God, your God, has anointed you.
Jehovah anointed Jesus as King of the Messianic Kingdom. Jesus was anointed with “the oil of exultation” more than his “companions,” that is, the kings of Judah of the line of David. How so? For one thing, Jesus was anointed by Jehovah himself. Furthermore, Jehovah anointed him as both King and High Priest. (Ps. 2:2; Heb. 5:5, 6) In addition, Jesus was anointed not with oil but with holy spirit, and his kingship is not earthly but heavenly. Jehovah installed his Son as his Messianic King in the heavens in 1914. ‘The scepter of his kingdom is a scepter of uprightness,’ so the righteousness and equity of his reign are guaranteed. (Ps. 45:6) His authority is legitimate, since ‘God is his throne.’ That is, Jehovah is the foundation of his kingdom. Moreover, Jesus’ throne will last “forever and ever.” Are you not proud to be serving Jehovah under such a mighty, God-appointed King? w14 2/15 1:7, 8
Song 68 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 24 ¶1-10 (30 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 2 Samuel 1-3 (8 min.)
No. 1: 2 Samuel 2:24-32 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: Bath-sheba
No. 3: Bible Promises That Will Soon Be Fulfilled
Monthly Theme: Walk as wise persons by “making the best use of your time.”
—Eph. 5:15, 16.
10 min: Local needs. May include demonstration of magazine presentations.
5 min: The Literature Offer for May and June. Discussion. Consider features of the literature that will be offered. Include a demonstration.
15 min: Preaching in Seldom-Worked Territory
New song “Teach Them to Stand Firm” and Prayer
Reminder: Please play the music through once, and then the congregation should sing the new song.