It is good to sing praises to our God.—Ps. 147:1.
A popular lyricist once said: “Words make you think thoughts. Music makes you feel a feeling. But a song makes you feel a thought.” What better thoughts could we “feel” than those that express praise and love for our heavenly Father, Jehovah? It is no wonder that singing is a prominent aspect of pure worship, whether we are alone when we sing or we are with the congregation of God’s people. How, though, do you feel about singing aloud with the congregation? Do you find it embarrassing? In some cultures, men may feel uncomfortable singing in public. This view can affect the whole congregation, especially if those taking the lead find reasons to hold back or to engage in other activities while the rest of the congregation is singing. (Ps. 30:12) If we truly consider singing as part of our worship, we certainly will not want to walk out on or be absent from that part of the meeting program. w17.11 3 ¶1-3
Song 109 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Our Relief Ministry”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call Video: (4 min.) Play and discuss the video.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“How Our Relief Ministry Has Benefited Christians in the Caribbean”: (15 min.) Discussion. Play the video Love in Action—Relief Work in the Islands.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 66
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 94 and Prayer