The World Needs the Priesthood

 

The Church provides the organization and means for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to all of God’s children. The priesthood includes the authority to administer ordinances of salvation to all human beings who are willing and worthy to accept them. Without the priesthood and the saving ordinances thereof, “the whole earth would be utterly wasted” (see D&C 2:1-3; see also D&C 84:21-22).

Jesus Christ is the best example of how to use the authority and power of the priesthood to serve and bless others. Elder M. Russell Ballard taught, “Not only is the priesthood the power by which the heavens and the earth were created, but it is also the power the Savior used in His mortal ministry to perform miracles, to bless and heal the sick, to bring the dead to life, and, as our Father’s Only Begotten Son, to endure the unbearable pain of Gethsemane and Calvary—thus fulfilling the laws of justice with mercy and providing an infinite Atonement and overcoming physical death through the Resurrection” (“This Is My Work and Glory,” Apr. 2013 general conference).

Learning Id​ea

Watch one or more of the following videos, and discuss with your family how Jesus Christ used the power of the priesthood to serve and bless others.

“Jesus Heals a Woman of Faith,” Bible Videos

 

“Jesus Heals a Possessed Man,” Bible Videos

 

“Jesus Teaches of Being Born Again,” Bible Videos

 

“Go and Sin No More,” Bible Videos

 

Learning Id​ea

Watch one or more of the following videos, and discuss what you and your family can do to serve and bless each other and those outside your home.

 “The Priesthood Is a Gift,” 2013 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting

 

 

“Ministering,” 2013 Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting

 

 

“Let Us Be Men,” Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Mormon Messages Video

 

“Peter and John Heal a Man Crippled Since Birth,” Bible Videos

 

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Your Potential, Your Privilege,” Apr. 2011 General Conference

 

 

Robert D. Hales, “Blessings of the Priesthood,” Mormon Messages Video

 


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