Here are a list of talks that Landon + I watched along with millions of members of our faith around the world as we got to listen to general conference with family this past weekend. below is saturday’s edition || Oh conference, it’s the best.
President Thomas S. Monson | Welcome to conference
△ live true to the faith // we are a temple attending people
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland | The cost and blessings of discipleship
△ defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion.
△ friends, especially my young friends, take heart. pure christlike love, flowing from true righteousness can change the world.
Elder Ronald A. Rasband | The joyful burden of discipleship
△ we are surrounded by those in need of our attention, our encouragement, our support, our comfort, our kindness—be they family members, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. we are the lord’s hands here upon the earth, with the mandate to serve and to lift His children. he is dependent upon each of us.
Elder Carlos H. Amado | Christ the Redeemer
△ i testify that christ will return in a way very different from his first coming. he will come in power and glory with all the just and faithful saints. he will come as king of kings and lord of lords, as the prince of peace, the promised messiah, the savior and redeemer, to judge the living and the dead. i love him with all my heart, and i plead that we may serve with joy and dedication and that we may remain faithful to him until the end.
Sister Linda S. Reeves | Protection from pornography
△ a friend recently cautioned me, “when you ask the sisters to read the scriptures and pray more, it stresses them out. they already feel like they have too much to do.” these are the very practices that help take away stress and add protection to our homes.
Elder Neil L. Andersen: | Spiritual whirlwinds
△ not all whirlwinds in life are of your own making. some come because of the wrong choices of others, and some come because just because this is mortality.
President Henry B. Eyring | A priceless heritage of hope
△ because adam and eve did fall we have temptation, trials and death as our universal inheritance. however our loving heavenly father gave us the gift of his beloved son jesus christ as our savior that great gift and blessing of the atonement brings a universal inheritance: the promise of a resurrection and a possibility of eternal life to all who are born.
Saturday Afternoon Session
Elder Russell M. Nelson | Let your faith show
△ one of the realities of mortal life is that our faith will be tested and challenged.
△ faith in the lord jesus christ can be bolstered as we learn about him and live our religion.
△ are we securely tied to god so that our faith shows or are we actually tied to something else?
Elder Richard G. Scott | I have given you an example
△ we best serve our Father in Heaven by righteously influencing others and serving them.
△ you will need to study diligently. do not become so absorbed with trivial things that you miss learning the doctrine and teachings of the Lord. with a solid, personal doctrinal foundation, you will be a powerful source for sharing vital truths with others who desperately need them.
Elder Robert D. Hales | If ye love me, keep my commandments
△ obedience makes us progressively stronger, capable of faithfully enduring tests and trials in the future.
△ brothers and sisters, of all the lessons we learn from the life of the Savior, none is more clear and powerful than the lesson of obedience.
Elder Claudio D. Zivic | Let’s not take the wrong way
△ abide in me, and I in you. as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. john 15:4
△ the day will come in which we shall again meet up with our redeemer and savior, jesus christ. i plead that on that sacred and sublime occasion we can recognize him because of the knowledge we have of him and because of having followed his teachings. he will show us the marks in his hands and feet, and we will join together in a lasting embrace, weeping for joy at having followed His way.
△ i pray that we will not lose sight of the way so that we may always be connected with the heavens, so that the currents of the world do not sweep us away.
Elder W. Craig Zwick | What do you think? [get your kleenex ready]
△ the gospel of jesus christ teaches us to love and treat all people with kindness and civility—even when we disagree
△ a soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger proverbs 15:1
△ there exists today a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for each other across wide distances of belief and behavior
△ the willingness to see through each other’s eyes will transform corrupt communication into ministering grace.
Elder Quentin L. Cook | Roots and branches
△ the first presidency has encouraged members, especially youth and young single adults, to emphasize family history work and ordinances.