Richard G. Scott; Prophet, Seer And Revelator

The Lord called Richard G. Scott to be His apostle on October 1, 1988. Prior to that he served as a Seventy from April 2, 1977. Elder Scott has an Engineering background. Read more about Richard G. Scott.

General Conference Talks By Elder Richard G. Scott

The Power of Scripture: "Scriptures are like packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration from on high."

  • Throughout the ages, Father in Heaven has inspired select men and women to find, through the guidance of the Holy Ghost, solutions to life’s most perplexing problems.
  • They (The scriptures) can become the key to open the channel to communion with our Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
  • They can become stalwart friends that are not limited by geography or calendar.
  • It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change.
  • They have potent power to heal emotional challenges when there is faith in the Savior. They can accelerate physical healing.

The Eternal Blessings of Marriage: "The temple sealing has greater meaning as life unfolds. It will help you draw ever closer together and find greater joy and fulfillment."

  • Don’t withhold those natural expressions of love. And it works a lot better if you are holding her close while you tell her.
  • Pure love is an incomparable, potent power for good. Righteous love is the foundation of a successful marriage. It is the primary cause of contented, well-developed children.
  • Marriage provides an ideal setting for overcoming any tendency to be selfish or self-centered.

The Transforming Power of Faith and Character : "A consistent, righteous life produces an inner power and strength that can be permanently resistant to the eroding influence of sin and transgression."

  • When faith is properly understood and used, it has dramatically far-reaching effects.
  • Such faith can transform an individual’s life from maudlin, common everyday activities to a symphony of joy and happiness.
  • But true faith, faith unto salvation, is centered on the Lord Jesus Christ, faith in His doctrines and teachings, faith in the prophetic guidance of the Lord’s anointed, faith in the capacity to discover hidden characteristics and traits that can transform life.
  • Faith and character are intimately related.
  • Your exercise of faith in true principles builds character; fortified character expands your capacity to exercise more faith. As a result, your capacity and confidence to conquer the trials of life is enhanced.
  • The more your character is fortified, the more enabled you are to benefit from exercising the power of faith.
  • Strong moral character results from consistent correct choices in the trials and testing of life.

To Acquire Spiritual Guidance:"By careful practice, through the application of correct principles, and by being sensitive to the feelings that come, you will gain spiritual guidance." 

Temple Worship: The Source of Strength and Power in Times of Need; "When we keep the temple covenants we have made and when we live righteously . . . , we have no reason to worry or to feel despondent." 

He Lives! All Glory to His Name!Our understanding of and faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ will provide strength and capacity needed for a successful life.

  • He has the capacity to communicate love that is so powerful, so overwhelming as to surpass the capacity of the human tongue to express adequately.
  • When we obey a law, we receive a blessing. When we break a law, there is nothing left over from prior obedience to satisfy the demands of justice for that broken law.
  • There is an imperative need for each of us to strengthen our understanding of the significance of the Atonement of Jesus Christ so that it will become an unshakable foundation upon which to build our lives.
  • It is truly said that the most important callings in time and eternity are those of father and mother.
  • The best way to make a permanent change for good is to make Jesus Christ your model and His teachings your guide for life.
  • The Savior loves each of us and will make it possible for our every need to be satisfied as we qualify by obedience for all of the blessings He wants us to have on this earth.

To Heal the Shattering Consequences of Abuse: "The power of healing is inherent in the Atonement of Jesus Christ." 

Truth: The Foundation of Correct Decisions: "A knowledge of truth is of little value unless we apply it in making correct decisions." 

Using the Supernal Gift of Prayer: "Prayer is a supernal gift of our Father in Heaven to every soul." 

The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness: "True, enduring happiness, with the accompanying strength, courage, and capacity to overcome the greatest difficulties, will come as you center your life in Jesus Christ." 

Now Is the Time to Serve a Mission!: Exciting fields of labor the world over allow the inspiration of the Lord to call young men and women and devoted couples to challenging assignments. 

Truth Restored: The Father's plan of salvation and happiness . . . will help you overcome every challenge in life. 

The Power of Preach My Gospel: I encourage you to find out how this extraordinary resource can help in your missionary efforts. 

Peace of Conscience and Peace of Mind: "For many, relief and happiness can come by understanding the relationship between peace of conscience and peace of mind." This is another one of my personal favorites. 

How to Live Well amid Increasing Evil: "As you continue to center your mind and heart in [the Lord], He will help you have a rich and full life no matter what happens in the world around you.

Realize Your Full Potential: With all my capacity I encourage you to discover who you really are. . . . I urge you to discern through the Spirit your divinely given capacities. 

The Sustaining Power of Faith in Times of Uncertainty and Testing: Faith in God and in His guidance through the Holy Spirit will sustain you in an increasingly more challenging world. 

To Be Free of Heavy Burdens: You must trust that the Savior has given His life so that you can make the required changes in your life, changes that will bring peace.

Full Conversion Brings Happiness: Your happiness now and forever is conditioned on your degree of conversion and the transformation that it brings to your life.

The Power of a Strong Testimony: "Your personal security and happiness depend upon the strength of your testimony, for it will guide your actions in times of trial or uncertainty."

First Things First: "Do the best you can while on earth to have an ideal family. To help you do that, ponder and apply the principles in the proclamation on the family."

The Path to Peace and Joy: "Are you taking full advantage of the redeeming power of repentance in your life so that you can have greater peace and joy?"

The Sanctity of Womanhood: Each of us absolutely must help each daughter of God we can to realize what sacred characteristics Father in Heaven has given her.

He Lives: He [Jesus Christ] has given His life that even in our weakness, we may overcome our mistakes through repentance and obedience to His gospel.

Receive the Temple Blessings: It is a place of peace, solitude, and inspiration. Regular attendance will enrich your life with greater purpose.

The Power of Righteousness: Choosing to do what the Lord has defined as right will, in the long run, always lead to the best outcomes.

Removing Barriers to Happiness: Appreciation for ethnic, cultural, or national heritage can be very wholesome and beneficial, but it can also perpetuate patterns of life that should be set aside by a devoted Latter-day Saint.

Why Every Member a Missionary?: How seriously have you personally taken the Lord's charge to share His gospel? It is a lifelong responsibility . . . to be addressed differently according to the various seasons of your life.

Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer: The Redeemer loves you and will help you do the essential things that bring happiness now and forever.

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