In the words of the Doctrine and Covenants, these were societies with ‘every man seeking the interest of his neighbor, and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of God. Such teaching is not based on any one sect’s doctrines but comes directly from the Master Himself. We feel real concern for the needs of our fellowman, temporal and spiritual, and act on those feelings … It is a culture of learning and study … It is a culture of faith and obedience … It is a culture of prayer … It is a culture of missionary work.”, “In the culture of Christ, women are elevated to their proper and eternal status. Those are bedrock principles of a life devoted to Jesus Christ and His work.”, “Your temple recommend reflects a deep, spiritual intent that you are striving to live the laws of the Lord and love what He loves: humility, meekness, steadfastness, charity, courage, compassion, forgiveness, and obedience. We move toward loving our adversaries when we avoid anger and hostility toward those with whom we disagree. If we seek these gifts to better serve others, He will bless us in our efforts. Conferences. They had to act, and because of their effort, ‘there was bread.'”. October 2020; April 2020; October 2019; April 2019; All conferences (101) Speakers. Moving Forward. Our unshakable faith in that doctrine guides our steps and gives us joy. If we turn to Him, He will heal us and make us whole again.”, “As the beloved daughters of Heavenly Father, and as the daughters of the Lord Jesus Christ in His kingdom, you will play a crucial part in the grand times ahead.”, “You sisters, your daughters, your granddaughters, and the women you have nurtured will be at the heart of creating that society of people who will join in glorious association with the Savior. © Copyright 2016 - Third Hour. He's the Founder of The Sunday Pews, and has experience writing for Mormon Newsroom Pacific, KBYU11, Classical 89 Radio, FamilyShare.com and plenty more. ... October 2020. General Conference. And then, when the rough sledding by everyone else is over, please let me come and dwell with Thee, where I can boast about how similar our strengths and our characters are as I float along on my cloud of comfortable Christianity.”12, My beloved brothers and sisters, Christianity is comforting, but it is often not comfortable. Elder D. Todd Christofferson: ‘Sustainable Societies’ President Steven … “Let us not spin our wheels in the memories of yesterday. And I renew my invitation for you to increase your understanding of priesthood power and of temple covenants and blessings. This blog summarizes the key points from each session. We extol but seldom emulate Him. But most often, we strive to refine our character to align ourselves with the attributes of Jesus Christ. The kingdom is yours and the blessings thereof are yours, and the riches of eternity are yours’ (, “‘Fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail’ (, “With the Lord’s promises, we ‘lift up [our] heart[s] and rejoice’ (, “There is boundless power in the doctrine of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. We will be enabled to ‘gather together, and stand in holy places’ and ‘be not moved, until the day of the Lord come. '”, “As with all gifts the Father so willingly offers, seeing deeply requires us to, “Righteousness and unity are profoundly significant. It is without envy or pride. But that doesn’t mean we have to leave behind, “We can, indeed, all cherish the best of our individual earthly cultures and still be full participants in the oldest culture of them all—the original, the ultimate, the eternal culture that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ.”, “As a fighter pilot and airline captain, I learned that while I could not choose the adversity I would encounter during a flight, I could choose how I prepared and how I reacted. The gathering of Israel moves forward.”, “The challenge for you and me is to make certain that each of us will achieve his or her divine potential.”, “If you really want to embrace “a new normal,” I invite you to turn your heart, mind, and soul increasingly to our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ.”, “Now, my dear brothers and sisters, I bless you to be filled with the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ. When people love God with all their hearts and righteously strive to become like Him, there is less strife and contention in society. Those great gifts will not be destroyed, even by death. Conferences. It has a much higher and holier purpose. Wherefore, be subject to the powers that be’ (, “‘We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law’ (, “…the United States Constitution guarantees the ‘right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.’ That is the authorized way to raise public awareness and to focus on injustices in the content or administration of the laws.”, “As citizens and as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we must do better to help root out racism.”, “…the protests protected by the Constitution are, “All of us—police, protesters, supporters, and spectators—should understand the limits of our rights and the importance of our duties to stay within the boundaries of existing law.”, “Redress of grievances by mobs is redress by illegal means. Recently we have been put to the test. Instead, see yourself as John the Revelator surely saw you in his majestic revelation of the latter days. I pray that we as individuals and families are learning the valuable lessons that only challenging experiences can teach us. Pray for your family. “Being temporally prepared and self-reliant means ‘believing that through the grace, or enabling power, of Jesus Christ and our own effort, we are able to obtain all the spiritual and temporal necessities of life we require for ourselves and our families.’ Additional aspects of a spiritual foundation for temporal preparedness include acting ‘in wisdom and order,’ which implies a gradual buildup of food storage and savings over time, as well as embracing ‘small and simple’ means, which is a demonstration of faith that the Lord will magnify our small but consistent efforts. Their oneness with the Savior made them one with each other. “Well, if this is the case,” you might say, “shouldn’t His love and mercy simply part our personal Red Seas and allow us to walk through our troubles on dry ground? '”, “I think it safe to say that when people turn from a sense of accountability to God and begin to trust instead in the ‘arm of flesh,’ disaster lurks. “Unity doesn’t magically happen; it takes work. Each leader that stood at the Conference Center Theater pulpit testified of the Savior. 04/09/2020 by lifeafterministry. October 2020; April 2020; October 2019; April 2019; All conferences (29) ... October 2020 General Conference General Conference Talks. Our spirits long to progress. Join our weekly mailing list to receive the latest in LDS News. Unity and diversity are not opposites. Don’t face the world alone. That issue was settled in a very private garden and on a very public hill in Jerusalem long ago. And you listen for the guiding word of the Lord and His prophet to lead you to safety. By understanding and conforming our lives to that doctrine, including the divine gift of repentance, we can be of good cheer as we keep ourselves on the path toward our eternal destiny—reunion and exaltation with our loving heavenly parents.”, “‘You may be facing overwhelming challenges,’ Elder Richard G. Scott taught. You will need to commit to exerting meaningful effort. May you help prepare the world for the Savior’s return by inviting all to come unto Christ and receive the blessings of His Atonement.”, “Faithfully met challenges and sacrifice do bring the blessings of heaven. '”, “The Lord’s teachings are for eternity and for all of God’s children. Some may have fallen from the safety of their covenants and need our help climbing back into the security of gospel branches. The Church has published a page of “Ideas for Learning and Teaching from General Conference.” It includes the following: Ideas for personal study Ideas for family study (virtually or in person) Ideas for teaching church classes (virtually or in person) Find it in online and in the Gospel Library app in the General Conference collection […] What if it is, to some degree, attainable in this life and, indeed, a prerequisite to being with Him again? 5 Oct 2020. I also hope that all of us will more fully acknowledge the ‘greatness of God’ and the truth that ‘he shall consecrate [our] afflictions for [our] gain. '”, “President Russell M. Nelson has urged us to ‘expand our circle of love to embrace the whole human family. Your significant efforts to gain one attribute become the tide that raises all boats in the harbor.”, “It is important for me as I strive to become like Him to record my experiences and what I am learning.”, “In order to see real progress, you will need to put in sustained effort. While asking such questions, we can, if we try, hear another’s cry echoing from a dank, dark prison cell during one of the coldest winters then on record in that locale. A List of EVERYTHING Our Leaders Counseled Us to Do at General... By Union of Feeling We Obtain Power with God, Let Patience Have Her Perfect Work, and Count It All Joy, Do Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with God, The 7 Best General Conference Stories of All Time, General Conference: Sunday Afternoon Session Recap, General Conference: Sunday Morning Session Recap, 7 Things Mormons Need to Seriously Chill Out About, 3 Mormon Moms Create Multi-Million Dollar Company, Home Dedication: Set Your Home Apart from the World, 27 More of the Funniest #ThugMormon Tweets, #MormonHarryPotter: What Hogwarts Looks Like Under a Mormon Spell, “I pray that we as a people are using this unique time to grow spiritually. You make the decisions based on best proven practices.”, “Focus on the things you can do and not on the things you cannot do. Saturday afternoon session. Would you be willing to be one of these angels?”, “I promise, that if we are willing to serve, the Lord will give us opportunities to be ministering angels.”, “While we endure a season of physically distancing ourselves from others, we need never endure a season of spiritually distancing ourselves from Him who continually, with outstretched arms, entreats us, ‘Come unto me.’”, “With those around us, let us be more open, more willing to talk of Christ.”, “Let us kindly witness our faith in Christ.”, “Be more open on social media in talking about your trust in Christ.”, “We care more about being His followers than being ‘liked’ by our own followers.”, “I promise you that as we prepare ourselves as President Nelson did, we also will be different, thinking more about the Savior, speaking of Him more frequently and with less hesitation.”, “As we come to know and love Him more deeply, our words will flow more comfortably, as they do when we speak of one of our children or of a dear friend.”, “If the world is going to speak less of Him, who is going to speak more of Him? 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