Monday, October 1, 2012

Week of October 1st - 7th

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Congregation Bible Study:
(song 103 and Prayer)
"Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom"
(chapter 27, pgs 213-215 ¶10-18)

Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Daniel 4-6
No. 1: Daniel 4:18-28
No. 2: Why True Christians Avoid Dabbling in Spiritism
No. 3: How Did God Convey Instructions to His Servants on Earth in Times Past? (rs pg 281 ¶1-2)

Service Meeting:
(song 80)
(5 min): Start a Bible Study on the First Saturday
(Using sample presentation on pg 4 of the current KM, demonstrate how a study may be started on the first Saturday in October. Encourage all to have a share.)
(15 min): How Did We Do Last Year?
(Talk by the service overseer. Review the congregation's activity during the past service year, focusing on the good things that were accomplished, and give appropriate commendation. Interview one or two publishers who enjoyed fine experiences. Mention one or two aspects of the ministry that the congregation can work on during the coming year, and offer practical suggestions.
(10 min): Ideas for Offering the Magazines in October
(Discussion. Take 30-60 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 85 and Prayer)

Watchtower Study Lesson:
"Carry On As Kingdom Citizens"
(pgs 11-15 - August 15th study edition)
(songs 16 & 98)

book abbreviations:
* rs (Reasoning From the Scriptures)
* KM (Our Kingdom Ministry)