Monday, September 15
[Jesus] went journeying from city to city . . . , preaching and declaring the good news of the kingdom of God.—Luke 8:1.
We are now privileged to share in the greatest work ever entrusted to God’s human servants—that of declaring the Kingdom message and making disciples. (Matt. 24:14; 28:19, 20) How grateful we are for Jesus’ matchless example! Like him, we need faith and courage in order to preach the Kingdom message. With God’s help, we can be like courageous Noah, an intrepid “preacher of righteousness” to “a world of ungodly people” about to perish in a global deluge. (2 Pet. 2:4, 5) Prayer helps us to carry out the preaching work. When certain persecuted followers of Christ prayed that they might ‘speak God’s word with boldness,’ that plea was answered. (Acts 4:29-31) If you are somewhat timid about preaching from house to house, Jehovah will answer your prayers for greater faith and courage.—Ps. 66:19, 20. w13 1/15 1:18, 19
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