If anyone does commit a sin, we have a helper with the Father, Jesus Christ.—1 John 2:1.
When Jehovah drew us into a relationship with him, he was aware of what sort of imperfect tendencies would be particularly troublesome for us. And he knew that we would occasionally transgress. Yet, this did not prevent Jehovah from wanting us as his friends. Love moved God to offer us a precious gift—the ransom sacrifice of his beloved Son. (John 3:16) If on the basis of this priceless provision we repentantly seek Jehovah’s forgiveness when we err, we can have the confidence that our friendship with him is still intact even though we are in an imperfect state.—1 Tim. 1:15. w16.05 4:6, 7
Song 143 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Keep on the Watch”: (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 25:1-23
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Second Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. Invite the person to the Memorial.
Third Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Choose your own scripture, and offer a study publication.
Talk: (6 min. or less) w15 3/15 27 ¶7-10—Theme: How Does the Illustration of the Sheep and the Goats Emphasize the Preaching Work?
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“Improving Our Skills in the Ministry—Teaching Our Students to Prepare”: (10 min.) Discussion. Afterward, play and discuss the video that shows a publisher teaching her Bible student how to prepare for the study. Invite those in the audience to relate other ways in which they have successfully helped their students to prepare for their Bible study.
Welcome Our Guests: (5 min.) Talk based on the article in the March 2016 Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook. Relate some good experiences enjoyed during the 2017 Memorial season. Provide necessary reminders regarding parking, entering and exiting the building, and so forth for the upcoming Memorial on March 31.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 14
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 79 and Prayer