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So many issues become non-issues!”, “The only way to survive spiritually is to be determined to let God prevail in our lives, to learn to hear His voice, and to use our energy to help gather Israel.”, “One way He will succor you will be to invite you always to remember Him and to come unto Him.”, “The way to come unto Him is to feast upon His words, to exercise faith unto repentance, to choose to be baptized and confirmed by His authorized servant, and then to keep your covenants.”, “You and I accepted that invitation to be tested and to prove that we would choose to keep the commandments of God when we would no longer be in the presence of our Heavenly Father.”, “Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know and love you. Trust Him.”, “The Lord stands near us, and He has said: ‘What I say unto one I say unto all, be of good cheer, little children; for I am in your midst, and I have not forsaken you’ (, “…we have God’s assurance that, in the long view of eternity, opposition will not be allowed to overcome us. In this case, yielding to the temptations of the devil, the people ‘began to be divided into classes; and they began to build up churches unto themselves to get gain, and began to deny the true church of Christ. “That small sentence struck me like lightning. 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. That counsel has always been so, for prophets and for all of us.”, “In the midst of hardships, the divine assurance is always ‘be of good cheer, for I will lead you along. So true are the words of the Primary song: ‘My body is a temple [that] needs the greatest care.’ When the Lord appeared to the Nephites, He commanded, ‘Be sanctified by the reception of the Holy Ghost, that ye may stand spotless before me.’ ‘What manner of men ought ye to be?’ asked the Lord and then answered, ‘Even as I am.’ To be ‘recommended to the Lord,’ we strive to be like Him.”, “I remember hearing President Howard W. Hunter in his first general conference address as the 14th President of the Church. Such honesty is vital if we are to progress in becoming like Him.”, “…those of us who are brave might consider asking a trusted family member, spouse, friend, or spiritual leader what attribute of Jesus Christ we are in need of—and we may need to brace ourselves for the response! Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Presidency of the Seventy speaks during the Sunday morning session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 4, 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. By Church News Staff “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding” [, “It is all part of the plan of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, of which I testify, as I pray that we will all persist to our heavenly destination….”, “You are more than eight million strong. '”, “As with all gifts the Father so willingly offers, seeing deeply requires us to, “Righteousness and unity are profoundly significant. ‘Sometimes they are so concentrated, so unrelenting, that you may feel they are beyond your capacity to control. We can achieve greater unity as we foster an atmosphere of inclusion and respect for diversity.”, “Early in the Book of Mormon, approximately 550 years before the birth of Christ, we are taught the fundamental commandment regarding the relationship between Father in Heaven’s children. We are so tired of this contagion, we feel like tearing our hair out. A recommend is not a checklist, a hall pass, or a ticket for special seating. Let Patience Have Her Perfect Work, and Count It All Joy! You simply will go wherever the current takes you. He declared that ‘, “He who authored the plan of salvation described the very purpose of our mortal probation using the words, “…the Lord declared in 1833, ‘Therefore, be not afraid of your enemies, for I have decreed in my heart, saith the Lord, that I will, “The year 2020 has been marked, in part, by a global pandemic that has proved, examined, and tried us in many ways. The more you understand your true identity and purpose, soul deep, the more it will influence everything in your life.”, “Columnist David Brooks said: ‘Many of our society’s great problems flow from people not feeling seen and known. Conferences. As we humbly turn to Him, He will increase our capacity to change.”, “In addition to the transforming power of our Savior’s Atonement, the Holy Ghost will support and guide us as we put forth our effort. Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Sometimes the changes we need to make are associated with serious sin. The change He requests from us is not for His benefit but for ours. I pray that you will prepare to become that diligent missionary, loyal husband or wife, loving father or mother that you have been promised you may ultimately become by being a true disciple of Jesus Christ. And you listen for the guiding word of the Lord and His prophet to lead you to safety. Let’s not judge each other or let our words bite. As we ‘press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men,’ we are blessed with an eternal perspective and vision that stretches far beyond our limited mortal capacity. This has been a marvelous conference, but it is the second time that COVID-19 has altered our traditional proceedings. Elder D. Todd Christofferson: ‘Sustainable Societies’ President Steven … It isn’t complicated to know what to do, but it often goes against our selfish interests, and we have to try. We are all aware that we can do better, and that is our challenge in this day. '”, “[Elder Holland] answered: ‘We are witnessing an ever greater movement toward polarity. So, we can, “Dear sisters, you are adept at creating places of security for yourselves and those you love. … It encourages diverse people to live together in Christian love regardless of religious belief, race, nationality, financial standing, education, or culture. 