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Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  February 2016

February 1-7

NEHEMIAH 1-4

February 1-7
  • Song 126 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Nehemiah Loved True Worship”: (10 min.)

    • [Play Introduction to Nehemiah video.]

    • Ne 1:11–2:3—Nehemiah’s joy came from the advancement of true worship (w06 2/1 9 ¶7)

    • Ne 4:14—Nehemiah overcame opposition to true worship by focusing on Jehovah (w06 2/1 10 ¶3)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Ne 1:1; 2:1—Why can we conclude that “the 20th year” mentioned at Nehemiah 1:1 and 2:1 is counted from the same starting point? (it-2 899-900)

    • Ne 4:17, 18—How could a man do the work of rebuilding with just one hand? (w06 2/1 9 ¶1)

    • 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: Ne 3:1-14 (4 min. or less)

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Prepare This Month’s Presentations: (15 min.) Discussion. Play each sample presentation video, and then discuss the highlights. Emphasize how the publisher laid the groundwork for a return visit. Encourage publishers to build their own presentation.

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 103

  • Plan Now to Serve as an Auxiliary Pioneer During March or April: (15 min.) Discussion. Consider pertinent points from the article “Make This Memorial Season a Joyful One!” (km 2/14 2) Emphasize the need to plan ahead. (Pr 21:5) Interview two publishers who have served as auxiliary pioneers in the past. What obstacles did they have to overcome? What joys did they experience?

  • Congregation Bible Study: ia chap. 8 ¶1-16 (30 min.)

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

  • Song 135 and Prayer