GCBC Week 12: “Redemption” by Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr. , and “The Divine Gift of Repentance” by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

Two talks again. I know, I know. It’s Christmas. But that’s why it seemed perfect.  These talks focus on the greatest gift that the Savior gave to us: the opportunity to became cleansed from sin and return to the presence of our Father.  So I hope you can make the time during the week we celebrate his birth (and shower each other with gifts) to reflect on His gifts of grace and forgiveness to you.

Redemption by Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr.

“Although we can never repay the Redeemer what He paid on our behalf, the plan of redemption calls for our best efforts to fully repent and do the will of God.”

The Divine Gift of Repentance  by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

“Only repentance leads to the sunlit uplands of a better life. And, of course, only through repentance do we gain access to the atoning grace of Jesus Christ and salvation. Repentance is a divine gift, and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it.”

Tell us what you learned or felt as you studied these talks. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[To anyone who is checking out GCBC for the first time, the goal is to read one General Conference talk a week and discuss it together as an on-line “book club.” If you want to learn more, go here, and join the discussion.]