Looking for a great way to share in the Come, Follow Me lessons with your college-age child without being nagging? Maybe you want an easy way to remind your ward what scriptures we should all be reading. How about a scripture you can easily print and ponder throughout the week as you study the New Testament this year using the Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families manual? The talented Colette from My Computer Is My Canvas has come to your rescue by designing these amazing New Testament Textables!
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Each week you will find three different images that you can easily share online, through an email, or in a text. One to remind everyone what we’re studying, another to help everyone ponder, and finally, a scripture to study.
How Can You Use the New Testament Textables?
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. For example, a lot of parents and primary teachers were concerned about teaching how Mary was a virgin. That’s a great discussion you can help each other figure out!
Print them out and hang them up on the fridge as reminder to you and your family throughout the week.
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 and study or 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!
Please note: The file you download will be a compressed file. This means you will have to unzip first or you will get an error message.
How to Unzip a File
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.
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).
Please read the instructions on how to download a zip file especially if you are on a mobile device!
Family Bulletin Board Kit
Even better, these textables go right along with Colette's Family Bulletin Board Kit! Organize and manage each week’s reading and discussion!
Write down words or phrases that stick out to your family, keep track of the things you have done throughout the week, and keep everyone organized. The scripture in her bulleting board kit matches the textable so you can really help everyone memorize a scripture or ponder it throughout the week. A fun way to help your family stay on top the things that matter most. Head over to My Computer is My Canvas to get yours!