Understanding the Scriptures
Doctrine and Covenants 44:2–5—Blessings of Conferences
Elder Howard W. Hunter, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said: “Conference time is a season of spiritual revival when knowledge and testimony are increased and solidified that God lives and blesses those who are faithful. It is a time when an understanding that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, is burned into the hearts of those who have the determination to serve him and keep his commandments. Conference is the time when our leaders give us inspired direction in the conduct of our lives—a time when souls are stirred and resolutions are made to be better husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, more obedient sons and daughters, better friends and neighbors” (in Conference Report, Oct. 1981, 15; orEnsign,Nov. 1981, 12).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you studyDoctrine and Covenants 44.
The Power of a Conference
According toDoctrine and Covenants 44:1–5, what did the Lord promise if the elders faithfully obeyed His command to gather together in a conference? How might those promises be fulfilled in our conferences today?
Write about a time when you were blessed or experienced spiritual growth because of what was said or done in a ward, stake, or general conference.Orwrite a brief report on some important messages given during a recent ward, stake, or general conference.