3 Things to Know from General Conference

A quick dive into "The Faith to Ask and Then to Act” by President Henry B. Eyring from the October 2021 General Conference.

1. Something cool from President Eyring

Three Things to Know: President Henry B. Eyring

If you read any of President Eyring’s talks you’ll notice he does something similar every single time: he makes assuming statements. 

 

He’ll say something like, “You have felt as I have . . . “ or “You have read in the scriptures . . . “  He does that in this talk as well! 

 

Why is that cool?  Because it is one of the greatest teaching tricks out there!  When you ask students a question it is so powerful to phrase it as an “assuming” question: “When have you felt the Spirit?” instead of “Have you ever felt the Spirit?” 

 

This is something I have used for years and I credit it to President Eyring!

2. Something you might have missed

President Eyring made an important point: revelation often comes clearly only when we’re ready to say, “Thy will be done.” 

 

As long as we are stubbornly insisting the Lord’s revelations coincide with our own desires, we’ll struggle to recognize the revelation He sends.  

Three Things to Know: President Henry B. Eyring

3. Something you need to know from President Eyring

Three Things to Know: President Henry B. Eyring

President Eyring made the very important point that personal revelation canNOT be in opposition to the teachings of Jesus or His prophets. 

 

If we receive what we think is a revelation but it goes contrary to God’s revealed word, we can be sure it wasn’t from the Spirit!

If you want to dive into the talk with quotes, personal application questions, and stories, check out this week’s FHE on-the-Go episode here!  Just press “play” and go!

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