Christ the Exemplar

Joseph-Fielding-Smith-mormon“We believe that worship is far more than prayer and preaching the gospel performance. The supreme act of worship is to keep the commandments, to following the footsteps of the Son of God, to do ever those things that please Him. It is one thing to give lip service to the Lord; it is quite another to respect and honor His will by following the example He has set for us.”
– Joseph Fielding Smith



david-a-bednar-large“People of integrity and honesty not only practice what they preach, they are what they preach. And the Savior stands as the finest example.”
– David A. Bednar




MONSON_medium“Not only by precept did Jesus teach, but also by example.  He stretched forth his hand that others might be lifted.  Unaltered is the divine command to succor the weak and lift up the hands which hang down and strengthen the feeble knees.  Each of us has the charge to be a doer and lifter.  There are those within the sphere of our own influence who, with outstretched hands, cry out: ‘Is there not balm in Gilead?’  Each of us must answer.”
– Thomas S. Monson


wilfordwoodruff“I have always looked upon the life of our Savior who descended beneath all things that He might rise above all things as an example for His followers.”
– Wilford Woodruff




howard-w-hunter-mormon“Let us follow the Son of God in all ways and all walks of life. Let us make him our exemplar and our guide. We are at a time in the history of the world and the growth of the Church when we must think more of holy things and act more like the Savior would expect his disciples to act. We should at every opportunity ask ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” and then act more courageously upon the answer. We must be about his work as he was about his Father’s. We should make every effort to become like Christ, the one perfect and sinless example this world has ever seen.”
– Howard W. Hunter



josephfsmith“One of the main purposes of our existence is that we might conform to the image and likeness of Him who sojourned in the flesh without blemish – immaculate pure, and spotless! Christ came not only to set an example before all men and to establish the standard of God’s law, and of obedience to the Father.”
– Joseph F. Smith