• Song 130 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Your Sins Are Forgiven”: (10 min.)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Mr 1:11​—What is the meaning of Jehovah’s words to Jesus? (“a voice came out of the heavens,” “You are my Son,” “I have approved you” study notes on Mr 1:11, nwtsty)

    • Mr 2:27, 28​—Why did Jesus call himself “Lord . . . of the Sabbath”? (“Lord . . . of the Sabbath” study note on Mr 2:28, nwtsty)

    • 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) Mr 1:1-15

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Initial Call: (2 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. Respond to an objection that is common in your territory.

  • First Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Use the sample conversation.

  • Second Return Visit Video: (5 min.) Play and discuss the video.

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 44

  • “I Came to Call, Not Righteous People, But Sinners”: (7 min.) Discussion. Play the video From Prison to Prosperity. Then ask the following questions: How did Donald get his life back? As we preach, how can we imitate Jesus’ impartial treatment of people?​—Mr 2:17.

  • Jehovah Forgives “in a Large Way”: (8 min.) Discussion. Play the video Jehovah, I’m Going to Put You First. Then ask the following questions: How and why did Anneliese return to Jehovah? (Isa 55:6, 7) How can you use her experience to help those who have drifted away from Jehovah?

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 17

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

  • Song 86 and Prayer