Serving And Saving

Today’s Conference Countdown message is about the power of Christ to serve and save souls, and the power of Christ within us to also help serve and save. President Thomas S. Monson shared the following story during the October 2006 General Conference:

“While driving to the office one morning, I passed a dry-cleaning establishment which had a sign in the window. It read, “It’s the Service That Counts.” The sign’s message simply would not leave my mind. Suddenly I realized why. In actual fact it is the service that counts—the Lord’s service.

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“In the Book of Mormon we read of noble King Benjamin. In the true humility of an inspired leader, he recounted his desire to serve his people and lead them in paths of righteousness. He then declared to them:

“Because I said unto you that I had spent my days in your service, I do not desire to boast, for I have only been in the service of God.

“And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:16–17).

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“This is the service that counts, the service to which all of us have been called: the service of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Along your pathway of life you will observe that you are not the only traveler. There are others who need your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save.

– Thomas S. Monson, How Firm A Foundation, October 2006, LDS General Conference

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I conclude today’s post with another beautiful true-life story that illustrates President Monson’s message. Meet George Patrick O’Neill. He rescues injured birds. He also knows a thing or two about how Christ rescues souls – including his.

Have you felt the saving power of Christ working in and through your life? How have you served and saved others today? – MoSop

4 thoughts on “Serving And Saving

  1. The Bible teaches us to serve others in Matthew 25:

    34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

    40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

    44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

    45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

    Can’t be much more explicit than that.

    Lynnella

  2. Love your blogs and love these videos you often post. THis is a great one! We had a wonderful baptism today. How great it is to be part of bringing someon into the gospel of Jesus Christ and see ing the change in their lives.

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