Be completely united in the same mind and in the same line of thought.—1 Cor. 1:10.
Jehovah leads and feeds those in the earthly part of his organization by means of “the faithful and discreet slave” under the direction of Christ, the “head of the congregation.” (Matt. 24:45-47; Eph. 5:23) Like the first-century governing body, this slave accepts God’s inspired word, or message, and highly esteems it. (1 Thess. 2:13) The Bible directs us to attend meetings regularly. (Heb. 10:24, 25) It urges us to promote unity of doctrine. God’s Word tells us to give the Kingdom first place in our lives. (Matt. 6:33) The Scriptures also emphasize our duty and privilege to preach from house to house, in public places, and informally. (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 5:42; 17:17; 20:20) God’s own Book directs Christian elders to keep his organization clean. (1 Cor. 5:1-5, 13; 1 Tim. 5:19-21) And Jehovah decrees that all those in his organization must be clean physically and spiritually.—2 Cor. 7:1. w16.11 3:7, 8
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