Thursday, October 2

We have a wrestling . . . against the wicked spirit forces in the heavenly places.—Eph. 6:12.

Love for Jehovah moved us to dedicate ourselves to him. Since then, many of us have proved for years that we are determined to keep our heart complete toward Jehovah. However, Satan has not given up on us. Our heart is still his target. Of course, he may realize that we will not simply abandon Jehovah abruptly. Therefore, he slyly employs “this system of things” in an effort to weaken our heartfelt zeal for God gradually. (Mark 4:18, 19) Why is that method of Satan so effective? Because by his weakening our zeal ever so gradually, we are not aware of it. Yes, the influences of Satan’s world may cause our zeal to diminish little by little. If that happens, Satan has succeeded in reducing our heartfelt zeal for Jehovah’s service to something less. If not alert, a Christian may not even notice the gradual change.—Matt. 24:42; 1 Pet. 5:8. w12 4/15 3:14, 15

WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 29

Song 69 and Prayer

Congregation Bible Study:

Theocratic Ministry School:

Bible reading: Numbers 33-36 (10 min.)

No. 1: Numbers 33:24-49 (4 min. or less)

No. 2: Do Not Underestimate the Devil’s Power—rs p. 364 ¶2–p. 365 ¶2 (5 min.)

No. 3: Administration—The “Administration” That God Has Had in Operation Since 33 C.E.—it-1 p. 48 ¶9 (5 min.)

Service Meeting:

10 min: Start a Bible Study on the First Saturday. Discussion. Demonstrate how a study may be started on the first Saturday in October, using the sample presentation on page 4. Encourage all to have a share.

10 min: What Do We Learn? Discussion. Have Acts 4:13 and 2 Corinthians 4:1, 7 read. Consider how these verses can help us in our ministry.

10 min: Interview the Coordinator of the Body of Elders. What does caring for your assignment involve? What factors do you consider when assigning Service Meeting parts? Why is the coordinator not to be considered in charge of the body of elders or the congregation?

Song 4 and Prayer

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014–OCTOBER 5, 2014

PAGE 6 • SONGS: 86, 104

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014–OCTOBER 5, 2014

PAGE 3 • SONGS: 86, 104