PRIESTHOOD BLESSINGS OF THE PRIESTHOOD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INO0zl0g9sc
IN DA HOOD What does the Suffix “ hood ” means? Hood = Added as a suffix, it shows a current condition or state Motherhood = A condition or state of being a Mother Fatherhood = A condition or state of being a Father Childhood = A condition or state of being a child Neighborhood = The condition or state of being neighbors in a proximity
IN DA HOOD What is does Priesthood mean? Answer: The quality or state of being a Priest. Ask: What is a Priest? Look Up: ”Priest” in the Bible Dictionary. Priests are mediators between us and God. Priesthood = The condition or state of being mediators between man and God and helping save us. Young Men: How does this effect your attitude about assignments that may seem insignificant to you?
COMPETITION PRIESTHOOD Can a priest ordain a teacher? What’s the difference between priesthood power and priesthood authority? Spell Mel-kezz-i-dekk MELCHIZEDEK What are the offices of the Melchizedek priesthood? What is the full name of the Melchizedek priesthood?
What is said when a 12 year old has hands laid on his head for a priesthood ordination? Differentiate between ordain and set apart Where do you find the sacrament prayers? Which 4 people hold priesthood keys in a ward? Did Jesus hold the Melchizedek priesthood, Arronic Priesthood or a another priesthood while on earth?
Why are priesthood holders ordained? (see vv.1, 6). When were they first called? (see vv.5). What qualifies them to receive the priesthood? (see vv.3–4). What is the nature of the priesthood? (see vv.7–9). How do priesthood holders remain worthy of this holy calling? (see vv.10–12). How should priesthood holders (and other Saints) live to stay worthy? (see vv.13–14).
Why is it called the “Melchizedek” Priesthood? D&C 107:1-4 Melchi—King Zedek—Righteousness The City of Salem (Genesis 14) Alma 13:15-18
“Surely no greater tribute or more generous adulation could be mentioned than to be so much like the Son of God that one’s name could be substituted for his in the title of the most powerful force in the universe --- the Holy Priesthood, after the Order of the Son of God” MELCHIZEDEK Jeffrey R. Holland, Christ and the New Covenant, 175
HISTORY Moses and Melchizedek priesthood taken from the earth in the Old Testament The presiding officer of the Aaronic Priesthood was called the high priest (Ex. 28; 29). 14
HISTORY Among the Book of Mormon peoples, Alma the elder is first mentioned (see Mosiah 29:42, Alma 8:23; Alma 30:20–23). During His mortal life, Jesus Christ was the presiding high priest on earth (see Heb. 3:1). 15
HISTORY May-June 1829: Peter, James and John restore the priesthood. 16
Eric Richards High Priest Ordination: 21 Sep 2000 Ordained By… Michael Floyd Cooley Frank Gregory Woidka Philip Alma Petersen Sterling Welling Sill Henry Hooper Blood Hyrum Mack Smith Joseph Fielding Smith Brigham Young Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, Martin Harris Joseph Smith, Jr Peter, James, & John Jesus Christ
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WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CHOICES MADE DURING PREMORTAL LIFE AND PRIESTHOOD? “In the premortal spirit world, God appointed certain spirits to fulfill specific missions during their mortal lives. This is called foreordination. “Foreordination does not guarantee that individuals will receive certain callings or responsibilities. Such opportunities come in this life as a result of the righteous exercise of agency, just as foreordination came as a result of righteousness in the premortal existence” (True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference , 69).
“Premortality is not a relaxing doctrine. For each of us, there are choices to be made, incessant and difficult chores to be done, ironies and adversities to be experienced, time to be well spent, talents and gifts to be well employed. Just because we were chosen ‘there and then,’ surely does not mean we can be indifferent ‘here and now.’ Those called and prepared must also prove to be ‘chosen and faithful.’ (See Rev. 17:14; D&C 121:34– 36.)” (Elder Maxwell, “Premortality, a Glorious Reality,” Ensign, Nov. 1985, 17). WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CHOICES MADE DURING PREMORTAL LIFE AND PRIESTHOOD?
Spencer W. Kimball: “Remember, in the world before we came here, faithful women were given certain assignments while faithful men were foreordained to certain priesthood tasks” (“The Role of Righteous Women,”Ensign, Nov. 1979, 102). WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN CHOICES MADE DURING PREMORTAL LIFE AND WOMANHOOD ?
ALMA 13 GIRLS What difference should the priesthood make to the young men? In what subtle ways to young men dishonor their priesthood? How important is it for your to have a faithful priesthood honoring husband? BOYS How should holding the priesthood make you different? How important do you think the priesthood will be for your future spouse? What are some of the most common ways we honor the priesthood?