Wednesday, November 26
Observe the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace.—Eph. 4:3.
We attain such unity when we apply Jehovah’s instruction and allow ourselves to be molded by God’s holy spirit. Although Jehovah has declared his anointed ones righteous as sons and the other sheep righteous as friends on the basis of Christ’s ransom sacrifice, personal differences will arise as long as any of us are alive on earth in this system of things. (Rom. 5:9; Jas. 2:23) Otherwise there would have been no need for the inspired advice for us to continue “putting up with one another.” How is unity with fellow believers achieved? We need to develop “complete lowliness of mind and mildness.” (Eph. 4:1, 2) Applying this counsel involves yielding to the influence of God’s spirit and allowing it to produce its fruitage in us. That fruitage mends rifts between individuals, in contrast with the works of the flesh, which are always divisive. w12 7/15 4:6, 7
WEEK STARTING NOVEMBER 24
Song 50 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 16 ¶10-17 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 28-31 (10 min.)
No. 1: Deuteronomy 30:15–31:8 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Animals Are Souls—rs p. 376 ¶5–p. 377 ¶3 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adornment—Christian Counsel on Personal Adornment—it-1 p. 51 ¶8–p. 52 ¶1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
10 min: “Use Our Web Site in the Ministry—‘Bible Questions Answered.’” Discussion. Relate some of the questions that are answered in this section of our Web site. (Go to jw.org, and look under BIBLE TEACHINGS > BIBLE QUESTIONS ANSWERED.) Briefly demonstrate one of the suggestions from the article. Invite the audience to suggest other ways to use this feature in the ministry.
10 min: “A New Research Tool.” Talk. Review the instructions on “How to Start Your Search,” located in the introduction of the Research Guide. Highlight the various features of this new tool. Include a brief soliloquy of a publisher using the Research Guide.
Song 69 and Prayer