This is the will of God, that you should be holy and abstain from sexual immorality.—1 Thess. 4:3.
People may say to us: “Life is to be enjoyed. Why condemn having sex outside marriage?” The suggestion that a Christian should tolerate sexual immorality is wrong. Why? Because God’s Word forbids sexual immorality. (1 Thess. 4:4-8) Jehovah has the right to make laws for us because he created us. The law of God that permits sexual relations only between a man and a woman who are married to each other is part of what defines the marriage arrangement. God gives us laws because he loves us. They benefit us. Families who obey them enjoy love, respect, and security. God does not tolerate willful disobedience to his law. (Heb. 13:4) God’s Word teaches us how to keep far away from sexual immorality. An important way to do so is by controlling what we look at. (Matt. 5:28, 29) Therefore, a Christian will avoid looking at pornography or listening to music with immoral lyrics.—Eph. 5:3-5. w17.11 22 ¶9-10
Song 112 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Jehovah’s Administration and Its Work”: (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
“Make Your Personal Study More Rewarding”: (15 min.) Discussion. Play the video Keep “a Tight Grip”—Through Effective Personal Study.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 70
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 144 and Prayer