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Come Follow Me 2023: Easter
April 3–9
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Scripture Central Videos

Watch videos from Gospel scholars and teachers to learn more about these New Testament passages. Scripture Central produces weekly videos from Tyler Griffin, Taylor Halverson, Clint Mortenson, John Hilton III, and Lynne Hilton Wilson.

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Commentary

The New Testament Minute is a commentary series made especially for the free ScripturePlus app, which features insights from New Testament scholars. many of the insights in the New Testament Minute are gleaned from the BYU New Testament Commentary series. Lynne Hilton Wilson has written a commentary to supplement her New Testament video series.

cover of New Testament Minute: Matthew
John W. Welch
John W. Welch, General Editor
cover of New Testament Minute: Mark
John S. Thompson
John W. Welch, General Editor
cover of New Testament Minute: Luke
S. Kent Brown
John W. Welch, General Editor
cover of New Testament Minute: John
Jackson Abhau
John W. Welch, General Editor

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.

Monday

  • Jesus’ Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem, Cleansing the Temple
  • Scripture: Matthew 21:1–16

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Judas Seeks to Betray Jesus, Jesus Institutes the Sacrament
  • Scripture: Matthew 26:1–29

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Jesus is Resurrected
  • Matthew 28:1–10
  • Witnesses of Christ
  • John 20:19–29
  • 1 Corinthians 15:1–8, 55

Reading Resources

Palm Sunday

Claudia L. Bushman, “Resurrection Month,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 44 (2021): 137-144.

Eric D. Huntsman, “Preparing for Easter: Using the Days of Holy Week to Enrich Your Celebration,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Eric D. Huntsman, “Palm Sunday,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Eric D. Huntsman, “A Working Chronology of the Savior’s Final Days,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Eric D. Huntsman, “Palm Sunday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, “The Passion of Jesus Christ,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 176–189.

Monday

Eric D. Huntsman, “Monday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Eric D. Huntsman, “Preparing for Easter: Readings for Monday,” BYU New Testament Commentary

John W. Welch, “The Question of Authority and Jesus’s Parable of the Two Sons in Matthew 21,” BYU New Testament Commentary

John W. Welch, “Thy Mind, O Man, Must Stretch,” BYU Studies Quarterly 50, no. 3 (2011): 63–81.

Howard W. Hunter, “The Pharisee and the Publican,” Ensign May 1984.

Tuesday

Eric D. Huntsman, “Tuesday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Eric D. Huntsman, “Jesus’ last week: Tuesday,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Gerald N. Lund, “Jesus Christ: Second Coming of Jesus Christ,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism.

Dana M. Pike, “The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord: The Anatomy of an Expression,” BYU Studies Quarterly 41, no. 2 (2002): 149–160.

Ezra Taft Benson, “Prepare Yourself for the Great Day of the Lord,” Ensign May 1982.

Marti Lu Allen, “The Virgins' Lamps: Shine Beautiful!BYU Studies Quarterly 36, no. 3 (1996–7): 170–195.

Gordon B. Hinckley, “I Was an Hungred, and Ye Gave Me Meat,” Ensign May 2004.

Taylor Halverson, “Matthew 25. Preparing for the Kingdom of Heaven,” The Interpreter Foundation

Wednesday

Eric D. Huntsman, “Wednesday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Eric D. Huntsman, “Holy Week: Wednesday, an anointing at Bethany,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Eric D. Huntsman, “The Anointing in Bethany according to John,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Julie M. Smith, “Anointing in Bethany in Mark 14:3-9,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Maundy Thursday

Eric D. Huntsman, “Maundy Thursday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Eric D. Huntsman, “Maundy Thursday: The Last Supper,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Eric D. Huntsman, “The Last Supper and the Timing of Passover,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Eric D. Huntsman, “John’s Account of the Last Supper,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Eric D. Huntsman, “Farewell Discourses and the High Priestly Prayer,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Jeffrey R. Holland, “Atonement of Jesus Christ,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

S. Kent Brown, “Gethsemane,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

S. Kent Brown, “Jesus’ Suffering Visible in the Verb Tense,” BYU New Testament Commentary

S. Kent Brown, “The Night of Jesus’ Arrest,” BYU New Testament Commentary

John W. Welch, “The Legal Cause of Action against Jesus in John 18:29-30,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Gerald N. Lund, “What the Atoning Sacrifice Meant for Jesus,” in My Redeemer Lives! ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011).

