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Jehovah’s Witnesses


Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  January 2016

January 18-24

EZRA 1-5

January 18-24
  • Song 85 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)


  • Jehovah Keeps His Promises”: (10 min.) [Play the video entitled Introduction to Ezra.]

    • Ezr 3:1-6—Jehovah’s prophecies never fail (w06 1/15 19 ¶2)

    • Ezr 5:1-7—Jehovah can maneuver matters for the success of his people (w06 1/15 19 ¶4; w86 1/15 9 ¶2; w86 2/1 29 box)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Ezr 1:3-6—Why were the Israelites who did not volunteer to return to Jerusalem not necessarily weak in faith? (w06 1/15 17 ¶5; 19 ¶1)

    • Ezr 4:1-3—Why was an offer of help rejected? (w06 1/15 19 ¶3)

    • 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: Ezr 3:10–4:7 (4 min. or less)


  • Initial Call: (2 min. or less) Present the last article of the current Watchtower. Lay the groundwork for a return visit.

  • Return Visit: (4 min. or less) Demonstrate how to make a return visit on someone who responded well to the presentation that featured the last article of the current Watchtower. Lay the groundwork for the next visit.

  • Bible Study: (6 min. or less) Demonstrate a Bible study. (bh 20-21 ¶6-8)


  • Song 40

  • “All These Other Things Will Be Added to You”: (5 min.) Talk based on Matthew 6:33 and Luke 12:22-24. Invite publishers to relate experiences in which Jehovah fulfilled his promise to care for their material needs when they put the Kingdom first.

  • Your Speech—“‘Yes’ and yet ‘No’”?: (10 min.) Discussion. (w14 3/15 30-32)

  • Congregation Bible Study: ia chap. 7 ¶1-14 (30 min.)

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

  • Song 41 and Prayer