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Week 36 COME FOLLOW ME: Doctrine and Covenants – TEACHING IDEAS & RESOURCES | D&C Section 94 – 97


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Questions to Ponder:

When I first began my individual study… these questions threw me off. Simply because many of these questions required so much depth and individual reflection in order to answer honestly. My first approach to Come Follow Me was to get in, get out, get it done, check it off. These questions simply didn’t allow me to do so. In fact, I felt a little sick when I would read a question like, “How does the spirit speak to you?” and I wouldn’t know the answer right away. After a time, and pondering on that specific question I realized IT’S OKAY. In fact, I think these questions were meant to be set aside, thought about, and pondered. When we try and come up with the quick easy, obvious, answer, we are depriving ourselves of an opportunity to reflect, ponder, pray, and RECEIVE REVELATION. Is this not the whole reason for Come Follow Me? Are we not trying to finetune and recognize how we, and how to receive personal revelation. So each week I will list out some of the questions issued in Come Follow Me. Maybe you pick to ponder about all of them, maybe you pick just one. Whatever you do, ponder on this for the ENTIRE week. Pray about it, discuss it with loved ones, then at the start of the new week, take the time to write down your impressions or thoughts, share them with your family, testify of powerful insights. Each Come Follow Me Lesson asks important and reflective questions.

  • You might notice some similarities in what the Lord says about these different kinds of buildings (see Doctrine and Covenants 94:2–1297:10–17). As you ponder these instructions, consider what you can do to experience the Lord’s glory and presence more often, both inside Church buildings and in your everyday life.

  • When the revelation recorded in section 95 was received in June 1833, they had not yet acted on that commandment. What do you learn from the way the Lord chastened the Saints in this revelation?
    • Are there commandments or words of counsel that you have not acted on yet?
    • What do you feel inspired to do?
  • “We are preparing to build a house for the Lord,” he said, “and I am determined to be the first at the work” (in Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [2007], 271, 273). Ponder Hyrum’s eagerness as you read Doctrine and Covenants 95:8, 11–1797:10–17.
    • What do you find that inspires a similar determination in you to receive the blessings of the temple?
  • As you read verses 18–28, think about this definition when you read the word “Zion.” What does it mean to you to be pure in heart? How does the temple help accomplish “the salvation of Zion”? (verse 12).
  • How have making and keeping temple covenants brought “power from on high” into our lives? Perhaps family members could share how they feel about the temple or share experiences when they have felt blessed with “power from on high” through worship in the temple.
  • What do we learn about chastening from these verses? What do we learn about the Lord? How do these insights affect the way we receive chastening or chasten others?
  • According to this verse, how can we be “accepted of” the Lord? How is that different from being accepted by the world? What does it mean to “observe [our] covenants by sacrifice”? How have we done this?
  • The Prophet Joseph Smith taught, “Anyplace where the Saints gather is Zion, which every righteous man [or woman] will build up for a place of safety for his [or her] children” (Teachings: Joseph Smith, 186). How can we build Zion in our home? What principles do we find in Doctrine and Covenants 97:10–21? As a family, choose a principle to focus on this week.



If you didn’t try this activity a few weeks ago, try it this week!

The Prophet Joseph Smith taught, “Anyplace where the Saints gather is Zion, which every righteous man [or woman] will build up for a place of safety for his [or her] children” (Teachings: Joseph Smith, 186). How can we build Zion in our home? What principles do we find in Doctrine and Covenants 97:10–21? As a family, choose a principle to focus on this week.


I think the foldable turned out so lovely! To complete, simply print off a temple for each child. Then make a list of the 7 words that describe the temple. Write each word on each one of the 7 bricks of the temple.

Discuss why we would want our own homes to be like “His” home.

Next cut out the temple, fold on the dotted lines, and glue the tabs to assemble. Send these with your students or kiddos to display in their home to act as a reminder of what we can do to better make our own home like “His” home.

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Let us be a temple-attending and a temple-loving people. Let us hasten to the temple as frequently as time and means and personal circumstances allow. Let us go not only for our kindred dead, but let us also go for the personal blessing of temple worship, for the sanctity and safety which is provided within those hallowed and consecrated walls. The temple is a place of beauty, it is a place of revelation, it is a place of peace. It is the house of the Lord. It is holy unto the Lord. It should be holy unto us.


