In this 193rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speakers made over 600 references to Jesus Christ.
Speakers at conference often make Jesus Christ the center of their address, but the ways they discuss him vary. Scroll compiled the most common names.
References by his full name and “Lord” are the most common, with Savior a distant third. Referencing him by just “Jesus” or “Christ” are close, followed by “Son” and “Redeemer.”
Names with a single reference include Counselor, Shepherd, God of Jacob, Messiah, Judge, Healer and Bishop of our souls.
Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary General Presidency, consistently used the metaphor of Jesus as the bridegroom. In the Saturday afternoon session, Elder Jan E. Newman explained how Jesus serves as the Rock in our lives. In the Sunday morning session, Bishop W. Christopher Waddell spoke of Jesus as our Hero.
President Russell M. Nelson invited members to study the names of Jesus Christ in 2017, and many have made it the centerpiece of their personal study.
References to Jesus Christ that were made in a speaker’s closing remarks or as part of the name of the Church were removed from Scroll’s count.