Using Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families


“Using Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families,Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families: Old Testament 2022 (2021)

“Using Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families,Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families: 2022

Using Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families

Who Is This Resource For?

This resource is for every individual and family in the Church. It is designed to help you learn the gospel—whether on your own or with your family. If you haven’t studied the gospel regularly in the past, this resource can help you get started. If you already have a good habit of gospel study, this resource can help you have more meaningful experiences.

How Should I Use This Resource?

Use this resource in any way that is helpful to you. You may find it helpful as a guide or aid for personal and family scripture study. You could also use it for home evening. The outlines highlight important principles found in the Old Testament, suggest study ideas and activities for individuals and families, and provide places to record your impressions.

Come, Follow Me—For Individuals and Families is not meant to replace or compete with other good things you are doing. Follow the Spirit’s guidance to determine how to approach your own study of the word of God.

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How Does This Resource Relate to What Happens at Church?

The outlines in this resource are organized according to a weekly reading schedule. The Come, Follow Me resources for Primary, for Sunday School, and for Aaronic Priesthood quorums and Young Women classes follow the same schedule. To support your efforts to learn and live the gospel at home, your teachers at church will give you opportunities to share your experiences, thoughts, and questions about the scripture passages that you have been studying at home.

Because Sunday School is taught only twice a month, Sunday School teachers may choose to skip or combine outlines to keep up with the weekly schedule. This may also be necessary (for both Sunday School and Primary) on weeks when regular Church meetings are not held because of stake conference or other reasons. During these weeks you are invited to continue to study the Old Testament at home.

Do I Need to Follow the Schedule?

The schedule will help you read selections from the Old Testament and the Pearl of Great Price by the end of the year. In addition, following the same schedule as others can lead to meaningful experiences at home, at church, and elsewhere. But don’t feel bound by the schedule or compelled to read every verse; the schedule is simply a guide to help you pace yourself. The important thing is that you are learning the gospel individually and as a family.

Note about the Old Testament Reading Schedule

The suggested Come, Follow Me reading schedule for 2022 does not include every chapter in the Old Testament. Because the Old Testament is longer than other volumes of scripture, some chapters and books have been omitted to make the reading schedule more manageable for you and your family.

Chapters and books were selected to avoid redundancy and to highlight passages that testify of Jesus Christ, are rich in doctrine, and are especially relevant to our day. For example, the suggested reading schedule does not include 1 and 2 Chronicles because much of the content of those books duplicates material found in 1 and 2 Kings. The schedule also doesn’t include the Song of Solomon, because the Prophet Joseph Smith taught that it is not inspired scripture (see Guide to the Scriptures, “Song of Solomon,” scriptures.ChurchofJesusChrist.org). However, remember that this is just a suggested study schedule. Your personal and family scripture study should be guided by personal revelation.