July 26–August 1
“The Power of Godliness”
- Doctrine and Covenants 84:6–18.
After reading about how Moses received his priesthood authority, a priesthood holder in your family or a ministering brother could share his experience of being ordained to a priesthood office. If possible, he could share and discuss his priesthood line of authority. Why is it important that we can trace priesthood authority in the Church today back to the authority of Jesus Christ? To request a priesthood line of authority, send an email to lineofauthority@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
- Doctrine and Covenants 84:20–21.
When has your family experienced “the power of godliness” being manifested through an ordinance such as baptism or the sacrament? Perhaps you can talk about how these ordinances bring God’s power into our lives. You could also display a picture of a temple and discuss how the ordinances of the temple give us additional power to become like the Savior. You may want to sing a song about the priesthood, such as “The Priesthood Is Restored” (Children’s Songbook, 89), and discuss what this song teaches about the priesthood.
- Doctrine and Covenants 84:43–44.
You could prepare a meal or a treat together and label each ingredient with a word or phrase from verse 44. Why is it important that we include every ingredient? Why is it important to live by every word of God?
- Doctrine and Covenants 84:98–102.
What do we learn about Jesus Christ from the “new song” (verse 98) in these verses? What can we do in our day to help bring about the conditions described in this song?
- Doctrine and Covenants 84:106–10.
How is our family “edified together” by the gifts and efforts of “every member”? (verse 110).
For more ideas for teaching children, see this week’s outline in Come, Follow Me—For Primary.