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Priesthood Authority

The priesthood is God's power on earth. With this power God has established order and authority to exercise this power in His name. Our Heavenly Father is a God of order. The lesson this week explains why God has established ordination and requires a proper exercise of the priesthood power.

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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 : "The Church of Jesus Christ"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need your driver's license, and the “pretend” version of your driver’s license provided on the last page of the lesson bundle. If you do not have access to a real driver’s license, you could search the internet for an image of a driver’s license.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Start by showing your real driver's license to the children. Pass it around so they can look at it. Discuss the following question as they are looking at the driver’s license:


1) Do you know what this is? (A driver’s license!)


2) What does it mean? (It means you are allowed to drive on public roads!)


3) If I show this to a police officer, would the officer let me drive? (Yes!)


Now, show your “pretend” driver’s license to the children and discuss the following questions.


1) Here is a driver’s license that I made myself. If I show this to a police officer, would the officer let me drive? (No, we have to have the real one!)


2) Why can’t we make my own driver’s licenses? (We are not allowed to. We don’t have the authority. We must go to someone who has the authority.)