Monday, August 6, 2012

Week of August 6th - 12th

Congregation Bible Study:
(song 60 and Prayer)
"Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom"
(chapter 24, pgs 194-195, ¶16-21)

Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Ezekiel 24-27
No. 1: Ezekiel  24:15-27
No. 2: Under What Circumstances Did God Allow the Israelites to Engage in Warfare? (rs pg 271 ¶5 - 273 ¶1)
No. 3: Does Ezekiel 18:20 Contradict Exodus 20:5?

Service Meeting:
(song 88)
(5 min): Announcements.
(10 min): Are You Prepared for the New School Year?
(Discussion. Invite audience to outline some of the challenges Christian youths will face at school. Explain how parents can use the Index, Young People Ask books, and other theocratic tools during family worship to prepare their children to resist temptations and explain their faith.
(1 Peter 3:15) Choose one or two topics, and relate some of the helpful information found in our publications. Invite audience to comment on how they were able to give a witness while at school.
(10 min): Local needs.
(10 min): Ideas for Offering the Magazines in August.
(Discussion. Take 30 to 60 seconds to relate why the magazines 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 97 and Prayer)

Watchtower Study Lesson:
Jehovah Reveals What "Must Shortly Take Place"
(pgs 14-18 - June 15th study edition)
(songs 116 & 54)

book abbreviations:
* rs (Reasoning From the Scriptures)