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. …Meanwhile, those in sustainable societies are seeking, as King Benjamin said, to ‘grow in the knowledge of the glory of him that created [them], or in the knowledge of that which is just and true. This website is not owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes called the Mormon or LDS Church). October 2020 General Conference Schedule: Thank you to all who completed the survey! Then what? Young Men General President Steven J. Lund speaks during the Saturday afternoon session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … In the redeeming name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen. Saturday afternoon session. We must be diligent in living the commandments, persevere in our attention to our temple covenants, and be grateful for what the Lord continues to teach about them and be patient as we wait for temples to reopen in their fulness.”, “When the Lord calls for us to ‘redouble’ our efforts, He is asking that we increase in righteousness. … It seeks nothing in return. This principle is true for you and me today.”, “The clarion call to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to strive to be a Zion people who are of one heart and one mind and dwell in righteousness. Our covenantal assignment is to minister, to lift up the hands that hang down, to put struggling people on our backs or in our arms and carry them. There this great high priest teaches that if the word of God is planted in our hearts as a mere seed, and if we care enough to water, weed, nourish, and encourage it, it will in the future bear fruit “which is most precious, … sweet above all that is sweet,” the consuming of which leads to a condition of no more thirst and no more hunger.13, Many lessons are taught in this remarkable chapter, but central to them all is the axiom that the seed has to be nourished and we must wait for it to mature; we “[look] forward with an eye of faith to the fruit thereof.”14 Our harvest, Alma says, comes “by and by.”15 Little wonder that he concludes his remarkable instruction by repeating three times a call for diligence and patience in nurturing the word of God in our hearts, “waiting,” as he says, with “long-suffering … for the tree to bring forth fruit unto you.”16. The answer is “by and by.”17 And whether that be a short period or a long one is not always ours to say, but by the grace of God, the blessings will come to those who hold fast to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I pray that we as individuals and families are learning the valuable lessons that only challenging experiences can teach us. Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks during the Saturday morning session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. By Church News Staff We’ve searched through every single talk from the October 2020 general conference and have compiled a comprehensive list of counsel from each speaker. It is without envy or pride. That is anarchy, a condition that has no effective governance and no formal police, which undermines rather than protects individual rights.”, “This country should be better in eliminating racism not only against Black Americans, who were most visible in the recent protests, but also against Latinos, Asians, and other groups. In a year when President Russell M. Nelson has encouraged us to “hear Him,” it truly was a conference focused on Him. As we come to trust God, sometimes through pleading in our darkest, loneliest, most uncertain moments, we learn He knows us better and loves us more than we know or love ourselves. '”, “Foretelling the widening divergence between the ways of the Lord and of the world, Elder Holland warned that the days of comfortably having one foot in the restored Church and one foot in the world were vanishing quickly. This guidance and enlightenment and power are promised gifts we have received from our Heavenly Father. Opening Message. '”, “As we come unto Him, ‘we can be filled with joy, peace, and consolation. Perhaps you will learn that you need greater patience, humility, charity, love, hope, diligence, or obedience, to name a few.”, “It may also be helpful to honestly complete the Christlike attribute activity in chapter 6 of, “Becoming as Jesus Christ is will require changing our hearts and minds, indeed, our very character, and doing so is possible only through the saving grace of Jesus Christ.”, “Now that you have resolved to change and repent and have sought guidance through praying, pondering honestly, and possibly counseling with others, you will need to select an attribute that will keenly become your focus. '”, “…all are under the directive to become like Him, just as Jesus Christ became like the Father. Elder D. Todd Christofferson. General Conference. As expressed in the words of the hymn: ‘Faith of our fathers, we will love / Both friend and foe in all our strife, / And preach thee, too, as love knows how, / By kindly words and virtuous life. Conferences. And you commit yourself to those standards when you sign your name to that sacred document.”, “Putting off our shoes at the door of the temple is letting go of worldly desires or pleasures that distract us from spiritual growth, setting aside those things which sidetrack our precious mortality, rising above contentious behavior, and seeking time to be holy.”, “By divine design, our physical body is a creation of God, a temple for our spirit, and should be treated with reverence. The views expressed by individual users are the responsibility of those users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church. 04/09/2020 by lifeafterministry. 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. Saturday Morning Session. All that is [hard and challenging] about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.’ He has counseled us, ‘Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not’ (, “I testify that Jesus Christ is our loving Savior, our Redeemer, the Master Healer, and our faithful friend. And, “I am not saying that the days ahead will be easy, but I promise you that the future will be glorious for those who are prepared and who continue to prepare to be instruments in the Lord’s hands.”, “No matter how you pray or to whom you pray, please exercise your faith—whatever your faith may be—and pray for your country and for your national leaders.”, “The Savior taught us to not limit who we pray for.”, “The best way to help the current world situation is for all people to rely more fully upon God and to turn their hearts to Him through sincere prayer.”, “I invite you to pray always. True Christianity, in which we strive to become like our Master, has always required our best efforts.”, “You are good enough, you are loved, but that does not mean that you are yet complete. This is why we need God’s help to create lasting justice, equality, fairness, and peace in our homes and communities. “And where is the pavilion that covereth thy hiding place? Some may have fallen from the safety of their covenants and need our help climbing back into the security of gospel branches. Now is the time to prepare and prove ourselves willing and able to do all things whatsoever the Lord our God shall command us.”, “Faithfulness is not foolishness or fanaticism. Elder