Do not think I came to bring peace to the earth; I came to bring, not peace, but a sword.—Matt. 10:34.
We all want peaceful lives, free from anxiety. How thankful we are that Jehovah grants us “the peace of God,” an inner calm that can protect us from disturbing thoughts and feelings! (Phil. 4:6, 7) Because of our dedication to Jehovah, we also enjoy “peace with God,” a good relationship with him. (Rom. 5:1) However, God’s time to bring about complete peace has not yet come. These critical last days are filled with conflict, and countless people have contentious attitudes. (2 Tim. 3:1-4) As Christians, we must wage a spiritual war against Satan and the false teachings that he promotes. (2 Cor. 10:4, 5) But the greatest threat to our peace may come from unbelieving relatives. Some might ridicule our beliefs, accuse us of dividing the family, or threaten to disown us unless we give up our faith. w17.10 12 ¶1-2
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