I’ve fallen behind in this series; my apologies to anyone who might have been skimming through them in preparation for teaching. I intend to resume and catch up for the sake of completeness, even though the moment has passed …
Lesson 25: Priesthood: “The Power of Godliness”
1934: Missionary Sunday School Lessons
Lesson 31: Priesthood
“Ordination of men to the ministry, as sanctioned by scriptural precedent and established by direct revelation of God’s will, is to be effected through the gift of prophecy and by the imposition of hands of those who are in authority.” – Talmage, Articles of Faith, p. 182.
“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” – Matthew 16:19.
“And as I said unto mine apostles, even so I say unto you, for you are mine apostles, even God’s high priests; ye are they whom my Father hath given me; ye are my friends; Therefore, as I said unto mine apostles I say unto you again, that every soul who believeth on your words, and is baptized by water for the remission of sins, shall receive the Holy Ghost.” – Doctrine and Covenants 84:63, 64.