5th Article of Faith
"We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the
laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel
and administer in the ordinances thereof."
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Article of Faith #5 Coloring Sheet by Cesily Tippetts
FAMILY HOME EVENING LESSONS:
LDS Living (1)
LDS Living (2)
Play a game to illustrate how we should follow the bishop. Choose a child to be the leader and have the rest of Primary follow his or her directions. When the leader says, “Bishop says,” the Primary takes one step forward. For example, the leader says, “Bishop says, ‘Pay your tithing.’ ” Or, “Bishop says, ‘Prepare for a mission.’ ” However, if the leader gives a direction without saying “Bishop says” first, the Primary stands still. For example: “Jump up and down.” Or, “Stomp your feet.” Children who move forward without being told “Bishop says” must return to the starting point. The first child to reach the leader becomes the next leader. (Idea taken from the September 2002 Friend Magazine)
Called of God
Explain that one way we honor the bishop and other priesthood leaders is by calling them by their correct title. It is a sign of respect. Write the offices listed in Articles of Faith 1:6 on the chalkboard: apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists. Write the following titles on separate pieces of paper: elder, president, bishop, brother, and patriarch. Place the papers in random order on the chalkboard. Sing “The Sixth Article of Faith” (p. 126). As you get to each title, stop and have a child match the correct title to the office until all titles and offices are matched. Apostles are addressed as “Elder.” The prophet is called “President” because he is the President of the Church. A pastor is now called “bishop.” “Teacher” does not refer to a teacher in an auxiliary but to someone who holds that office in the priesthood; he should be called “Brother.” The Prophet Joseph Smith explained that evangelists are our patriarchs. Write a letter from the Primary to the bishop to thank him for his service. Include a commitment from the children to keep the commandments and to live worthy to attend the temple. Have each child sign his or her name or draw a picture of himself or herself. (Idea taken from the September 2002 Friend Magazine)
Invite a guest speaker to come and help you...maybe a member of the Primary, Relief Society, Bishop, etc. to come and share feelings when they were called to their position or even set apart. Ask them to bear testimony of the fifth article of faith. Have them explain that our callings are issued or given to us by Heavenly Father through those who hold his priesthood. We don't need to just say "yes" to each calling, we can know for ourselves that these callings are being given to us by Him through the proper authority.
Articles of Faith put to music by Carl Stoddard
Ideas for Teaching the Article of Faith Song
The Fifth Article of Faith (from Children's Songbook)
Article of Faith Posters (8 x 10)
Article of Faith Puzzles by Heather Baer - each puzzle is a different shape that goes along with that Article of Faith. (Hands for the 5th, a church for the 6th, a gift for the 7th, etc.)
Fill in each word of the fifth Article of Faith where it fits
Word Search Puzzle
President Gordon B. Hinckley said: “The right to nominate [members to callings within the Church] rests with the superior officer or officers at whatever the level. But that nomination must be sustained—that is, accepted and confirmed—by the membership of the Church. The procedure is peculiar to the Lord’s church. There is no seeking for office, no jockeying for position, no campaigning to promote one’s virtues. Contrast the Lord’s way with the way of the world. The Lord’s way is quiet; it is a way of peace; it is without fanfare or monetary costs. It is without egotism or vanity or ambition. Under the Lord’s plan, those who have responsibility to select officers are governed by one overriding question: ‘Whom would the Lord have?’ There is quiet and thoughtful deliberation. And there is much of prayer to receive the confirmation of the Holy Spirit that the choice is correct” (Conference Report, April 1994, 73; or Ensign, May 1994, 53; see also Hebrews 5:4).
Quotes and Scriptures on Article of Faith #5
Quotes on 5th Articles of Faith from W.O.O.L.