Monday, April 23, 2012

Week of April 23rd - 29th

Congregation Bible Study:
(song 45 and Prayer)
"Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom"
(chapter 19, pgs 152-154, ¶12-20, + box on pg 152)

Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Jeremiah 29-31
No. 1: Jeremiah 31:15-26
No. 2: Does God Expect Christians to Keep a Weekly Sabbath?
No. 3: Was Mary Truly a Virgin When She Gave Birth to Jesus?
(rs pg 255, ¶3-4)

Service Meeting:
(song 130)
Announcements (10 min.)
(Take one to two minutes to point out a few of the articles in the May magazines that may have appeal in your territory. Next, using the cover series of The Watchtower, invite the audience to give suggestions on an interest-arousing question to ask, and then invite suggestions on a scripture to read. Do the same for the cover series of Awake! and, if time allows, for one other article from either magazine. Demonstrate how each issue may be offered)

"Our District Conventions—Powerful Testimony to the Truth"
(25 min.) (Q&A. Discuss applicable "2012 District Convention Reminders." When considering paragraph 9, invite the service overseer to explain local arrangements for distributing the invitations.)
(song 119 and Prayer)

Watchtower Study Lesson:
"Happiness Is Possible in a Divided Household"
(pgs 26-30 - February 15th study edition)
(songs 76 & 56)

book abbreviations:
* rs (Reasoning From the Scriptures)