April 1-​7

1 CORINTHIANS 7-9

April 1-​7
  • 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 7:11​—Under what circumstances might a Christian consider marital separation? (lv 23:3-6)

    • 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?

  • Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) 1Co 8:1-13 (th study 5)

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 37

  • 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