Again I say unto you, that it shall not be given to any one to go forth to preach my gospel, or to build up my church, except he be ordained by some one who has authority, and it is known to the church that he has authority and has been regularly ordained by the heads of the church.
The priesthood is restored,
The truth made known to man,
That God has spoken to the earth,
His pow’r is here again.
*Suitable for All Ages*
Begin by watching the following video:
Ask: What did this video teach us about the priesthood of God?
Read aloud: God loves all his children. He gives us many things to express his love and help us through our journey in mortality. One of the greatest gifts we have is the priesthood. The priesthood is the power and authority God gives to men to act in his name. Through the priesthood, we can receive blessings, heal the sick, comfort the sad, serve others, teach the gospel, and perform sacred ordinances.
Priesthood ordination is the act by which a man is ordained to an office in the priesthood. The men who hold the priesthood being conferred place their hands on the other man’s head and speak the correct words. This is done after a man has been interviewed and found worthy to hold the priesthood. The process of ordaining men to the priesthood is an eternal one. We can see many examples in the scriptures.
Use the Gospel Art Book to hold up the following pictures as you discuss the history of priesthood ordination. They are also provided below.
Moses in ancient times conferred to priesthood to his brother Aaron. In fact, the Aaronic priesthood is named after Aaron
During his ministry, Christ gave his Apostles the priesthood so they could share his gospel with all the world.
When the Great Apostasy occurred, the priesthood was taken from the earth. In order for the priesthood to be restored, heavenly messengers appeared to ordain Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery.
Today, the Church holds the power and authority to ordain worthy men to the priesthood. We are now able to enjoy all the blessings of the priesthood.
Ask: How can we all prepare to utilize the priesthood in our lives?
Share an experience about a time when the priesthood has blessed your life. Invite others to do the same. Finish by bearing your testimony.
-12 Frozen Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls (or other frozen rolls), thawed but still cold
-zest of two lemons
-½ cup sugar
-¼ cup butter, melted
-1 cup powdered sugar
-1 Tablespoon butter, melted
-2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1. Cut rolls in half and place in a 9×13-inch baking dish sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl combine lemon zest and sugar; set aside.
3. Drizzle ¼ cup melted butter over rolls and sprinkle on zest/sugar mixture, reserving half of mixture to sprinkle on just before baking.
4. Cover rolls with saran wrap and let rise until doubled in size.
5. Remove saran wrap and sprinkle on remaining mixture.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes.
7. Remove from oven.
4. Whisk together glaze ingredients and drizzle over top of rolls.
(Courtesy of Six Sisters Stuff)
Laundry Basket Skee Ball
For this activity, all you need are some balls to roll, laundry baskets, and a cardboard box for a ramp. You can get full instructions here.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.