Friday, October 31
The righteous one may fall . . . , and he will certainly get up.—Prov. 24:16.
Some lapse into minor sin—even repeatedly—because of some weakness. But they are still righteous in Jehovah’s eyes if they continue to “get up,” that is, sincerely repent and strive to resume a course of loyal service. We can see that from the way God dealt with ancient Israel. (Isa. 41:9, 10) Proverbs 24:16 focuses on the positive, our ‘getting up’ with the help of our merciful God. (Isa. 55:7) Expressing their confidence in us, Jehovah God and Jesus Christ kindly encourage us to “get up.” (Ps. 86:5; John 5:19) Even if a runner stumbles or falls in a marathon, he may have time to recover and finish the course if he acts with urgency. In our race for everlasting life, we do not know the “day and hour” when the end of the race will come. (Matt. 24:36) Still, the less we stumble, the more likely we are to keep a steady pace, stay in the race, and finish it successfully. w13 3/15 1:7, 8
WEEK STARTING OCTOBER 27
Song 5 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 15 ¶1-10 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 11-13 (10 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School Review (20 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: “Preach the word; be at it urgently.”—2 Tim. 4:2
15 min: “How to Cultivate a Sense of Urgency About Preaching.” Discussion. Have a demonstration showing a publisher presenting the Bible Teach book or a tract.
15 min: Prepare Well to Preach With Urgency. Discussion based on the August 15, 2014, Watchtower, pages 14-15, paragraphs 14-20. Ask audience what issues or questions are weighing on people’s minds in the local territory. How can we address these concerns in our ministry? Have two pioneers or a married couple demonstrate how to use this material to prepare presentations that will appeal to people in the territory. Participants may determine which publication they will feature.
Song 95 and Prayer