1 and 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon

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

October 28–November 3

1 and 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon

“Be Thou an Example of the Believers”

Christ walking on the water

Christ Walking on the Water, by Robert T. Barrett

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.

1 Timothy 4:10–16

Lead by Example

Timothy may have been relatively young when he was called to be a Church leader, but Paul reassured Timothy that if he would be “an example of the believers” (1 Timothy 4:12), he could be a powerful force in leading others to Christ.


  • Be Thou an Example of the Believers.” In this general conference address, President Russell M. Nelson, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, admonishes us to help spread the gospel by being examples of believers in Christ.

  • Blessed by Example.” In this New Era article, Elder O. Vincent Haleck, now an emeritus General Authority Seventy, shares how his friends’ good examples led him to join the Church.

  • A High-Five Example.” Lily shares how she set a good example for her classmates by being kind to others. (From the Friend.)


  • Being an Example.” This picture story and matching game from this month’s Friend can help young children learn how they can follow Jesus and set a good example for others.

  • Coloring Page: I Can Be a Good Example.” You can print this page from the Friend for your children to color.

  • Moroni and the Mechanic.” See the second page of this Friend article for a puzzle activity featuring children who set good examples around the world.

2 Timothy

“God Hath Not Given Us the Spirit of Fear”

To help strengthen Timothy, Paul counseled him to remember the gifts and power of God and not to fear.


  • Perfect Love Casteth Out Fear.” In this general conference address, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, then Second Counselor in the First Presidency, teaches how we can use love instead of fear to motivate and inspire.

  • Be Not Afraid—Believe Our Lord Jesus Christ.” Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares how the Savior’s invitation to “be not afraid, only believe” can help us in our daily lives. (From the New Era.)

  • Just a Prayer Away.” In this story from the Friend, singing a Primary song helps Prodi feel safe after having a bad dream.

  • Reverence is Love.” In this Friend article, Luaipou shares how remembering God’s love helped her be brave.


  • Coloring Page: Jesus Can Help Me Do Hard Things.” Use this printable page from the Friend for your children to color.

  • Faith, Not Fear.” Sing the hymn “When Faith Endures” (Hymns, no. 128), and then read this story from the New Era to learn how the hymn helped calm one sister’s fears. Discuss how recognizing Heavenly Father’s love for you can help you replace your fears with faith.


Forgive One Another

In his letter to Philemon, Paul teaches that true followers of Christ are willing to forgive others and embrace them in Christlike love.


  • Forgiving Others.” This Ensign article explains that “with the Savior’s help, we can learn to forgive even those who have deeply hurt us.”

  • Finding a Way to Forgive.” In this New Era article, two young women share how they were able to forgive in difficult situations.

  • Calvin’s Awesome Space Jet.” Read this Friend story to find out how Calvin responds when Mom accidentally breaks his favorite toy.


  • A New Block Tower.” This picture story and activity from the Friend can help young children learn about forgiveness.

  • Forgiving the Unforgivable.” Watch this video about a woman who was able to forgive after her father was murdered.

  • Pockets Full of Rocks.” Read this poem from the Friend to teach children about the weight that is lifted when we forgive others.