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General Conference Priesthood Session

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Now that posts the priesthood session video online, I watched it. I must say, it was not anything like I expected. I frequently hear from men how stern and scolding it is, but I disagree! The only really serious talk was President Monson's, but even then, President Monson lightened it with lots of humor and love. Other than that, I did not find priesthood session to be any different from the rest of General Conference.

My favorite talk from priesthood session was by Elder Gibson on the Aaronic priesthood. I think that young men underestimate the power they hold simply because the Aaronic priesthood is referred to as the lesser priesthood. My husband wisely calls it the preparatory priesthood. The only differences between the Melchizedek and Aaronic priesthoods are the responsibilities and keys (authority). The power is the same. Young men can call upon the Lord to produce miracles as well, as Elder Gibbons shared about the deacon's quorum president who reactivated his quorum. Imagine the work that could be done if all young men (and older men who have the Aaronic priesthood) knew that and acted upon it!

Furthermore, we should respect Aaronic priesthood holders and ask for their service as we do Melchizedek priesthood holders. We need to teach our young men about the great power they hold and the great things they can do with that power.

If you have not watched or read Elder Gibson's talk, I encourage you to do so. In fact, watch the whole priesthood session! Although for men, the counsel applies to us women as well and is important for us to know so we can teach our sons.

Sharing Time: What was your favorite General Conference talk?


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