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Doctrine and Covenants 84:1-43
Transcript of Doctrine and Covenants 84:1-43
“The temple is the object of every activity, every lesson, every progressive step in the Church. … Ordinances of the temple are absolutely crucial. We cannot return to God’s glory without them” (“Prepare for the Blessings of the Temple,” Ensign, Oct. 2010, 41).
A temple will be built
The purposes of the priesthood
The young men in our seminary class, who have had the priesthood conferred upon them, can trace that authority all the way back to whom?
Read D&C 84:17
How does this verse describe the eternal nature of the priesthood?
*What blessings can we receive through the Melchizedek Priesthood?
Which ordinances are considered
The naming and blessing of children
conferral of the Melchizedek Priesthood (for men)
administering to the sick
Which priesthood ordinances and blessings would be considered saving ordinances?
How are you blessed because you hold the Priesthood? How are you blessed because others hold the priesthood?
In September 1832, missionaries returned to Kirtland, Ohio, after preaching the gospel in the eastern United States. During their joyful reunion, the Prophet Joseph Smith received the revelation recorded in D&C 84. This revelation was received over a two day period: Sept. 22 & 23, 1832.
President Thomas S. Monson
“How does one magnify a calling? Simply by performing the service that pertains to it. … I hope with all my heart and soul that every young man who receives the priesthood will honor that priesthood and be true to the trust which is conveyed when it is conferred” (“Priesthood Power,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 49, 51).
President Gordon B. Hinckley
“We magnify our priesthood and enlarge our calling when we serve with diligence and enthusiasm in those responsibilities to which we are called by proper authority. … We magnify our calling, we enlarge the potential of our priesthood when we reach out to those in distress and give strength to those who falter. … We magnify our calling when we walk with honesty and integrity” (“Magnify Your Calling,” Ensign, May 1989, 48–49).
Doctrine and Covenants 84:1-44
Blessing the sacrament
*Why do you think it is important that priesthood authority extends in a direct line back to God?
And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
In the Melchizedek Priesthood, the power of godliness is manifest
To become like God and dwell in His presence, we must receive the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood
D&C 84:23 Because the children of Israel hardened their hearts, they lost the opportunity to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood and the associated ordinanced in this life. However, the Lord continued to help them progress. He allowed the lesser priesthood, or the Aaronic Priesthood, to continue with them. (D&C 84:26-27)
*Why is it important that we receive the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood?
In the ordinances of the Melchizedek Priesthood , the Power of godliness is manifest
84:31-32 how does the Lord refer to those who hold the priesthood?
Oath and Covenant
Vs. 33-44 is known as the...
1) the covenants a person makes when he receives the priesthood.
2) the promises the Lord makes to faithful priesthood holders
If those who receive the priesthood will...
then God will...
Vs. 33-34, 38, 42 Silently look for the blessings the Lord promises as part of the oath and covenant of the priesthood.
Why is the priesthood important to you?