LDS Come Follow Me Lesson and Mutual Ideas June 2015: Priesthood and Priesthood Keys

For June 2015 the topic for "Come Follow Me" is,


Priesthood and Priesthood Keys


 Here are the links to each organizations page for the month: Young WomenAaronic PriesthoodSunday School

Since, each organization has their own outlines and each lesson will need to be specified to the individual class members and there are already amazing outlines that can be used for guidance, I am only going to share some general ideas that can just be used as supplements.  The great thing about this program is to allow the spirit to guide you to the needs of the youth in your class. Prepare before hand, Pray for guidance, Listen to the Promptings of the Spirit and invite the youth to do the same. 

Here is the Scripture for the month:

“The keys of the kingdom of God are committed unto man on the earth” (D&C 65:2).

Lesson Ideas: There are so many topics to choose from this month. I am just giving supplemental ideas to a few of them. Please refer to the church's website for the wonderful outlines they have for all of the topics, see links below. A great idea to begin each lesson is to invite each class member to come with a scripture or spiritual thought to share with the rest of the class.  (When I was a youth we did this in one of my classes, it is a class I loved to attend and had the most participation in it.)

Aaronic Priesthood: (See ideas above under Young Women)
  • How does worthiness affect priesthood power?  Show the young men a flashlight.  Place the batteries in the flashlight and turn it on.  Explain that the flashlight shines and does it's job because it was given the power to do so.  Turn off the flashlight and take out one of the batteries. Turn the flashlight back on. Does the the flashlight work?  Why not?  Take out both batteries and put them in the wrong way. Turn the flashlight back on. Does the flashlight work?  Why not?  Read the following quote from Come Follow Me: "Priesthood authority comes through ordination, but priesthood power requires personal righteousness, faithfulness, obedience, and diligence. Even if we receive priesthood authority by the laying on of hands, we will have no priesthood power if we are disobedient, unworthy, or unwilling to serve." Invite the young men to share how they think the flashlight can be compared to worthiness and it's effect on the priesthood power.  You could further explain. That the flashlight had the "authority" to give light. When the batteries were put in the right way the flashlight had the "power" to shine.  Same with the priesthood. One might be ordained with priesthood authority. But the power of the priesthood only comes when things are right, when you are living righteously and worthy of that power.  But when one does not live worthy of the power it is like taking a battery out, or putting them in the incorrect position.  They power will not be there. If you find yourself with a battery missing or in the incorrect position. Simply use the principle of repentance and get everything back in the right order.  Play the video, "Priesthood Power and Priesthood Authority"  Invite the youth to answer the question, "Why is it important to always live worthy?"  Play the following video, "Sanctify Yourself"
  • What is the priesthood?  See YW above
  • What are the keys of the priesthood?
  • What are my duties as an Aaronic Priesthood holder?  Provide each young man with a piece of paper. Ask them to list the duties they have as an Aaronic Priesthood holder.  Take turns reading, "Fulfilling My Duty to God (2010), 2346–4770–71"  You could also show the video, " Fulfilling your Duty to Godor "Faith in the Priesthood".
  • Why should I serve a mission?
  • What does it mean to sustain my Church leaders?


Idea's for Mutual: Here is a link to the Youth Activities Planning Site. *** This site is amazing! We recently had a short little training on this site at one of our Round Tables. It is a great resource for planning activities. It will only continue to grow as wards submit more ideas. One really need thing about it is it can link the activities right into your stake or ward calendars. ***

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