Song 114 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“A Unanimous Decision Based on God’s Word”: (10 min.)
Ac 15:1, 2—The circumcision issue threatened to divide the early Christian congregation (bt-E 102-103 ¶8)
Ac 15:13-20—The governing body’s decision was based on the Scriptures (w12-E 1/15 5 ¶6-7)
Ac 15:28, 29; 16:4, 5—The governing body’s decision strengthened the congregations (bt-E 123 ¶18)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
Ac 16:6-9—What can we learn from this account about expanding our ministry? (w12-ASL 1/15 2:8)
Ac 16:37—How did the apostle Paul use his Roman citizenship to advance the good news? (“we are Romans” study note on Ac 16:37, nwtsty-E)
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) Ac 16:25-36
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
First Conversation: (2 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. Respond to an objection common in your territory.
First Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Use the sample conversation. Introduce and discuss (but do not play) the video Why Study the Bible?
Second Return Visit Video: (5 min.) Play and discuss the video.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) bh 10:1-6
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 44 and Prayer