As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we know how inspirational each General Conference can be! Each talk is revelation from God that He wants us to hear. He speaks to us through our wonderful church leaders and prophets. This list of talks, in particular, are all LDS General Conference Talks by Dallin H. Oaks. President Oaks is so full of wisdom. His talks are all wonderful. These are our favorites!
Preparation for the Second Coming by Dallin H. Oaks
“We need to make … spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming.”
There’s no time to wait when it comes to preparing for the second coming. We don’t know when it’s going to happen, making it essential that we prepare now, both physically and spiritually! President Oaks gives us counsel on what we can do to prepare.
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Focus and Priorities by Dallin H. Oaks
“Available information wisely used is far more valuable than multiplied information allowed to lie fallow.”
This talk is an excellent reminder that with more time and resources, comes more responsibility! It’s up to us how we use our access to information. Just as prophesied, we will have more knowledge in the last days, but how we use that knowledge is what matters.
The Need for a Church by Dallin H. Oaks
“The scriptures clearly teach the origin and need for a church directed by and with the authority of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”
It can be easy to get busy in our lives, and put other activities above attending church. We often think that we can get similar or better benefits while not attending services. This talk offers an important viewpoint that helps us understand the importance of attending Christ’s church.
Love Your Enemies by Dallin H. Oaks
“Knowing that we are all children of God gives us a vision of the worth of others and the ability to rise above prejudice.”
One of the hardest challenges Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have given us is to be kind and speak well of those we may not like, for one reason or another. There is more now than ever to disagree with people on, but that’s no reason to fight. We should try our hardest to treat everyone with love and respect, whether we agree with their choices or beliefs or not.
Divine Love in the Father’s Plan by Dallin H. Oaks
“The purpose of the doctrine and policies of this restored Church is to prepare God’s children for salvation in the celestial kingdom and for exaltation in its highest degree.”
In this talk, President Oaks focuses on the importance of following God’s commandments, and living our life according to Christ’s teachings so that we may be exalted to the celestial kingdom and return to live with Heavenly Father someday. He talks about the importance of family, and marriage between husband and wife, and how essential it is to God’s plan for us and our eternal happiness.
Defending Our Divinely Inspired Constitution by Dallin H. Oaks
“Our belief in divine inspiration gives Latter-day Saints a unique responsibility to uphold and defend the United States Constitution and principles of constitutionalism.”
He Heals the Heavy Laden by Dallin H. Oaks
“The healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ … is available for every affliction in mortality.”
President Oaks uses his experiences to dive into the role God played in bring the Constitution to life. Revelation from God was a key part in our government creating the constitution, and it’s interesting to take the time and appreciate the key components of the laws of our land that were inspired by God.
Divorce by Dallin H. Oaks
“A good marriage does not require a perfect man or a perfect woman. It only requires a man and a woman committed to strive together toward perfection.”
President Oaks addresses divorcees, married couples, and people preparing for marriage about marriage and divorce. He talks about what it takes to be married, to save a marriage, and how important it is that we as a society prioritize marriage and family.
Helping the Poor and Distressed by Dallin H. Oaks
“The Church of Jesus Christ is committed to serving those in need, and it is also committed to cooperating with others in that effort.”
One of the most wonderful ways we can honor God and show Him our love, is by serving His children. If everyone made an effort to serve and help the people around them, everyone would be taken care of. We must never miss an opportunity to do something for someone else.
Good, Better, Best by Dallin H. Oaks
“We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.”
President Oaks gives us an excellent example and way of helping us decide for ourselves whether we are making the right decisions in our life. By looking at our different options, and deciding which are good, better and best – we can make the right decisions in our life.
Be of Good Cheer by Dallin H. Oaks
“Our unshakable faith in the doctrine of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ guides our steps and gives us joy.”
We live in a world of trial and tribulation, there’s no avoiding struggles. We must experience heartache in this life to learn the things we need to learn to prepare for eternal joy in the kingdom of heaven. However, even though we must struggle, it doesn’t mean we can’t live a joyful life. Having an unshakable faith in Heavenly Father will help you to remain hopeful and positive, even throught he hardest of times.
Strengthened by the Atonement of Jesus Christ by Dallin H. Oaks
“Because of His Atonement, the Savior has the power to succor—to help—every mortal pain and affliction.”
Sometimes we think that no one understands what we’re going through. But it’s important to remember that there is one person who knows exactly what you’re going through – Jesus Christ. Jesus suffered for our sins. He has felt all of our sorrow and all of our pain. Leaning on him in our times of need will help us feel comforted.
What Has Our Savior Done for Us? by Dallin H. Oaks
“Jesus Christ has done everything that is essential for our journey through mortality toward the destiny outlined in the plan of our Heavenly Father.”
It’s important that we take the time to remember all that Jesus Christ has done for us. He has made life meaningful. He has made it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and live in eternal joy, even though we have made many mistakes in our lifetime. He is the reason that life is worth living.
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Final Thoughts On These LDS General Conference Talks By Dallin H. Oaks
We hope you enjoyed these President Oaks talks as much as we did! He is known for his bluntness in speaking the word of God, and how wonderful is it that we have someone who is willing to speak up for what is right and help guide us on our journey? Do you have any favorite talks to add to this list? Comment them below!