Tuesday, October 28
Let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will instruct us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths.—Isa. 2:3.
A person desiring to become a citizen of a human government might have to learn something about that government’s history. Likewise, those desiring to be Kingdom citizens do well to learn all they can about God’s Kingdom. Human governments also require that their subjects learn and obey the laws of the land. It seems only reasonable, then, that Jehovah should expect us to learn and obey the laws and principles that govern all Kingdom citizens. (John 15:10; 1 John 5:3) Human laws are often flawed and may be unfair. In contrast, “the law of Jehovah is perfect.” (Ps. 19:7) Do we delight in God’s law and read his Word each day? (Ps. 1:1, 2) The only way we can learn God’s law is to study it for ourselves. Nobody else can do this for us. w12 8/15 2:5, 6
WEEK STARTING OCTOBER 27
Song 5 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 15 ¶1-10 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 11-13 (10 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School Review (20 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: “Preach the word; be at it urgently.”—2 Tim. 4:2
15 min: “How to Cultivate a Sense of Urgency About Preaching.” Discussion. Have a demonstration showing a publisher presenting the Bible Teach book or a tract.
15 min: Prepare Well to Preach With Urgency. Discussion based on the August 15, 2014, Watchtower, pages 14-15, paragraphs 14-20. Ask audience what issues or questions are weighing on people’s minds in the local territory. How can we address these concerns in our ministry? Have two pioneers or a married couple demonstrate how to use this material to prepare presentations that will appeal to people in the territory. Participants may determine which publication they will feature.
Song 95 and Prayer