This is the way. Walk in it.
Jehovah’s people constitute “one flock” under “one shepherd,” Jesus Christ. (John 10:16) Jesus indicated that he would be with his disciples “all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” (Matt. 28:20) In order to remain united and safe within the flock of God, we need to listen to ‘a word behind us,’ telling us which way to go. This “word” includes what God’s holy spirit says as expressed through the Bible and what Jehovah and Jesus say through those whom they have appointed as undershepherds. (Rev. 3:22) Satan is said to be walking about “like a roaring lion, seeking to devour someone.” (1 Pet. 5:8) Like a wild and ravenous predator, he is stalking the flock, waiting for an opportunity to pounce on the unwary or on those who stray. That is all the more reason why we should stay very close to the rest of the flock and to “the shepherd and overseer of [our] souls.”
Song 56 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 25 ¶1-8 (30 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 2 Samuel 13-15 (8 min.)
No. 1: 2 Samuel 13:34–14:7 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: What Does the Bible Say About Work?
No. 3: Bezalel (No. 1)
Monthly Theme: Help all sorts of people come to an accurate knowledge of truth.
—1 Tim. 2:3, 4.
10 min: Interview a Field Service Group Overseer. What does caring for your assignment involve? How do you endeavor to shepherd those in your group and help them in the ministry? Why is it important for publishers to inform you if their address or contact information changes? Why may the elders arrange for field service groups to meet separately for service rather than to combine at one location?
20 min: “Help the Blind Learn About Jehovah.” Questions and answers. Include a demonstration.
Song 96 and Prayer