You will be like God, knowing good and bad.
Today, all must decide whether they believe that God’s way of doing things is superior to Satan’s or vice versa. In all sincerity, do you take Jehovah’s side by choosing to obey his laws and standards instead of doing things your own way? Do you see his Kingdom as the only answer to mankind’s woes? Or do you believe that man is capable of governing himself? Your answers to these questions will determine how you respond when people ask your opinion on controversial matters. Politicians, activists, and reformers have long struggled to find solutions to divisive issues. Their efforts may be sincere and well-motivated. Yet, Christians recognize that only God’s Kingdom can solve mankind’s problems and guarantee true justice. We must leave the matter in Jehovah’s hands. After all, if each Christian advocated the solution he thought best, would not our congregations soon become divided? w15 7/15 3:7, 8
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