July 8-14

1 THESSALONIANS 1-5

July 8-14
  • Song 90 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • Keep Encouraging One Another and Building One Another Up”: (10 min.)

    • [Play the video Introduction to 1 Thessalonians.]

    • 1Th 5:11-13—Give “extraordinary consideration” to those who are presiding over you (w11-ASL 6/15 4:12, 19)

    • 1Th 5:14—Speak consolingly to those who are depressed, and support the weak (w17.10 1:13; w15-ASL 2/15 1:16)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • 1Th 4:6—How does one who commits sexual immorality “take advantage of his brother”? (it-1-E 863-864)

    • 1Th 4:15-17—Who will be “caught away in clouds to meet the Lord in the air,” and how does this happen? (w15-ASL 7/15 2:14-15)

    • 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) 1Th 3:1-5 (th study 5)

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 81

  • Pioneers Who Encourage: (9 min.) Play the video Pioneers’ Power to Help. Then answer the following questions: How can pioneers encourage others in the congregation? How have you been encouraged by the pioneers in your congregation?

  • Good Examples That Encourage Us: (6 min.) Play the video We Must “Run With Endurance”—Imitate Good Examples. Then answer the following questions: What challenge did the sister have? What did she do to receive encouragement?

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) bh 19:8-16

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

  • Song 105 and Prayer