Acts 6–9
    Footnotes

    “Acts 6–9,” Ensign, July 2019

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

    July 8–14

    Acts 6–9

    “What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?”

    Stephen being dragged away by crowd

    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 Church magazines staff can assist you as you strive to teach the gospel in your home.

    Acts 6–7

    The Vision and Martyrdom of Stephen

    As he was about to be martyred for his testimony, Stephen saw a vision in which he beheld Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

    Articles

    • Stephen” (Bible Dictionary).

    • Mom, Are We Christians?” Stephen’s vision of Deity teaches us that the Father and the Son are separate beings. In this general conference address, Elder Gary J. Coleman, a former member of the Seventy, discusses this vital truth.

    Activity

    Acts 8:5–25

    “Right in the Sight of God”

    The Apostle Peter taught Simon that blessings and spiritual gifts cannot be bought with money. We need to ensure that our hearts are “right in the sight of God” (Acts 8:21), which often requires a change in our hearts and minds. What small changes might you make to align your heart with God’s will?

    Articles

    • Experiencing a Change of Heart.” Elder Edward Dube of the Seventy teaches that having a change of heart enables us to reach out to and serve others.

    • For Him.” In this general conference address, Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary General President, teaches how the Atonement of Jesus Christ can help us change our hearts.

    Activities

    • A Change of Heart.” Watch this video to learn what led one young man in Honduras away from a cycle of drugs and violence to a life of happiness and peace.

    • A Mighty Change of Heart.” Listen to President Russell M. Nelson, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, discuss true conversion and what it means to have a mighty change of heart (see Alma 5:12–14).

    • A Little Better Every Day.” This activity from the Friend can help your children recognize the kinds of small changes they could make to align their heart with God. Find other child-friendly messages, stories, and activities about repentance here.

    Acts 9:1–31

    Become an Instrument in His Hands

    Saul’s conversion and prompt willingness to change brought great growth to the Church of Jesus Christ. When we humble and submit ourselves to Heavenly Father’s will, we too can become an instrument in His hands.

    Articles

    • Swallowed Up in the Will of the Father.” In this general conference address, Elder Neal A. Maxwell (1926–2004) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles teaches that aligning our will with God’s allows us to experience pure happiness.

    • You Are the Savior’s Hands.” In this short Friend article, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, then a counselor in the First Presidency, uses the story of a broken statue to teach us that we can be the Savior’s hands here on earth. Find other child-friendly messages, stories, and activities about service here.

    Activities

    Acts 9:36–42

    Tabitha

    Article

    • Tabitha.” Learn more about this member of the early Church, known for her service to the needy, in the Ensign’s ongoing series about women in the New Testament.

    Activity