Teachings of Lorenzo Snow Lesson 17: Priesthood—“for the Salvation of the Human Family”
“The priesthood we hold has been revealed for the salvation of the human family. We must be lively in our minds in reference to it.” - Pres. Lorenzo Snow
Note: As the Church has said, the manual has been prepared as the primary source of lesson material. These supplements, from general conference addresses, are meant only as a complement to your study on this lesson’s topic.
Supplement is from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf's talk, "The Joy of the Priesthood" from the October 2008 general conference:
Brethren, we are blessed to be humble partakers of this great priesthood authority and power. Let us lift up our eyes and see, recognize, and accept this opportunity for what it really is.
Through righteous, loving, and dedicated priesthood service, we will be able to experience the true meaning of the revelation: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.”
Let us embrace and understand the wonder and privilege of the priesthood. Let us accept and love the responsibilities we are asked to fulfill—responsibilities in our homes and in our Church units, no matter how large or small they may be. Let us constantly increase in righteousness, dedication, and priesthood service. Let us find the joy of serving in the priesthood!
Watch this Mormon Message from President Henry B. Eyring to understand how the priesthood can bless our lives even more when we have faith in its power.