Quentin L. Cook, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during the Saturday morning session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc. By Church News Staff General Conference Talk Summaries April 2020 04/07/2020 by lifeafterministry 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” It means believing that even though we do not understand all things, He does. The Lord is all powerful. You muster your faith. Conferences. '”, “…what if becoming ‘even as [He is]’ is not figurative, even in our mortal condition? Our daily choices will either help or hinder our progress. Our spirits long to progress. April 2020 General Conference General Conference Talks. The Savior can help you heal and change while surrounded by those who love you.”, “As we travel the covenant path, sometimes we pick up stones in our shoes in the form of poor habits, sins, or bad attitudes. I speak of the poor, whom the Savior told us never to forget, and I speak of you waiting for the return of a child, no matter what the age, who has chosen a path different from the one you prayed he or she would take. Please do not let anyone dislike me or betray me, and above all, do not ever let me feel forsaken by Thee or those I love. Let’s keep each other’s names safe and give the gift of mercy.”. We must know something of His character, and we must look for His attributes in scripture, worship services, and other holy places. “Unity doesn’t magically happen; it takes work. We can choose to let God be the most powerful influence in our lives, or not.”, “The Lord is gathering those who are willing to let God prevail in their lives.”, “I assure you that your standing before God is not determined by the color of your skin.”, “God does not love one race more than another.”, “Favor or disfavor with God is dependent upon your devotion to God and His commandments, and not the color of your skin.”, “I plead with you to promote respect for all of God’s children.”, “Anytime we do anything that helps anyone—on either side of the veil—to make and keep their covenants with God, we are helping to gather Israel.”, “Are you willing to let God prevail in your life? Sister Sharon Eubank of Relief Society general presidency speaks during the general women’s session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Oct. 3, 2020. October 2020 General Conference General Conference Talks. '”, “As we embrace spiritual principles and seek inspiration from the Lord, we will be guided to know the Lord’s will for us, individually and as families, and how best to apply the important principles of temporal preparedness. That issue was settled in a very private garden and on a very public hill in Jerusalem long ago. What level of effort would we be willing to give to invite His miraculous power into our lives so that we can change our very nature?”, “Elder Neal A. Maxwell taught: ‘As we ponder having been commanded by Jesus to become like Him, we see that our present circumstance is one in which we are not necessarily wicked, but, rather, is one in which we are so half-hearted and so lacking in enthusiasm for His cause—which is our cause, too! Rather, it is trusting and placing our confidence in Jesus Christ as our Savior, on His name, and in His promises. These attributes won’t come cheaply and suddenly, but through His grace they will come incrementally while endeavoring.”, “…our efforts to obtain these attributes will require heartfelt pleas for His divine assistance. '”, “Many years ago, a British foreign secretary gave this great counsel in a debate in the House of Commons: ‘We have no eternal, “Knowing that we are all children of God gives us a divine vision of the worth of all others and the will and ability to rise above prejudice and racism. Recently we have been put to the test. admin October 3, 2020 one Comments Discussion questions, summary, and action steps for the Elder Bednar David A. Bednar talk at October 2020 General Conference “We Will Prove Them Herewith”. With so many inspiring stories, profound insights, and spiritual promptings during conference weekend, it can be difficult to remember all we have learned and felt. The point is that faith means trusting God in good times and bad, even if that includes some suffering until we see His arm revealed in our behalf.9 That can be difficult in our modern world when many have come to believe that the highest good in life is to avoid all suffering, that no one should ever anguish over anything.10 But that belief will never lead us to “the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.”11, With apologies to Elder Neal A. Maxwell for daring to modify and enlarge something he once said, I too suggest that “one’s life … cannot be both faith-filled and stress-free.” It simply will not work “to glide naively through life,” saying as we sip another glass of lemonade, “Lord, give me all thy choicest virtues, but be certain not to give me grief, nor sorrow, nor pain, nor opposition. But whatever the numbers, your contribution in creating unity among the people prepared for that Zion will be far greater than half.”, “My experience has taught me that Heavenly Father’s daughters have a gift to allay contention and to promote righteousness with their love of God and with the love of God they engender in those they serve.”, “Sisters, you were given the blessing of being daughters of God with special gifts. The Conference Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I hope you enjoy these wonderful messages as much as I did. “The sacrament was reemphasized as center of our Sabbath worship. Everyone agrees that this has gone on much, much too long. On Wednesday, the text of the October 2020 general conference talks became available on ChurchofJesusChrist.org. © Copyright 2016 - Third Hour. He knows of your wants, your needs, and your fears. Let us pour forth love—show forth our kindness unto all mankind. ... October 2020. This truth is taught clearly and persuasively in the 32nd chapter of Alma in the Book of Mormon. At this 200-year hinge point in our Church history, let us commit ourselves as members of the Lord’s Church to live righteously and be united as never before. We move toward loving our adversaries when we avoid anger and hostility toward those with whom we disagree. The conference is being held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “ the Lord ’ s work become more complete, finished, and relationships fostered redeeming name the. Users and do not necessarily represent the position of the Church worthy to enter the temple tied... 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