“Temple teaches for eternity”: Elder L. Lionel Kendrick

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    By Ali Anderson

    Temple worship, when approached with reverence and worthiness, is spiritual training for eternity, said Elder L. Lionel Kendrick in the Sunday afternoon session of general conference.

    “Our worship in the temple is in preparation to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father and his Son. We must enhance our temple experience,” said Elder Kendrick, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy.

    He encouraged church members to realize the significance of temple work and to further embrace the blessings of the temple through increased spiritual preparation.

    “Those who enter the temple should prepare both their hearts and their minds,” he said.

    Elder Kendrick said church members can enhance their worship by leaving the world behind and seeking added light and knowledge while in the temple.

    Members should increase their temple reverence, speaking in “soft and subdued tones” and focusing on promptings of the Holy Ghost, he said.

    This reverence should be motivated by gratitude to the Lord for the blessings of temple worship, he said.

    Church members should respond to the blessings of temple worship by increasing their preparation and making the temple a top priority in their lives, he said.

    “If we do these things the Lord will bless us and we will become prepared to live in his presence,” Elder Kendrick said.

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