Do not withhold good from those to whom you should give it if it is within your power to help.—Prov. 3:27.
When our brothers suffer hardships, we can comfort and support them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. (Prov. 17:17) For example, we may help them recover from a natural disaster. Listen to one widow’s heartfelt expression of thanks after a hurricane badly damaged her home: “I am so deeply grateful to be in Jehovah’s organization, not only for the physical help but also for the spiritual help.” And note the comments of one single sister who felt hopeless and perplexed after seeing the damage done to her home by a storm. Upon receiving help, she said: “It is indescribable! I am unable to express totally how I feel . . . Thank you, Jehovah!” We rejoice that we are part of a brotherhood that genuinely cares about the needs of others. A greater cause for gladness is that Jehovah and Jesus Christ really care for God’s people. w15 6/15 1:17
Song 143 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“A Waiting Attitude Helps Us to Endure”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
What has this week’s Bible reading taught you about Jehovah?
What other spiritual gems have you discovered in this week’s Bible reading?
Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) La 2:20–3:12
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call: (2 min. or less) g17.3 cover—Lay the groundwork for a return visit.
Return Visit: (4 min. or less) g17.3 cover—Invite the person to our meetings.
Talk: (6 min. or less) w11 9/15 9-10 ¶11-13—Theme: Jehovah Is My Share.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Local Needs: (8 min.) As an option, discuss “A Letter From the Governing Body” in the Yearbook. (yb17 2-5)
Organizational Accomplishments: (7 min.) Play the Organizational Accomplishments video for June 2017.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) kr chap. 13 ¶33-34, box “Noteworthy High Court Victories That Advanced Kingdom Preaching,” review box “How Real Is the Kingdom to You?”
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 71 and Prayer