So my daughter has prayed for a lot of specific things – one of those is that she would be able to get a calling in her ward – and she has been able to be a Sunday School teacher on zoom and through that she’s been able to share a little bit of herself with other people and make some connections to people that way that she wouldn’t have otherwise. I absolutely love the Book of Mormon. Mike Schmitz), Follow Him: A Come, Follow Me Podcast featuring Hank Smith & John Bytheway, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Savior Said: A Come Follow Me Podcast. High-quality, sturdy white paper. The only real plan that is going to work and win out in the end is the Lord’s plan, and knowing that brings me great peace. The Book of Mormon is full of people who let God prevail in their lives, and it’s full of people who didn’t. In verse 3 he says: 3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. 44 If so, his afaith and hope is vain, for none is bacceptable before God, save the cmeek and lowly in heart; and if a man be meek and lowly in heart, and dconfesses by the power of the Holy Ghost that Jesus is the Christ, he must needs have charity; for if he have not charity he is nothing; wherefore he must needs have charity. shall give the Holy Ghost; and in my name shall ye give it, for thus do mine apostles. And how we individually do that is personal to each one of us. Come Follow Me 2021 Frame-able Printables. , Let’s talk about enduring our trials, secret combinations, and trusting the Lord. I want to thank each one of you so much for joining me in my study this year. The Book of Mormon opens with Nephi’s promise to show us that “the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith” (1 Nephi 1:20). He just kept going. That was a good thing for me to think about. Amen. We would just set up a card table in our family room eveyr week with a tablecloth on top of it – and as my boys went to bless the sacrament I had that realization that they were actually kneeling down to say the prayer. The title is Can my chastity and virtue be taken from me? In verses 45 through 47 Mormon tells us more about charity, and he says:  45 And acharity suffereth long, and is bkind, and cenvieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily dprovoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. In chapter 2 it talks about giving the gift of the Holy Ghost. Moroni 10 “Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him” Thanks to Cassie for reminding me to put these up! New episode every Thursday. Perhaps most important, all of this can remind you of “how merciful the Lord hath been” to you, for one of the main purposes of the Book of Mormon is to invite each of us to receive God’s mercy, —an invitation expressed simply in Moroni’s farewell words, “Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him” (, Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how, the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and, and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your. New episodes every Friday. The book closes with a similar message from Moroni as he prepared to “seal up” the records: he invited us to “remember how merciful the Lord hath been” (Moroni 10:2–3). When the sacrament is blessed we speak to our Heavenly Father in the name of our Savior. I sincerely appreciate each one of you. Mormon and Moroni lived during a time where people were ‘without principle’ and people who were ‘contunially seeking for blood and revenge’. The Book of Mormon opens with Nephi’s promise to show us that “the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith” (, ). One thing that seemed to resonate the most with my listeners were the stories about my family. There are plenty of links to Conference talks and other articles that you may enjoy reading in full, and there is a great assortment of videos tha… This week I received a sweet gift of this beautiful painting from a family that listened to my podcast. There are 7.6 billion people in the world, and there are 16.5 million members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s hard to get to know people and make friends when you are in zoom classes and can’t even see peoples faces whenever you do get out in public. 17 But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do aevil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him. ⛰, You are such a joy to listen to each week! Ho pefully a Come Follow Me Home Study Printable with the weekly lesson, will help your family like it has helped mine. That’s just not true. of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. If you have not yet received a testimony of the Book of Mormon, or of the gospel of Jesus Christ, or if you’re spiritually struggling, please take Moroni’s advice and talk to your Heavenly Father about it. I have had the thought dozens of times this year – where would I be without the gospel in my life. This year for me and for my family has been really difficult, as I’m sure it has been for all of you. Perhaps Moroni included these messages in the Book of Mormon because he foresaw similarities between the perils of his day and ours. In the last verse, the last words of Moroni to all of us are these: And now I bid unto all, farewell. Here are some suggestions for getting the most out of the Come, Follow MeCompanion for family history: 1. (haha - they are amazing - just not on board with Covid regulations. Come, Follow Me: Following The Savior Through A Journey Through The Holy Scriptures This blog is intended to provide supplemental thoughts and insights into the weekly Come, Follow Me curriculum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For Individuals and Families. Rather, this is an invitation to come unto Christ in the most complete sense possible—to become as He is. I have really high hopes for next year, I feel like the church and just people in general really want to start moving forward – whatever that might look like. 4 Wherefore, I write a few more things, contrary to that which I had supposed; for I had supposed not to have written any more; but I write a few more things, that perhaps they may be of aworth unto my brethren, the Lamanites, in some future day, according to the will of the Lord. Some weeks I’m like “what if I just read this whole chapter and call it good.”