Saturday, April 18
They lacked nothing.—Neh. 9:21.
When the Israelites set out on what became a 40-year trek through a “fear-inspiring wilderness,” Jehovah did not give them specific details beforehand as to how he would direct, protect, and care for them. Still, he repeatedly demonstrated that they could trust in him and his instructions. Using a pillar of cloud by day and one of fire by night, Jehovah reminded the Israelites that he was backing them as he led them across that inhospitable terrain. (Deut. 1:19; Ex. 40:36-38) He also provided for their basic needs. “Their very garments did not wear out, and their feet themselves did not become swollen.” (Neh. 9:19, 20) God’s servants today are on the threshold of a righteous new world. Do we trust in Jehovah to provide what we need in order to survive the coming “great tribulation”?—Matt. 24:21, 22; Ps. 119:40, 41. w13 9/15 1:9, 10
WEEK STARTING APRIL 13
Song 18 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 23 ¶1-9 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Samuel 19-22 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Samuel 21:10–22:4 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: Barnabas—Theme: Be Warmhearted and Generous in Your Ministry—it-1 p. 257 (5 min.)
No. 3: Why Do Humans Suffer?—nwt p. 19 ¶1-4 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: Walk as wise persons by “making the best use of your time.”—Eph. 5:15, 16.
10 min: Walk as Wise Persons by “Making the Best Use of Your Time.” Talk highlighting the monthly theme.—Eph. 5:15, 16; see The Watchtower, May 15, 2012, pp. 19-20, pars. 11-14.
20 min: “Make the Best Use of Your Time in the Ministry.” Discussion.
Song 98 and Prayer