How to Offer the Bible Teach Book
This insert includes a variety of suggestions for offering the Bible Teach book. To be most effective, put them in your own words, tailor your approach to the people in your territory, and become familiar with talking points in the book. Other presentations that are practical for your territory may also be used.—See the January 2005 Our Kingdom Ministry, p. 8.
◼ “When people hear the word ‘Armageddon,’ many think of mass destruction. Would it surprise you to learn that Armageddon is actually something to look forward to? [Allow for response. Then read Revelation 16:14, 16.] Notice this comment on what life will be like after Armageddon.” Turn to pages 82-4, and read paragraph 21.
◼ “People often refer to the Bible as God’s Word. Have you ever wondered how a book that was penned by men could rightly be called the Word of God? [Allow for response. Then read 2 Peter 1:21 and paragraph 5 on pages 19-20.] This publication gives the Bible’s answers to these questions.” Show the questions on page 6.
◼ “Nowadays, people have access to more information than ever before. But where do you think we can find sound counsel that can help us to lead happy, successful lives? [Allow for response. Then read 2 Timothy 3:16, 17 and paragraph 12 on page 23.] This publication explains how we can live in a way that pleases God and benefits us.” Show the chart and the picture on pages 122-3.
◼ “Many people wonder what really happens at death. Do you think it is possible for us to know? [Allow for response. Then read Ecclesiastes 9:5 and paragraphs 5-6 on pages 58-9.] This book also explains what the Bible’s promise of a resurrection will mean for those who have died.” Show the picture on page 75.
◼ “When someone we love dies, it’s natural to want to see that person again. Wouldn’t you agree? [Allow for response.] Many have found comfort in the Bible’s promise of a resurrection. [Read John 5:28, 29 and paragraphs 16-17 on pages 71-2.] This chapter also answers these questions.” Show the introductory questions on page 66.
◼ “Most people desire good health and a long life. But if it was possible, would you want to live forever? [Allow for response. Then read Revelation 21:3, 4 and paragraph 17 on page 54.] This book discusses how we can gain everlasting life and what life will be like when that promise becomes a reality.”
◼ “All of us are interested in having a happy family life. Wouldn’t you agree? [Allow for response.] The Bible speaks of something that everyone in the family can do to contribute to family happiness—imitate God in showing love.” Read Ephesians 5:1, 2 and paragraph 4 on page 135.
◼ “In many places, finding a decent place to live that is affordable has become more difficult. Do you think that one day there will be adequate housing for everyone? [Allow for response. Then read Isaiah 65:21, 22 and paragraph 20 on page 34.] This publication explains how this promise from God will be fulfilled.”
◼ “Many people who believe in God would like to feel closer to him. Did you know that the Bible invites us to draw close to him? [Allow for response. Then read James 4:8a and paragraph 20 on page 16.] This publication has been prepared to help people to learn more about God, using their own copy of the Bible.” Show introductory questions on page 8.
◼ “Many people pray for God’s name to be sanctified, or hallowed. Have you ever wondered what that name is? [Allow for response. Then read Psalm 83:18 and paragraphs 2-3 on page 195.] This book explains what the Bible really teaches about Jehovah God and his purpose for mankind.”
◼ “People around the earth have heard of Jesus Christ. Some say he was no more than an outstanding man. Others worship him as God Almighty. Do you think it matters what we believe about Jesus Christ?” Allow for response. Then read John 17:3 and paragraph 3 on pages 37-8. Direct attention to the introductory questions below the chapter title.
◼ “Have you ever wondered how God answers prayers? [Allow for response. Then read 1 John 5:14, 15 and paragraphs 16-18 on pages 170-2.] This chapter also explains why we should pray to God and what we must do to be heard by him.”
◼ “Many people are beginning to view the world’s religions as a cause of mankind’s problems rather than a solution. Do you think religion is leading people in the right direction? [Allow for response. Then read Matthew 7:13, 14 and paragraph 5 on pages 145-6.] This chapter examines six features that identify the worship that God approves.” Show list on page 147.
◼ “When a tragedy occurs, many question whether God really cares about people and notices their suffering. Have you ever wondered about that? [Allow for response. Then read 1 Peter 5:7 and paragraph 11 on page 11.] This publication explains how God will completely eliminate mankind’s suffering.” Show introductory questions on page 106.
◼ “People everywhere long for peace. Do you think that the hope of peace on earth is just a dream? [Allow for response. Then read Psalm 46:8, 9.] This publication discusses how God will fulfill his purpose and bring about global peace.” Show the picture on page 35, and consider paragraphs 17-21 on pages 33-4.
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Ways to Mention the Donation Arrangement
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“Although our literature is offered without charge, we do accept modest donations for our worldwide work.”
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