. Hope you all have a good week!! Click here for archive list of all 2020 Home and Family lesson packets Included with The Family Membership is our Home Centered Singing Time Packets and 5 Come, Follow Me coloring pages each month! It means letting the Atonement of Jesus Christ “and the hope of his glory and of eternal life, rest in your mind” (, ). 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. And there are a lot of wrong things going on in the world – people with power and agendas that are trying to structure things in a way that maybe go against the plan of God. We’ve seen it over and over week after week as we’ve studied these people and their stories. Faithful Answers to Latter-Day Questions - Weekly Podcast with insights into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "Come Follow Me" Gospel Doctrine Program. Moroni chapter 10 is Moroni’s last testimony to us before he seals up the records. Because really just telling someone they’re wrong doesn’t change a persons heart – but living in a way that represents the Savior and then sharing that with other people can. As long as we’re moving forward, even if it’s just teeny inches, we’re doing awesome! Emboldened evil abounds. Perhaps most important, all of this can remind you of “how merciful the Lord hath been” to you, for one of the main purposes of the Book of Mormon is to invite each of us to receive God’s mercy—an invitation expressed simply in Moroni’s farewell words, “Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him” (Moroni 10:32). Once again, HUGE BLESSING!! This week we start the last book of the Book of Mormon. January 11–17. Why would we not take advantage of that. Doctrine and Covenants Historical Resources. The opening paragraph of the lesson says: Before Moroni concluded the record we know today as the Book of Mormon with his own final words, he shared three messages from his father, Mormon: an address to “the peaceable followers of Christ” (Moroni 7:3) and two letters that Mormon had written to Moroni. Our Weekly Scripture Kits include study and activities for all ages. 23 But it is mockery before God, denying the mercies of Christ, and the power of his Holy Spirit, and putting trust in adead works. This may be why he gave clarifying details about the sacrament, baptism, conferring the gift of the Holy Ghost, and the blessings of gathering with fellow believers to “keep [each other] in the right way, … relying alone upon the merits of Christ, who was the author and the finisher of [our] faith” (, ). What more was there to say about two nations that were utterly destroyed? Our Heavenly Father is not a stern judge that goes strictly by the letter of the law. It comes in both chalkboard and white board options. The lesson also talks about how we might recognize gifts in other people but not in ourselves. After finishing his father’s record of the Nephites and abridging the record of the Jaredites, Moroni thought at first that his record-keeping work was done (see Moroni 1:1). We will want what He wants rather than what we want or what the world teaches us to want. These are some things that Moroni decided to include – chapter 7 is basically a conference talk given by his father Mormon. 92 Followers. Growing in degrees of self-control and long-suffering positively affect our thoughts, words, and actions as we work out our own salvation and help extend the message of salvation to others. Insta : @comefollowmeweekly, Come unto Christ, and Be Perfected in Him : Dec 14-20, ❤️ Let’s talk about the blessings of the Book of Mormon. And as an added bonus, I was able to kick my sugar craving. For the power of credemption cometh on all them that have dno law; wherefore, he that is not condemned, or he that is under no condemnation, cannot repent; and unto such baptism availeth nothing—. Moroni was determined to finish out his earthly mission no matter what. New episode every Thursday. The Scripture Study Project with Zach and Krista. We will put Him first in our lives. And I’m sure he thought it over and prayed about what to write – he was following the spirit so we know that these are the most important things that we needed to have. What if I couldn't do the things I needed to do?? It’s a process, and it’s hard, but even tiny progress is better than not trying at all. … Charity is something one becomes”, Mormon’s description of the horrible sins of the Nephites have led some to mistakenly conclude that victims of sexual assault or abuse have violated the law of chastity. President Nelson recently said:  During these perilous times of which the Apostle Paul prophesied,20Satan is no longer even trying to hide his attacks on God’s plan. I've had two experiences this week that have taught me a great lesson. Our Heavenly Father cares about what we care about – and all we have to do is talk to Him. The fact that I know that the Lord is in charge of this whole mess – that there is actually someone in control – and it’s not the president of any country, or the president of any company – influential people on this earth may think they have all the answers, but they do not. Rather, this is an invitation to come unto Christ in the most complete sense possible, And now I bid unto all, farewell. Because if that is my focus, my life will be happy – no matter what happens, and if I’m living