The king finds pleasure in a servant who acts with insight.
It is an honor to be allowed by Jehovah to contribute to the beauty of our spiritual paradise. We do that by zealously preaching the Kingdom good news and making more disciples. Each time we help a person progress to Christian dedication, we have worked to extend the borders of the spiritual paradise. (Isa. 26:15; 54:2) We can also enhance the beauty of our spiritual paradise by steadily improving our own Christian personality. In that way, we make this paradise more appealing to onlookers. More than even Bible knowledge, it is often our chaste, peaceful conduct that initially draws people to the organization and in turn to God and to Christ. How pleased Jehovah and Jesus must be when they observe our beautiful spiritual paradise today! The enjoyment we have now in working to enhance its beauty is but a foretaste of the joy we will have later in working to make the earth a physical paradise. w15 7/15 1:18-20
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