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Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  February 2018

February 19-25

MATTHEW 16-17

February 19-25
  • Song 45 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Whose Thoughts Are You Thinking?”: (10 min.)

    • Mt 16:21, 22​—Peter allowed sentimentality to influence his thinking (w07 2/15 16 ¶17)

    • Mt 16:23​—Peter was not thinking God’s thoughts (w15 5/15 13 ¶16-17)

    • Mt 16:24​—Christians must allow God’s thoughts to direct their life (w06 4/1 23 ¶9)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Mt 16:18​—Who was the rock on which Jesus built the Christian congregation? (“You are Peter, and on this rock,” “congregation” study notes on Mt 16:18, nwtsty)

    • Mt 16:19​—What were “the keys of the Kingdom of the heavens” that Jesus gave to Peter? (“keys of the Kingdom of the heavens” study note on Mt 16:19, 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) Mt 16:1-20

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