September 30–​October 6

JAMES 1-2

September 30–​October 6
  • Song 32 and Prayer

  • Opening Comments (3 min. or less)

TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD

  • The Way to Sin and Death”: (10 min.)

    • [Play the video Introduction to James.]

    • Jas 1:14​—Improper thoughts can easily stimulate improper desires (g17.4 14)

    • Jas 1:15​—Improper desires can often lead to sin and death (g17.4 14)

  • Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)

    • Jas 1:17​—Why is Jehovah called “the Father of the celestial lights”? (it-2 253-254)

    • Jas 2:8​—What is “the royal [or, “kingly,” ftn.] law”? (it-2 222 ¶4)

    • 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) Jas 2:10-17 (th study 5)

APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY

  • Third Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Choose your own scripture. Invite the householder to the meeting. (th study 3)

  • Third Return Visit: (4 min. or less) Choose your own scripture. Offer a study publication. (th study 12)

  • Bible Study: (5 min. or less) bh 3:4-5 (th study 13)

LIVING AS CHRISTIANS

  • Song 22

  • Continue Considering These Things”: (8 min.) Discussion. Play the video Avoid What Erodes Loyalty​—Improper Entertainment.

  • Parents​—Prepare Your Teen to Avoid Sexting: (7 min.) Talk by an elder based on the November 2013 Awake! pages 4-5.

  • Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) rj letter 00; introduction

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

  • Song 35 and Prayer