• “Article of Faith 4” (April 2011 Friend)
    An explanation of the first principles and ordinances of the gospel.
  • “Baptism Day, Temple Day” (March 2008 Friend)
    Soon after her baptism, Alison has the opportunity to be sealed to her parents in the temple.
  • “Born Again through Baptism” (January 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    President James E. Faust shares a story of a disabled man who found new life as he accepted baptism, the first ordinance of the gospel.
  • “Bulletin Board” (September 2012 Friend)
    Includes a definition of the word “ordinance.”
  • “Covenants and Ordinances” (May 1995 Friend)
    Elder Jorge A. Rojas of the Seventy explains about how in order to return to live with Heavenly Father we must make covenants and perform ordinances.
  • “Jesus Is Baptized” (February 2011 Friend)
    A retelling of the story of Jesus’s baptism.
  • “Juliana’s First Temple Visit” (October 2012 Friend)
    A 12-year old attends the temple to do baptisms for the dead for the first time. Includes tips on getting ready to go to the temple.
  • “Questions and Answers about Baptism” (August 2008 Friend)
    Answers to some common questions children have about baptism.
  • “Renewing Our Covenants” (August 1999 Friend)
    Elder Dallin H. Oaks teaches how we are cleansed through the ordinances of baptism and partaking of the sacrament.
  • “Washed Clean” (April 1999 Friend)
    President Boyd K. Packer shares a story of when he was in World War II and relates it to the importance of being clean and how we can be washed clean through the ordinances of baptism and the sacrament.
  • “Why is the sacrament important?” (July 2010 Friend)
    Elder L. Tom Perry explains that taking the sacrament is an ordinance and attendance at sacrament meeting each week is important to us.
  • “Why is the temple important?” (September 2011 Friend)
    Elder Robert D. Hales explains that temples are important because they provide the ordinances necessary for salvation.