Quotes to accompany your Come Follow Me study – Alma 30-31

This coming week’s Come, Follow Me lesson covers Alma 30-31. Here are a collection of quotes from General Auxiliary Leaders of the Church, that you can use in your family or personal study.

Alma 30 The Book of Mormon warns against false teachings.  
  • “As you use your agency to carve out time every day to draw close to God’s voice, especially in the Book of Mormon, over time His voice will become clearer and more familiar to you.” (Michelle Craig, Young Women General Presidency, “Spiritual Capacity,” General Conference, October 2019)
Alma 30:6 What is an anti-Christ?
  • “Korihor was an anti-Christ. Anti-Christ is antifamily. Any doctrine or principle our youth hear from the world that is antifamily is also anti-Christ. It’s that clear.” (Julie B. Beck, then Relief Society General President, “Teaching the Doctrine of the Family,” Ensign, March 2011) [This one is in the manual!]
Alma 31:5 The word of God is powerful.
  • “Scriptures enlighten our minds, nourish our spirits, answer our questions, increase our trust in the Lord, and help us center our lives on Him.” (Bonnie H. Cordon, Primary General Presidency, “Trust in the Lord and Lean Not,” General Conference, April 2017)
  • “Persistence is the key. With every reading of the scriptures, unfamiliar words will take on meaning. You can read about heroes and great acts of courage. You can learn of the tender mercies of the Lord. And above all, you can feel the love of God and know that Jesus Christ is our Savior.” (Vicki F. Matsumori, Primary General Presidency, “A Lesson from the Book of Mormon,” General Conference, April 2007)
  • “When we read the scriptures we are hearing the voice of the Savior. He is not absent from our lives. He is actively positioned in the verses of these holy books.” (Cheryl C. Lant, Primary General President, “My Soul Delighteth in the Scriptures,” General Conference, October 2005)
Alma 31:8-35 Heavenly Father hears prayers.
  • “A prayer of faith opens the way to receive glorious heaven-sent blessings.” (Carol F. McConkie, Young Women General Presidency, “The Soul’s Sincere Desire,” General Conference, October 2016)
Alma 31:16 Pride.
  • “Christ comes to all who are heavy laden; He gives us rest (see Matt. 11:28). He sustains us when we are weary. A wellspring is a flowing well, offering continual refreshment—if we drink of it. Pride can destroy its effects, as can mere inattention. But those who drink deeply not only become whole themselves, but they become a fountain to others, as one spirit nurtures and feeds another.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Blessed by Living Water,” General Conference, April 2003)
Alma 31:17 Judgment of others.
  • “Let us follow the Savior’s path and increase our compassion, diminish our tendency to judge, and stop being the inspectors of the spirituality of others.” (Reyna I. Aburto, Relief Society General Presidency, “Thru Cloud and Sunshine, Lord, Abide with Me!”, General Conference, October 2019)
  • “The greatest form of charity may be to withhold judgment.” (Sandra Rogers, quoted in Jean B. Bingham, Primary General Presidency, “I Will Bring the Light of the Gospel into My Home,” General Conference, October 2016)
Alma 31:31 God can give us comfort.
  • “The Master Healer can comfort and strengthen us when we experience pain because of the unrighteous actions of others.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Master Healer,” General Conference, October 2016)
  • “The Master Healer can comfort and sustain us as we experience painful ‘realities of mortality,’ such as disaster, mental illness, disease, chronic pain, and death.” (Carole M. Stephens, Relief Society General Presidency, “The Master Healer,” General Conference, October 2016)
  • “Keeping covenants is true joy and happiness. This is comfort and peace. This is protection from the evils of the world. Keeping our covenants will help us in times of trial.” (Barbara Thompson, Relief Society General Presidency, “Cleave unto the Covenants,” General Conference, October 2011)
  • “Life often feels like a great pile of obligations, frustrations, and disappointments. But the Lord is there, always the same, His arms still outstretched. When we feel overwhelmed, we have to remember the peace He has spoken to us on pre-vious occasions. His peace brings comfort and strength; the world cannot give that to us.” (Kathleen H. Hughes, Relief Society General Presidency, “Remembering the Lord’s Love,” General Conference, October 2006)
Alma 31:34-35 The Lord will help us in missionary work.
  • “Missionary work is the lifeblood of the Church. There is no greater work, no more important work. It blesses the lives of all those who participate in it. It will continue blessing future generations.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Go Ye Therefore,” General Conference, October 2008)
  • “Begin by being a good neighbor and a good friend. Set an example of righteousness and kindness. Let your smile radiate love, peace, and happiness. Live a gospel-centered life.” (Silvia H. Allred, Relief Society General Presidency, “Go Ye Therefore,” General Conference, October 2008)
For more quotes from General Auxiliary Leaders on a wide range of topics, I collect them here. The General Conference Sisters database is another great resource.