April 13-19

GENESIS 31

April 13-19
  • Song 39 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (1 min.)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Jacob and Laban Make a Covenant of Peace”: (10 min.)

    • Ge 31:44-46​—Jacob and Laban made a pile of stones on which the covenant meal was eaten (it-1-E 883 ¶1)

    • Ge 31:47-50​—They named the place Galeed and the Watchtower (it-2-E 1172)

    • Ge 31:51-53​—They promised to maintain peace between them

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)

    • Ge 31:19​—Why might Rachel have stolen the teraphim statues that belonged to her father? (it-2-E 1087-1088)

    • Ge 31:41, 42​—What does Jacob’s example teach us about how to react to employers who are “hard to please”? (1Pe 2:18; w13-E 3/15 21 ¶8)

    • What spiritual gems from this week’s Bible reading would you like to share regarding Jehovah God, the field ministry, or something else?

  • Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) Ge 31:41-53 (th study 10)

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Initial Call Video: (4 min.) Discussion. Play the video. Then ask the audience the following questions: How did the sister make the scripture application clear? How did she set up the return visit?

  • Initial Call: (3 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. Overcome a common objection. (th study 4)

  • Initial Call: (5 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. Then offer the Good News brochure and start a Bible study, using lesson 5. (th study 8)

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 47

  • Local Needs: (15 min.)

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) fg Lesson 2 and supplementary video Does God Have a Name?

  • Concluding Comments (3 min. or less)

  • Song 14 and Prayer