Song 136 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Singleness—A Gift”: (10 min.)
1Co 7:32-34—Single Christians can serve Jehovah free from the anxieties associated with married life
1Co 7:33, 34—Married Christians are “anxious for the things of the world” (w11 1/15 3:3; w09 3/15 5:6)
1Co 7:37, 38—Christians who remain single in order to pursue spiritual goals “will do better” than married Christians (w96-E 10/15 12-13 ¶14)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
1Co 7:36—Why should Christians marry only when “past the bloom of youth”? (w11 1/15 3:11)
What has this week’s Bible reading taught you about Jehovah?
What other spiritual gems have you discovered in this week’s Bible reading?
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Make a Success of Your Singleness: (15 min.) Play the video. Then ask the following questions: What challenge do many single Christians face? (1Co 7:39) How is Jephthah’s daughter a fine example? What does Jehovah give to those walking in integrity? (Ps 84:11) How can members of the congregation encourage single ones? What are some avenues of service available to single Christians?
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) lfb Lessons 83-84
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 81 and Prayer