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Join us each week as we talk about one or two of the most recent addresses from General Conference.
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S6E23: Think Celestial

S6E23: Think Celestial


Arguably one of the most quoted talks of recent time, President Nelson delivers another great sermon on attaining our highest goal-Celestial Life! Join Melissa and her special guest Braedon Brinkerhoff, as they discuss ways to Think Celestial every day!
Have you ever searched for something only to find it was right under your nose the whole time? That's how Elder Renlund starts his great talk, "Jesus Christ Is the Treasure." Brad McBride from joins Matthew to discuss this great talk, share some great stories, and even... sing a Steve Martin song? Resources King Tut by Steve Martin Matthew's blog post on the Sacrament: "30 years and I'm just now leaning this?" Principles for Ensuring Doctrinal Purity (Church publication) Lifelong Conversion by Elder Dale G. Renlund The Aaronic Priesthood and the Sacrament by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks Always Retain a Remission of Your Sins by Elder David A. Bednar “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God” by Astronaut Don Lind
Join host Shelby and her guest Ashley as they discuss Bishop Waddell's talk, "More Than a Hero."
Join us this week as both Shelby's take to the mic with a special guest: Tammie Barnett. They discuss Sister Tamara Runia's talk, "Seeing God’s Family through the Overview Lens." These ladies discuss all the ups and downs of family relationships and how God can help us through it all with the overview lens. Resources: Tammie Barnett's Instagram Shelby C. Instagram Shelbi S. Instagram The Tongue of Angels by Elder Holland Think Celestial by President Nelson
A child, a sibling, a parent, a friend, the Parable of The Prodigal Son, is a parable to all; and quite possibly the greatest parable ever told. Sometimes in life we may go through things and experience trials that require us to "come to [ourselves]" before coming back "home." Other times we may have loved ones who go astray and we long for their return. We must remember who we are and that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and will always run to us when we come to Him. Resources: "Think Celestial"- President Russell M. Nelson "His Grace is Sufficient"- Brad Wilcox Corrie Ten Boom- "There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still"
Have you or someone you know taken a break from walking the covenant path? Have you considered what impact that could not only have on you, but also on your posterity? Come and listen how it is possible for you and your posterity to get back on the covenant path. Join us as we discuss Elder Godoy's address, For the Sake of Your Posterity. Resources Quotes from President Nelson As We Go Forward Together Choices For Eternity Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives Quote from President Oaks Quote from President Ballard Quote from Elder Rasband Quote from Elder Cook Proverbs 22:6 Introduction to The Book of Mormon Strong Father, Strong Daughters Fathers impact of religion statistic
Despite tragedies, upsets, and devastating circumstances, followers of Christ are able to find peace. Come and learn what Elder Cook has taught disciples of Jesus Christ can do to find peace in this life and in eternity. Listen in as we discuss the address Be Peaceable Followers of Christ Resources President Nelson quote on "myopic" President Nelson direction on blessings Footnote on Missionary work Doctrine & Covenants 6:34 Chat GPT Answers
What is true? What is changeable and what isn't? What about "my truth?" What if the truth is offensive? Guest Erik Wells joins Matthew in discussing these and other questions brought up in Elder Pingree's awesome talk, Eternal Truth. Resources Two Lines of Communication by Pres. Dallin H. Oaks A Framework for Personal Revelation by Elder Dale G. Renlund Mother Teresa often felt alone, abandoned by God (Deseret News) Faith Is Not by Chance, but by Choice by Elder Neil L. Andersen I have faith, but I don't feel it, by Matthew Watkins Spiritually Defining Memories by Elder Neil L. Andersen Revelation for the Church, Revelation for Our Lives by Pres. Russell M. Nelson “We Don’t Know, So We Might as Well”: A Flimsy Philosophy for Same-Sex Sealings by Matthew Watkins in the Interpreter Journal “The Very Root of Christian Doctrine” by Thomas Griffith The Currant Bush by Elder Hugh B. Brown Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence by Elder Jörg Klebingat "What is a Woman?" documentary Drowning High Five Meme
Join Melissa and her friends Tifannee and Kamila Brandley, as they discuss Elder Gary B. Sabin's talk on how to find happiness in our challenging world.
