We do not wage warfare according to what we are in the flesh.
True Christians, who have their conscience trained by the Bible, do not learn war or participate in warfare. As a result of holding to this Christian position, thousands of Witnesses, young and old, male and female, have been persecuted. Many have suffered in forced-labor camps and prisons. During the Nazi era in Germany, some were even murdered. Regardless of the vicious persecution they faced in Europe, the Witnesses never forgot their commission to preach the good news of Jehovah’s Kingdom. They faithfully did so
Song 123 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Nehemiah Was an Outstanding Overseer”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
Bible Reading: Ne 6:14–7:7a (4 min. or less)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call: (2 min. or less) Present the current Awake! by featuring the cover subject. Lay the groundwork for a return visit.
Return Visit: (4 min. or less) Demonstrate how to make a return visit on someone who showed interest in the cover subject of the current Awake! Lay the groundwork for the next visit.
Bible Study: (6 min. or less) Demonstrate a Bible study. (bh 28-29 ¶4-5)
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Are You “Reaching Out”?: (15 min.) Talk by an elder based on the Watchtower of September 15, 2014, pages 3-6. Play the video entitled Brothers
—Reach Out for a Fine Work, which appeared on JW Broadcasting in December 2015. Emphasize the proper reasons for reaching out, and explain how a brother can do so. Kindly encourage brothers to reach out to qualify to serve as ministerial servants and elders.
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 125 and Prayer