Watch the video above and talk about it with a friend or mentor.

The authority for Christians and churches to act for God doesn’t come from some priesthood hierarchy, but from the Bible.

Key Points:

  • Definition and Function of Mormon Priesthood
  • Leadership in Christian Churches vs LDS Priesthood Hierarchy
  • Where Does Authority Come from in non-LDS Churches?

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Talk About It
  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. What was your attitude about the priesthood when you were LDS?
  4. Based on your observations, how does leadership function differently in Mormonism compared to traditional churches?
  5. Read Matthew 20:25-28. What does Jesus insist on from leaders? What does servant-leadership look like?
  6. On a scale of 1 to 10, how well did LDS priesthood authority mirror servant leadership, in your experience? Explain.
  7. What is the Bible’s role in regulating all church authority? How does that work in practice?
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.