December 17-23

ACTS 15-16

December 17-23
  • 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