As young men and their leaders work together to improve learning and teaching in their lives, they consider their sacred duty to “warn, expound, exhort, and teach and invite all to come unto Christ,” particularly through the ordinance of the sacrament.
Aaronic Priesthood holders have a duty “to warn, expound, exhort, and teach, and invite all to come unto Christ” (D&C 20:59).
One way they fulfill this priesthood duty is to teach and testify about the sacrament. Through this effort, they and those they teach can more fully love and remember the Savior, reverence the sacrament, and have the Spirit to be with them.
Aaronic Priesthood holders prepare to teach and testify of the sacrament by living worthily and studying prayerfully. To guide them in their preparation, quorum leaders and advisers should use the July Come, Follow Me outline titled “How can I make the sacrament more meaningful to others?” They could also use the new video titled “Always Remember Him.”
Teach and Testify
Aaronic Priesthood holders should teach and testify about the sacrament frequently. They could teach their families, new and less-active quorum members, new converts, and others. Mutual activities could be planned to give them opportunities to teach (see “Sharing what we learn” on the Youth Activities website).
In stake, ward, and quorum meetings, Aaronic Priesthood holders could be invited to bear testimony of the Savior, share their feelings about representing the Savior as they officiate in the sacrament, and share experiences they have had teaching and testifying about the sacrament.
“Oh, if I could teach you this one principle. A testimony is to be found in the bearing of it!” (Boyd K. Packer, “The Candle of the Lord,” Ensign, Jan. 1983, 54).
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