God is not partial, but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.—Acts 10:34, 35.
The Mosaic Law was given to one nation—fleshly Israel. In contrast, spiritual Israel would be made up of people from many nations and backgrounds. The Mosaic Law governed fleshly Israel in the Promised Land with laws carved on stone. For spiritual Israel, “the law of the Christ” was mainly based on principles inscribed on hearts. “The law of the Christ” would apply to and benefit Christians wherever they lived. (Gal. 6:2) Spiritual Israel would benefit greatly from guidance from God through his Son. Just prior to the establishment of the new covenant, Jesus gave two significant commands. One dealt with the preaching work. The other focused on the conduct of Jesus’ followers and how they were to treat fellow believers. These directives were for all Christians; thus they apply to all true worshippers today, whether their hope is heavenly or earthly. w16.03 4:10, 11
Song 98 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Jehovah’s Word Comes True in Every Detail”: (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) Jer 51:1-11
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Prepare This Month’s Presentations: (15 min.) Discussion based on “Sample Presentations.” Play each presentation video, and then discuss the highlights. Encourage publishers to show the householder information on jw.org under BIBLE TEACHINGS > HELP FOR THE FAMILY.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“How Strong Is Your Faith in Jehovah’s Promises?”: (15 min.) Questions and answers. Encourage all to discuss Bible prophecies with fellow believers from time to time with the goal of strengthening one another’s faith.—Ro 1:11, 12.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) kr chap. 13 ¶24-32
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 8 and Prayer