Saturday, November 1
There is a day coming, belonging to Jehovah.—Zech. 14:1.
What is this day? It is “the Lord’s day,” which began when “the kingdom of the world” became “the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ.” (Rev. 1:10; 11:15) That day started in 1914 with the birth of the Messianic Kingdom in the heavens. Decades before 1914, Jehovah’s worshippers declared to the nations that the end of “the appointed times of the nations” would come in that year and that the world would enter into an unequaled period of trouble. (Luke 21:24) How did the nations respond? Instead of paying heed to that timely warning, political and religious leaders scorned and persecuted those zealous anointed evangelizers. In doing so, these world leaders mocked Almighty God himself, for anointed Kingdom ambassadors represent “heavenly Jerusalem”—the Messianic Kingdom—of which they are a part.—Heb. 12:22, 28. w13 2/15 3:4
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