard Christ speak, they were so moved, so spellbound that they followed him as he left the crowd. Therefore, “love one another, as I have loved you” (verse 12). Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Close Audio. I think that my problem was not that I had too few friends but almost too many—maybe more friends than anyone I know. Public Figure. By then the ship was caught up in a truly violent storm, a storm like those that can still sweep down on the Sea of Galilee to this day. Walk the path that thou hast shown, But don’t reserve a place for me. This is then followed in equally rapid fashion by the casting out of the devils near Gadarene, the healing of a man with palsy, the miracle of the woman diseased 12 years with an issue of blood, the raising of a young woman from the dead, the sight returned to the eyes of two blind men, and speech returned to one who was dumb. . (Burbank, California: B.H.S. I don’t know what things may be troubling you personally tonight, but, even knowing how terrific you are and how faithfully you are living, I would be surprised if someone somewhere weren’t troubled by a transgression or the temptation of transgression. The Lord has probably spoken enough such “comforting words” to supply the whole universe, it would seem, and yet we see all around us unhappy Latter-day Saints, worried Latter-day Saints, and gloomy Latter-day Saints into whose troubled hearts not one of these innumerable consoling words seems to be allowed to enter. Didn’t we say to Mom or Dad, “Make it better.” Well, lots of people on your right hand and on your left are carrying bumps and bruises that they hope will be healed and made whole. Januar 2018 Elder Jeffrey R Holland 1994 Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf 2004 Elder David A. Bednar 2004 HLT - Kirche, den Film zuerst in den Kinos der USA zu veröffentlichen. Fireside – All Italy with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. This is his true and living Church. After all, he has, he reminds us, “graven thee upon the palms of my hands” (1 Nephi 21:16). and the life” (John 14:6). CES Devotionals Archive; Christmas Devotionals; Worldwide Leadership Training; Auxiliary Training; BYU Women’s Conference; Other Broadcasts; Player Features; Trouble Streaming; Home. Occasionally that splashes onto us, and perhaps, in the case of a few of you, it may be nearly drowning you. “For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed,” he said, “but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed [from thee]” (3 Nephi 22:10; see also verses 13–14). Jesus Christ Quotes. And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? “It is I,” he said, “be not afraid” (verse 27). 6,635 talking about this. Public Figure. One of the 12 apostles for the #LDS church, Elder Holland is an incredible speaker. Lord, I would follow thee. CES Fireside for Young Adults • September 12, 2004 • Elder Jeffrey R. Holland But He can’t if you don’t pray, and He can’t if you don’t dream. I might not have been able to heal all the wounds of those I met in my young adult years—your years—but I can’t help think that if I had tried even harder to be more of a healer, more of a helper, a little less focused on myself, and a little more centered on others, some days in the lives of those God placed in my path would have been much better. All rights reserved. It is a jail temple. As a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, Holland is accepted by the church as a prophet, seer, and revelator. Public Figure. It seems to me that the essence of our lives is distilled down to these two brief elements in these opening scenes of the Savior’s mortal ministry. [“Freedom of the Saints,” in Collected Discourses, comp. In true Jeffrey R. Holland style this marvelous book captures you from the start. | Mormon Literature & Creative Arts Database. I can tell you this as a parent: As concerned as I would be if somewhere in their lives one of my children were seriously troubled or unhappy or disobedient, nevertheless I would be infinitely more devastated if I felt that at such a time that child could not trust me to help, or should feel his or her interest were unimportant to me or unsafe in my care. overrideCardHideSection=false overrideButtonText=, PROVO, UT 84602, USA | 801-422-4636 | © 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, BYU students sweep writing contest, win new short story dispenser for campus, BYU student-driven 1918 dataset details how pandemics spread, Award-winning BYU research makes strides in improving autism diagnoses. We are so vulnerable in our youth. On that very night, the night of the greatest suffering the world has ever known or ever will know, he said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you. Jeffrey R. Holland: Author. To you, wherever you may be, I say, Come unto him and lay down your burden. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The verse summarizing all of this, coming just before the calling of the twelve apostles and their charge to do likewise, says: And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Elder Holland has now served as a general authority for more than 25 years, and his service as a leader in various capacities within the Church Educational System extends for more than two decades prior to that. For anyone out there seeking the courage to repent and change, I remind you that the Church is not a monastery for the isolation of perfect people. Amen. Do you know its meaning? The least likely things in the world may happen, but “my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed [from thee]” (emphasis added). But she was terribly wrong about one thing—it was our problem, and we knew it. . Uplifting Quotes. Among competition from Harvard, Carnegie Mellon and other top