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The Restoration of Priesthood Keys

The Priesthood was restored on to Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery on May 15, 1829 after centuries. Along with the restoration of the priesthood came the keys of the Priesthood to preform saving ordinance such as baptism, the laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost etc. This week's lesson explains why we needed the priesthood to preform ordinances and how the priesthood was restored. We hope this lesson and video will deepen understanding of the priesthood!

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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 : "Baptism"

➤ P R E P A R A T I O N


You will need a key that opens something (like a door or a padlock), and you will also need 4 other keys that go to something else. Separate all the keys from your keychain so that they can be passed around and handled separately.

➤ I N T R O D U C T I O N


Hold up all of the keys, and explain that one of these keys opens a lock! The other keys don’t work for this lock. Now, lay the keys on the ground or on the table. Let the children take turns trying the keys in the lock, one at a time, to find the key that works!


After completing the activity, discuss the following questions:


1) Could you open this lock without a key? (No.)