You with little faith, why did you give way to doubt?—Matt. 14:31.
The disciples see Jesus walking on the Sea of Galilee. Peter calls out to Jesus, asking if he could walk across the water to his Master. When Jesus tells him to come, Peter gets out of the boat and miraculously walks toward Jesus on the choppy surface. Moments later, though, Peter starts to sink. Why? He looked at the windstorm and became afraid. Peter cries out to Jesus, who quickly catches hold of him and says the words quoted above. (Matt. 14:24-32) When Peter climbed out of the boat to walk on the water, he did so in faith. Jesus had called him, and Peter trusted that God’s power would support him just as it was supporting Jesus. Similarly, when we dedicated ourselves to Jehovah and got baptized, we did so because of our faith. Jesus called us to be his followers, to walk in his footsteps. We had to exercise faith in both Jesus and God, trusting that they would support us in various ways.—John 14:1; 1 Pet. 2:21. w15 9/15 3:1, 3
Song 103 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“A King Will Reign for Righteousness”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
What does this week’s Bible reading teach me about Jehovah?
What points from this week’s Bible reading can I use in the field ministry?
Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) Isa 30:22-33
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call: (2 min. or less) wp17.1 cover—Respond to an irate householder.
Return Visit: (4 min. or less) wp17.1 cover—Read scriptures from a mobile device.
Bible Study: (6 min. or less) lv 31-32 ¶12-13—Demonstrate how to reach the heart.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“A Hiding Place From the Wind” (Isa 32:2): (9 min.) Play the video.
Pay Attention at the Meetings: (6 min.) Play the video Pay Attention at the Meetings. Afterward, invite selected young children to the stage, and ask them: What could cause you not to pay attention during the meetings? What might have happened if Noah had not paid attention when Jehovah explained how to build the ark? Why is it important for children to pay attention during the meetings?
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 21 and Prayer