Monday, August 13, 2012

Week of August 13th - 19th

Congregation Bible Study:
(song 63 and Prayer)
"Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom"
(chapter 25, pgs 196-198, ¶1-7 + boxes on pgs 199-200)

Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Ezekiel 28-31
No. 1: Ezekiel 28:17-26
No. 2: Separate the Myths From the Facts About Jesus Christ
No. 3: What Scriptures Influence a Christian's View of Involvement in Political Issues?  (rs pg 273 ¶2 - 274 ¶1)

Service Meeting:
(song 115)
(5 min): Announcements.
(10 min): Lay the Groundwork to Return.
(Discussion based on the following questions:  (1) Why is it beneficial to lay the groundwork for a return visit on the initial call, and how can we do so? (2) How can we choose a question to answer on the next visit that is intriguing to the householder? (3) Why is it good to agree on a definite time for the next discussion and, if possible, obtain the householder's phone number or e-mail address? (4) Why should we try to return promptly, perhaps within a few days? (5) What information should we write down after the initial call?)
(10 min): Interview one or two full-time servants.
(What encouraged them to take up this service? What challenges to continuing in the full-time service have they experienced, and what enabled them to continue? What blessings have they enjoyed?
Encourage publishers to consider regular pioneering during the upcoming service year.)
(10 min): "Safeguard Your Conscience."
(Q&A. Announce the date of the special assembly day if this is known.)
(song 65 and Prayer)

Watchtower Study Lesson:
"Why Put Jehovah's Service First?"
(pgs 20-24 - June 15th study edition)
(songs 66 & 103)

book abbreviations:
* rs (Reasoning From the Scriptures)