Thursday, February 26
Have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving on the earth.—Gen. 1:28.
Unlike many human monarchs, Jehovah is pleased to delegate responsibility to his subjects, treating them as trusted members of his family. For example, he gave Adam authority over other living creatures, even assigning him the enjoyable and challenging task of naming the animals. (Gen. 1:26; 2:19, 20) God did not create millions of individual perfect humans to populate the earth. Rather, he chose to create a perfect complement for Adam—the woman Eve. (Gen. 2:21, 22) Then he gave this couple the opportunity to fill the earth with their children. Under flawless conditions, humans could progressively extend the boundaries of Paradise until it covered the globe. United with the angels in heaven, they could worship Jehovah forever as part of his universal family. What a wonderful prospect! And what an expression of Jehovah’s fatherly love! w14 1/15 1:4, 5
WEEK STARTING FEBRUARY 23
Song 21 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Judges 19-21 (8 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School Review (20 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: Be “Zealous for Fine Works”!—Titus 2:14.
10 min: Local needs.
10 min: Be Zealous for True Worship Like Jesus. Talk based on the May 15, 2013, Watchtower, page 8, paragraph 2, and the December 15, 2010, Watchtower, pages 9-11, paragraphs 12-16. Emphasize how preaching is a ‘fine work’ that Christians are privileged to do. (Titus 2:14) Mention how our knowing the truth moves us to preach the good news zealously and to conduct Bible studies. Commend the congregation for the zeal they have shown for fine works.
10 min: “Proclaim the Truth About Jesus With Zeal.” Discussion. Have a publisher demonstrate “Scenario 1” in The Watchtower of May 15, 2014, on page 8 in paragraph 8, and include the illustration outlined on page 9 in paragraph 13.
Song 5 and Prayer