I will meditate on all your activity.
Can we see Jehovah’s enduring love for us in what he has created? Yes, we can because the very act of creation was a manifestation of God’s love. (Rom. 1:20) He designed the earth with an ecosystem in which we can safely exist and thrive. However, he wants us to do more than merely exist. We need to eat to keep on living. Jehovah made sure that the earth could produce a seemingly endless variety of plants that can be prepared as wholesome food. Why, he even made eating a delightful and satisfying experience! (Eccl. 9:7) Jehovah created us with the ability to perform productive and meaningful work that adds to our enjoyment of life. (Eccl. 2:24) He purposed that humans fill the earth, subdue it, and have in subjection the fish, the birds, and other living creatures. (Gen. 1:26-28) And how loving of Jehovah to endow us with qualities that enable us to imitate him!
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