Whoever becomes ashamed of me . . . , the Son of man will also be ashamed of him.—Mark 8:38.
At first, we may not have told our family about our association with Jehovah’s Witnesses. As our faith grew, though, we saw the need to be open about our beliefs. If your courageous stand has resulted in a problem between you and your non-Witness relatives, endeavor to have empathy for them. While we may be overjoyed about the Bible truths we have learned, our relatives may mistakenly believe that we have been tricked or have become part of a cult. They may think that we no longer love them because we do not celebrate holidays with them. They may even fear for our eternal welfare. We should show empathy by trying to see things from their viewpoint and by listening carefully to discern their real concerns. (Prov. 20:5) The apostle Paul endeavored to understand “people of all sorts” in order to share the good news with them, and a similar approach can help us as well.—1 Cor. 9:19-23. w17.10 15 ¶11-12
Song 10 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“A Shadow of the Good Things to Come”: (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
What services of our High Priest, Jesus, benefit us?
What are three ways we can show our appreciation?
Pay Attention at the Meetings: (3 min.) Play the video. Then ask children to comment on why they should pay attention at meetings.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 83
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 108 and Prayer