Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints look forward to the General Conferences of the church as a time to hear the word of God and listen to His servants as they share messages they have been guided to share. Over the course of the five sessions of Conference, members often feel inspired by the talks, music and spiritual promptings they receive. It’s an amazing experience to be in General Conference…but once General Conference is over, how can you keep it with you? How can you let General Conference change you? Alma the Younger said it this way:
And now behold, I say unto you, my brethren, if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now? (Alma 5:26)
As we come closer to April 2024 General Conference, FAIR’s Consider Conference series will examine the messages of the October 2023 General Conference and look for ways to “feel so now.” In each talk, we’ll focus on finding Jesus Christ. We’ll identify some inspiring words, phrases and quotes, as well as main points and doctrine and principles taught. And we’ll brainstorm some actionable ideas of how to apply each talk to your life.
Consider Conference will be in outline format, perfect to print out and insert in your study journal, and to make it easy to use the talk in your teaching and personal study. If you like to study in the Gospel Library, either on your phone or online, you may want to use the Consider Conference outline as a guide for organizing your tags and notebooks.
As you engage with the General Conference talks, whether through Consider Conference or any other way, ask for the Spirit to be with you to help you apply the messages to yourself; ask questions and look for answers. And most importantly, look for Jesus Christ. It’s He who can change hearts and teach us to “sing the song of redeeming love” – not just during General Conference, but all the time.