Scripture Study

Study Priesthood Power — Doctrine and Covenants Sections 25, 84 and 107

In October 2019 President Nelson invited the women of the church to prayerfully study sections of the Doctrine and Covenants (25, 84 & 107) and other resources on priesthood power. He promised: “As your understanding increases and as you exercise faith in the Lord and His priesthood power, your ability to draw upon this spiritual treasure that the Lord has made available will increase.”  On March 12, just as the recommendations for limiting mass gatherings were coming out, I was gathered with a group of women at the Inklings event put on by Emily Belle Freeman. The strength I gained as we sat together, sang together, and learned about our ability to access priesthood power is sustaining me through these uncertain days. Some questions that have helped me in my study:

  • What is the difference between priesthood authority, priesthood power and priesthood office?
  • How does keeping my covenants help me in accessing priesthood power?
  • In what ways can accessing priesthood power bless me and my family?

We encourage you to read these sections of scripture, write down your impressions, and when appropriate, share with others what you are learning.  Below are some additional resources that we hope are helpful for you! 

 Priesthood Power Resources:

Endowed with Priesthood Power” 

Sister Jean B. Bingham, Sister Sharon Eubank, Sister Reyna I. Aburto 

Relief Society General Presidency May 2019 Women’s Conference

Joseph Smith’s Teachings about Priesthood, Temple, and Women 

The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”  By Dallin H. Oaks

Let Us Think Straight” by M. Russell Ballard, August 20, 2013

Attaining, Accessing, & Using Priesthood Power” by David V. Clare, BYU Women’s Conference 2014

Barbara Morgan Gardner’s 5-minute Fireside: “Women and Priesthood Power

Wendy Ulrich’s 5-Minute Fireside: “Living Up to Your Privileges

Inklings Event by Emily Belle Freeman

From Deseret Bookshelf: (Listen or read it on Deseret Bookshelf app) Click HERE to get 30 Days Free on the Deseret Bookshelf App

Women and the Priesthood by Sheri Dew

The Priesthood Power of Women by Barbara Morgan Gardner

Live Up to Our Privileges by Wendy Ulrich

All In Podcast: E23: Wendy Ulrich – “How God Expects Women to Use Priesthood Power

All In Podcast: E33 – Barbara Morgan Gardner: How Women (and Men) Misunderstand the Priesthood + What We Can Do About It

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