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Come Follow Me 2021: Christmas
Scripture Block

Christmas, The Living Christ

December 20–26. The Matchless Gift of God’s Divine Son

New from BMC

Watch videos from Gospel scholars and teachers to learn more about these sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Book of Mormon Central produces weekly videos from Tyler Griffin, Taylor Halverson, John Hilton III, Anthony Sweat, Casey Griffiths, Stephanie Dibb Sorensen and Marianna Richardson. Read commentaries and other resources from KnoWhys, Steven C. Harper, Casey Griffiths, and Susan Easton Black.


Taylor Halverson and Tyler Griffin
John Hilton III
Book of Mormon Central

Daily Reading Plan

Structure your personal scripture study by following a 15-minute, day-by-day plan. Each day's assignment includes the required scripture passages from the Come, Follow Me curriculum, as well as suggestions for additional resources to bring context and understanding to your study. For the best experience, use our Reading Plan in the free ScripturePlus app! You can track your progress and have access to the best resources.



  • Scripture: The Living Christ 1:5 (paragraphs)
  • Scripture: John 20:1–31








Christmas,” Gospel Topics.

Russell M. Nelson, “The Peace and Joy of Knowing the Savior Lives,” Liahona (December 2011).

Russell M. Nelson, “Divine Gifts,” 2020 Christmas Devotional.

Dallin H. Oaks, “The Gospel of Peace,” 2019 Christmas Devotional.

Russell M. Nelson, “Four Gifts That Jesus Christ Offers to You,” 2018 Christmas Devotional.

Henry B. Eyring, “The Gifts of Christmas,” 2011 Christmas Devotional.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Of Curtains, Contentment, and Christmas,” 2011 Christmas Devotional.

Thomas S. Monson, “Rediscovering the Christmas Spirit,” Liahona (December 2012).

Thomas S. Monson, “Because He Came,” 2011 Christmas Devotional.

Thomas S. Monson, “The Best Christmas Ever,” Liahona (December 2008).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Didn’t Nephi Mention Mary’s Name? (1 Nephi 11:22),” KnoWhy 543 (December 24, 2019).

Book of Mormon Central, “Did the Nephites Have a “Holiday Season” Like We Do Today? (Mosiah 2:4),” KnoWhy 394 (December 28, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did the Wise Men Give Jesus Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh? (2 Nephi 2:7),” KnoWhy 392 (December 21, 2017).

Book of Mormon Central, “How Does the Book of Mormon Help Date the First Christmas? (3 Nephi 1:13),” KnoWhy 255 (December 21, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Were Many Nephites So Quick to Disbelieve the Signs of Christ’s Coming? (3 Nephi 2:3),” KnoWhy 189 (September 16, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “How was There a Night Without Darkness? (3 Nephi 1:15),” KnoWhy 188 (September 15, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Does Mormon State that ‘Angels Did Appear unto Wise Men’? (Helaman 16:14),” KnoWhy 187 (September 14, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why did Samuel Rely So Heavily on the Words of Past Prophets? (Helaman 14:1),” KnoWhy 185 (September 12, 2016).

Book of Mormon Central, “Why Did Samuel Make Such Chronologically Precise Prophecies? (Helaman 13:5),” KnoWhy 184 (September 9, 2016).

Neal Rappleye, “O Little Town of … Jerusalem?” BMC Blog (December 22, 2018).

Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye, “When was Jesus Christ really born? The Book of Mormon can help,” BMC Blog (January 17, 2019).

Matt Roper, “Why Was the Birth of Jesus Glad Tidings?” BMC Blog (December 17, 2019).

Heather Ruth Pack, “What the Shepherds and Abish Teach us about Being a Witness of Christ,” BMC Blog (December 22, 2020).

Robert L. Millet, “What We Worship,” in My Redeemer Lives! ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011).

Robert L. Millet, “Jesus Christ and Salvation,” in No Weapon Shall Prosper: A Response to Anti-Mormon Views, ed. Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011), 329–344.

J. R. Kearl, “Christmas and Childhood,” Religious Educator 2, no. 2 (2001): 109–120.