1–3 John; Jude
December 2019

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

December 2–8

1–3 John; Jude

“God Is Love”

Star over Bethlehem

Illustration by Jerry Thompson

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 John

Light and Love

Two of the words the Apostle John uses to describe God are light and love. How have you come to experience God’s love and light in your life?


  • The Hope of God’s Light.” In this general conference address, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, then Second Counselor in the First Presidency, assures us of the reality of God’s light and the hope it can bring to all those who feel they are in darkness.

  • The Greatest Expression of God’s Love.” In this excerpt from a general conference address, President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shares how God expresses His love for us.

  • The Light of the World.” In this story from the Friend, a girl is comforted after the death of a classmate at Christmastime.


  • Pass-Along Love Cards.” In 1 John we read that we are to “love one another: for love is of God” (1 John 4:7). In this family activity from the Ensign series “Family Study Fun,” family members recognize the love that each person brings to the family.

  • Be a Light.” This Friend coloring page can help your children think of ideas for sharing the light and love of God with others.

  • “The Hope of God’s Light.” This video about a man looking for an answer to his prayer demonstrates the power of God’s light in our lives.

  • “I Stand All Amazed” (music video). As you listen and watch, consider the evidences in your life of God’s wondrous love.

1 John 2:24–3:3

Becoming like Jesus Christ

The words of John give comfort and encouragement to all disciples of Christ who are striving to be like Him. John’s counsel is simple: “Abide in Him” (1 John 2:28).


  • The Challenge to Become.” In this adaptation of a general conference talk, President Dallin H. Oaks, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, shares how the gospel of Jesus Christ challenges us to become like Him.

  • Like the Savior: Growing in Four Important Areas.” This New Era article shares four ways we can start becoming more like Jesus Christ. It features concepts that are now an important part of the new Children and Youth program.

  • A Real Hero.” In this story from the Friend, a boy who loves superheroes learns that he can follow the example of Jesus, a real-life hero.


  • Which Christlike Attribute Should You Work On?” Take this quiz from the New Era to help determine your spiritual strengths and which Christlike attributes to focus on developing.

  • Following Jesus.” Use this Friend activity to help your children understand an important way we can follow Jesus. Find additional child-friendly activities about Jesus here.