“Learning from Conference,” New Era, November 2015, 20–22
Learning from Conference
Sometimes a theme can stand out when you study several conference talks together. Here are some gospel words used frequently by the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. What other themes did you hear in conference?
What will you do different?
As you review conference and think about what you’re learning, consider this invitation from Elder Hales:
“You may want to conduct what I’ll call a ‘personal council.’ Spend some time alone. Think about what is ahead. Ask yourself: ‘What areas of my life do I want to strengthen so that I can strengthen others? Where do I want to be a year from now? Two years from now? What choices do I need to make to get there?’ Just remember, you are the pilot. I testify that as you come to yourself, your Heavenly Father will come to you. By the comforting hand of His Holy Spirit, He will lead you along.”
Invitations to act
Look for invitations given in conference talks that can help you improve, like these:
President Monson: Read and study and ponder the scriptures.
President Uchtdorf:Simplify. … Focus on the basic doctrines, principles, and applications of the gospel.
President Nelson: Sisters … take your rightful and needful place in your home, in your community, and in the kingdom of God.
Elder Cook: Improve [your] Sabbath worship.
Elder Hales: Pay your tithing and then save! … Don’t buy what you can’t afford.
Elder Christofferson: Consider why [Jesus Christ] chooses to use … the Church … to carry out His and His Father’s work.
Elder Andersen: When was the last time that you read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover? Read it again. It will increase your faith.