Young Men Lesson 15: Unity and Brotherhood in the Priesthood
Manual 1; Excerpt from "Revealed Quorum Principles," by Michael A. Nieder
April 06, 2012
"Let us go forward in faith, confidence, and virtue, serving with Christ to help save our families and all of our Heavenly Father’s children." - Michael A. Nieder
• What does it mean to you to have brotherhood and unity in your priesthood quorum?
• What can you do to reach out to members of your quorum?
Excerpt from "Revealed Quorum Principles" by Brother Michael A. Nieder, April 2009 General Conference:
The Lord has commanded each of us, in section 38 of the Doctrine and Covenants, to be virtuous: “And let every man esteem his brother as himself, and practise virtue and holiness before me.” 2
I wish to speak today about God’s revealed quorum principles and the inspired direction of latter-day prophets relating to the Aaronic Priesthood. I invite young men ages 12 to 18 and their quorum presidencies to listen, for we will be discussing scripture the Lord has directed to you. I also invite parents and other priesthood leaders to listen so you will have a better understanding of how the quorum assists you in strengthening and preparing God’s sons.
As I begin, I emphasize the principle of study, or obtaining God’s word. I have learned from the example of my wife, Rosemary, that we should become dedicated students. Like many of you, she regularly studies scripture as well as other good books. She is a student of God’s commandments, of successful marriage principles, of good parenting, and of good health. Often with a smile, she gives me a book and says, “Here, you need to read only the underlined parts.” And if she gives me a book about marriage, I smile back and say, “Thank you.”
Brethren, we should be earnest students of revealed priesthood and quorum principles. Our goal is to correctly use inspired direction from God and His prophets to maximize the virtues and blessings of the quorum and strengthen young men and their families. The work of the quorum is to increase faith in Christ, prepare and save young men, and eliminate mistakes and sloth in implementing God’s will. As we seek wisdom from God, let us also be students of revealed quorum principles.
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