SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held its 189th Annual General Conference over the weekend, and speakers focused on topics such as love, Jesus Christ and the priesthood.
Latter-day Saint leaders taught lessons of love and repentance on the first day, according to the Deseret News. On the second day, President Russell M. Nelson made an impassioned plea for members to “come unto Christ.” Latter-day Saint leaders also preached about homes being sanctuaries of faith.
We’ve rounded up some of the topics with links to the speakers' talk summaries below.
"Because of the Savior's Atonement, we can have an eternal perspective that gives meaning to our trials and hope for our relief.” — Brother Callister
“I promise that as we focus on our love for the Savior and his Atonement, make him the centerpiece of our efforts to gather Israel on both sides of the veil, minister to others and individually prepare to meet God, the influence of the adversary will be diminished; and the joy, delight and peace of the gospel will magnify our homes with Christlike love.” — Elder Cook
"As we look unto Jesus Christ, live our covenants and rivet our focus on him, we will join with our sisters and minister in a holier way, gather scattered Israel on both sides of the veil, strengthen and seal our families, and prepare for the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.” — Elder Clark
"As we seek with real intent to follow Jesus Christ, inspiration comes to do good, to love God and to serve Him.” — Elder Gong
"Our homes are only as powerful as the spiritual strength of each one of us within the walls.” — Elder Rasband
"I bless you with the courage to repent daily and learn how to exercise full priesthood power. I bless you to communicate the love of the Savior to your wife and children and to all who know you. I bless you to do better and to be better. And I bless you that as you make these efforts, you will experience miracles in your life.” — President Nelson
“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is uniquely empowered and commissioned to accomplish the necessary preparations for the Lord’s Second Coming.” — Elder Christofferson
"The family that prays together is together, even when they are far apart.” — President Eyring
"Just as reading and learning about muscles is not enough to build muscle, reading and learning about faith without adding actions is insufficient to build faith." — Elder Villar
"Restored truth reveals that blessings are never earned, but faith-inspired actions on our part, both initial and ongoing, are essential.” — Elder Renlund2 comments on this story
“When it comes to gathering Israel, we need to align our hearts with this kind of love (charity) and move away from feelings of mere responsibility or guilt to feelings of love and participation in the divine partnership of sharing the Savior’s message, ministry and mission with the world.” — Elder Cook
"The Lord needs men eager to repent — men with a zeal to serve and be part of the Lord’s battalion of worthy priesthood bearers." — President Nelson