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Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  February 2018

February 26–March 4

MATTHEW 18-19

February 26–March 4
  • Song 121 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Carefully Avoid Stumbling Yourself and Others”: (10 min.)

    • Mt 18:6, 7​—We must not stumble others (“a millstone that is turned by a donkey,” “stumbling blocks” study notes and “Millstone,” “Upper and Lower Millstones” media on Mt 18:6, 7, nwtsty)

    • Mt 18:8, 9​—We must avoid anything that would cause us to stumble (“Gehenna” study note on Mt 18:9, nwtsty and glossary)

    • Mt 18:10​—Jehovah knows if we have stumbled others (“look upon the face of my Father” study note on Mt 18:10, nwtsty; w10 11/1 16)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Mt 18:21, 22​—How many times should we be willing to forgive our brother? (“77 times” study note on Mt 18:22, nwtsty)

    • Mt 19:7​—What was the purpose of “a certificate of dismissal”? (“certificate of dismissal” study note and “Certificate of Divorce” media on Mt 19:7, 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 18:18-35

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Second Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Use the sample conversation.

  • Third Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Choose your own scripture, and offer a study publication.

  • Bible Study: (6 min. or less) bhs 26 ¶18-20​—Show how to reach the heart.

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 90

  • Never Be a Cause for Stumbling (2Co 6:3): (9 min.) Play the video.

  • Memorial Campaign to Begin March 3: (6 min.) Talk based on the February 2016 Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook, Invite Everyone in Your Territory to the Memorial!” Distribute a copy of the Memorial invitation to all in the audience, and review its contents. Emphasize that the special public talk “Who Really Is Jesus Christ?” will be given the week of March 19, 2018. It will increase anticipation for the Memorial. Outline local plans to cover the territory.

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 10, box “Joyful Trips

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

  • Song 133 and Prayer