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 STUDY 16

Upbuilding and Positive

Upbuilding and Positive

Job 16:5

SUMMARY: Focus on things that improve a situation and that inspire confidence.

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Cultivate a positive view of your listeners. Assume that your fellow believers want to please Jehovah. Even if you must give counsel, first sincerely commend whenever possible.

  • Limit negative material. Include negative aspects of a topic only to the extent that they serve a useful purpose. The overall tone of your presentation should be positive.

  • Make good use of God’s Word. Draw attention to what Jehovah has done, is doing, and will do for humankind. Impart hope and courage to your listeners.