Topic Study: Service

(April 2007)

President Marion G. Romney: “Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom.  Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made.” (As quoted by Elder M. Russell Ballard, “When Thou Art Converted”)

President Thomas S. Monson often quoted Elder Stephen L. Richards about service:

President Stephen L Richards spoke often to holders of the priesthood and emphasized his philosophy pertaining to it. He declared: “The Priesthood is usually simply defined as ‘the power of God delegated to man.’ ” He continues: “This definition, I think, is accurate. But for practical purposes I like to define the Priesthood in terms of service and I frequently call it ‘the perfect plan of service.’ ”  (Thomas S. Monson, “Duty Calls,” Ensign, May 1996,  43, quoting Elder Richards in Conference Report, Apr. 1937, 46.)

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