Be courageous . . . and go to work.—1 Chron. 28:20.
Solomon was instructed to oversee one of the most important construction projects of all time—that of the temple in Jerusalem. The building was to be “exceedingly magnificent, so that its fame and beauty [would] be known in all lands.” More important, the temple would be “the house of Jehovah the true God.” Jehovah directed that Solomon be the overseer of this project. (1 Chron. 22:1, 5, 9-11) King David was confident of God’s support, but Solomon was “young and inexperienced.” Would he have the courage to take on the task of building the temple? Would his youth and inexperience be an obstacle? To succeed, Solomon would need to be courageous and go to work. If Solomon did not prove to be courageous, fear could paralyze him, and inactivity would be worse than failure. Like Solomon, we need help from Jehovah to be courageous and complete the work. w17.09 28 ¶1-2; 29 ¶4-5
Song 33 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Look to Jehovah for Endurance and Comfort”: (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?
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call Video: (4 min.) Play and discuss the video.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
How Jehovah “Supplies Endurance and Comfort”: (15 min.) Play the video. Then discuss the following questions:
What lessons did you learn about receiving comfort?
What lessons did you learn about giving comfort?
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 58
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 34 and Prayer