Special guest Kurt Francom from Leading Saints sits down with Matthew to discuss Elder Gong's address, "Love is Spoken Here." We're talking ChatGPT, spiritual love languages, and the spicy question: is it okay to decline callings? Resources A large collection of quotes from Latter-day Apostles and Prophets about turning down callings Pres. Eyring's story of the Teton Dam flood cleanup Elder Gong talks about ChatGPT at a BYU Devotional LDS Bot: it's ChatGPT for your Gospel questions! Pres. Hinckley's prayer and groceries quote Thomas Griffith's BYU Devotional about tying every topic to the Atonement of Christ Thomas Griffith on Leading Saints Pres. Nelson's talk asking us to always use the name of Christ when referring to His Atonement Church guidance on ministering approaches Elder Bednar's observation that less-actives often have strong testimonies of the Restored Gospel
Matthew sits down with Dan Ellsworth from Latter-Day Presentations to discuss Pres. President Emily Belle Freeman's "nuclear bomb" of a talk (in a good way 😉), Walking in Covenant Relationship with Christ. Resources Dan's "General Conference greatest hits" playlist
On this episode we are joined by The Stanfill's! They discussed Elder Choi's talk, Do You Want to Be Happy? They begin on sharing how this question was asked when they began dating and how it has lead to peace and happiness. Resources: Overcome the World and Find Rest 3rd Nephi Chapter 11 Keep The Commandments
Matthew sits down with Greg Matsen from the Cwic Show to discuss Pres. M. Russell Ballard's moving final testimony, Praise to the Man. Rest in peace, Pres. Ballard! Resources Elder Andersen: "Give Brother Joseph a break!" The last testimony of Elder McConkie
We hear that God is a "respecter of persons," but have you ever thought of how He also respects us, His children with honoring our agency? Join our new host Shelby Christensen and her guest, Shayla Davidson as they discuss key elements in President Dallin H. Oaks' talk, Kingdoms of Glory. In an ever-confusing world, President Oaks' talk addresses eternal truths of identity, our purpose on this earth and how we gain salvation and exaltation in the life to come. Resourses: "The Family Proclamation to the World"
What's the most important date in your life? While there might be many dates and memories that flash across the screen of your brain, Elder D. Todd Christofferson helps us understand that it is the date that you are sealed as a family for time and all eternity. Come and learn how The Sealing Power is relevant to you. Resources Hope of Israel The Best Is yet to Be Stand For Truth Families and Temples, What about My Family
Double Shelbi's this week! Come listen as Shelbi Stanfill and Shelbi Christensen discuss Amy A. Wright's talk, "Abide the Day in Christ". Lots of references and personal experiences were shared about abiding in Christ. Come and listen and tell us what you think! References: Preach My Gospel New Edition Promptings of The Spirit by Elder Stevenson Holy Habits and Righteous Routines by Elder Lund
New Co-hosts Spencer and Tiffani discuss the phrase "in the path of their duty" and what it means to them and how we can all find peace and fulfillment in our unrecognized efforts to serve in our roles in and out of the church. This discussion is inspired by Elder David A. Bednar's General Conference address In the Path of Their Duty Resources They of the Last Wagon Quote by Elder Dale G. Renlund Helaman 3:35
I know a woman who's afraid to tell her husband she wants to join the Church. She could lose everything-- her marriage, her kids, even her home if she pressed the issue. I recall a man from my mission in similar straits. The Bishop told him the Church values marriage more than membership, so he ought not to appease his wife and cancel his baptism-- even stop attending Church-- until she is more receptive. Better, I guess, to be a married non-member than a divorced member, right? Surely, God wouldn't want someone to give up something as priceless as their marriage, right? Wrong. Let's talk about that. Resources Preach My Gospel chapter 10 Baptismal covenant (Mosiah 18) Accessing God’s Power through Covenants by Elder Dale G. Renlund Parable of the treasure in the field (Matt. 13) Philippians 3:8 ("dung") Pure Truth, Pure Doctrine, and Pure Revelation by President Russell M. Nelson It’s True, Isn’t It? Then What Else Matters? by Elder Neil L. Andersen The True Strength of the Church by then-Elder Gordon B. Hinckley Full Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible (referenced Luke 14) The Answer Is Always Jesus Christ by President Russell M. Nelson
Matthew needs to meet someone 8 times to remember their face. This "face-blindness" (prosopagnosia) affects millions of people worldwide and was the subject of a remarkable talk by Elder Robert M. Daines: "Sir, We Would Like to See Jesus." New host Spencer Bouwhuis joins Matthew in discussing Elder Daines's talk, swapping mission stories, and learning about how covenants shape our relationship with God. Resources Moroni 7:48
Join us for season 6 of Conference Talk as we discuss our initial thoughts from the October 2023 General Conference. We are joined by new hosts this season, Shelby Christensen, Spencer and Tiffani Bouwhuis. Let us know your thoughts as we embark on this new season!
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