January 14-​20

ACTS 23-24

January 14-​20
  • Song 148 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Accused of Being a Pest and of Stirring Up Seditions”: (10 min.)

    • Ac 23:12, 13, 16​—A plot to murder Paul was foiled (bt-E 191 ¶5-6)

    • Ac 24:2, 5, 6​—A public speaker named Tertullus made accusations against Paul to the Roman governor (bt-E 192 ¶10)

    • Ac 24:10-21​—Paul respectfully denied the accusations and boldly gave a witness (bt-E 193-194 ¶13-14)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Ac 23:6​—Why did Paul call himself a Pharisee? (“I am a Pharisee” study note on Ac 23:6, nwtsty-E)

    • Ac 24:24, 27​—Who was Drusilla? (“Drusilla” study note on Ac 24:24, nwtsty-E)

    • 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) Ac 24:9-21 (th study 5)

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 77

  • Annual Service Report: (15 min.) Talk by an elder. After reading the announcement from the branch office regarding the annual service report, interview publishers, selected in advance, who had encouraging experiences in the ministry during the past year.

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) lfb Lessons 59-60

  • Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)

  • Song 11 and Prayer