Come, Follow Me 2021 Doctrine and Covenants 41–44 Resources and Insights

 Come, Follow Me 2021 Doctrine and Covenants 41–44 Resources and Insights,

This past week, we were able to learn about strengthening the church, as well as the call for the early saints to gather in Ohio. We learn that if we are prepared than we will not fear. We can apply all of this into our lives right now as well. 

This week, we are learning that our church is a church of revelation. The Lord will give our prophets revelation to govern our church. We learn the importance of follow God's laws. As well as the law of consecration and living together in love. 

Throughout this blog post you will find images I create daily, which I am offering as free printables. As well as insights and links to resources to help with individual, family and even class room study. Remember to check back throughout the week as more printables and resources are added daily.

Day 1:

Isn’t it wonderful that our church is a living church, that our prophet continues to receive revelation upon revelation for our church. It’s wonderful because that means that the Lord truly directs this church! 

On Monday’s as a family, it’s usually our kick off for Come, Follow Me study for the week, so we like to read the first part of the lesson and then have a little discussion about it. As we read this scripture, one of my kiddos said that it remind him about, line upon line, precept upon precept. 

I am grateful that the Lord continues to give us revelation. That we can receive personal revelation and knowledge & that our prophets can receive the revelation and guidance for the church, which really is such a blessing to each of us!! 

What are your thoughts? How has your life been blessed through revelation?

Here are some great podcasts:

Day 2:

Today, as we were reading as a family, the word that stood out to me was “Hearken”. It’s what we spent the majority of our discussion on as well.

The Lord is willing and ready to pour down instruction to us! Are we listening? Do we hear and know but fail to act? Or do we hear and know and act and live the law He gives us.

Something that came to my mind, is that one reason why we should be hearkening unto the Lord and living His law is that He is always so willing and desirous to give us more. But we have to first be living the instructions that He has already given us. I hope that makes sense.

I love the scripture I quoted in the image! I want to be called Christ’s disciple! Because that means that I follow Him and am close to Him ♥️

Take a moment and ponder on this topic. ♥️ Share your insights! 

Day 3:

I was reading through section 42 tonight & I read this verse & loved it!! I can testify that the Holy Ghost is the true teacher! When I have taught the lessons that would go the very best, were when I had prepared myself for the lesson, tried to prepare my class, and most importantly relied on the spirit!!

The influence of the Holy Ghost is powerful! His witness can pierce our hearts and enlighten our minds. It is an influence that I never want to go without!

I found a great talk about teaching and the importance of the Holy Ghost. Here’s the link: 

My question for you is, as a teacher what experiences do you have with teaching by the power of the Holy Ghost? As a learner, how important is the companionship of Holy Ghost to your learning? 

Day 4: 

I’m grateful that we can always be learning!! I’m grateful for the greater understanding that I’ve received this week about the law of consecration and for the opportunity to teach the correct principles to my kids!

Elder Neal A. Maxwell said: “We tend to think of consecration only as yielding up, when divinely directed, our material possessions. But ultimate consecration is the yielding up of oneself to God.”

We are to be living a consecrated life now! We do that by consecrating our time, talents, abilities and resources to build the kingdom and doing God’s will. I love the explanation by Elder Maxwell, as well as the quote from Elder Christofferson!! I am a big believer that as we do consecrate our lives to God, then we always receive way more then we ever give! God is good and He blesses us when we do His will! ♥️

I also loved the explanations and insights from @brotheranthonysweat I’ll share his post in my Instagram stories!

Here’s a link to a great resource where I found the quotes:

Living a Consecrated Life

Day 5:

Let me share with you this quote that I found that I just love!! “A happy and successful marriage means forgetting oneself and thinking of ways in which to make one’s companion happy. It might be well each day for the husband to think, “What can I do today to make Mary happy?” And Mary should say to herself, “What can I do today to make John happy?” A happy Home is where the wife is treated like a queen and the husband is treated like a king. And so, it is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.” (Elder Henry D Taylor)

We discussed this quote as a family tonight and also turned it into, if we want a happier home and family, then we are thinking each day about what we can do for each other to make each other happy ♥️ Really, when I think about it, the times I am happiest is when I am doing something that I feel will really make someone else happy.

The times I feel disappointment and unhappiness come is when we have unmet explications of what should happen or what we think another family member should do. We actually have a little joke about this, when we do family study. Instead of me getting upset when the kids are doing something I don’t think they should be doing during family study, I just say, unmet expectations. I think it’s good to recognize it as such. We can control the things we do, but we can not control the actions of others. That’s where grace, patience and forgiveness comes in, in marriages & in family life 😊

What is something you have done for a family member to make them happy? What is something someone has done for you??

Here’s the link to the quote:

Day 6:

In this week’s study the Lord invites us to, “when ye are ​​​assembled​ together ye shall ​​​instruct​ and ​​​edify​ each other” (D&C 43:8)

What does it mean to edify? It means to uplift and enlighten each other. I loved this quote that I found by by Richard G Scott! If we want to find happiness, harmony and peace we must uplift each other. Something I am really working on is trying to see the good and speak the good, & to refrain from judgement. When a thought enters my mind that goes against that, I quickly recognize it and repent and ask for help to be better. It can be so frustrating to me, that I ever have negative thoughts or judgment enter my mind, I really want there to be no place for it, I’m hoping by being more aware and repenting immediately, it will help me overcome those tendencies.

I know that each of God’s children are beloved to Him! That He sees their amazing potential. I know that He wants us to uplift each other. What a great opportunity it is to teach each other, to share our experiences and insights that we might enlighten and edify each other.

I’m so grateful for those of you that share your insights and experiences on here! I love reading them & they truly uplift me.

A great example of uplifting was, today, my mom called just simply to say that she thinks I’m amazing and that she loves me! What a wonderful thing! Such a simple act that truly uplifted me. 😊♥️😊 Might we focus on edifying each other 💕

Here is that great talk:

Here’s also a link to a great study guide:

Remember to check back throughout the week. You could also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

Here are some activities and lessons that could go with this week's study:

Fun activity and lesson on the Lord leads his church

Fun lesson and activity on keeping God's law

One way we can live the law of consecration is by paying our tithes and offerings.

A Fun activity and lesson about how the Lord directs His church through prophets

Some great activities about how when we serve others we serve the Lord

Fun activities about how Jesus has taught us to serve others!

Here are some links to some of the past Come, Follow Me posts:

Come, Follow Me D&C 30-36

Come, Follow Me: Easter

Come, Follow Me D&C 29 March 22-28

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