schools, BYU students swept the contest, winning all of the first-place juried prizes. overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= Nothing in this world is more burdensome than sin. I have, in fact, spent most of those 20 years trying to forget the painful moments of our school days together. Let him give peace to your soul. The hills and the mountains may disappear. Only when his faith and his focus wavered, only when he removed his glance from the Master to see the furious waves and the black gulf beneath him, only then did he begin to sink. Then, through the storm and darkness—when the ocean seems so great and little boats seem so small—there came the ultimate and reassuring voice of peace from their Master. On the example of the Savior himself and his call to his apostles, and with the need for peace and comfort ringing in our ears, I ask you to be a healer, be a helper, be someone who joins in the work of Christ in lifting burdens, in making the load lighter, in making things better. No, what I am speaking of tonight are those rending, wrenching illnesses of the soul that need to be healed but may be quite personal—some burden held deep inside, some weariness that is not always particularly obvious to the rest of the world. Too often too many of us run from the very things that will bless us and save us and soothe us. Film (14) Literature (12) Publication Year. Too often we see gospel commitments and commandments as something to be feared and forsaken. It is used often in the scriptures to describe Christ’s care for and attention to us. In as many ways as possible, both figuratively and literally, we try to take upon us his identity. [Matthew 9:36–38]. But I wish to suggest tonight that in context it surely is a call to heal one another as well. Tonight. His transition was a quote from some guy that I didn't write down, nor can I quote him exactly but he said while many consider liberty jail to be just that a jail. Nevertheless the soul that comes unto Christ dwells within a personal fortress, a veritable palace of perfect peace. Elder Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve in 1994. Elder Holland was ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve June 23, 1994. Let me cite just one case, which will be guilt enough for tonight. And Christ’s answer to him was as it always is, to all of us: “Come,” he said. . Brian H. Stuy, 5 vols. We plead for him to swing open the gates of heaven in our behalf and trust everlastingly that he will, based upon our faithfulness. Dallin H. Oaks. Public Figure . The source for this wonderful selection is the eleventh chapter of Matthew, verses 28–30. Hank Smith. Show Map. But to truly know him, it is necessary to know his roots. Maybe I can come at the 30-year mark. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. They have to. overrideCardHideByline=false Considering the incomprehensible cost of the Crucifixion, Christ is not going to turn his back on us now. Whoever we are, and whatever our problems, his response is always the same, forever: “Come unto me.” Come see what I do and how I spend my time. We have found that God. But whoever you are and wherever you find yourself as you seek your way in life, I offer you tonight “the way . Publisher. Jeffrey R. Holland. Here in the shadow of the 21st century we are more often to face slightly more metaphysical sicknesses than those biblical ills of old like leprosy and consumption. Hide Map . 1997 (2) 1966 (1) 1988 (1) 1999 (1) 1994 (1) 2000 (1) 1983 (1) 1982 (1) 1985 (1) 1976 (1) 1984 (1) 2004 (1) 1987 (1) Genre. LDS Humor. He is the way. Home; Browse Works; Results 1-2 of 2 for: * . As the introduction has indicated, this is something of a coming home for me. | Mormon Literature & Creative Arts Database. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Lessons from Liberty Jail - Elder Jeffrey R. Holland - Sep 7, 2008. http://mormonchannel.org/ces-devotionalsThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Some of you seem to have so many blessings and so many wonderful choices ahead of you. Pages Liked by This Page. Even as he calls us to come to him and follow him, he is unfailingly running to help us. “Whoso hearkeneth unto me,” Jehovah says, “shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil” (Proverbs 1:33). character” (that is also his phrase) maintained by the Savior and his willingness and ability to “forgive iniquity, transgression, and sin,” we would be, he said, “in constant doubt of salvation.” But because the Father and the Son are unchangeably “full of goodness” then, in the words of the Prophet, such knowledge “does away [with] doubt, and makes faith exceedingly strong” (Lectures on Faith 3:19–20). 434.3k Followers, 24 Following, 41 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jeffrey R. Holland (@jeffreyrholland) It is their nature. I do ask for your faith and prayers tonight, that the Spirit of the Lord will be unrestrained and with us in great abundance. It is the heaviest cross men and women ever bear. When Jeffrey R. Holland was called to be an apostle for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his brother Dennis remarked that he was not surprised: All Jeff ever wanted to do was teach the gospel to students in a classroom, he said. He grew up in St. George, Utah, in a home his mother and father literally built with their own hands. . Anyway, an effort was made to find current addresses for the entire class and get everyone to the reunion. overrideTextColor= May we have enough faith to accept the goodness of God and the mercy of his Only Begotten Son. Then he wishes us to give comfort to others. Let me quote the marvelous James E. Talmage on this matter: Into every adult human life come experiences like unto the battling of the storm-tossed voyagers