In October of this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announced that our church meetings would be cut back from 3 hours to 2 hours. This is kind of a big deal; I have been going to church for 3 hours for my entire life.
The reason for the change is to encourage more gospel study within the home. Along with this change, came a new curriculum for families to use in their homes to help them study the gospel outside of church meetings. The manual is called, “Come, Follow Me.”
The focus for 2019 will be on the teachings from the New Testament.
While I am eager to study the New Testament this upcoming year, I always struggle when the focus for the year is on a book of scripture other than the Book of Mormon. I have a hard time reading one book of scripture, let alone two different ones. But I have a firm testimony in reading from the Book of Mormon every day.
President Ezra Taft Benson asked members of the church to study the Book of Mormon daily: “The Book of Mormon is studied in our Sunday School and seminary classes every fourth year. This four-year pattern, however, must not be followed by Church members in their personal and family study. We need to read daily from the pages of the [Book of Mormon]” (“Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Nov. 1988, 4).
More recently, in the April 2017 General Conference, President Monson said, “If you are not reading the Book of Mormon each day, please do so.”
Both President Hinckley and President Nelson have issued challenges in an October conference, to finish the Book of Mormon by the end of that year, giving us just 3 short months to read this entire book of scripture.
There is power in the Book of Mormon, and while there is much to be learned and gained from reading the Bible, I don’t want to trade reading the Book of Mormon for the New Testament this coming year.
Sooooooo…if you are like
The New Testament reading lines up with the “Come, Follow Me” weekly lessons. The Book of Mormon reading is spaced out fairly evenly throughout the course of the year.
This printable reading schedule is cute, free, functional, colorful, and it is available to print any time.
HOW TO GET IT!
All you have to do is subscribe to this blog (it’s free!), and the printable PDF link will be on the confirmation page. Subscribing to this blog gives you access to free printables that are only available to subscribers. You will also receive a weekly newsletter every Tuesday that will tell you of the new posts on the blog that week. That’s it ♥
If you are already a subscriber, this schedule is available to you on the subscriber-only printables link that is included in every newsletter.
An Awesome Way to Keep Track of Weekly Goals
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If you are looking for a way to track your weekly goals in the “Come, Follow Me” program, this simple board, found at Ellie Avenue is an AMAZING tool.
It comes in both chalkboard and white board options.
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For a schedule to complete the Personal Progress program in one year, start to finish, see A Year of Personal Progress for Young Women.