John S. Tanner, "Christ, Our Advocate and High Priest," Religious Educator 8, no. 2 (2007): 26–34

Howard W. Hunter, “Christ, Our Passover,” Ensign May 1985

Good Friday

Eric D. Huntsman, “Good Friday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Eric D. Huntsman, “Good Friday,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Merril C. Oaks, “Jesus Christ: Crucifixion of Jesus Christ,” Encyclopedia of Mormonsim

Roger R. Keller, “Cross,” Encyclopedia of Mormonsim

Gaye Strathearn, “Why should the cross be meaningful to Latter-day Saints?” BYU New Testament Commentary

Gaye Strathearn, “Crucifixion in Antiquity,” BYU New Testament Commentary

S. Kent Brown, “Jesus on Forgiveness: Looking at Luke 23:34,” BYU New Testament Commentary

John W. Welch, “The Trial and Death of Jesus,” BYU New Testament Commentary

John W. Welch, “The Factor of Fear in the Trial of Jesus,” in Jesus Christ: Son of God, Savior, ed. Paul H. Peterson, Gary L. Hatch, and Laura D. Card (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2002), 284–312.

Roger R. Keller, “Jesus Christ: Priest, King, and Prophet,” in Salvation in Christ: Comparative Christian Views, ed. Roger R. Keller and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2005), 345–364.

John H. Groberg, “It Is Finished,” in My Redeemer Lives! ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, Salt Lake City, 2010), 1–26.

Gordon B. Hinckley, “And Peter Went Out and Wept Bitterly,” New Era April 1982.

W. Reid Litchfield, “The Search for the Physical Cause of Jesus Christ's Death,” BYU Studies Quarterly 37, no. 4 (1997–8): 93–109.

Saturday

Eric D. Huntsman, “Saturday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Eric D. Huntsman, “Holy Week: Saturday,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Sandra Rogers, “To Proclaim Liberty to the Captives,” in My Redeemer Lives!ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2011).

Dennis L. Largey, “The Book of Mormon as an Interpretive Guide to the New Testament,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 59–76

Easter Sunday

D. Todd Christofferson, “The Atonement and the Resurrection,” in By Study and by Faith: Selections from the Religious Educator, ed. Richard Neitzel Holzapfel and Kent P. Jackson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2009), 13–24.

Eric D. Huntsman, “Easter or ‘Resurrection’ Sunday,” LDS Seasonal Materials

Eric D. Huntsman, “Resurrection Sunday,” BYU New Testament Commentary

S. Kent Brown, “The First Easter,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 32 (2019): 33-38.

Tad R. Callister, “Jesus Christ: Resurrection of Jesus Christ,” Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Eric D. Huntsman, “Preparing for Easter,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Michael D. Rhodes, “Witnesses of the Resurrection,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Richard D. Draper, “He Has Risen: The Resurrection Narratives as a Witness of Corporeal Regeneration,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 190–206.

John W. Welch, “Four Perspectives on the Trial and Resurrection of Jesus,” BYU New Testament Commentary

Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes, “What Does the Resurrection Do to the Physical Body?” BYU New Testament Commentary

Rebecca Reynolds Lambert, “Our Faithful Lord: Passover to Easter,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship 51 (2022): 81-104.

Robert J. Matthews, “The Doctrine of the Resurrection as Taught in the Book of Mormon,” BYU Studies Quarterly 30, no. 3 (1990): 41–56.

Julie M. Smith, “The Ending of Mark’s Gospel,” BYU New Testament Commentary

L. Aldin Porter, “He Is Risen,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The New Testament, ed. Frank F. Judd Jr. and Gaye Strathearn (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2006), 36–45.

Keith J. Wilson, “The Resurrection: An Embattled Keystone,” in The Book of Mormon and the Message of the Four Gospels, ed. Ray L. Huntington and Terry B. Ball (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 219–33.

Keith J. Wilson, “The Christian History and Development of Easter,” in Celebrating Easter: The 2006 BYU Easter Conference, ed. Thomas A. Wayment and Keith J. Wilson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University), 201–23.

Alan C. Ashton, “Easters: The Eternal Atoning Sacrifice Testifies of the Everlasting Redeeming Savior,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship (2018):237–256.

Ann Madsen, “The Healing and Exalting Powers of Christ Weave Together at Easter,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship (2017): 61–66.

Mitt Romney, “Three Streams of Gratitude for Jesus,” Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship (2015): 1–2.