Jacob 5–7
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Come, Follow Me: Book of Mormon—Support Articles and Activities

March 16–22

Jacob 5–7

The Lord Labors with Us

Come Follow Me Ensign March 16-22

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

Jacob 5:61–75

The Gathering of Israel

The story of the Lord and his vineyard in Jacob 5 is an allegorical telling of the scattering and gathering of Israel. We are living in the time of the final gathering. What can we do to help gather Israel in preparation for the Savior’s Second Coming?


  • The Gathering of Scattered Israel.” In this general conference address, President Russell M. Nelson recounts the history of the scattering of Israel and reminds us of our role to help bring to pass the gathering of Israel and the restoration of all things.

  • 12 Facts about the Gathering of Israel.” This New Era article helps you see how the gathering of Israel fits into the gospel—and how you fit into the gathering.

  • Hope of Israel.” President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson invited all youth to join the Lord’s battalion by helping gather Israel in this worldwide youth devotional.

  • Better Than Hopscotch.” This story from the Friend tells how Emma shared the gospel with her friends.


  • Digital Vineyard Harvesting.” Use this activity from the Ensign to teach your family about the gathering of Israel, which includes doing temple work for our deceased ancestors.

  • Coloring Page: Allegory of the Olive Tree.” Print this page for your children to color as you teach them about the allegory of the olive trees. (From the Church’s Scripture Stories Coloring Book series.)

Jacob 7:1–23

Standing Unshakeable in Your Faith

Confronted by Sherem, the anti-Christ, Jacob was not shaken from his faith (see Jacob 7:5). What can we do today to stand firm and unshakeable in our faith?


  • Defending the Faith.” In this Ensign article, Elder Jörg Klebingat of the Seventy reminds us that in the War in Heaven we defended Heavenly Father’s plan by the strength of our testimonies. He provides five tips for us to continue valiantly defending and proclaiming the truth today.

  • Sherem’s Skepticism: The Tactics of a Faith Shaker.” This article examines the various methods used by Sherem to undermine faith and how we can counter modern manifestations of these same methods.

  • How can I develop unshakeable faith and overcome doubt?” This New Era article explains how knowing and trusting Jesus Christ helps make our faith unshakeable.

  • Practicing Faith.” In this Friend story, Klarie learns that having strong faith is a lot like playing basketball.