Even the Christ did not please himself.—Rom. 15:3.
Yes, Jesus put helping others ahead of personal convenience—helping them was key to his doing God’s will. Hence, we will forgo items or styles of clothing that we like but that could close the minds of people to whom we want to witness. (Rom. 15:2) Christian parents have a responsibility to teach their families to apply Bible principles. This includes making sure that they and their children strive to make God’s heart rejoice by their modest style of dress and grooming. (Prov. 22:6; 27:11) Parents can instill in their children a healthy respect for the holy God whom they worship by setting the right example for their children and by giving loving and practical instruction. How good it is when parents teach their youngsters where and how to find suitable clothes! This means not just what they like but also what will enable them to carry out their privilege of representing Jehovah God. w16.09 3:13, 14
Song 21 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Keep On Seeking First the Kingdom”: (10 min.)
Mt 6:33—Jehovah will fill the needs of faithful servants who put Kingdom interests first in their lives (“Keep on . . . seeking,” “the Kingdom,” “his,” “righteousness” study notes on Mt 6:33, nwtsty; w16.07 12 ¶18)
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 6:1-18
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call: (2 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. Respond to an objection that is common in your territory.
First Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. The person you spoke with before is not at home, but a relative answers the door.
Second Return Visit Video: (5 min.) Play and discuss the video.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“Stop Worrying”: (15 min.) Discussion. Begin by playing the video Lessons From Jesus’ Word Pictures—Observe the Birds and the Lilies.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 4
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 132 and Prayer