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“The gift of grace” by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency was the concluding speaker at the Sunday morning session of General Conference.

He talked about the divinity of Easter. He said on this day, we celebrate the most glorious and magnificent day in the history of the World.

“It is the day that changed everything,” President Uchtdorf said.

He explained that on this day, everyone’s lives changed. On this day, the Savior burst our chains of sin, which held us captive. Through the divinity and miracle of the Atonement, we were set free.

He counseled that the Atonement cannot become commonplace in our lives. We must treat the atonement as sacred and holy.

“It is a wondrous thing, this grace of God. Yet it is often misunderstood,” President Uchtdorf said. “Even so, we should know God’s grace if we intend to inherit what has been prepared for us in His eternal Kingdom.”

He taught that we could not earn our way into heaven. Grace opens the windows of heaven, and we need to do all we can to obtain that grace.

He said that God blesses us with gifts of power and strength, which enable us to achieve things that otherwise, would be nearly impossible.

“The demands of justice stand as a barrier, which we are powerless to overcome on our own,” President Uchtdorf said.

The Grace of God is our hope, and through the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ, we can be made clean and return to him someday.

President Uchtdorf encouraged us to show our gratitude to Our Heavenly Father and savior Jesus Christ by keeping his commandments.

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