Monday, April 9, 2012

Week of April 9th - 15th

Congregation Bible Study:
(song 123 and Prayer)
"Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom"
(chapter 19, pgs 148-149, ¶1-5, + boxes on pgs 149 & 150)

Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Jeremiah 22-24
No. 1: Jeremiah 23:15-23
No. 2: Why Life In the New World Will Never Be Boring
No. 3: Applying Scriptural Counsel Can Improve a Marriage
(rs pg 254, ¶1-4)

Service Meeting:
(song 36)
Announcements (5 min.)
Make Good Use of the 2012 Yearbook (15 min.)
Use "A Letter From the Governing Body" as the basis for an introductory talk. Then, invite audience to relate encouraging developments or experiences from "Highlights of the Past Year." Next, invite comments on outstanding aspects of the worldwide report. Conclude by encouraging all to complete their reading of the Yearbook.
"Three Tips for Improving Your Teaching" (15 min.)
(Q&A. When considering paragraph 2, have a demonstration showing a publisher considering the first paragraph on pg 3 of the Bible Teach book with a householder. After the publisher reads the quote from Job 10:15, he then gives a one-to-two minute explanation of who Job is. Afterward, ask the audience why this was not good teaching, even though the details he gave about Job were accurate.)
(song 10 and Prayer)

Watchtower Study Lesson:
"Be Courageous and Very Strong"
(pgs 10-14 - February 15th study edition)
(songs 101 & 92)

book abbreviations:
* rs (Reasoning From the Scriptures)

additional publications to bring this week:
* 2012 Yearbook
* What Does the Bible Really Teach?