Friday, March 27
Happy is that slave if his master on arriving finds him doing so. Truly I say to you, He will appoint him over all his belongings.—Matt. 24:46, 47.
When does Jesus arrive? The answer is found in the context. When the preceding verses speak of Jesus as “coming,” the word refers to the time when he comes to pronounce and execute judgment at the end of this system. (Matt. 24:30, 42, 44) Hence, Jesus’ “arriving,” or “coming,” mentioned in the illustration of the faithful slave takes place during the great tribulation. What do “all [Jesus’] belongings” include? Jesus did not qualify the word “all,” as if to limit his belongings to earthly things. In fact, Jesus has vast heavenly authority. “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth,” he said. (Matt. 28:18; Eph. 1:20-23) His belongings now include the Messianic Kingdom, which has belonged to him since 1914 and which he will share with his anointed followers.—Rev. 11:15. w13 7/15 4:15-17
WEEK STARTING MARCH 23
Song 119 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 22 ¶1-8 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Samuel 10-13 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Samuel 11:1-10 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: What Does the Bible Foretell About Our Day?—nwt p. 16 ¶1-4 (5 min.)
No. 3: Azariah (No. 21)—Theme: Strong in Faith From Youth to Manhood—it-1 p. 225 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: “Be Ready for Every Good Work.”—Titus 3:1.
30 min: “Meetings for Field Service That Accomplish Their Purpose.” Questions and answers.
Song 32 and Prayer