Wednesday, October 22
We are not ignorant of his designs.—2 Cor. 2:11.
How can we protect ourselves against the schemes of Satan and maintain a complete heart toward Jehovah? Prayer is vital. Paul encouraged fellow believers to “stand firm against the machinations of the Devil.” Then he urged them: “With every form of prayer and supplication . . . , carry on prayer on every occasion.” (Eph. 6:11, 18; 1 Pet. 4:7) How will such prayers affect us? Paul stated: “In everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your hearts.” (Phil. 4:6, 7) Yes, we have to pray fervently and frequently in order to maintain a complete heart toward Jehovah. (Luke 6:12) Hence, ask yourself, ‘How earnest and frequent are my prayers?’ (Matt. 7:7; Rom. 12:12) Your answer reveals much about the depth of your heartfelt desire to serve God. w12 4/15 3:16, 18
WEEK STARTING OCTOBER 20
Song 109 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 7-10 (10 min.)
No. 1: Deuteronomy 9:15-29 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Why a Perfect Man Could Sin—rs p. 371 ¶2–p. 372 ¶3 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adonijah—Do Not Question Jehovah’s Decisions—it-1 pp. 49-50, Adonijah No. 1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: “Preach the word; be at it urgently.”—2 Tim. 4:2
15 min: “Explaining Our Beliefs About 1914.” Discussion. Invite comments on each bulleted question.
15 min: A Tool to Help Us Explain Our Beliefs About 1914. Begin with a seven-minute demonstration of a publisher using the chart on page 11 of the November 1, 2014, Watchtower to give his Bible student an overview of how the prophecy recorded in Daniel chapter 4 relates to God’s Kingdom. Invite the audience to comment on why the demonstration was effective. Conclude by reading Revelation 12:10, 12 and inviting the audience to comment on how our knowing that the Kingdom began ruling in 1914 motivates us to preach the good news with urgency.
Song 133 and Prayer