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Aaronic Priesthood - What are my Responsibilities?


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#1 HoosierGuy

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

On March the 8th I was baptized, on the 9th I was given the Holy
Ghost. Sunday (16th) I was confirmed the Aaronic Priesthood. It was
awesome!

So, I'm wondering - what are my responsibilities as a holder of the
Aaronic Priesthood? I guess I can bless the bread and water and
pass it out. I can baptize but only with permission. What other
responsibilities come with this? Home teaching? Anything else?

And, I know about D&C 84:41

41 But whoso breaketh this acovenant after he hath received it, and altogether turneth therefrom, shall bnot have forgiveness of sins in this world nor in the world to come.


No, I will not be turning away from this. And after reading 3rd Nephi chapters 8
and 9 - now way will I be turnign away!

#2 Flyonthewall

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:29 PM

It sounds like you were ordained to the office of a Priest. Priesthood responsibility is cumulative. Duties of a Priest 1. Teach the gospel. 2. Baptize. 3. Administer the sacrament. 4. Visit the members. 5. Ordain others to the Aaronic Priesthood. 6. Assist in missionary work.

#3 a-train

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:31 PM

Read D&C 20.

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#4 THIRDpersonviewer

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:13 PM

There is a handbook called "Duties and Blessings of the Priesthood." Ask your Bishop where you may get one. -You are to be observant and willing to do the Lord's Will. -You are to see that there is no iniquity in the church, like gossip.(this is often not fulfilled because it is "not considered your place" to make judgments concerning the sins and iniquities of others.) -You are to strengthen and watch over the church by teaching and exhorting all to come unto Christ. -You are to be assigned home teaching families which you will have direct stewardship over. -You may administer the Sacrament by passing, preparing, or blessing the Sacrament. -You may baptize under direction and authority from the Bishop. -You may ordain other members to the Aaronic Priesthood under direction and authority from the Bishop. -You are to assist the missionary effort. -You are to Teach the ordinances and principles of the Gospel, or the doctrine by the Spirit. -You are to first learn(know them and do your best to fulfill them) the duties, and doctrine for yourself and then strengthen others with your knowledge.

#5 HoosierGuy

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

"You may ordain other members to the Aaronic Priesthood under direction and authority from the Bishop."



I can ordain other members into the Aaronic Priesthood? I thought
one had to be in the Melchizedek Priesthood to ordain others.
Or is that for giving the gift of the Holy Ghost?

#6 Flyonthewall

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 09:17 AM

That is for giving the Gift of the Holy Ghost. A Priest can ordain others to the Aaronic Priesthood under the direction and authority of the Bishop.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:09 PM

D&C section 20....good luck understanding it though

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:11 PM

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

Real good information !




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