Posts Tagged ‘General Conference’

May 30 — Blindly Following Unknown Gods. James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.” (more…)

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 May 18 — Whom are You Honoring – Jesus or Man? John 5:43-44 “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. 44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?” (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘The Work of the Temple and Family History—One and the Same Work,’ April 2023 “As we follow the guidance of the prophets and learn how to do our family history and perform the temple ordinances for our ancestors, we will experience great joy to the point that we will not want to stop doing it. …

“The temple lies at the center of strengthening our faith and spiritual fortitude because the Savior and His doctrine are the very heart of the temple.

Everything taught in the temple, through instruction and through the Spirit, increases our understanding of Jesus Christ.”” — Benjamín De Hoyos, Of the Seventy (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘The Lord Jesus Christ Teaches Us to Minister,’ April 2023 “The Lord Jesus Christ said: “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. …

“As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.” — Juan A. Uceda (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘Trusting the Doctrine of Christ,’ April 2023 “…If we are to accept President Nelson’s invitation to have the doctrine of Christ rooted in the marrow of our bones, we must deepen our conversion to the Lord by study, prayer, faithful living and continual repentance.

We must invite the Holy Ghost to engrave the doctrine of Christ ‘in fleshy tables of [our hearts]’ (2 Corinthians 3:3) as permanently as it was engraved by Nephi upon the plates of gold. … Building “on the foundation of a covenantal relationship with Christ, we are trusting the doctrine of Christ, and, as we come unto Him, we have His promise of eternal life.” — Evan A. Schmutz (more…)

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 Jeremiah 14:14 “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.” (more…)

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“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29

 General Conference, ‘Focus on Jesus Christ,’ April 2023 “Focusing on Jesus Christ through Covenants —— Our covenants help us focus our attention, our thoughts, and our actions on Christ. As we “cleave unto the covenants [we have] made,” we can more easily identify “the things of this world” that we should “lay aside” and “the things of a better [world]” we should diligently seek. …  —“for we know that if we can be worthy of the presence of the Holy Ghost, we can also be worthy to live in the presence of Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.” —  Milton R. Camargo, Sunday School Counselor (more…)

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 May 10 – Acts 17:26 “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.”


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 General Conference, ‘A Living Prophet for the Latter Days,’ April 2023 “The doctrine and principles that we must follow to survive spiritually and endure physically are found in the words of a living prophet.

…prophetic teachings do not become more valuable with age. That is why we should not seek to use the words of past prophets to dismiss the teachings of living prophets. … Our seemingly small deviations, quiet neglect, or whispered criticisms in response to prophetic counsel may result in our only walking dangerously near the edge of the covenant path.” — Allen D. Haynie (more…)

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December 22 — Wise Men, Kings, Prophets. Numbers 24:17 “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.”

Matthew 2:8-12 “And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.” (more…)

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As an FYI, the GC talk we’re looking at today was delivered in October 2021 by Quentin Cook.

 General Conference, ‘Personal Peace in Challenging Times,’ October 2021 “I was recently assigned to dedicate a portion of historic Nauvoo. As part of the assignment, I was able to visit Liberty Jail in Missouri. As I viewed the jail, I contemplated the events that make it such a significant part of Church history. The lives of the Saints were threatened as the result of an extermination order issued by the governor of Missouri. In addition, the Prophet Joseph and a few choice associates had been unjustly imprisoned in Liberty Jail. One of the reasons for the violent opposition to our members was most of them were opposed to slavery.” — Quentin L. Cook

But Brigham Declared…  (more…)

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 October 31 –– Forgiveness After You’ve Paid Uttermost Farthing. Dan. 7:13-14b; “I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14…that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him…”

Ephesians 1:20-22; “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church”. (more…)

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“Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: 35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” Acts 10:34-35

 General Conference, ‘The Doctrine of Belonging,’ October 2022 “How blessed we are to see the day that Zion is being established simultaneously on every continent and in our own neighborhoods. As the Prophet Joseph Smith said, the people of God in every age have looked forward with joyful anticipation to this day, and “we are the favored people that God has made choice of to bring about the Latter-day glory.”

Having been given this privilege, we cannot permit any racism, tribal prejudice, or other divisions to exist in the latter-day Church of Christ. … (more…)

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‘But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.’ 1 Peter 3:15

 General Conference, ‘Nourishing and Bearing Your Testimony,’ October 2022 “…Do I Know and Understand What a Testimony Is? Your testimony is a most precious possession, often associated with deep spiritual feelings. These feelings are usually communicated quietly and described as a “still small voice.” (more…)

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‘As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.’ Psalm 55:16

 General Conference, ‘A Mighty Change of Heart: “I Have Nothing More to Give You”’, April 2022 “Experience a “mighty change of heart” by studying the scriptures, strengthening one’s faith in Jesus Christ, praying, fasting and covenanting to surrendering our hearts to Him. …

Maintain that mighty change by partaking of the sacrament, turning one’s life to the temple and loving and serving neighbors. … This change of heart is not an event; it takes faith, repentance and constant spiritual work to happen. …

As we participate in the conference this weekend, let the words of our prophets, which will come from the Lord, enter our hearts to experience a mighty change. (more…)

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 July 24 – Gospel Preaching to the Dead. Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (more…)

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‘And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.’ Isaiah 35:8

 TheChurchNews.com “Heavenly Father’s children who live on this earth should prepare to return to Him by doing everything He commands.

“The path to perfection is the covenant path, and Christ is the center of all ordinances and covenants.” …by participating in the sacrament, remembering the Savior and keeping His commandments, “we shall have His Spirit to be with us.” The Lord also “renews the promised remission of sin.”

“We need the Spirit to help us navigate through mortality and the sacrament to energize our spiritual being.” — Adeyinka A. Ojediran (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘For God So Loved Us’, April 2022  “God sent Jesus Christ because He loves His children and designed a plan for each of them to return home to Him. This plan is personal and was set forth by a loving Heavenly Father, “who knows our hearts, our names and what He needs us to do.” …

Heavenly Father’s personalized plan includes helping others return to Him because “that is how we become like Jesus Christ.” —  Michael T. Ringwood (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘Is the Plan Working?’, April 2022 “All of us face boisterous winds that can shake our faith and cause us to sink. When we struggle—for any reason—that does not mean the plan isn’t working. That is when we need the plan the most!

In those moments, follow the example of Peter. Turn to the Savior right away.

“Now is the time and the day of your salvation. … Do not procrastinate the day of your repentance.”8

Humble yourself before the Lord… Peter had shown faith, both in walking on the water and in reaching out to the Savior when he needed help. Even so, the Savior saw in Peter the potential for so much more. “O thou of little faith,” He said, “wherefore didst thou doubt?”10 (more…)

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 General Conference, ‘Fear Not: Believe Only!’ April 2022 “Young adults—and senior couples as well—serve missions by the thousands at their own expense with no say whatsoever as to where they will labor, and members young and old trundle off to temples to perform sacred ordinances necessary to bind the human family together— …

God promised He would, out of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, guide prophets, give an iron rod, open a narrow gate leading to a strait path, and above all grant us the power to finish the course. So please, please, stay for the whole feast even if you are not sure about the broccoli.” — Jeffrey Holland (more…)

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