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    Apostle
    Footnotes
    Theme
    Jesus Christ. Ordination of the Apostles

    Apostle

    Overview

    “An ‘apostle’ is an ordained leader in the Melchizedek Priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Apostles are chosen through inspiration by the President of the Church, sustained by the general membership of the Church, and ordained by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by the laying on of hands. … In addition to serving as witnesses of Jesus Christ to all the world (Doctrine and Covenants 107:23), as Jesus’ apostles did, members of the current Quorum of the Twelve Apostles hold the keys of the priesthood—that is, the rights of presidency (Doctrine and Covenants 107:35; cf. 124:128)” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism [1992], 1:59–60).

    Scriptures

    Scripture References

    Scripture Study Resources

    Messages from Church Leaders

    Additional Messages

    Videos

    “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles”

    “A New Apostle”

    “Foundation of Apostles and Prophets”

    “Elder Bednar Speaks on Apostles Role”

    “Jesus Chooses His Apostles”

    Learning Resources

    General Resources

    Joseph Fielding Smith, “The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles,” BYU Speeches

    Study Manuals

    Teachings of Presidents of the Church

    Stories

    Teaching Resources

    Teaching Outlines

    Stories and Activities for Teaching Children

    Special Witness,” Lesson Helps for Teaching Children

    Media

    Audio

    The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles,” BYU Speeches

    Music