Friday, November 21
The law of Jehovah is perfect . . . making the inexperienced one wise.—Ps. 19:7.
Without the Holy Scriptures, our primary teacher would be personal experience. With personal experience as our teacher, could we ever have the same sentiments as the psalmist had toward “the law of Jehovah”? The sad reality, though, is that some have allowed the love they first had for Bible truth to cool off. (Rev. 2:4) They no longer walk in the way that pleases Jehovah. (Isa. 30:21) That does not have to happen to us. We can and should work at maintaining our appreciation for the Bible and its teachings. The Bible is an important gift from our loving Creator. (Jas. 1:17) What will help us deepen our appreciation for “the word of God”? A key is reflecting on how Bible writers were guided to write the Scriptures. That involves calling to mind some of the abundant evidence of its inspiration. Doing so should stimulate us to read from God’s Word daily and to apply its counsel.—Heb. 4:12. w12 6/15 4:1, 2
WEEK STARTING NOVEMBER 17
Song 26 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 16 ¶1-9 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 23-27 (10 min.)
No. 1: Deuteronomy 25:17–26:10 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: What the Bible Says About the Soul—rs p. 375 ¶4–p. 376 ¶4 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adornment—Adornment as Described in the Scriptures—it-1 p. 51 ¶4-7 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
10 min: What’s a Real Friend? Discussion based on the whiteboard animation What’s a Real Friend? (Go to jw.org, and look under BIBLE TEACHINGS > TEENAGERS.) Begin by playing the video for the audience. Afterward, use these questions as the basis for the discussion: (1) What is a real friend? (2) What should you look for in a potential friend? (3) How can you find a good friend? (4) What kind of effort do you need to put forth to make your friendships grow?
10 min: Love Identifies Us. (John 13:35) Discussion based on the 2014 Yearbook, page 48, paragraph 1, to page 49, paragraph 3; and page 69, paragraph 1, to page 70, paragraph 2. Invite audience to comment on the lessons learned.
10 min: “An Exciting and Fresh Approach to Public Witnessing.” Questions and answers. If the congregation has areas of high pedestrian traffic, interview the service overseer regarding local arrangements for public witnessing and invite the audience to relate experiences.
Song 92 and Prayer