2 Corinthians 8–13
September 2019

“2 Corinthians 8–13,” Ensign, September 2019

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

September 16–22

2 Corinthians 8–13

“God Loveth a Cheerful Giver”

basket of bread

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 8:1–15; 9:5–15

Blessing Others through Service

Take a moment to think of some of the blessings in your life. How could you use them to bless others?


  • A Holier Pattern of Service.” In this Ensign article, Elder Patrick Kearon of the Presidency of the Seventy talks about the need to serve others and notes that “true ministering doesn’t pause. It’s a way of life.”

  • Service You Didn’t Think Was Service.” Learn from this New Era article some of the small and simple things you can do to serve others.

  • The Favorite Ball.” In this short story from the Friend, Seth learns how he can share with others. Find other child-friendly stories about sharing here.


  • Refuge from the Storm.” Watch this video about refugees and learn what you can do to help in your community.

  • Coloring Page: I Can Share with Others.” Invite your children to color this page while you talk together about ways to share within your family. Find other child-friendly activities about sharing here.

2 Corinthians 12:5–10

The Savior’s Grace Is Sufficient

Despite our desire to have our trials and pains taken from us, it doesn’t always happen. Sometimes all we can do is press forward with faith and take comfort in knowing that when we turn to Christ, He can give us the strength we need to overcome.


  • When I Feel Stuck.” In this digital-only Ensign article, the author shares her experience of being stranded in the snow and relates it to Christ’s ability to help us when we feel spiritually stuck.

  • God Shall Wipe Away All Tears.” In this general conference address, Elder Evan A. Schmutz of the Seventy teaches that when we exercise faith in the Savior, He will “carry us through all of our trials.”

  • Weak Things Stronger.” In this story from the Friend, Parker learns to be OK with not doing everything perfectly. Find other child-friendly stories about dealing with trials here.


  • Muscleman Challenge.” This activity from the new Ensign series “Family Study Fun” can help your family start a discussion on how Christ can lighten our burdens.

  • Family Fun Time.” Centered on the theme of tender mercies, this Friend article offers a home evening activity idea, a recipe, and a set of conversation points about what to do during tough times. It goes along with the story “Dear Gracie” about two children with spina bifida.