Sunday, September 12, 2010

Recommended Reading: "Our Relationship with the Lord"

Once again, speeches.byu.edu proves to be a gold mine.

This talk, Our Relationship with the Lord, by Elder Bruce R. McConkie is phenomenal. Much of the teaching we receive as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seems to be directed at certain needed applications of a or various gospel doctrines. In my opinion, it seems like fewer talks are focused singularly on teaching the underlying doctrines. This makes sense, because once a doctrine has been clearly taught and a correct understanding of the basics has been established, the main job is to then apply that teaching and live what we believe. Latter speeches help us apply the doctrine to our current circumstances and they refer back to and draw from the foundational, doctrine-focused remarks established previously to serve as a basis for their teaching. This talk by Elder McConkie serves, for me at least, as one of these rare talks that takes the time to establish very clearly the underlying doctrine, in this case, of the role of each member of the Godhead and of our relationship to them and each of them.

Therefore, I recommend it for your reading as well.

Text = http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6843&x=50&y=6
Audio = http://speeches-files.byu.edu/download.php/McConkie82.mp3?type=2&fname=McConkie82.mp3

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