Matthew 16–17; Mark 8–9; Luke 9
April 2019

Come, Follow Me: New Testament—Support Articles and Activities

April 1–14

Matthew 16–17; Mark 8–9; Luke 9

“Thou Art the Christ”

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After you’ve studied the scripture passages for this week and reviewed the questions and activities in the manual, consider sharing any of the following articles and activities with your family. These additional resources selected by the Ensign staff can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.

Matthew 17:1–9; Mark 9:2–10; Luke 9:28–36

The Mount of Transfiguration

What happened exactly atop the Mount of Transfiguration? Who appeared to whom? And why?



Matthew 16:13–19; 17:1–9

Priesthood Keys

The Savior promised to give Peter “the keys of the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 16:19). These keys are the keys of the priesthood, defined as “the authority God has given to priesthood leaders to direct, control, and govern the use of His priesthood on earth” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 2.1.1).


  • Keys of the Priesthood” by President Russell M. Nelson, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

  • Priesthood Keys.” This article for teens from the New Era clearly and succinctly explains: What are priesthood keys? Why are they necessary? Who has priesthood keys? And more.


  • Share with your kids this quick excerpt from the Friend by Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who answers the question “What are priesthood keys?

  • Locked Out!” Kids will enjoy this brief story from Elder Gary E. Stevenson about losing the keys to his car while on a ski vacation with his family. Read it aloud together.

Matthew 17:14–21; Mark 9:14–29

Seeking Greater Faith

The father in these scriptures had doubts that the Savior could heal his son. How can we strengthen our faith?