Philippians; Colossians

“Philippians; Colossians,” Ensign, October 2019

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

October 14–20

Philippians; Colossians

“I Can Do All Things through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me”

Jesus Christ. Widow's Mite

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.

Philippians 3:5–14

Sacrificing for the Gospel

The Savior’s atoning sacrifice made it possible for every person to repent and gain eternal life. It’s no wonder, then, that as His disciples we must also make sacrifices to follow Him. Yet such sacrifices are worth making to gain what Paul calls “the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8).


  • Your Adventure through Mortality.” In this Ensign article, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles teaches, “Your small and simple sacrifices are the dots of daily living that make up the masterpiece painting of your life.”

  • The Sacrifices I Made to Join the Church.” A convert to the Church explains that personal sacrifices strengthen and refine us.

  • Paul’s Missionary Journeys.” This scripture story from this month’s Friend talks about the sacrifices Paul made to share the gospel.

  • Isabelle’s Journey.” In this story from the Friend, Isabelle’s family makes sacrifices to travel to the São Paulo Brazil Temple.


  • Coloring Page: I Can Make Good Choices.” This printable coloring page from the Friend shows children choosing to go to church on Sunday instead of doing other activities with their friends.

  • Sacrifice and Service.” In this short video, President Dallin H. Oaks, First Counselor in the First Presidency, discusses the sacrifices we must make as disciples of Jesus Christ, including “sacrifices of our own time and selfish priorities.”

Philippians 4:1–13

Finding Joy in Christ

Whatever our circumstances, we can find joy as we look to the Savior and remember His great sacrifice for us.


  • That Your Joy Might Be Full.” In this general conference address, Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society General President, teaches that “lasting joy is found in focusing on our Savior, Jesus Christ, and living the gospel as demonstrated and taught by Him.”

  • Joy and Spiritual Survival.” In this general conference address, President Russell M. Nelson answers the question, “What must we do to claim the joy that Heavenly Father has in store for us?”

  • Jesus Loves You.” In this story from the Friend, Grace feels happy when she sees the Christus statue at the temple visitors’ center.


  • Frowny Face Challenge.” Use this activity with your family from the new Ensign series “Family Study Fun” to talk about how we can help others find joy in Christ.

  • Jesus Christ Lives.” This activity page from the Friend shows pictures of the Savior’s life. Help your children put them in order and talk about the joy that comes from following Him.