In August, we start studying the epistles in the Come Follow Me lessons for the New Testament. This is where a lot of people start losing interest because there is no big story line to follow. That makes these New Testament Textables all the more important to use. Show your family or class just how great these books of scriptures can be!
Great Ways to Put the New Testament Textables to Use
These textables designed by Colette from My Computer Is My Canvas can be used in so many great ways!
Include them in your ward’s weekly newsletter or Facebook posts! It’s a great way to keep people organized and answer any questions that may pop up. Plus get them pondering over a specific question before they come to class!
Print them out and hang them up on the fridge as reminder to you and your family throughout the week. Or tuck them inside your husband’s wallet, your daughter’s lunch bag, and other private corners for a surprise note.
Text them to your spouse or teens to keep everyone on the same page. I send one at the beginning of the week, another after our second lesson, and the last one Saturday night. It’s a great way to help them ponder throughout the week and remind them to do their own personal study.
Send them to the group you are studying with to start a conversation on a week you might not be meeting together on.
Email them to your missionary and share something new you learned that week as you studied the scriptures.
Schedule emails to yourself at the beginning of the week with each of these images. It’s a great reminder to yourself to take the time to stop, study, and ponder.
Send the question or scripture to someone in your church class. Ask them to prepare a few thoughts to share on Sunday.
And so many more ways! Share how you use these in the comments below.
HOW TO UNZIP YOUR COME FOLLOW ME TEXTABLE FILES
On Your Desktop
Techwalla has a great tutorial whether you use Windows or a Mac about how to unzip a file. You can then email the images to yourself to use on your mobile devices as well or add them to your Google Drive or other cloud network. REMEMBER: You need to use the files you extracted, not the ones still in the zip file.
On Your Mobile Device
You may need to download an app in order to unzip the file (or even download a zip file). WinZip is an app that works on both iPhones and Android. Once I had WinZip downloaded on my phone, all I had to do was click on the zip file to open it. Next click on the three dots or menu bar at the top to “Select All” then click on the menu bar again and click “Extract to.” You can then choose which file to move them to and add them to your email or text from there.
For those with iPhones, this is what worked for one reader: Download WinZip. Then hold your finger on the download link. Choose, “Open in Notes.” Go to Notes and it will prompt you to “Open with WinZip.” It will unzip and give you each textable. Hold your finger on each file one at a time. When it opens, push the “forward” icon at the top of the page and choose, “save image” from that screen. They will go into your photos folder and you can easily text those by attaching a photo to your text.
You can also upload the zip file to your Google Drive from your phone and it will unzip it for you when you go to open it (at least it does on Android phones). You may still need to extract them before using them though.
If you still have problems, try asking your family or neighbors (or go to the Church during a Youth activity) for help as all computers and phones are different; it’s hard for me to give you individual advise. REMEMBER to use your extracted files, not the ones still in the zip folder.
PLEASE NOTE: You can share these images one at a time with your friends and family. You can print them and hang them up in your church classroom. However, you can not share the entire file. Please share the post link instead. This allows us to keep these items free. You can not alter these images in any way or use them for commercial purposes. By downloading the textables, you agree to these terms.
More Come Follow Me Helps
My Computer Is My Canvas who designs these New Testament Textables each month, has so many great things to help support you in teaching Come Follow Me at home or church. They are even great for sharing with your ministering families so check them out and get sharing!
I always love the treat tags that go with each week's Come Follow Me lessons. They are a great way to reinforce a point, share a message with a friend, use as rewards, or share for a birthday gift. The weekly activity sheets are an easy way to add some fun to the lessons and encourage some personal study. They are also great to mail to those that are missing from your church class that week or to leave behind as you make visits. Definitely take advantage of My Computer Is My Canvas's talents!