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OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MINISTRY–MEETING WORKBOOK DECEMBER 2016

December 26–January 1

ISAIAH 17-23

December 26–January 1
  • Song 123 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Abuse of Power Leads to Loss of Authority”: (10 min.)

    • Isa 22:15, 16—Shebna used his authority in a selfish way (ip-1 238 ¶16-17)

    • Isa 22:17-22—Jehovah replaced Shebna with Eliakim (ip-1 238-239 ¶17-18)

    • Isa 22:23-25—Shebna’s experience teaches us valuable lessons (w07 1/15 8 ¶6; ip-1 240-241 ¶19-20)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Isa 21:1—What region was called “the wilderness of the sea,” and why? (w06 12/1 11 ¶2)

    • Isa 23:17, 18—How did Tyre’s material profit become “holy to Jehovah”? (ip-1 253-254 ¶22-24)

    • What does this week’s Bible reading teach me about Jehovah?

    • What points from this week’s Bible reading can I use in the field ministry?

  • Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) Isa 17:1-14

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Initial Call: (2 min. or less) bh—Use the video Why Study the Bible? to introduce the book. (Note: Do not play the video during the demonstration.)

  • Return Visit: (4 min. or less) bh—Start a doorstep Bible study, and lay the groundwork for the next visit.

  • Bible Study: (6 min. or less) lv 150-151 ¶10-11—Show how to reach the heart.

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS