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Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook  |  May 2017

May 29–​June 4

JEREMIAH 49-50

May 29–​June 4
  • Song 74 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Jehovah Blesses Humility and Punishes Arrogance”: (10 min.)

    • Jer 50:4-7​—A remnant of repentant, humbled Israelites would be released from captivity and would return to Zion

    • Jer 50:29-32​—Babylon would be destroyed for acting arrogantly against Jehovah (it-1 54)

    • Jer 50:38, 39​—Babylon would never again be inhabited (jr 161 ¶15; w98 4/1 20 ¶20)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Jer 49:1, 2​—Why were the Ammonites rebuked by Jehovah? (it-1 94 ¶6)

    • Jer 49:17, 18​—How did Edom become like Sodom and Gomorrah, and why? (jr 163 ¶18; ip-2 351 ¶6)

    • 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) Jer 50:1-10

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Initial Call: (2 min. or less) T-32​—Lay the groundwork for a return visit.

  • Return Visit: (4 min. or less) T-32​—Discuss “To Think About.” Lay the groundwork for the next visit.

  • Talk: (6 min. or less) w15 3/15 17-18​—Theme: In Recent Years, Why Have Our Publications Seldom Mentioned Types and Antitypes?

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 41

  • Remove the Rafter: (15 min.) Play the video Remove the Rafter. Then discuss the following questions: How did the brother demonstrate a proud, critical attitude? What helped him to adjust his thinking? How did he benefit?

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) kr chap. 13 ¶11-23

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

  • Song 148 and Prayer