In no way are we giving any cause for stumbling, so that no fault may be found with our ministry.
In today’s crime-filled world, many householders are suspicious of strangers. (2 Tim. 3:1-5) We should avoid adding to such suspicion. For example, suppose we approach a house and knock on the front door. If no one answers, we could be tempted to look through the window or walk around the property, searching for the householder. In your area, would that most likely disturb the householder? What might his neighbors think? True, we should be thorough in our preaching work. (Acts 10:42) We are eager to spread a positive message, and our motives are good. (Rom. 1:14, 15) Nevertheless, we wisely avoid doing anything that could unduly disturb people in our witnessing territory. When we show respect for the home and property of those in our territory, our conduct may attract some individuals to the truth.
Song 106 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“The Shulammite Girl
—An Example Worthy of Imitation”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
What does this week’s Bible reading teach me about Jehovah?
What points from this week’s Bible reading can I use in the field ministry?
Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) Ca 2:1-17
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“Young People Ask
—Am I Ready to Date?”: (9 min.) Talk based on the article “Young People Ask —Am I Ready to Date?”
Is It Love or Infatuation?: (6 min.) Play and then discuss the whiteboard animation Is It Love or Infatuation?
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 34 and Prayer