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A Welding Link: The Sealing Power

As the restoration of the gospel unfolded, one of the most significant events in the restoration occurred. The priesthood power was restored to the earth, along with the sealing power. Now the power to seal in heaven what was done on earth gave meaning and significants to all the ordinance of baptism and later temple sealings. This week's lesson focuses on how the sealing of families is like a welding link on a chain. God has the power, through his servants, to bind us together in a bond that cannot be broken by death.

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➤ L E S S O N

Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.

🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "I Love to See the Temple"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N

You will need a bowl of ice cubes and a towel.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N

Spread the towel on the floor or on a table. Place the bowl of ice in the center of the towel and invite everyone to gather around. Invite everyone to take two ice cubes out of the bowl and to squeeze them together as hard as they can for 10 seconds!

After ten seconds, many of the ice cubes should be stuck together! Now ask everyone to try to pull the ice cubes apart to see how strong the bond is.

After you complete the activity, discuss the following questions:

1) Did anyone here have enough power to bond the ice cubes together? (Discuss.)

2) Was it a strong bond? Or could it be broken easily? (It was not a very strong bond, and it could be broken easily.)

3) Do you think the bond you made with the ice cubes will last for a long time? (No.)

4) Do you think Heavenly Father has the power to bind things together? (Yes.)