December 24-30

ACTS 17-18

December 24-30
  • Song 94 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Imitate the Apostle Paul in Preaching and Teaching”: (10 min.)

    • Ac 17:2, 3—Paul reasoned from the Scriptures and used references when teaching (“reasoned” study note on Ac 17:2, nwtsty-E; “proving by references” study note on Ac 17:3, nwtsty-E)

    • Ac 17:17—Paul preached wherever he found people (“the marketplace” study note on Ac 17:17, nwtsty-E)

    • Ac 17:22, 23—Paul was observant and established common ground (“To an Unknown God” study note on Ac 17:23, nwtsty-E)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Ac 18:18—What can be said about the vow Paul made? (w08-E 5/15 32 ¶5)

    • Ac 18:21—How should we imitate Paul as we pursue spiritual goals? (“if Jehovah is willing” study note on Ac 18:21, 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 17:1-9

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 96

  • Thoroughly Preach and Teach the Good News: (15 min.) Discussion. Play the video Family Worship: Paul—He Thoroughly Preached the Good News. Then ask the following questions: How did the family in the video recognize that they needed to improve the quality of their ministry? What facets of the apostle Paul’s ministry did they imitate? What blessings did they experience as a result? What are some ideas for family worship that you might use?

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) bh 10:7-13

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

  • Song 33 and Prayer