Tuesday, March 31
They prepared for the passover.—Mark 14:16.
When Jesus told the apostles to get a room ready for the Passover meal, he likely wanted just a suitable, clean room with adequate space for the invited group. (Mark 14:12-15) They would get ready certain items for the meal, including unleavened bread and red wine. After finishing the Passover meal, Jesus focused on those two emblems. The apostle Matthew was present and later wrote: “Jesus took a loaf and, after saying a blessing, he broke it and, giving it to the disciples, he said: ‘Take, eat.’” (Matt. 26:26) The “loaf” was unfermented bread, as was used for the Passover. (Ex. 12:8; Deut. 16:3) The bread was made from wheat flour and water, without any leaven or seasoning. It would be plain, dry, and crackerlike, easy to break into pieces. w13 12/15 4:5, 6
WEEK STARTING MARCH 30
Song 57 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 22 ¶9-17 (30 min.)
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Samuel 14-15 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Samuel 14:36-45 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: Balaam—Theme: Greed Can Blind Us to a Wrong Course—it-1 pp. 244-245 (5 min.)
No. 3: The Fulfillment of Bible Prophecy About the Last Days—nwt p. 17 ¶1 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
Monthly Theme: “Be Ready for Every Good Work.”—Titus 3:1.
15 min: Additional Videos on Our Web Site for the Ministry. Discussion. Begin by playing the video What Happens at a Bible Study? Then discuss ways to use this video in the ministry. Afterward, do the same for the video What Happens at a Kingdom Hall? Include a demonstration.
15 min: “Use ‘An Introduction to God’s Word’—To Start a Conversation.” Questions and answers. Invite audience to suggest other ways to use “An Introduction to God’s Word” in the ministry. Include a demonstration.
Song 114 and Prayer