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OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MINISTRY–MEETING WORKBOOK FEBRUARY 2016

February 8-14

NEHEMIAH 5-8

February 8-14
  • Song 123 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Nehemiah Was an Outstanding Overseer”: (10 min.)

    • Ne 5:1-7—Nehemiah listened to the people and took action (w06 2/1 9 ¶2)

    • Ne 5:14-19—Nehemiah showed humility, unselfishness, and discretion (w06 2/1 10 ¶4)

    • Ne 8:8-12—Nehemiah participated in providing spiritual instruction to the people (w06 2/1 11 ¶4)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Ne 6:5—Why did Sanballat send “an open letter” to Nehemiah? (w06 2/1 9 ¶3)

    • Ne 6:10-13—Why did Nehemiah not accept Shemaiah’s recommendation? (w07 7/1 30 ¶15)

    • 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 6:14–7:7a (4 min. or less)

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Initial Call: (2 min. or less) Present the current Awake! by featuring the cover subject. 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 cover subject of the current Awake! Lay the groundwork for the next visit.

  • Bible Study: (6 min. or less) Demonstrate a Bible study. (bh 28-29 ¶4-5)

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 62

  • Are You “Reaching Out”?: (15 min.) Talk by an elder based on the Watchtower of September 15, 2014, pages 3-6. Play the video entitled Brothers—Reach Out for a Fine Work, which appeared on JW Broadcasting in December 2015. Emphasize the proper reasons for reaching out, and explain how a brother can do so. Kindly encourage brothers to reach out to qualify to serve as ministerial servants and elders.

  • Congregation Bible Study: ia chap. 8 ¶17-27 and the chapter review (30 min.)

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

  • Song 125 and Prayer