Welcome back to the General Conference Book Club. If you’re new to the book club, you can find details by clicking here. I can’t tell you how happy it made me to see so many people excited to participate last week. Your insights were phenomenal. For those who read and did not comment, we would love to hear from you too. Your comments can be as simple or as elaborate as you feel compelled to share. I felt strengthened just knowing that I was part of a “team” of individuals who were sincerely studying and trying to find personal application from the words of the living prophets and apostles. Loved it.
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So for week 2, we’ll turn our attention to a talk given during the Saturday morning session of General Conference, by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He spoke about the blessings, promises, and protection assured to us through covenant keeping. It’s a great talk. I’m excited to study it this week, think about it, tie it into my scripture study, and then hear what you have to say about it.
His talk addresses covenants ranging from baptism to the temple, and the important role of the Holy Spirit in keeping those covenants. The video below is a clip from (I believe) the PBS special done about Mormons, and experts both from within and outside of the Mormon faith define covenants and what role they play in temple worship. I thought I’d throw it in as an additional resource as we study Elder Christofferson’s talk.
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