Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the knees that are shaking.—Isa. 35:3.
Serving shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters promotes unity. It also builds lasting friendships and increases mutual confidence in the coming blessings under God’s Kingdom. As we strengthen the hands of others, we help them to battle discouraging circumstances and to maintain a positive and hopeful view of the future. (Isa. 35:4) Moreover, doing that for others helps us to keep our spiritual focus and to feel the reality of what God has in store for us. Yes, it strengthens our hands too. Seeing how Jehovah on different occasions supported and protected his faithful servants in the past should build our faith and trust in him today. So when you face pressures and problems, “do not let your hands drop down”! (Zeph. 3:16) Instead, reach out to Jehovah in prayer, and allow his mighty hand to strengthen you and lead you to Kingdom blessings.—Ps. 73:23, 24. w16.09 1:16-18
Song 60 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Barnabas and Paul Make Disciples in Faraway Places”: (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) Ac 12:1-17
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“Improving Our Skills in the Ministry—Helping ‘Rightly Disposed’ Ones to Become Disciples”: (15 min.) Discussion. Play the video Jehovah God Will Help You.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 45
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 55 and Prayer