Go on walking in the truth.—3 John 4.
In the first century, some who initially responded favorably to the teachings of Jesus failed to continue walking in the truth. For example, after a large crowd had been fed in a miraculous way by Jesus, the crowd followed him to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. There, Jesus said something that startled them: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves.” Instead of asking Jesus to explain, they were stumbled by his words and said: “This speech is shocking; who can listen to it?” As a result, “many of his disciples went off to the things behind and would no longer walk with him.” (John 6:53-66) Sadly, some today have failed to hold on to the truth. Some were stumbled by what a prominent brother said or did. Others were offended by Scriptural counsel they received, or they let go of the truth because of a personality clash with a fellow Christian. w18.11 9 ¶3-5
Song 72 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“The Devastating Consequences of the First Lie”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
What spiritual gems from this week’s Bible reading would you like to share regarding Jehovah God, the field ministry, or something else?
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call Video: (4 min.) Discussion. Play the video, and then ask the audience the following questions: What did you like about the introduction? What can we learn from when the publishers scheduled the return visit?