Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Week of January 7th - 13th

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Congregation Bible Study:
(song 104 and Prayer)
"God's Word For Us Through Jeremiah"
(chapter 3, pgs 38-42, ¶13-19)

Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading:  Matthew 1-6
No. 1: Matthew 5:21-32
No. 2: What Could Make a Person’s Prayers Unacceptable to God?
(rs pg 293 ¶3 – pg 294 ¶3)
No. 3: What It Means to Have Jehovah as “Your Share”
(Numbers 18:20)

Service Meeting:
(song 38)
(10 min): Ideas for Offering the Magazines in January.
(Discussion. Take 30 to 60 seconds to relate why the magazines will have appeal in your territory. Then, using the cover subject 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 Awake! and, if time allows, for one other article from either magazine. Demonstrate how each issue may be offered.)
(10 min): Local needs.
(10 min): A Clean Kingdom Hall Honors Jehovah.
(Talk by an elder. Jehovah is a holy God, so physical cleanness should be a priority among his people. (Exodus 30:17-21; 40:30-32) By keeping our place of worship clean and in good repair, we bring Jehovah glory. (1 Peter 2:12) Relate local or published experiences showing how the appearance of a Kingdom Hall resulted in a witness to the community. Interview the brother who coordinates cleaning and maintenance regarding local arrangements. Encourage all to share in the upkeep of the Kingdom Hall.)
(song 127 and Prayer)

Watchtower Study Lesson:
"Cultivate the Spirit of a Lesser One"
(pgs 15-19 - November 15th study edition)
(songs 26 & 68)

book abbreviations:
* rs (Reasoning From the Scriptures)