Wednesday, September 17
The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it?—Jer. 17:9.
Modern physicians can use advanced technology to see what the condition of a heart is and how it is functioning. Jehovah, though, can do much more, as he did in Jeremiah’s day. God is outstandingly qualified, as we see from his words: “I, Jehovah, am searching the heart, . . . to give to each one according to his ways, according to the fruitage of his dealings.” (Jer. 17:10) “Searching the heart” involves no medical exam of the literal heart, which in 70 or 80 years might beat some three billion times. Rather, Jehovah was speaking of the figurative heart. That “heart” refers to a person’s entire inner self, encompassing his desires, thoughts, disposition, attitudes, and goals. You have such a heart. God can examine it, and to a degree, you can do so too. w13 3/15 2:6
WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 15
Song 105 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 13 ¶1-10 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Numbers 26-29 (10 min.)
No. 1: Numbers 27:15–28:10 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: God Did Not Create the Devil—rs p. 363 ¶2 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adam—The Terrible Consequences of Sin—it-1 p. 45 ¶7–p. 46 ¶1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
15 min: What Have We Accomplished? Talk by the service overseer. Review the congregation’s activity during the past service year, including the special campaign in August. Focus on the good things that were accomplished, and give appropriate commendation. Invite the audience to relate any good experiences they had during August, and interview a publisher who expanded his ministry. Conclude by mentioning one or two aspects of the ministry that the congregation can work on during the coming year, and offer practical suggestions for improvement.
15 min: “Take as a Pattern the Prophets—Nahum.” Questions and answers.
Song 46 and Prayer