Although all the others are stumbled in connection with you, I will never be stumbled!
Peter’s self-assurance was unfounded, for that very night he failed to show a spirit of self-sacrifice. In what amounted to an effort to protect himself, Peter disowned Jesus three times. (Matt. 26:69-75) Despite his struggles and failures, Peter’s life is a heartening example. With personal effort and the help of God’s holy spirit, Peter was able to overcome his misguided tendencies and display self-control and self-sacrificing love. (Gal. 5:22, 23) He endured trials that could be viewed as more severe than the ones he stumbled over earlier. He showed humility by how he reacted to a public rebuke from the apostle Paul. (Gal. 2:11-14) And after being rebuked, Peter did not hold a grudge, feeling that his status had been damaged by Paul’s reprimand. Peter continued to express love for Paul. (2 Pet. 3:15) Peter’s example can help us to cultivate a spirit of self-sacrifice. w14 3/15 1:14, 15
Song 80 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 27 ¶1-9 (30 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Kings 7-8 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Kings 8:27-34 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: Cornelius
No. 3: How Can You Cope With Anxiety?
Monthly Theme: “Remember the days of old.”
10 min: Offer the Magazines During July. Discussion. Start by having a demonstration, using the two sample presentations provided. Then analyze the presentations from beginning to end.
10 min: Local needs.
10 min: How Did We Do? Discussion. Invite publishers to comment on how they benefited by applying points from the article “Improving Our Skills in the Ministry
Song 67 and Prayer