LDS Quotes on Discipleship

“It’s easier to hold your principles 100 percent of the time than it is to hold them 98 percent of the time.”

Clayton M. Christensen  |  How Will You Measure Your Life?

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Neal A. Maxwell Headshot

“I am going to preach a hard doctrine to you now. The submission of one’s will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. It is a hard doctrine, but it is true. The many other things we give to God, however nice that may be of us, are actually things He has already given us, and He has loaned them to us. But when we begin to submit ourselves by letting our wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him. And that hard doctrine lies at the center of discipleship.”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  “Insights from My Life,” Ensign, August 2000, p. 9

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“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”

CS Lewis  |  Mere Christianity

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“What is the cost of discipleship? It is primarily obedience. It is the forsaking of many things. But since everything in life has a price, it is a price worth paying, considering that the great promise of the Savior is for peace in this life and eternal life in the life to come. It is a price we cannot afford not to pay.”

James E. Faust  |  "The Price of Discipleship", Ensign, April 1999, 2

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“The day is gone when you can be a quiet and comfortable Christian. Your religion is not just about showing up for church on Sunday. It is about showing up as a true disciple from Sunday morning through Saturday night. … There is no such thing as a ‘part-time’ disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Russell M. Nelson


Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the LDS church

“In times of anxiety we tend to focus pretty much on the ‘Latter-day’ part of our Church’s name. Here I issue a call to you to concentrate on the ‘Saint’ portion of that phrase. That is the element in our Church title that should be demanding our attention. Think of the blessings we enjoy. Think of the remarkable age in which we live. Think of the economic and educational, scientific, and spiritual blessings we have that no other era or people in the history of the world have ever had, and then consider the responsibility we have to live worthily in our moment in time.”

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  |  "Broken Things to Mend"

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“But, as President Kimball noted, ‘We do not go to Sabbath meetings to be entertained or even solely to be instructed. We go to worship the Lord. It is an individual responsibility, and regardless of what is said from the pulpit, if one wishes to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth, he may do so by attending his meetings, partaking of the sacrament, and contemplating the beauties of the gospel. If the service is a failure to you, you have failed. No one can worship for you; you must do your own waiting upon the Lord.”

Church News  |  (Ensign, January 1978.) — Church News, July 6, 2002, p. 16

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“God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability!”

Elder Neal A. Maxwell  |  Ensign, July 1975, p. 7

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I invite you to commit to a lifelong process of discipleship. Make and keep covenants. Throw your old ways into deep, churning waterfalls. Completely bury your weapons of rebellion with no handles sticking out. Because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, making covenants with a real intent to reliably honor them will bless your life forever.

Elder Dale G. Renlund  |  Unwavering Commitment to Jesus Christ

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I am a little pencil in God’s hands. He does the thinking. He does the writing. He does everything and sometimes it is really hard because it is a broken pencil and He has to sharpen it a little more.

Mother Teresa  |  The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living

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