2 Corinthians 1–7
September 2019

“2 Corinthians 1–7,” Ensign, September 2019

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

September 9–15

2 Corinthians 1–7

“Be Ye Reconciled to God”

Blind man embraces Jesus after being healed

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.

2 Corinthians 1:3–7; 4:6–10, 17–18; 7:4–7

Trials and Blessings

Trials can stretch and test us in ways we never thought possible. Have you ever looked back on a trial and realized it was a blessing in disguise?


  • Heavy Trials, Tender Mercies.” In this Ensign article, learn how a woman with multiple sclerosis found that Heavenly Father can turn our suffering for our good.

  • Face Life’s Tests with the Savior’s Help.” In this New Era article, President Henry B. Eyring discusses the purpose of life’s tests and trials and teaches that the power of deliverance is available to all through the Savior’s Atonement.

  • My Miracle.” In this story from the Friend, 11-year-old Jonah shares how his diabetes diagnosis was a blessing. Find other child-friendly stories about trials here.


  • Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” Watch this video about a man whose life was changed by a tragic car accident and learn how that trial helped him know the Savior better.

  • One in a Million videos. This collection includes several stories of children who deal with ongoing trials. Check out the videos of Alberto, Anne Marie, Brynn, Ellen Joy, Emily, Esther, Evan, Jackson, Katie, and Lillie!

2 Corinthians 2:5–11

Forgiveness Brings Blessings

When other people hurt us, it can be hard to forgive, but it’s essential for our growth: “I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men” (Doctrine and Covenants 64:10). When we choose to forgive others—including ourselves—we lighten our burdens and grow closer to the Savior and our Heavenly Father.


  • The Key to Forgiving Myself.” This New Era article explains that the Savior’s Atonement not only allows us to receive forgiveness but also allows us the peace we need to forgive ourselves.

  • Jesus Forgave.” This is an illustrated scripture story from the Friend about how the Savior taught forgiveness.

  • The Frog Princess Forgives.” This Friend story is about a girl named Katya who prays for help to forgive her friend. Find other child-friendly stories about forgiveness here.


2 Corinthians 5:17

New Creatures in Christ

Paul taught that through the power of the Savior, we can become new persons and be reconciled to God (see 2 Corinthians 5:17–18).


  • Becoming a ‘New Creature’ in Christ.” Elder Vern P. Stanfill of the Seventy tells the inspiring story of a broken-down horse’s transformation; the story serves as a lesson on how the Savior can transform us.

  • How can we be ‘born again’?” C. Richard Chidester, emeritus professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University, answers this question and more.


  • Reclaimed.” Share with your family this video in which Elder Shayne M. Bowen of the Seventy teaches about the role of the Savior’s Atonement in renewing us.