88. The Priesthood


Scriptures: Alma 13

Book of Mormon Student Manual

The Book of Mormon Student Manual: Chapter 26: Alma 13–16


Priests Ordained “After the Order of His Son”

“Called and Prepared” before the Foundation of the World

Agency Existed in the Premortal World

“They Become High Priests Forever”

Many Were Called and Foreordained


Melchizedek, the Great High Priest

“The Rest of the Lord”

What Does It Mean to “Wrest” the Scriptures?

The Reality of Angels

You Will Not Be Tempted “Above That Which Ye Can Bear”



Foreordained to Bear the Priesthood – Elder Russell M. Nelson (0:33)

Foreordination – Elder Neal A. Maxwell (0:41)

Ordinary Men and Women Can Be Made Pure – Elder David A. Bednar (0:51)


Journal Prompt: 

How did men demonstrate in premortal life that they were worthy to be foreordained to receive the Melchizedek Priesthood? (see Alma 13:3–5).

Why did Alma say the following regarding Melchizedek: “Now, there were many before him, and also there were many afterwards, but none were greater; therefore, of him they have more particularly made mention”? (Alma 13:19). Answer this question by researching the following verses to determine why Alma praised the importance of Melchizedek’s mission: Alma 13:14–19; Genesis 14:18–20; JST, Genesis 14:25–40; JST, Hebrews 7:3; Doctrine and Covenants 107:2–4.

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