Teaching Ideas for Toddlers & Young Children

Watch or Listen To:

With young children, I understand the STRUGGLE and the attention span you are dealing with. Below are some of my favorite videos or audio recordings|podcasts you can listen to and watch with your children.  Many of these are PERFECT for when everyone is strapped in the car seat. My 5-year-old now requests many of these over the radio. This allows us to listen, review and discuss together, and listen again throughout the week.  Many of the videos I share can be found on the Saint’s Radio Channel App. (Formerly Mormon Channel App, If you don’t already have this, DOWNLOAD NOW.)

Doctrine and Covenants Stories


I am absolutely LOVING the YouTube Channel, Latter Day Kids. Each week they put out a beautifully illustrated video meant for young children to be used in conjunction with the Come Follow Me Lessons.  You can even head to their website to download discussion questions to go along with the video and a fun coloring page.


Drawn In: Free Sample of Subscription Videos

I’ve recently teamed up with David Bowman artist, author, and creator of the Drawn-In Video Subscription to bring a discount to all Living on Lemon Lane readers. This is one of the ONLY Paid Come Follow Me product that I have a subscription to, and it is worth every cent. Each week you get TWO engaging and fun videos (around 20 minutes long each!) as well as exclusive content and printables! Like his books, instead of just introducing the scripture story he explains a principle, then takes it a step further by exploring APPLICATION.  Click here to watch his Free Videos, If you’re interested make sure to use the promo code LEMONLANE10 at checkout to receive 10% off of the yearly membership!

Check out the last FREE Sample Video! Head to davidbowmanart.com for more information!




Activity Suggestions:



***Also Available as a DIGITAL coloring page through the Gospel for Kids App

Kindred Kids: Kindred Cards and Weekly FREE Download

As someone who LOVES all things: Good-Design, and Attention to Detail, I’m a complete fangirl of Kindred Kids.  I don’t mention many paid options for Come Follow Me, but if you are teaching young children, you need to know about Kindred Cards! This is one of those brilliant ideas made to make your life and implementation of Come Follow Me with young children easier. Each week your little ones add a new card to their collection. Each card includes a beautiful illustration, a scripture (perfect for memorizing and rehearsing each day), and a challenge/activity suggestion to try that applies the principle! The cards are TOUGH and made with those tiny destructive hands in mind. I’m so thrilled to offer an exclusive discount code to Living on Lemon Lane readers!


Use promo code   LEMONLANE20  for 20% off your purchase of Kindred Cards! CLICK HERE to Learn More!

As if that wasn’t enough, Kindred Kids ALSO creates a FREE download/activity every week for Come Follow Me.

 True to Kindred Kid style, each activity is thoughtful, creative, and completely beautiful! In order to access the FREE download, you will need to “shop” for it. Meaning you will add the activity to your shopping cart, then check out with your email and address. No payment information is needed, just continue to the next step! Click on the link below to check out this week’s FREE Come Follow Me Download/Activity!

Click Here to “Shop” for this week’s Come Follow Me Freebie by Kindred Kids

Click Here to follow Kindred Kids on Instagram  ***This is a great way to support & say THANK YOU for sharing and keeping the weekly activities FREE


The Red Crystal:

Since stumbling across Crystal’s website, she continues to AMAZE me at the FREE and creative content she makes WEEKLY. I can’t wrap my mind around the commitment, time, and talent she devotes each week. If this isn’t an example of sharing your talents to build up the Kingdom, I’m not sure what is…. Make sure to check out @the.red.crystal activities for the week! Here you will find fun interactive printables, games, and activities aligned with Come Follow Me for the Week!

Click Here to Check Out the Red Crystal

Come Follow Me Activities:

Kate of Play Beyond the Box started @comefollowmeactivities Each week she posts a FREE Weekly Lesson plan that breaks down Come Follow Me into simple, easy to digest and implement, DAILY LESSONS and activities. Her lessons and activities are created with primary-aged children in mind.

Click Here to check out this week’s Activity Schedule for Come Follow Me by @Comefollowmeactivities

Norman The Latter Day Saint

I found ANOTHER free, weekly resource that you are going to LOVE! Danette Smith and Brittany Smith, the creators behind @NormantheLatterdaySaint share the sweetest illustrated coloring pages to go along with Come Follow Me each week! Check out this week’s coloring page below, then check out their, “Norman the Latter Day Saint,” picture-book series! They create wonderful children’s book with LDS themes.

