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Jesus Christ Exemplar

  • "I know of the miracles we witness and the joy we feel when we help others feel the redeeming, healing, and enabling love of our Savior. Our young women may experience the exquisite joy of helping others belong in the association of the gospel of Christ if they will follow our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, who taught: “Follow the Savior’s example by being kind, loving, and charitable. And as we do so, we will be in a better position to call down the powers of heaven for ourselves, for our families, and for our fellow travelers in this sometimes difficult journey back to our heavenly home.”"

    —Carol F. McConkie, "Sister Carol F. McConkie: Young Women Can Extend Love to All Who Feel They “Don’t Belong”", Church News, 18 July 2017
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  • "We could remember that even with such a solemn mission given to him, the Savior found delight in living; he enjoyed people and told his disciples to be of good cheer. He said we should be as thrilled with the gospel as one who had found a great treasure, a veritable pearl of great price, right on our own doorstep. We could remember that Jesus found special joy and happiness in children and said all of us should be more like them—guileless and pure, quick to laugh and to love and to forgive, slow to remember any offense."

    —Jeffrey R. Holland, "“This Do in Remembrance of Me”"
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  • "And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good—yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit."

    D&C 11:12
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  • "For some, serving or ministering one by one, following the Savior’s example, doesn’t come easily. But with practice, each of us can become more like the Savior as we serve God’s children."

    —Linda K. Burton, "First Observe, Then Serve"
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  • "In our lives we experience trials, but if we are ambitious for Christ, we can focus on Him and feel joy even in the midst of them. Our Redeemer is the ultimate example."

    —Kazuhiko Yamashita, "Be Ambitious for Christ"
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  • "Throughout His life our Savior showed us how to use our agency. . . . with every choice and every action He exercised the agency to be our Savior—to break the chains of sin and death for us. And by His perfect life, He taught us that when we choose to do the will of our Heavenly Father, our agency is preserved, our opportunities increase, and we progress."

    —Robert D. Hales, "Agency: Essential to the Plan of Life"
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  • "To follow Christ is to become more like Him. It is to learn from His character. The Savior invites us to learn His gospel by living His teachings. Ancient and modern prophets described it with three words: “Keep the commandments”—nothing more, nothing less."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Becoming Like Jesus Christ", Liahona, January 2009
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  • "So many individuals who have what they perceive to be meager talents humbly and generously use those talents to bless the lives of those around them. Selfishness is the root of great evil. The antidote for that evil is exemplified in the life of the Savior. He shows us how to focus our lives outward in unselfish service to others."

    —Richard G. Scott, "For Peace at Home", Liahona, April 2013
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  • "May your efforts to develop Christlike attributes be successful so that His image may be engraven in your countenance and His attributes manifest in your behavior."

    —Lynn G. Robins, "What Manner of Men and Women Ought Ye to Be?"
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  • "To follow Christ is to become more like Him. It is to learn from His character. As spirit children of our Heavenly Father, we do have the potential to incorporate Christlike attributes into our life and character. The Savior invites us to learn His gospel by living His teachings. To follow Him is to apply correct principles and then witness for ourselves the blessings that follow."

    —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "Christlike Attributes—the Wind Beneath Our Wings"
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