Friday, March 6
[God’s] law he reads in an undertone day and night.—Ps. 1:2.
Reading in an undertone can be helpful. To illustrate, imagine a young Christian brother whose personal reading program has taken him to the prophecy of Hosea. In chapter 4, he pauses after reading verses 11 to 13 in an undertone. Why? Those verses catch his attention because he has been struggling to resist immoral pressures in school. He reflects on the verses and thinks: ‘Jehovah sees the bad things people do even in private. I do not want to offend him.’ The brother resolves to remain morally clean before God. Also, imagine a Christian sister who is reading Joel’s prophecy and comes to chapter 2, verse 13. As she reads that verse in an undertone, she reflects on how she should imitate Jehovah, who is “gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abundant in loving-kindness.” She decides to try to eliminate the sarcasm and angry words that she sometimes uses when she speaks to her husband and others. w13 4/15 1:4-6
WEEK STARTING MARCH 2
Song 5 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 21 ¶1-8 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Ruth 1-4 (8 min.)
No. 1: Ruth 3:14–4:6 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: Aquila—Theme: Preach With Zeal and Be Hospitable—it-1 p. 138 (5 min.)
No. 3: The Humility and Power of Christ the King—nwt p. 12 ¶5–p. 13 ¶4 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: Be “Zealous for Fine Works”!—Titus 2:14.
10 min: Offer the Magazines During March. Discussion. Start by demonstrating how the magazines may be offered, using the two sample presentations on this page. Encourage all to become well-acquainted with the magazines.
10 min: “Zealously Motivate One Another to Fine Works.” Discussion. Highlight how the monthly theme was emphasized during the Service Meetings in February.
10 min: How Did We Do? Discussion. Invite publishers to comment on how they benefited by applying points from the article “Improving Our Skills in the Ministry—Witnessing Through an Intercom.” If applicable, ask publishers how they were able to give a witness through an intercom.
New song “Jehovah Is Your Name” and Prayer
Reminder: Please play the music through once, and then the congregation should sing the new song.