***There are lots of fun coloring pages to pick from, SCROLL DOWN to the bottom of the page to find the most recent Come Follow Me Coloring Page

CLICK HERE to Download this week’s Norman Book Series Coloring Page


Activity Suggestion from Church Magazine

  • For Doctrine and Covenants 94–97

    • Sing “I Love to See the Temple” (Children’s Songbook, 95).

    • Jesus told the Saints to build a temple (see Doctrine and Covenants 95:8). Temples are important places where we can make covenants (promises) with Heavenly Father and be sealed to our families.

    • Go to temples.ChurchofJesusChrist.org to look at pictures of temples around the world. Talk about why temples are so sacred and special.

  • For Doctrine and Covenants 94–97: Have everyone bring their hands together over their heads like a temple spire. Then lower your arms to encircle each other in a family hug. Talk about blessings families can receive in the temple. Help your little ones say, “I can be with my family forever.”

Activity Suggestions From Come Follow Me:

  • Invite the children to read Doctrine and Covenants 97:21, and ask them what the word “pure” means. To illustrate, show them a glass of clean water, and discuss why it is important to have clean water. Add something to the water that makes it impure (such as dirt or pepper). Invite the children to read Doctrine and Covenants 97:21 again and put their finger on the word “pure.” What does it mean for our hearts to be pure? Help the children understand that being pure in heart doesn’t mean we never make mistakes. What can we do to become more pure in heart? How does the Savior help us?

  • On cards, write principles about the temple found in Doctrine and Covenants 95 and 97, along with the corresponding scripture references, and place the cards in a bag. For example: Building temples requires sacrifice (Doctrine and Covenants 97:11–12) and We must be worthy to enter the temple (Doctrine and Covenants 97:15–17). Divide the children into pairs. Let each pair draw a card from the bag and then work together to read the scripture on the card and talk about what the principle means to them. Help the children understand what they are reading as needed.

  • Help the children learn the first phrase of the thirteenth article of faith: “We believe in being honest.” Help the children act out examples of being honest and dishonest. For example, the children could act out taking something from a sibling and telling their parents that they didn’t take it. Then help the children act out the same scenario in which they tell the truth to their parents. Explain that this is being honest.

Watch or Listen To:

The church recently released, “Saints,” A New Narrative approach to church history. It. Is. WONDERFUL. This gives such depth and understanding to the early saints. Historians did a remarkable job marrying facts, conversations, and primary sources with the art of storytelling. Every conversation read, or detail noted, comes from a primary account. Saints is also intended to be read and comprehended at an 8th-grade reading level making it accessible to nearly every Latter-Day Saint. Please add this to your study this year!

Click Here to Listen to or Read Chapter up to Chapter 15,” (**To listen, click on the headphone icon in the bottom right-hand corner)


…I am SO EXCITED to share the following videos with you! In a nutshell, they are a short introduction and overview of the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. You get a brief, historically accurate backstory to the section, as well as a quick look at what it contains. In other words, this is the PERFECT support to add to your family’s study!

These videos are put together by Doctrine and Covenants Central, like Book of Mormon Central. Their vision is to “build enduring faith in Jesus Christ by making the Doctrine and Covenants accessible, comprehensible, and defensible to people everywhere.” 

I remember first hearing about their vision during a Fair Mormon Conference a few years ago when this vision was still just a vision, tears filled my eyes and my heart swelled at the thought of how needed and necessary their vision and efforts are, especially today. I wish I could put into words how grateful I am to those that share their talents so freely. If you really want to dive in deep to each section, consider visiting their website and looking up the section you would like to study, or downloading their FREE Scripture Study App, (Scripture Plus)

Click Here to Visit Doctrine and Covenants Central

Click Here to Download the Scripture Plus App

Video hasn’t been posted yet, check out last weeks!





Church Essays:

People of the Doctrine Covenants:


Activity Suggestions:


Saving Talents:

My other favorite find comes from the efforts of Tiffany over at Saving Talents. She puts together DAILY, FREE Devotionals for Come Follow Me. One of my favorite resources she creates are these Scripture of the Week Handwriting Practice Verses in both print and cursive. This makes my teacher heart swell! To download these, head to her site, click on the image then use the shortcuts link {control P} or right click on the image to print!

Click Here to visit this week’s Saving Talents Post for Come Follow Me



Individual Study & Extension

Watch or Listen To:

Really enjoying the new podcast “Follow Him,”  by John Bytheway and Hank Smith, each week they bring in a new expert to discuss the sections covered in Come Follow Me. A dear friend David Perry actually helps produce this podcast and it is truly exceptional.





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