Sunday, October 04, 2015

My "Favorite" General Conference Apostles

All of the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are important witnesses of the Savior Jesus Christ. Many people have a "favorite" they like to listen to and get the most out of their talks. Over the years there are some that I also seem to pay attention to more than the others as personal preference. This post will list those Apostles of the Lord, briefly comment about them, and link representative talks. Names are restricted to those alive during my lifetime and distinctly remember. Prophets are in a class of their own, so they will not be mentioned even before becoming President of the Church. It is so wonderful that technology makes it easy to go back and once again read or listen to their words.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
What can be said about him? Every talk he gives is refreshing, spiritual, personal, and fun.

The Gift of Grace
Come, Join With Us
We Are Doing a Great Work and Cannot Come Down

Elder Jeffery R. Holland
Always has direct discussions about Gospel topics. He doesn't shy away from getting right to the point.

The Cost - and Blessing - Of Discipleship
Our Most Distinguished Feature
Safety for the Soul

Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Always learn something from him. He can take complicated subjects and break them down into understandable discussions.

The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood and Priesthood Authority in the Family and the Church
Teachings of Jesus
Good, Better, Best

Elder L. Tom Perry
Always having that famous smile. His words were a reassurance that everything will be fine if we strive for it to be that way.

Raising the Bar
Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear
Youth of the Noble Birthright

Elder Neal A Maxwell
His talks were articulate and carefully presented, always with something to ponder.

Murmur Not
By the Gift and Power of God
Remember How Merciful The Lord Has Been

Elder Marvin J. Ashton
Don't remember much about his talks, other than a fond memory that I liked to listen to him speak.

Pure Religion
There are Many Gifts
The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword

Two Apostles that I really like, but was too young or immature to pay attention to before their passing, are Elder N. Eldon Tanner and Bruce R. McConkie who both had a commanding presence. I have picked one talk from each that is the most defining for me.

Warnings from Outer Space
And of course . . .
The Purifying Power of Gethsemane

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