GCBC Week 18: “The Importance of a Name” by Elder M. Russell Ballard

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There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the “Mormon Moment” in the media.  It’s great when our doctrines and beliefs get more attention and become better understood.  One thing that we have a responsibility to do is to make sure that we respresent well the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and help people know what our church means.  Elder Ballard points out that the name of the church encompasses the heart of our doctrine and our identity, and he reminds us to use that name to teach people about who we are.

The Importance of a Name M. Russell Ballard

“Let us develop the habit … of making it clear that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the name by which the Lord Himself has directed that we be known.”

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GCBC Week 23: What Have You Done With My Name?

We’re on the final countdown now toward our next General Conference.  Can you even believe how close we are to starting over again?  This week we will study…

“What Have You Done with My Name?”
by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold

“Our Savior invites us on a daily basis to cleanse our names and return to His presence. His encouragement is full of love and tenderness.”

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