Tuesday, November 25
Jehovah knows how to deliver people of godly devotion out of trial.—2 Pet. 2:9.
Suppose you are looking for a job. If you live in a land where work is scarce, you might be tempted to accept the first job offer—any offer—that comes along. What, though, if the nature of the work conflicts with Bible principles? What if the schedule or traveling involved will impede your Christian activity or take you away from your family? Should you accept the offer anyway, thinking that an unsuitable job is better than no job? Remember, choosing the wrong path could distance you from Jehovah. (Heb. 2:1) Keep in mind your destination. Ask yourself, ‘Where do I want a job or career to take me?’ If you view secular work as a means to an end—to support yourself and your family in Jehovah’s service—Jehovah will bless your efforts. (Matt. 6:33) Jehovah is not stumped when you face a job loss or an unexpected economic downturn.—Isa. 59:1. w13 1/15 2:5, 6
WEEK STARTING NOVEMBER 24
Song 50 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 16 ¶10-17 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 28-31 (10 min.)
No. 1: Deuteronomy 30:15–31:8 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Animals Are Souls—rs p. 376 ¶5–p. 377 ¶3 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adornment—Christian Counsel on Personal Adornment—it-1 p. 51 ¶8–p. 52 ¶1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
10 min: “Use Our Web Site in the Ministry—‘Bible Questions Answered.’” Discussion. Relate some of the questions that are answered in this section of our Web site. (Go to jw.org, and look under BIBLE TEACHINGS > BIBLE QUESTIONS ANSWERED.) Briefly demonstrate one of the suggestions from the article. Invite the audience to suggest other ways to use this feature in the ministry.
10 min: “A New Research Tool.” Talk. Review the instructions on “How to Start Your Search,” located in the introduction of the Research Guide. Highlight the various features of this new tool. Include a brief soliloquy of a publisher using the Research Guide.
Song 69 and Prayer