Following Prophets and Apostles

“Following Prophets and Apostles,” Liahona, April 2016, 72–73

Following Prophets and Apostles

Liahona Magazine, 2016/04 Apr

God calls prophets and apostles to teach us what God wants us to know. In the scriptures we can read about prophets like Noah, Nephi, and Joseph Smith, and apostles like Peter and Paul. We have prophets and apostles today!

What is a “prophet, seer, and revelator”?

A prophet speaks for God.

A seer can see the past, present, and future.

A revelator reveals (or shows) us the will of God.

  • The members of the First Presidency are all prophets, seers, and revelators. So are all the Apostles.

  • Only the President of the Church has the authority from God to lead the whole Church.

  • How many living prophets, seers, and revelators do we have in all??

12 15 3 1

Answer: 15

Why is it important to follow the prophet?

A prophet is like someone watching from a tower (see also page 38). He can see danger that is coming and tells us how to be safe. He helps us follow Jesus Christ.

What has our prophet asked us to do?

Our prophet today is President Thomas S. Monson. Here are some things he has asked us to do.

  • Follow Jesus’s example and love everyone.

  • Pay tithing and donate to the missionary fund.

  • Stay away from bad movies, TV, and other media.

  • Put a picture of the temple in every bedroom.

  • Study general conference talks.

  • Visit the elderly and be a good neighbor.

Pick one thing from the list you can do this month. What will you do?