How good and how pleasant it is . . . to dwell together in unity!—Ps. 133:1.
An important way to promote unity is by showing love in imitation of Jehovah, the God of love. (1 John 4:8) Never would we want to say regarding fellow worshippers, “I may have to love them, but I do not have to like them”! To think that way is contrary to Paul’s counsel that we should be “putting up with one another in love.” (Eph. 4:2) Note that he did not simply say that we should be “putting up with one another.” He added that we should do so “in love.” There is a difference. In our congregations are found all sorts of people whom Jehovah has drawn to him. (John 6:44) Since Jehovah has drawn them to him, he must find them lovable. How, then, could any of us judge a fellow worshipper as being unworthy of our love? We must not hold back the love that Jehovah commands us to display!—1 John 4:20, 21. w18.01 16 ¶14
Song 56 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
2018 Teaching Committee Report: (15 min.) Play the video. Then discuss the following questions: How has travel been an integral part of our organization’s activity? How does the WHQ Travel Department save valuable Kingdom funds? What can publishers do to reduce travel costs for the organization? How is the WHQ Travel Department helping delegates who will be traveling to international conventions in 2019?
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 73
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 102 and Prayer