1 and 2 Thessalonians

“1 and 2 Thessalonians,” Ensign, October 2019

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

October 21–27

1 and 2 Thessalonians

“Be Not Soon Shaken in Mind, or Be Troubled”

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

1 Thessalonians 1–2

Teaching with Sincerity and Love

How you say something is just as important as what you say. As President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, explained, “The most effective missionaries, member and full-time, always act out of love” (“Sharing the Gospel,” Ensign, Nov. 2001, 8).



  • Love Those You Teach.” Watch this video about what happened when one member followed her prompting to tell each person in her class that she loved them, week after week.

  • Bright Examples.” After reading the article by Elder Larry S. Kacher of the Seventy, use the accompanying activity to decode an important message about sharing the gospel. (From the Friend.)

1 Thessalonians 4:16–18; 5:1–10; 2 Thessalonians 1:4–10

Preparing for the Second Coming

Paul teaches that the Savior’s Second Coming will occur unexpectedly, “as a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2). Although we don’t know the exact time of the Savior’s return, we can prepare by studying the scriptures and heeding the counsel of modern-day prophets.


  • The Greatest Cause in History.” In this Ensign article, Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Seventy discusses the characteristics of a people prepared for the Second Coming.

  • Do Not Leave the Savior.” In this young adult Ensign article, Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy shares an experience he had with a friend who left the Church and provides six ways to survive spiritually as we prepare for Christ’s return.

  • Preparing for the Lord’s Return.” In this general conference address, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles explains why selfless service is essential for preparing the world for the Second Coming.


  • Second Coming Surprise.” Use this quick activity from the new Ensign series “Family Study Fun” to discuss what your family can add to their daily routine to prepare for Christ’s return.

  • Jesus Christ Will Come Again!” Use this activity page from the Friend to make a booklet to remind you how you can prepare for the Second Coming.

  • The Living Christ.” Use this activity from this month’s Friend to learn more about the Second Coming with your children.