Faith is the assured expectation of what is hoped for.—Heb. 11:1.
What a wonderful hope true Christians share! All of us, whether of the anointed or of the “other sheep,” hope to see the fulfillment of God’s original purpose and the sanctification of Jehovah’s name. (John 10:16; Matt. 6:9, 10) Such expectations are the most noble any human can cherish. We also long for the promised reward of everlasting life, either as part of God’s “new heavens” or as part of his “new earth.” (2 Pet. 3:13) In the meantime, we hope for the continued increase of the spiritual prosperity of God’s people. Those who are part of Satan’s world also have some sort of hope, but they may doubt whether theirs will ever be realized. For example, millions of gamblers may hope to win a lottery, but they could hardly feel sure about that. Real faith, on the other hand, is “the assured expectation” of our Christian hope. w16.10 3:1, 2
Song 34 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“She Put In More Than All the Others”: (10 min.)
Mr 12:41, 42—Jesus observed a poor widow at the temple treasury chests drop in two small coins of very little value (“treasury chests,” “two small coins,” “of very little value” study notes on Mr 12:41, 42, nwtsty)
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) Mr 12:13-27
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call: (2 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. The person raises an objection that is common in your territory.
First Return Visit: (3 min. or less) Begin with the sample conversation. The person tells you that he just lost a relative in death.
Second Return Visit Video: (5 min.) Play and discuss the video.