We have never stopped praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the accurate knowledge of [God’s] will.—Col. 1:9.
With such accurate knowledge, the Colossian Christians would be able “to walk worthily of Jehovah in order to please him fully.” This would enable them to continue “bearing fruit in every good work,” especially in the preaching of the good news. (Col. 1:10) To serve effectively, a worshipper of Jehovah must follow a routine of Bible study. We do well to help Bible students grasp that fact. Moreover, we ourselves must be convinced of its value. In fact, we ourselves need to have good Bible study habits. So you might ask yourself, ‘When householders express opinions that are contrary to Scriptural teachings or they ask difficult questions, am I able to give answers that are based on the Bible?’ If we tell others how much we have benefited from our personal study of the Bible, we may encourage them to obtain such benefits by being diligent students of the Scriptures. w16.08 4:3, 4
Song 82 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Lessons Learned From Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount”: (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) Mt 5:31-48
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Happy Are Those Who Have Been Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake: (9 min.) Play the video The Namgungs: Imprisoned for Their Faith, and then discuss the lessons learned.
“First Make Your Peace With Your Brother—How?”: (6 min.) Discussion. Consider why only the last action in each list is correct.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 3
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 141 and Prayer