58915

Look back on general conference with social posts from Church leaders this week

by | Oct. 09, 2020

Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.

Last weekend, leaders from the Church shared inspiring messages at the October 2020 general conference. Following their remarks, many leaders’ thoughts were shared on social media, highlighting key takeaways from their talks as well as additional insights. It is our hope that their messages on social media will assist you as you begin reviewing and studying the messages from conference, which are now available to read and watch online.

 You may also like: A promise or invitation from each October 2020 general conference talk 

President Russell M. Nelson

Earlier this week, President Nelson’s Facebook page featured the prophet’s four talks he gave during conference. His posts summarized how the work of the Lord is moving forward, the importance of preparation, embracing a “new normal”—including increased devotion to the Savior—and what it means to let God prevail. He also encouraged everyone to “make a list of all that the Lord has promised He will do for covenant Israel.”

I have spoken of Israel in at least 378 of the more than 800 messages I have delivered during my 36 years as an Apostle....Posted by Russell M. Nelson on Sunday, October 4, 2020

President Dallin H. Oaks

Two messages regarding the importance of loving our enemies and choosing to be of good cheer were posted on President Oaks’s Facebook page this past week. In both posts, President Oaks highlighted the importance of trusting in the Savior and overcoming adversity with His help. He testified, “He knows of your wants, your needs, and your fears. The Lord is all powerful. Trust Him.”

Mortal adversities—which make it difficult to be of good cheer—sometimes come to us in common with many others, like the...

Posted by Dallin H. Oaks on Saturday, October 3, 2020

President Henry B. Eyring

Like President Oaks, two messages from President Eyring were shared on Facebook this week. In one post, President Eyring testified of the spiritual capacity of daughters of God. He also emphasized the love of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in his other message. “They want you to return to Them and become like Them. Your success is Their success,” he stated.

President M. Russell Ballard

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Elder David A. Bednar

Almost all of us have been students at some point in our lives. Although tests typically are not the part of the...Posted by David A. Bednar on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Elder Quentin L. Cook

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Today I spoke about the importance of sustainable societies at #GeneralConference. There is much we can do as neighbors...Posted by D. Todd Christofferson on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Elder Neil L. Andersen

Elder Ronald A. Rasband

Here is a photo of my temple recommend. For those who are unfamiliar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

Posted by Ronald A. Rasband on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

Many of us have dealt with deep disappointment and sorrow this year. With all we are facing in the world today, how do...Posted by Gary E. Stevenson on Sunday, October 4, 2020

Elder Dale G. Renlund

During #GeneralConference today I spoke about something that I have often wondered—and perhaps you have too. I have...Posted by Dale G. Renlund on Sunday, October 4, 2020

Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Dear friends, where did you watch #GeneralConference from today? I pictured you around the world as I gave my talk. I...Posted by Gerrit W. Gong on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Elder Ulisses Soares

At general conference I shared some thoughts about avoiding temptation by seeking Jesus Christ in every thought and...Posted by Ulisses Soares on Sunday, October 4, 2020

President Jean B. Bingham

I loved Sister Sharon Eubank’s message about creating and feeling unity that she shared at the general women’s session...

Posted by Jean B. Bingham on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sister Sharon Eubank

Do you ever feel that this world isn’t what you want it to be? There are many things I want to influence and make...Posted by Sharon Eubank on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sister Reyna Aburto

I hope you enjoyed tonight’s general women’s session as much as I did. I particularly loved the ideas that Sister Sharon...Posted by Reyna I. Aburto on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sister Michelle D. Craig

I spoke in #GeneralConference this morning about having eyes to see. In John 9 we read the story of Christ healing a...Posted by Michelle D. Craig on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sister Becky Craven

It is not easy writing a talk for general conference, at least not for me. The truth is, it’s easier for me to give a...Posted by Becky Craven on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sister Lisa L. Harkness

How has the recent COVID-19 pandemic affected your faith in Jesus Christ? It is my experience that in times of turmoil,...

Posted by Lisa L. Harkness on Sunday, October 4, 2020

Sister Cristina B. Franco

This weekend at general conference I told a story about when my husband, Rudy, bought a player piano. When the piano was...Posted by Cristina B. Franco on Monday, October 5, 2020

 You may also like: 17 inspiring and funny Twitter reactions from general conference weekend

Lead image by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Author profile

Valerie Russell

Valerie Russell is the current editorial intern for LDS Living. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, which is also where she discovered the restored gospel and joined the Church. With a bachelor’s degree in human biology, she delights in translating her research and analytical skills into journalism. She believes that nothing is too hard for the Savior and that life is made infinitely better by good stories and sweet dogs.

Comments and feedback can be sent to feedback@ldsliving.com