Remember . . . your Grand Creator in the days of your youth.
The only acceptable way to “remember” Jehovah is to serve him fully. (Deut. 10:12) Your decision to serve God with all your heart is the most important choice you will ever make. It will shape your entire future. (Ps. 71:5) Of course, your choice to serve Jehovah is not the only choice that affects your future. For example, you may also wonder about whether you will marry, whom you might marry, and how you will earn a living. These are vital decisions, but you are wise to choose first whether you want to serve Jehovah as fully as possible. (Deut. 30:19, 20) Why? Because the choices are interrelated. What you decide about marriage and employment will affect how you serve God. (Compare Luke 14:16-20.) Conversely, your desire to serve God will affect your choices about marriage and employment. So decide on matters of primary importance first.
Song 3 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 23 ¶10-18 (30 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Samuel 23-25 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Samuel 23:13-23 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: What Does the Bible Promise for the Future?
No. 3: Baruch (No. 1)
Monthly Theme: Walk as wise persons by “making the best use of your time.”
—Eph. 5:15, 16.
15 min: “How to Witness Using a Literature Display.” Discussion. Demonstrate the following: Two publishers are at a cart or a table. One publisher simply smiles at a passerby. The other publisher then smiles at the next passerby, asks a question as the person comes closer, and starts an enthusiastic conversation. How might we apply this approach even when we are not using a literature display?
15 min: Regular Occasions for Rejoicing. Discussion based on the September 15, 2012, Watchtower, pages 31-32, paragraphs 15-19. Stimulate enthusiasm for the upcoming regional convention. Build anticipation for what will be presented by encouraging all to preview the convention, using the program posted on jw.org.
Song 75 and Prayer