Resources to Help You Study the Come Follow Me Lessons
Whether you choose to study your Come Follow Me lessons on your phone or in a set of actual scriptures, there are several resources to help you study that I have found and I'd like to share them with you! Since I have been studying in Acts, I personally have found it increasingly harder to understand what I'm reading without assistance.
Last week I talked about setting new goals and finding your Big Picture to help you recommit to studying Come Follow Me. If you missed it, you can read that post here: Recommitting to Come Follow Me: Find Your Big Picture
Part of the struggle can be when you're trying to study and you just don't understand what you're reading. Sometimes in this section of Romans, I find myself at the end of the chapter unsure of what I actually read. Are you with me on that? It can really make it challenging to keep going.
If, like me, you find yourself wanting to understand more, take a look at some of these ideas and you might find something that will help you! I've mentioned some of these things before, but felt like they deserved another look, especially right now as Paul's epistles are pretty deep.
And if you read my post from last week and watched the Brad Wilcox video and loved it, be sure to read to the end of this post for something fabulous that goes along with it!
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LOOKING FOR THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL PAGES?
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I've talked about this book a lot before, but I can't emphasize enough how helpful it has been. I usually read the lesson in my scriptures first, then follow it up with this book.
I feel like it's really important to read the actual scriptures first so that I can get my own impressions from what I'm reading, and then follow it up with the explanation in the book.
One of the best things about the book is the inclusion of the Joseph Smith translation and the way the author compares the two and points out things that may have been lost in translation.
I got the David Ridges box set at Costco back at the beginning of the year, but lately I have seen in on Amazon for cheaper than what I paid at Costco. If you can find the box set for $30 or less, that's a great price! If you don't need the whole box set, you can also choose to buy either book separately.
If you are a Prime Member and have Kindle Unlimited, right now you can access this book for free!
LOOKING FOR JOURNALING PAGES FOR PAST LESSONS? VISIT THE RESOURCE LIBRARY!
I saw this book at Costco at the beginning of the year, but you know how things go at Costco...you snooze, you lose! It was gone when I went back to get it. You can check it out here on Amazon. I intended to buy it at Deseret Book, but when I went in it was sold out and I ordered mine on Deseret Book's website. I paid $14.99 for it, and that is the best price I've seen for this book.
Grab my Come Follow Me organizer
Includes a sheet to plan out your family's study as well as your individual study, plus a great list of Sabbath day activity ideas, a meeting notes page and more! Click the button below and I will send it over for you!
If you love to doodle and keep lots of notes, this journal is amazing! I got it at the beginning of the year and in addition to the journaling pages that I create for myself every week, I use this for a lot of doodling, drawing, and note taking.
If you keep a bullet journal, you'll be familiar with the dot matrix paper that makes it easy to use the pages however you like. Seriously fun!
This is a great resource to help you study, and I seriously just stumbled upon it on Amazon and since it was cheap I ordered it! You can check it out with this link if you think you'd like it. There are a full two pages to write on for each lesson. (However, this book is bigger than a traditional bullet journal--it is full size 8 1/2 x 11 pages.)
If you'd like to read more about how to start keeping a scripture journal like this, take a look at my post: A Scripture Journal: What it is and why you should be keeping one
I really love A Lively Hope because she has fun doodling resources to go with each week's lesson, plus she lists some addition resources for families each week. If you like to doodle but feel like your drawing skills are lacking, check out her sketch notes! The doodles won't help you understand what you're reading exactly, but they can make study more fun, and that's a plus.
Did you know that the Ensign each month has Come Follow Me resources to help you study to go along with the lessons each week? If you don't subscribe, you might not realize they are there. You can check out the stuff to go with this week's lesson right on the church's website. They cover all ages, so regardless of what you're looking for, there is something for everyone.
There is a Facebook group called Printables for Latter Day Saint Women that has fun resources posted often by different people. Some of them are Come Follow Me related, and some are just other fun things you might enjoy! Some of the things posted there are fun, and some are more helpful with your actual study.
Of course I'm going to recommend that you grab the journaling pages that I make to go with each lesson! I feel like they are a great resource to help you study because it gives you a great place to keep notes on what you're studying without requiring you to be artsy in a blank journal. I basically go over the lesson beforehand and create the worksheets with questions that come straight from the Come Follow Me manual.
This year, I created a total journal that goes with the manual for the year and you can check that out here: Come Follow Me Journals for Youth and Adults
For those times you've wanted to answer the questions and had nowhere to write in the manual, these pages are designed for that. I started making the pages for myself at the beginning of the year, but realized that I might as well share them.
SOME GREAT RESOURCES TO HELP YOU STUDY THIS WEEK'S LESSON:
- Be at Peace When Your Life is in Pieces This is a New Era article about finding peace when things aren't going so well.
- We Were Sent to Endure This is a video of Robert D. Hales
- The T.E.S.T. A cute story from the Friend about Daniel in the lion's den with a lion craft
He has a book that goes hand in hand with what he talks about in the video. It is hands down one of the best books I own! Changed Through His Grace is another opportunity to study about the grace of God, and I can't recommend it enough. I got this book as a gift from my daughter, so I can't really speak to the price. If you didn't get a chance to see the video (or have no idea what I'm talking about) you can find the link to the video here
Found any good resources that help you study your Come Follow Me lesson? Drop me a note in the comments! I am always looking for new study materials, so I would love to hear about them!