Thursday, April 2
Taking a cup, he offered thanks and gave it to them, and they all drank out of it.—Mark 14:23.
The differences between the Passover and the Lord’s Evening Meal show that the Passover that the Jews were to memorialize was not to foreshadow what Christ told his followers to do in memory of his death. Back in Egypt, the Israelites partook of the lamb’s flesh but not of its blood. That differs from what Jesus directed his disciples to do. He said that those who would reign “in the kingdom of God” should partake of both the bread and the wine as symbols of his flesh and his blood. (Mark 14:22-25) So while the Passover was ‘to be a memorial for’ Jews, not Christians, we as Christians should know about it and take to heart some of the vivid lessons that it provides as part of ‘all Scripture that is inspired of God.’—Ex. 12:14; 2 Tim. 3:16. w13 12/15 3:20, 21
WEEK STARTING MARCH 30
Song 57 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 22 ¶9-17 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Samuel 14-15 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Samuel 14:36-45 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: Balaam—Theme: Greed Can Blind Us to a Wrong Course—it-1 pp. 244-245 (5 min.)
No. 3: The Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy About the Last Days—nwt p. 17 ¶1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: “Be Ready for Every Good Work.”—Titus 3:1.
15 min: Additional Videos on Our Web Site for the Ministry. Discussion. Begin by playing the video What Happens at a Bible Study? Then discuss ways to use this video in the ministry. Afterward, do the same for the video What Happens at a Kingdom Hall? Include a demonstration.
15 min: “Use ‘An Introduction to God’s Word’—To Start a Conversation.” Questions and answers. Invite audience to suggest other ways to use “An Introduction to God’s Word” in the ministry. Include a demonstration.
Song 114 and Prayer