Jesus Christ Calls His Apostles


The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 9: Jesus Christ Calls His Apostles is to have greater love and respect for the Apostles

Teacher Study

"Stay in the Boat and Hold On!" by Elder M. Russell Ballard

"The Twelve" by President Boyd K. Packer

"And He Gave Some, Apostles" by Brother Edward J. Brandt


We Need Living Prophets (about 3 minutes)- members bear testimony of the prophets and apostles

Special Witnesses of Christ- Each Prophet and Apostle shares their witness of Jesus Christ (written and video)

Peter and John Heal a Man Crippled Since Birth (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Bible Video

Priesthood Leaders (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture video

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

The Apostles Lead the Church (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture video

Men's Hearts Shall Fail Them (about 3 1/2 minutes)- Elder Nelson shares a story to give encouragement to the weak in heart

Foundation (about 2 minutes)- Elder Holland explains the foundation of Apostles and Prophets

Elder Bednar Speaks on Apostles Role (about 11 minutes)- Discusses the role of being an Apostle

The Primary 7 Lesson 9 Handout packet includes:

  • A October 2014 highlight recap in 2 sizes. All the posters are on one page so you can quickly talk about some of the words of the apostles this past year. You can download larger posters in our General Conference Study
  • Article of Faith 6 poster in 2 sizes- you can find the picture of the apostles here

Click the image to print

Lesson Ideas

Heavenly Father Speaks to Us through His Prophets- Make a booklet of the Prophet and Apostles

Living Prophets Teach Me to Choose the Right- Put the apostles in the correct chairs for General Conference and talk about how we get to listen to them often

Jesus Christ's Twelve Apostles- Word search or use this one 

The Apostles Do What is Right- Make a diorama to tell this story

Special Witness Cards- Play a game with these latter-day apostle cards and learn more about them

Jesus Chooses His Apostles- Illustrated scripture story- can cut up to play a game or make into a booklet

Coloring Pages

God's Prophets and Apostles Speak to Us in General Conference

Calling of the Twelve Apostles- Coloring figures at the bottom to go with the story

Rachael's Booknook has the apostle matching game to go with the Enrichment activities plus more.