December 31, 2018–January 6, 2019

ACTS 19-20

December 31, 2018–January 6, 2019
  • Song 123 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock”: (10 min.)

    • Ac 20:28—Elders shepherd the congregation (w11-ASL 6/15 3:5)

    • Ac 20:31—Elders offer assistance “night and day” as necessary (w13-ASL 1/15 5:15)

    • Ac 20:35—Elders must display a self-sacrificing spirit (bt-E 172 ¶20)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Ac 19:9—How did the apostle Paul set an example in being industrious and adaptable? (bt-E 161 ¶11)

    • Ac 19:19—How did the Ephesians set an example that is worthy of imitation? (bt-E 162-163 ¶15)

    • 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 19:1-12

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Second Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. Give the householder a JW.ORG contact card.

  • Third Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Choose your own scripture and linking question.

  • Bible Study: (6 min. or less) jl 15:1-5

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 122

  • Train Young Men Who Are Reaching Out: (15 min.) Discussion. Play the video. Then answer the following questions: What vital role do elders play in the congregation? (Ac 20:28) Why must elders continue to train others? How can elders imitate Jesus’ example of training his apostles? What attitude should brothers have toward being trained? (Ac 20:35; 1Ti 3:1) What practical training can elders give them? What balanced view should elders have toward those whom they are training?

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) bh 10:14-19

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

  • Song 49 and Prayer