with contrary winds and threatening seas; ofttimes the night of struggle and danger is far advanced before succor appears; and then, too frequently the saving aid is mistaken for a greater terror. deutsch - kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Jeffrey R Holland 1940 US - amerikanischer Repräsentant des Mormonentums Jennifer Holland Autorin US - amerikanische amtierender Präsident des Kollegiums seit dem 14. Some of you know what you want to be and where you want to go with your lives, and some of you don’t. Those are important and, like the tithes of mint and anise and cummin Christ spoke of, should be observed—but not without attention to the weightier matters of the kingdom, first and foremost of which is a personal spiritual relationship with deity, including the Savior, whose kingdom this is. Instantly, as was his nature, Peter sprang over the vessel’s side and into the troubled waves. CES Fireside - Elder Jeffery R. Holland Elder Holland started by giving us the history of Liberty Jail, and the story behind it. We send latter-day witnesses, including prophets, apostles, and missionaries, around the world to declare his message. Finally recognizing the Master that night, Peter exclaimed, “Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.”. I think that is what he meant when he said, “Come; see what I do and watch how I spend my time.”. We even had our own Fonzie—black leather jacket and all. That is the very center of our message. We all have problems, and ultimately each individual has to take responsibility for his or her own happiness. Related Works. He expressed great love and support to the missionaries, the mission presidents and companions and our area presidency. My beloved colleagues in the Church Educational System, thank you for this privilege to be with you. It is more like a hospital provided for those who wish to get well. Jeffrey R. Holland LDS Mormon Apostle Collection by Mormon Hub. The Prophet Joseph Smith taught in the Lectures on Faith that it was necessary to have “an acquaintance” (that’s his phrase) with the divine attributes of the Father and the Son in order to have faith in them. overrideTextAlignment= [Matthew 8:16–17; emphasis added]. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. Official Facebook page for Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. overrideButtonText= BYU University Communications Currently, he is the fourth most senior apostle in the church. That beautiful number, one of my very favorite pieces of devotional music, provides not only the Spirit but also the text for my brief message to you tonight. Wherever else you think you may be going, I ask you to “come unto him” as the imperative first step in getting there, in finding your individual happiness and strength and success. I have wept for her—my friend—and other friends like her in our youth for whom I and a lot of others obviously were not masters of “the healer’s art.” We simply were not the Savior’s agents or disciples that he intended a group of young people to be. overrideTextAlignment=. Consider, for example, the Savior’s benediction upon his disciples even as he moved toward the pain and agony of Gethsemane and Calvary. whereby man [or woman] can be saved in the kingdom of God” (2 Nephi 31:20–21). Lord, I would follow thee. Now that I am nearly over those feelings of loneliness and shattered self-esteem, I cannot bring myself to see all of the class and run the risk of remembering all of that again. He knows it all, and he knows the way. You At the time of this call, Elder Holland was serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, to which he had been called on 1 April 1989. overrideTextColor= It is a wonderful missionary scripture. Jeffrey R. Holland was a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this fireside address was delivered at Brigham Young University on 2 March 1997. In short, He can’t if you don’t believe. . overrideCardHideDescription=false To meet Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is to find a warm, personable, buoyant friend. Notes. For some of you that is simply to live with greater faith, to believe more. (And I certainly consider you in your youth. [2 Corinthians 1:3–4]. . Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. . 142 Pins • 6.4k Followers. . In fact, you look younger to me every year of my life!) The seas and oceans may dry up completely. In studies published over the last year, BYU’s interdisciplinary research group Autism Connect has outlined ways to change these norms by improving the accuracy, timeliness and helpfulness of autism diagnoses. it means to be baptized and come into the body and fellowship of Christ. Other translations render that simply “What do you want?”, They answered, “Where dwellest thou?” or “Where do you live?”. ASB C-347 Our instruction and edification, as the scripture says, is to come “from above.” I pray for and await that heavenly guidance even as you do. In the spirit of Christ’s first invitation to Philip and Andrew and then to Peter and the whole of his twelve apostles, jump into this work. 220]. My life was straight out of Happy Days. Trying to help them keep their chin up—and the Corinthians had a lot to be grim about—he wrote: Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. But as he went about preaching and teaching, he bound up all manner of wounds in the process. I am very conscious that your speaker last month was President Gordon B. Hinckley. My beloved young friends, I know of no other way for you to succeed or to be happy or to be safe. Because of the winds, these men probably never even raised the sails but labored only with the oars—and labor it would have been. [Matthew 5:46–47]. 801-422-4511, Photo by . 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