Sunday, October 7, 2012

Spiritual Sunday: General Conference

This weekend was the 182 Semiannual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Here's some of my favorite parts from today (not direct quotes, just kind of highlights and my thoughts).

Boyd K Packer
  • We all make mistakes, what is important is fixing our mistakes and repenting of them.
  • Our message [as members of the church] is one of Faith, Hope, and Jesus as our Savior.

Jeffrey R Holland
  • I always forget how little knowledge Jesus's disciples had upon his death. Elder Holland reminded me of how limited their knowledge was in the gospel, especially as we understand it today. 
  • Elder Holland told the story of the disciples after Christ's death and their return to fishing. It was a similar experience to when Christ first called them to serve. Once the disciples realized Christ was resurrected, they were once again called to serve him. 
  • Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love me?" three times, reminding him of experiences just days before. "Then feed my sheep!"
  • Will God ask us the same question upon our meeting? 
  • Love equals loyalty; if we love God, we are loyal to Him. 
  • Christ's death was the beginning of Christianity, not the end. 
  • The call is to come and stay true. The Lord expects our love at every stage of our lives. 
  • Am I feeding His sheep? 

President Thomas S Monson
  • Don't dwell on the negative, take a step back and find the positive.
  • "Men are that they might have joy"
  • Never postpone a prompting! 
  • Allow yourself to be an instrument in the Lord's hands
  • The opportunity to be a blessing in the life of another often comes unexpectedly.

Robert D Hales
  • What does it mean to be a Christian? 
  • Elder Hales retold the story of the disciples, but as an example to quickly return to the Lord after leaving him and receive his blessings. 
  • Feed His sheep! 
  • "The Savior will make us adequate to his work"
  • "Through His love and grace we can become more Christian Christians"
  • Am I a good Christian? 
If you watched conference, what was your favorite part? What did you learn? 

1 comment:

  1. The main message that I received (totally what I needed to hear....) was to be work on being a true Christian and remember that we are all God's children.