How to Mark Your Scriptures for “Come Follow Me”
How to mark your scriptures for the Come, Follow Me curriculum for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Color code your Bible and Book of Mormon in a way that will improve your understanding.
Hey y’all, Tiffany here. Learn how to mark your scriptures for “Come Follow Me!”
I got a new set of scriptures for the new year to start off the Come, Follow Me curriculum that we’re studying this year. I’m extremely excited, because I’ve been using the same scriptures I got before my mission – and took on my mission.
Since I came home from my mission 10 years ago this year, they’re pretty well-loved at this point.
Phillip also gave me scripture-safe highlighters for Christmas with 8 different colors. I wanted to be deliberate about how I did my marking, but I also wanted to make it meaningful.
In the past, I’ve always used a Pentel 8 Color Automatic Pencil and most of the time followed this marking guide when I would mark my scriptures. I also colored based on whether items were about my mission, about the temple, and other broad categories.
How to Mark Your Scriptures for Come Follow Me
However, this time with Come Follow Me I wanted my scripture marking to really help me develop and grow as a person. After spending several days thinking about it (and getting input from our Facebook group), here’s what I’ve come up with:
- red – love of God
- pink – motherhood and family
- green – temple and covenants
- light purple – blessings
- dark purple (or gray/black) – warnings, curses
- blue – doctrine
- orange – principles
- yellow – applications
Mark Your Scriptures – Doctrine, Princples, and Applications
The first 5 colors are fairly self-explanatory, but it took me a long time to figure out the differences between doctrine, principles, and applications. I still don’t think I have it down all the way, actually, but I plan on reading Increase in Learning by David A. Bednar to understand further.
Here is a chart I made for myself to help explain the differences so I could better mark them in my Come Follow Me scriptures.
Finding examples and seeing how they tied together helped me understand the difference between these three aspects of the gospel.
Why to Mark Your Come Follow Me Scriptures With These Topics
Red – love of God
Pink – motherhood and family
Green – temple and covenants
Light purple – blessings
Dark purple – warnings
Blue – doctrine
Orange – principles
Yellow – applications
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I am not good a marking my scriptures. But when I do I learn so much. I need all the help on that. Thank you for that.