Saturday, October 25
The kingdom will partly prove to be strong and will partly prove to be fragile.—Dan. 2:42.
Daniel 2:41 describes the feet of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar saw as being a mixture of iron and clay, as one “kingdom,” not many. The clay, therefore, represents elements within the sphere of influence of the Anglo-American World Power, elements that make it weaker than the solid iron of the Roman Empire. The clay is referred to as “the offspring of mankind,” or the common people. (Dan. 2:43) In the Anglo-American World Power, people have risen up to claim their rights through civil rights campaigns, labor unions, and independence movements. The common people undermine the ability of the Anglo-American World Power to act with ironlike strength. Also, opposing ideologies and close election results that do not end up in a clear majority have weakened the power base of even popular leaders, so that they have no clear mandate to implement their policies.—2 Tim. 3:1-3. w12 6/15 2:9
WEEK STARTING OCTOBER 20
Song 109 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Deuteronomy 7-10 (10 min.)
No. 1: Deuteronomy 9:15-29 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Why a Perfect Man Could Sin—rs p. 371 ¶2–p. 372 ¶3 (5 min.)
No. 3: Adonijah—Do Not Question Jehovah’s Decisions—it-1 pp. 49-50, Adonijah No. 1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: “Preach the word; be at it urgently.”—2 Tim. 4:2
15 min: “Explaining Our Beliefs About 1914.” Discussion. Invite comments on each bulleted question.
15 min: A Tool to Help Us Explain Our Beliefs About 1914. Begin with a seven-minute demonstration of a publisher using the chart on page 11 of the November 1, 2014, Watchtower to give his Bible student an overview of how the prophecy recorded in Daniel chapter 4 relates to God’s Kingdom. Invite the audience to comment on why the demonstration was effective. Conclude by reading Revelation 12:10, 12 and inviting the audience to comment on how our knowing that the Kingdom began ruling in 1914 motivates us to preach the good news with urgency.
Song 133 and Prayer