Young Men Lesson 38: Magnifying the Calling of an Aaronic Priesthood Holder

by | Sep. 14, 2012

Young Men

Discussion Questions
• Think of someone you know who is an example of a worthy priesthood holder. What does he do to magnify his calling in the priesthood? (see D&C 4).
• What can you do in your quorum and in daily life to magnify your calling as an Aaronic Priesthood holder?

Excerpt from "Your Potential, Your Privilege," by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, April 2011 General Conference:

The holy priesthood of God also has an owner’s manual. Let us commit to reading the scriptures and handbooks with more purpose and more focus. Let us begin by rereading sections 20, 84, 107, and 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants. The more we study the purpose, potential, and practical use of the priesthood, the more we will be amazed by its power, and the Spirit will teach us how to access and use that power to bless our families, our communities, and the Church.

As a people, we rightfully place high priority on secular learning and vocational development. We want and we must excel in scholarship and craftsmanship. I commend you for striving diligently to gain an education and become an expert in your field. I invite you to also become experts in the doctrines of the gospel—especially the doctrine of the priesthood.

We live in a time when the scriptures and the words of modern-day prophets are more easily accessible than at any time in the history of the world. However, it is our privilege and duty, and it is our responsibility to reach out and grasp their teachings. The principles and doctrines of the priesthood are sublime and supernal. The more we study the doctrine and potential and apply the practical purpose of the priesthood, the more our souls will be expanded and our understanding enlarged, and we will see what the Lord has in store for us.

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