Love, not in word or with the tongue, but in deed and truth.
It can be heart-wrenching to realize that your parents, once strong and self-sufficient, are no longer able to look after themselves. Perhaps Mom or Dad has fallen and broken a hip, has become disoriented and wandered off, or has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Then there is the other side of the coin. The elderly may find it hard to accept that physical changes or other circumstances now limit their independence. (Job 14:1) What can be done? How can they be looked after? One article on care for the elderly states: “While it is difficult to discuss the issues of aging, the family who has discussed the options and agreed on plans will be better able to handle whatever happens.” The value of such a discussion is best appreciated when we acknowledge that trials that come with age cannot be avoided. Still, we can make certain preparations and advance decisions. w14 3/15 4:1, 2
Song 42 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 2 Kings 9-11 (8 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School Review (20 min.)
Monthly Theme: “As for me and my household, we will serve Jehovah.”
10 min: Offer the Magazines During September. Discussion. Start by having a demonstration, using the sample presentations provided. Then analyze each presentation.
10 min: Are You Receiving “Food at the Proper Time”? Talk based on the article in the August 15, 2014, Watchtower, pages 3-5. Encourage all to make good use of the spiritual food available to them.
10 min: What Are Your Spiritual Goals for the 2016 Service Year? Discussion based on the Organized book, page 118, paragraph 3. Have a demonstration of a couple discussing their spiritual goals for the new service year.
Song 10 and Prayer