Elder Jensen preaches reverence

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 16 2011 8:24 p.m. MDT

"The scriptures themselves are our best sources on learning and teaching, the Savior being the perfect model of a learner/teachers," he said.

Some of the ways individuals are able to become a diligent learner include: becoming teachable and having a desire to learn; studying, searching, pondering and likening the scriptures to oneself; being a punctual, reverent listener in church meetings and at home; and being open to correction or instruction.

5. Both teacher and listener participate respectfully to invite the spirit

"It is important to remember that there are basically two kinds of meetings held in this church — one is formal and the other is informal," he said. "In a formal meeting, audience participation by way of discussion or comments is not encouraged. … On the other hand, in informal meetings … listener participation is vital for edification to occur."

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