Song 26 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Singleness—A Gift”: (10 min.)
1Co 7:32—Single Christians can serve Jehovah free from the anxieties associated with married life (w11-E 1/15 17-18 ¶3)
1Co 7:33, 34—Married Christians are “anxious for the things of the world” (w08-E 7/15 27 ¶1)
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 23:4-6)
1Co 7:36—Why should Christians marry only when “past the bloom of youth”? (w00-E 7/15 31 ¶2)
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 7:1-15 (th study 5)
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?
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 6 and Prayer