Sunday, January 25
When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne.—Matt. 25:31.
Jesus’ ministry on earth was coming to an end, and his disciples were eager to find out what the future held for them. So just a few days before his death, four of his apostles asked him: “When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?” (Matt. 24:3; Mark 13:3) Jesus answered by means of an extensive prophecy, recorded in Matthew chapters 24 and 25. In that prophecy, Jesus foretold many noteworthy events. His words have profound meaning for us because we too are keenly interested in knowing what the future holds. Through the years, Jehovah’s servants have prayerfully studied Jesus’ prophecy about the last days. They have sought to get a clearer understanding of the timing of the fulfillment of Jesus’ words. w13 7/15 1:1, 2
WEEK STARTING JANUARY 19
Song 47 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 19 ¶1-8 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Judges 1-4 (8 min.)
No. 1: Judges 3:1-11 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: How Can You Learn About God?—nwt p. 8 ¶1-4 (5 min.)
No. 3: Ahithophel—Theme: Jehovah Thwarts the Schemes of Traitors—it-1 pp. 65-66 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: ‘Slave for the Lord with all humility.’—Acts 20:19.
10 min: Are You Using the Glossary? Discussion based on the following questions: (1) How can the glossary in the revised New World Translation help us when reading (a) Exodus 28:30, (b) Matthew 16:6, and (c) 2 Peter 2:4? (2) How can we use the glossary to help our Bible student clearly understand such terms as (a) “covenant,” (b) “ransom,” and (c) “soul”? Conclude by encouraging all to make use of this tool.
10 min: Slaving for the Lord Requires Persistence and Initiative. Discussion based on the 2014 Yearbook, page 59, paragraph 1, to page 62, paragraph 1; and page 67, paragraph 2. Invite audience to comment on the lessons learned.
10 min: “Keep Progressing as a Minister.” Questions and answers.
Song 20 and Prayer