Who Should Do It?
May 2008

“Who Should Do It?” New Era, May 2008, 31

Who Should Do It?

Section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants spells out more than a dozen duties for deacons, teachers, and priests. See if you can match the following responsibilities with the appropriate office in the Aaronic Priesthood. (Hint: see D&C 20:46–60).

  1. Invite all to come unto Christ.

  2. Lead meetings when no Melchizedek Priesthood is present.

  3. Ordain other priests, teachers, and deacons.

  4. Receive assistance from deacons.

  5. Encourage attendance at meetings.

  6. Preach, teach, expound, exhort, and warn others.

  7. Baptize.

  8. Discourage members from sin and from being unkind, lying, gossiping, or saying mean things.

  9. Administer the sacrament.

  10. Go home teaching.

  11. Remind members to pray and to take care of family duties.

  12. Give assistance to the elders of the Melchizedek Priesthood.