Primary 5 Lesson 47: The Priesthood Can Bless Our Lives (Priesthood Preparation Lesson) should be taught before the first child in your class turns 12. The purpose is to understand the blessings and responsibilities of the priesthood.
- Use the journaling pages and teaching helps found in What is the Priesthood? Teaching Package
- Play this trivia game as you learn about how the priesthood was restored
- Hide glow sticks around the room with questions or quotes on them and the room completely dark. As people enter and pick them up they also pick up how they will participate in the lesson!
- Read through the Gospel Standards together. Define any words or phrases that don't make sense to your class (Ask!) then have your class underline or circle phrases that stuck out to them and make a goal to work on improving in one area this week.
- Cut apart the Gospel Standards handout (found below) into strips and play charades.
The following are links to LDS.org unless otherwise stated.
"The Aaronic Priesthood" by President Boyd K. Packer
"The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks
"Preparation in the Priesthood: 'I Need Your Help'" by President Henry B. Eyring
Joseph and Oliver are Given the Priesthood (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story
Priesthood Leaders (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story
Blessings of the Priesthood (about 3 minutes)- Explains the priesthood
Sanctify Yourselves (about 4 1/2 minutes)- A reminder of being ready always and the power of the priesthood (love this one)
Jesus Chooses His Apostles (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story
Restoration of the Priesthood (about 2 minutes)- People share how they have blessed because of the priesthood
Elder Perry on the Priesthood (about 6 minutes)- Elder Perry tells about the Priesthood in Christ's time and now
Becoming a Priesthood Man: Priesthood Duty (about 5 minutes)- What it means to be a Priesthood Man
My Handout Packet includes:
- Cards to go along with Enrichment Activity #1
- My Gospel Standards to go with Enrichment Activity #4
- Quote for Enrichment Activity #5
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Article of Faith 5- Put the pictures in the right order
Blessings of the Priesthood are Available to All- Put yourself in these pictures and a finish the sentence activity
Priesthood Hidden Scripture- Color in the boxes with the letters to find the answer
Priesthood Word Square- Word search (scroll down)
Remember- Priesthood ordinances memory game
The Priesthood- Crossword (scroll down)
I Believe that the Priesthood Blesses My Life- Either use as a coloring page or cut out the pictures to tell the story