Come, Follow Me


Example of the Believers

Reinforces this week’s “Come Follow Me” study: 1 and 2 Timothy; Titus; Philemon
“Be Thou an Example of the Believers”


1 Timothy 4:12

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.


The Church of Jesus Christ Children’s Songbook Page 77


These chapters are letters that Paul wrote to other leaders in the church – Timothy, Titus and Philemon. He gives them instructions, encouragement, and reminds them of his love for them. In one of his letters to Timothy, Paul encourages him to be “an example of the believers”. Throughout these chapters, Paul teaches how we can be true believers in Jesus Christ, or true Christians. 

True Christians trust in the Savior and teach others the gospel. They study the scriptures and pray. They fulfill their callings and keep the commandments. They love and forgive others. What are some other ways we can we be examples of the believers?


“Through the Holy Spirit of Truth, may we all know “the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom [He has] sent.” (John 17:3.) Then may we live Their teachings and be true Christians in deed, as well as in word.” Elder Jeffrey R. Holland


Why is it important to be a good example? (Discuss ideas)

Who are some good examples in your life? (Discuss ideas)

What do you think a “believer” does? (Discuss ideas). 

What can you do to be an “example of the believers”? (Discuss ideas)

Activity idea:

Believer Bingo

What do believers do? Play this version of Bingo and talk about some of the ways Paul mentions in these chapters that teach how we can be better followers and believers of Christ.

Treat idea:

"Bear" His Name Cookies

As followers of Jesus Christ and members of His church, we bear the name of Jesus Christ. While your CHOCOLATE “BEAR” COOKIES bake talk to your children about being good examples and BEAR-ING the name of Jesus Christ.

These lessons are perfect for Family Home Evening at the beginning of the week, or to recap the following Sunday. Or use portions of the lesson throughout the week to enhance your family scripture study.

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