WHY IMPORTANT: Jehovah makes seeds of truth grow in the hearts of those who are “rightly disposed for everlasting life.” (Ac 13:48; 1Co 3:7) We work along with him by focusing our efforts in the ministry on those who respond to what they learn. (1Co 9:26) Bible students need to understand that Christian baptism is necessary to gain salvation. (1Pe 3:21) We help them to become disciples by teaching them to make changes in their life, to preach and teach, and to dedicate their life to Jehovah.—Mt 28:19, 20.
HOW TO DO IT:
Remind Bible students that the purpose of their study is to help them ‘come to know’ Jehovah and please him.—Joh 17:3
Help them to make spiritual progress by overcoming obstacles, such as bad habits and questionable association
Strengthen and encourage them before and after their baptism.—Ac 14:22
WATCH THE VIDEO JEHOVAH GOD WILL HELP YOU, AND THEN ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
What fears might hold someone back from dedication and baptism?
How can elders help Bible students to make spiritual progress?
What does Isaiah 41:10 teach us about Jehovah?
What qualities will enable us to serve Jehovah acceptably, even though we are imperfect?