General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is coming up and I can’t wait! I love General Conference because it’s a time we get to hear from our prophet and church leaders and enjoy a spiritual feast! No matter what I’m struggling with at the time, I always seem to find comfort and answers by listening to the General Conference messages. Even if you aren’t a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, there is so much shared through the music and talks at General Conference that you will definitely find something that touches your heart and inspires you. Conference is for everyone!
In honor of the big day, I thought it’d be fun to do a little poll of the ‘Or so she says…‘ followers’, asking them about their favorite General Conference talks of all time. I loved finding out what your favorite talks have been over the years, and realizing that two people rarely had the same favorite. Each person is a unique individual and is touched by different talks for different reasons. That’s what’s so great about General Conference; there’s something for everyone!
24 of the Best General Conference Talks of All Time
Look through this list of favorite talks and if one stands out to you, follow the link to read or watch the full message. I hope you enjoy these wonderful messages as much as I did. But first, let’s go over just a couple basics…
When is General Conference 2020 & Where to Watch It
April 4th @ 10am & 2pm MST
April 4th @ 6pm MST (for girls & boys, ages 11 & up, men, and women.)
October 3rd @ 10am & 2pm MST
October 3rd @ 6pm MST (Women’s Session for ages 8 and up)
April 5th @ 10am & 2 pm MST
October 4th @ 10am & 2pm MST
For information on where to watch General Conference 2020, check out: Church News & Events
And, now for the list of favorite Conference talks! I put together a printable list for you, as well, if you would like to print off the list. You can pin this image as well, to save it to a Pinterest board.
Best General Conference Talks Ever ~ Voted by OSSS Readers!
“I want it absolutely clear when I stand before the judgment bar of God that I declared to the world … that the Book of Mormon is true.”
“Why do any of us have to be so mean and unkind to others? Why can’t all of us reach out in friendship to everyone about us?”
“From the very beginning to the present time, a fundamental question remains to be answered by each who runs the race of life. Shall I falter, or shall I finish? On the answer await the blessings of joy and happiness here in mortality and eternal life in the world to come.”
“Make yourself worthy of the loveliest girl in all the world. Keep yourself worthy through all the days of your life.”
“A family built on the marriage of a man and woman supplies the best setting for God’s plan to thrive.”
“How can a father raise a happy, well-adjusted daughter in today’s increasingly toxic world? The answer has been taught by the Lord’s prophets.”
“Those who diligently seek to learn of Christ eventually will come to know Him.”
“Through Joseph Smith have been restored all the powers, keys, teachings, and ordinances necessary for salvation and exaltation.”
“As you walk along your own bright path of discipleship, I pray that faith will fortify every footstep along your way.”
“Have we not reason to be filled with gratitude, regardless of the circumstances in which we find ourselves?”
“In the Church today, just as anciently, establishing the doctrine of Christ or correcting doctrinal deviations is a matter of divine revelation.”
“The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness, the less likely we will be on a path to regrets.”
“As covenant-keeping women and men, we need to lift each other and help each other become the people the Lord would have us become.”
“Regardless of your circumstances, your personal history, or the strength of your testimony, there is room for you in this Church.”
“You make choices every day and almost every hour that keep you walking in the light or moving away toward darkness.”
“When He says to the poor in spirit, “Come unto me,” He means He knows the way out and He knows the way up.”
“The way we react to adversity can be a major factor in how happy and successful we can be in life.”
“We do not need to adopt the standards, the mores, and the morals of Babylon. We can create Zion in the midst of Babylon.”
“We need your strength, your conversion, your conviction, your ability to lead, your wisdom, and your voices.”
“To effectively serve others, we must see them through a parent’s eyes, through Heavenly Father’s eyes.”
“No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child.”
“A vision of our Father’s incredible promised blessings must be the central focus before our eyes every day.”
A couple talks were mentioned that were not given in a General Conference, but are still worth a listen:
Brigham Young University devotional address March 1999
“Beware the temptation to retreat from a good thing. If it was right when you prayed about it and trusted it and lived for it, it is right now.”
Brigham Young University devotional address January 2009
“The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead, we remember that faith is always pointed toward the future.”
Check out this video to get a better idea of what General Conference is…
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