Sunday, July 1, 2012

Week of July 2nd - 8th

Congregation Bible Study:
(song 116 and Prayer)
"Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom"
(chapter 23, pgs 181-183, ¶1-8, + box on pg 180)

Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Ezekiel 6-10
No. 1: Ezekiel 7:14-27
No. 2: How Was Jonathan a Fine Example of Humility?
(1 Samuel 23:16-18)
No. 3: Is Transubstantiation Factual?
(rs pg 262 ¶1 - pg 263 ¶2)

Service Meeting:
(song 64)
(5 min): Announcements
(10 min): How to Reason With Householders - Part 1.
(Discussion based on be, pg 251 to pg 253, ¶2. Briefly demonstrate one or two points from the material.)
(10 min): Local needs.
(10 min): Ideas for Offering the Magazines in July.
(Discussion. Choose two or three articles and take 30 to 60 seconds to relate why they will have appeal in your territory. Then 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.)
(song 31 and Prayer)

Watchtower Study Lesson:
"Do You Really Appreciate God's Gift of Marriage?"
(pgs 3-7 - May 15th study edition)
(songs 87 & 75)

book abbreviations:
* rs (Reasoning From the Scriptures)
* be (Benefit From Theocratic Ministry School Education)