Do you, . . . the one teaching someone else, not teach yourself?
The apostle Paul wrote the above concerning some Jews in his day who had failed to practice what they preached. How different it is with pioneers today! They generally have many opportunities to teach the truth to others and conduct Bible studies. To do so effectively requires that they prepare for each study and perhaps do research to answer questions. A pioneer named Janeen explains: “Each time I have an opportunity to teach the truth to others, I feel that a deeper impression of these truths is engraved on my mind and heart. As a result, my faith is not stagnant but continues to grow.” And as we observe our Bible students improve their lives by applying Bible principles, our appreciation for God’s wisdom deepens. (Isa. 48:17, 18) That helps us, in turn, be more determined to continue applying these principles in our own life. w13 9/15 5:6, 7
Song 18 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 28 ¶1-9 (30 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Kings 15-17 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Kings 15:16-24 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: How Can the Bible Help Wives?
No. 3: David
Monthly Theme: ‘Go and make disciples.’
—Matt. 28:19, 20.
10 min: Are You Improving Your Skills in the Ministry? Discussion. Review the first paragraph in the February 2014 issue of Our Kingdom Ministry, which outlines the purpose of the “Improving Our Skills in the Ministry” series. Briefly review some of the past articles. Invite the audience to relate specific benefits they have received from this series. Encourage publishers to give special attention to the skill highlighted each month by applying the suggestions under the subheading “Try This During the Month.”
10 min: Use “An Introduction to God’s Word”
10 min: “Our Teaching Toolbox.” Questions and answers.
Song 125 and Prayer