The Prophet Joseph Smith said, “All Priesthood is Melchizedek, but there are different portions or degrees of it” (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith , 180). What do you think he meant by that statement? (see D&C 107:1, 5–7, 14).
What was the original name of the priesthood? Why was it later called the Melchizedek Priesthood? (see vv. 2–4).
What rights and powers does the Melchizedek Priesthood hold? (see vv. 8–12, 18–19, 39–40).
The Melchizedek Priesthood holds the authority to administer in spiritual things (see vv. 8, 10, 12, 18). What do you think that means? What have you seen priesthood holders do that fulfills this duty?
What power and authority do Aaronic Priesthood holders have? (see v. 20).
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