The Discussion and Application section of this lesson opens with the following sentence. “The priesthood is one of the main themes in the Doctrine and Covenants.” This article talks specifically about the priesthood and how it makes a difference in our lives. But keep in mind that the topic of priesthood will pop up over and over again this year. One of our goals here is to get a bigger picture of what the priesthood is and how it works.
Using the priesthood
19 And this greater priesthood administereth the gospel and holdeth the key of the mysteries of the kingdom, even the key of the knowledge of God.
20 Therefore, in the ordinances thereof, the power of godliness is manifest.
21 And without the ordinances thereof, and the authority of the priesthood, the power of godliness is not manifest unto men in the flesh;
22 For without this no man can see the face of God, even the Father, and live.
Power of godliness
74 Our minds being now enlightened, we began to have the scriptures laid open to our understandings, and the true meaning and intention of their more mysterious passages revealed unto us in a manner which we never could attain to previously, nor ever before had thought of.