Song 84 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Faithful Worshippers Support Theocratic Arrangements”: (10 min.)
—They agreed not to enter into marriage alliances with “the peoples of the land” (w98 10/15 21 ¶11)
—They resolved to support true worship in various ways (w98 10/15 21 ¶11-12)
Ne 11:1, 2
—They willingly supported a special theocratic arrangement (w06 2/1 11 ¶6; w98 10/15 22 ¶13)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
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 11:15-36 (4 min. or less)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call: (2 min. or less) Feature the current Awake! using the article “Help for the Family
—How to Make Real Friends.” Lay the groundwork for a return visit.
Return Visit: (4 min. or less) Demonstrate how to make a return visit on someone who showed interest in the article entitled “Help for the Family
—How to Make Real Friends” in the current Awake! Lay the groundwork for the next visit.
Bible Study: (6 min. or less) Demonstrate a Bible study. (bh 32-33 ¶13-14)
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“The Best Life Ever”: (15 min.) Discussion. Start by playing the video. Then consider the questions. Briefly interview a publisher, single or married, who took advantage of several years of singleness to do more in Jehovah’s service. (1Co 7:35) What blessings were received as a result?
Congregation Bible Study: ia chap. 9 ¶1-13 (30 min.)
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 76 and Prayer