Joseph Smith—Matthew 1; Matthew 25; Mark 12–13; Luke 21
May 2019

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

May 27–June 2

Joseph Smith—Matthew 1; Matthew 25; Mark 12–13; Luke 21

“The Son of Man Shall Come”

Jesus teaching the people

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.

Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:26–27, 38–55; Matthew 25:1–13; Luke 21:29–36

Preparing for the Second Coming

The Savior prophesied of many signs that will be given before the Second Coming, and He employed parables to warn His disciples to be prepared for that great event. How can we use these signs and parables to prepare for the Savior’s return?


  • What Joseph Taught: The Second Coming.” In this article from the New Era, learn what the Prophet Joseph Smith taught about the Second Coming.

  • Preparation for the Second Coming.” In this general conference address, President Dallin H. Oaks, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, explains how we can prepare spiritually for the Second Coming of the Savior.


  • They That Are Wise.” Share with your family this video depicting the parable of the ten virgins.

Matthew 25:14–30

Magnifying Our Talents

In the parable of the talents, the lord of the servants was pleased with the two who had used his money well. How can we magnify the talents and gifts Heavenly Father has given us?



  • The Parable of the Talents,” by Jean Bingham, now Relief Society General President. Share with your children this article from the Friend, and consider doing one or more of the suggested activities.

  • The Parable of the Talents.” Watch a Bible video that depicts Jesus telling the parable of the talents.