Lesson 47: The Priesthood Can Bless Our Lives (Priesthood Preparation)

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As you teach this lesson remember the purpose for Primary 4 Lesson 47: The Priesthood Can Bless Our Lives (Priesthood Preparation) is to help the 11 year olds understand the blessings and responsibilities of the priesthood. You should teach this one before the first child in your class turns 12.

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 Teacher Study

"The Aaronic Priesthood" by President Boyd K. Packer 

"The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks

"Preparation in the Priesthood: 'I Need Your Help'" by President Henry B. Eyring


Joseph and Oliver are Given the Priesthood (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Priesthood Leaders (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Blessings of the Priesthood (about 3 minutes)- Explains the priesthood

Sanctify Yourselves (about 4 1/2 minutes)- A reminder of being ready always and the power of the priesthood (love this one)

Jesus Chooses His Apostles (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Restoration of the Priesthood (about 2 minutes)- People share how they have blessed because of the priesthood

Elder Perry on the Priesthood (about 6 minutes)- Elder Perry tells about the Priesthood in Christ's time and now

Becoming a Priesthood Man: Priesthood Duty (about 5 minutes)- What it means to be a Priesthood Man


"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"The Priesthood is Restored"- Children's Songbook pg. 89

"A Young Man Prepared"- Children's Songbook pg. 166

"The Fifth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 125

My LDS Primary 4 Lesson 47 handout packet includes:

  • Quote from President Gordon B. Hinckley to go with Enrichment Activity #5
  • My Gospel Standards to go with Enrichment Activity #4

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Activity Ideas

Article of Faith 5- Put the pictures in the right order 

Blessings of the Priesthood are Available to All- Put yourself in these pictures and a finish the sentence activity

Priesthood Hidden Scripture- Color in the boxes with the letters to find the answer

Priesthood Word Square- Word search (scroll down)

Remember- Priesthood ordinances memory game

The Priesthood- Crossword (scroll down)

I Believe that the Priesthood Blesses My Life- Either use as a coloring page or cut out the pictures to tell the story

Coloring Pages

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows when I listen to the Holy Ghost (girl receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost)

The Power to Baptize and Confirm (Jesus setting apart his apostles in the Americas)

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation through the Priesthood (boy being baptized)