Teachings of Presidents of the Church
David O. McKay

David O. McKay Portrait, by Everett Clark Thorpe.

Published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Salt Lake City, Utah

© 2003 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
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English approval: 8/00


36492, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, ii

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Title     Page

Introduction     v

Historical Summary     x

The Life and Ministry of David O. McKay     xiii

  1  Jesus Christ: "The Way, the Truth, and the Life"     1

  2  The Dual Nature of Man     11

  3  The Purpose of the Church     21

  4  Elements of Worship     29

  5  The Blessings of Unity     39

  6  "Every Member a Missionary"     49

  7  The Significance of the Resurrection     61

  8  The Power of Prayer     71

  9  Overcoming Temptation     81

10  The Divine Calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith     91

11  Living the Word of Wisdom     103

12  Priesthood, the Responsibility to Represent God     113

13  The Sacred Importance of Temples     125

14  Preparing for an Eternal Marriage and Family     135

15  Experiencing Happiness in Marriage     143

16  The Noble Calling of Parents     153

17  A Testimony of the Truth     163

18  Courage to Live Righteously     171

19  The Divine Nature of Service     179

20  Teaching, a Noble Work     187

21  The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel     195

22  Agency and Responsibility     205

23  Developing a Christlike Character     215

24  "Let Your Light So Shine"     225

List of Paintings     233

Index     234

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