Countdown to Conference: Follow President Nelson’s invitation to study covenant Israel with this free, daily study guide

by | Feb. 16, 2021

In the Sunday morning session of the October 2020 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson issued a challenge:

As you study your scriptures during the next six months, I encourage you to make a list of all that the Lord has promised He will do for covenant Israel. I think you will be astounded! Ponder these promises. Talk about them with your family and friends. Then live and watch for these promises to be fulfilled in your own life.

Studying everything that the Lord has promised He will do for covenant Israel is no small feat. In a footnote of his talk, President Nelson noted that the word Israel appears more than 1,000 times in the scriptures. He also pointed out that he has spoken of Israel in at least 378 of the more than 800 messages he has delivered since becoming an Apostle.

In the face of numbers like that, perhaps you have struggled to know where to start studying. As you prepare for April general conference, we invite you to join us in a six-week study as we learn more about what the Lord has promised He will do for covenant Israel. Each week we will focus on a theme tied to a letter of I-S-R-A-E-L. Each day of the week will then correspond to a study prompt (Sunday Scripture, Monday Music, Tuesday Talk, and so on). Whether you have an hour to study each day or only a few minutes, there is something in every day for you.

Find a printable PDF of the schedule, links to the specific weekly prompts, and a guide on how to use it all below.

You can also find past LDS Living countdowns to conference here.

Covenant Israel

Download a printable PDF calendar here.

Use the links to find videos, talks, and articles for each promise listed below.

The study guide includes a daily study prompt related to the theme of I-S-R-A-E-L and the specific promise for that week. Here’s a look at the categories of those prompts:

  • • Sunday Scripture: Read a passage of scripture related to the weekly theme.
  • • Monday Music: Listen to a hymn or song related to the theme.
  • • Tuesday Talk: Study one of President Nelson’s talks about Israel.
  • • Wednesday Wonder: Reflect on a different question found in President Nelson’s October 2020 general conference talk “Let God Prevail.”
  • • Thursday Thought: Deepen your understanding with an LDS Living article or video.
  • • Friday Family: Do an activity with your family or an activity related to family history.
  • • Saturday Share: Share with someone else something you’ve learned or a blessing you’ve received.

Happy studying!

Featured image and PDF Design by Kensie Smith

Image titleGet ready for April general conference with the Work + Wonder General Conference Workbook. This workbook was designed to guide you in preparing your hearts and homes for the timely messages of general conferences and engage in the words of our leaders. Through prompted note pages for each address, you are invited to actively listen as you record personal revelation and meaningful impressions in a beautifully designed space that will encourage you to revisit your notes often. Available now at DeseretBook.com.


Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. Follow her on Twitter with the handle @lindsey5brooke.

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