so that I can hear the spirit in my life, I’ll be in the right places in the right times so I can do the right things. This is a lifelong pursuit, that happens one day at a time. My counselors know this, but don't care. 86 Episodes. And there are, ways that these gifts are administered; but it is the same God who worketh all in all; and they are given by the manifestations of the. During these perilous times of which the Apostle Paul prophesied. Most important, we can ask God (see James 1:5; Doctrine and Covenants 112:10). Precious insights like these give us reason to be thankful that the Lord preserved Moroni’s life so he could “write a few more things” (. Come Follow Me, for Us – A weekly podcast that correlates with the new Come Follow Me manual of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2021, Podcast Episode 1 Doctrine and Covenants 1 Hearken, O Ye People December 29, 2020 / 5 Comments We have these writings and these stories to help us learn lessons that can make our lives easier and happier today. In verse 19 Mormon says:  19 Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the alight of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a bchild of Christ. 46 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, if ye have not charity, ye are nothing, for charity never faileth. She loves people – last year she went to a conference where Elaine Dalton was speaking, and when my daughter raised her hand to ask a question Sister Dalton said to her “the spirit shines out of your face like sunshine”. He’s a good example of someone who just keeps moving forward on the right path no matter how hard things get. He knows our gifts, since He gave them to us”, And I exhort you to remember these things; for the time speedily cometh that ye shall know that I lie not, for ye shall see me at the bar of God; and the Lord God will say unto you: Did I not declare my, unto you, which were written by this man, like as one, from the dead, yea, even as one speaking out of the, yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and, God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be. That’s my daughter. . Let’s study together! We have had a fun 3 weeks of eating good food, playing games, watching 'Amazing Race' marathons, and just having a great time. $10.00. There is a line of authority – people authorized by other people who are authorized to perform ordinances. Each one of us are also people with stories – and these same promises and blessing that applied to the people of the Book of Mormon also apply to us. You are a gift in our homes! Ok the next section of the lesson surprised me a little bit. This book is true, and it is written for us, and for our day, and if we can’t see the truth of that through studying it this year, then I don’t know what to tell you. In verses 4 and 5 it says:  4 And after they had been received unto baptism, and were wrought upon and acleansed by the power of the Holy Ghost, they were numbered among the people of the bchurch of Christ; and their cnameswere taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God, to keep them in the right way, to keep them continually dwatchful unto prayer, erelying alone upon the merits of Christ, who was the author and the finisher of their faith. to have written more, but I have not as yet perished; and I make not myself known to the Lamanites lest they should destroy me. 2020 Book of Mormon Come Follow me Planner Features: 8.25 x 2.25 in dimensions. And what an amazing gift that is. It was a great blessing in my life and I’m going to try hard to not lose the lessons I’ve learned from that. Let’s study together! that's my motto for 2021! In verses 4 and 5 Moroni says:  4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. This reading schedule takes the weekly reading assignments from the Come Follow Me scripture study curriculum‘s table of contents and puts them into a weekly chapter checklist, lined up side-by-side with a calendar that allows you to also check off which days you’ve read. That is one message that stuck out to me the most this year – and one that I think we really needed this year is the message that the Lord does not forget His people. Spoiler alert: it’s Jesus! And until the glorious day of Christ’s Second Coming, it means never ceasing the “labor [we have] to perform … [to] conquer the enemy of all righteousness” (Moroni 9:6). I love this quote from Elder Holland who said: “ surely the thing God enjoys most about being God is the thrill of being merciful, especially to those who don’t expect it and often feel they don’t deserve it.”  Our Heavenly Father loves us and our Savior’s atonement can help us no matter what. In verse 2 of chapter 4 it says:  And they did kneel down with the church, and pray to the Father in the name of Christ – I had kind of an interesting revelation as we did at home church with our family over the summer. 2021 Doctrine and Covenants Media Resources. Come Follow Me 2021 Personal Journal and Printable Kit. For nearly a year now we have not been able to meet together oft. We have a prophet on the earth today, and when he promises us things, which he does a lot, we can trust those promises, and if we follow his counsel – we will absolutely see those things happen in our lives. I think as members of the church of Jesus Christ we’ve each had to rely on some of our own personal determination to keep going and to stay on the right path. This will be an on-going post that I add to when we have more content related to each month’s Come Follow Me 2020 lessons! Are you as excited for the new Come Follow Me curriculum as I am? In verse 8 he says: 8 And again, I exhort you, my brethren, that ye deny not the gifts of God, for they are many; and they come from the same God.

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