Sunday, March 23
The thoughts of men . . . are as an exhalation.—Ps. 94:11.
The vast and reliable wisdom found in the Bible indicates that the book is from a Source higher than man. The apostle Paul wrote: “Who has come to know the mind of Jehovah, that he may instruct him?” (1 Cor. 2:16) That verse is based on what the prophet Isaiah asked those of his day: “Who has taken the proportions of the spirit of Jehovah, and who as his man of counsel can make him know anything?” (Isa. 40:13) The answer, of course, is no one. No wonder that applying Scriptural counsel on marriage, children, entertainment, association, industriousness, honesty, and morality brings superior results! We never get bad advice from the Bible. Humans, on the other hand, are simply not wise enough to recommend what always works. (Jer. 10:23) Their advice is constantly being revised and updated as they come to realize that earlier advice was flawed. w12 6/15 4:11
WEEK STARTING MARCH 17
Song 113 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 4 ¶10-18 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Genesis 43-46 (10 min.)
No. 1: Genesis 44:18-34 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Who Will Be Included in the Earthly Resurrection?—rs p. 339 ¶3–p. 340 ¶3 (5 min.)
No. 3: Abijah—Do Not Stop Leaning Upon Jehovah—it-1 p. 23, Abijah No. 5 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
15 min: Demonstrate Tactfulness When Preaching. Discussion based on the Ministry School book, page 197, paragraph 1, to page 199, paragraph 4. Have a realistic demonstration showing a publisher responding to a common objection without using tact. Then have another demonstration showing the publisher replying to the same objection in a tactful manner.
15 min: “Will You Seize the Opportunity?” Questions and answers. Invite audience to relate how they plan to consider the special Memorial Bible reading. Outline local arrangements for the Memorial.
Song 8 and Prayer