Sunday, March 1
[Hezekiah] kept sticking to Jehovah. He . . . continued keeping his commandments.—2 Ki. 18:6.
When Assyrian King Sennacherib invaded Judah and threatened to overthrow King Hezekiah, Jehovah intervened by dispatching an angel. In just one night, God’s angel destroyed “every valiant, mighty man” in the Assyrian army, so that Sennacherib was forced to return home humiliated. (2 Chron. 32:21; 2 Ki. 19:35) Why did God fight for King Hezekiah? Because he “kept sticking to Jehovah” and kept His commandments. Another example of one who obeyed Jehovah’s commands is King Josiah. Beginning at the tender age of eight, “he proceeded to do what was right in Jehovah’s eyes . . . He did not turn aside to the right or to the left.” (2 Chron. 34:1, 2) Josiah demonstrated his trust in Jehovah by cleansing the land of idols and restoring true worship. In so doing, Josiah brought blessings not only to himself but also to the entire nation.—2 Chron. 34:31-33. w13 9/15 1:5, 6
WEEK STARTING FEBRUARY 23
Song 21 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Judges 19-21 (8 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School Review (20 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: Be “Zealous for Fine Works”!—Titus 2:14.
10 min: Local needs.
10 min: Be Zealous for True Worship Like Jesus. Talk based on the May 15, 2013, Watchtower, page 8, paragraph 2, and the December 15, 2010, Watchtower, pages 9-11, paragraphs 12-16. Emphasize how preaching is a ‘fine work’ that Christians are privileged to do. (Titus 2:14) Mention how our knowing the truth moves us to preach the good news zealously and to conduct Bible studies. Commend the congregation for the zeal they have shown for fine works.
10 min: “Proclaim the Truth About Jesus With Zeal.” Discussion. Have a publisher demonstrate “Scenario 1” in The Watchtower of May 15, 2014, on page 8 in paragraph 8, and include the illustration outlined on page 9 in paragraph 13.
Song 5 and Prayer