Let your light shine before men.—Matt. 5:16.
Ask yourself: ‘Is my complete allegiance to Jehovah evident to others? Do I look for opportunities to identify myself as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses?’ Jehovah would be deeply saddened if after he has selected us as his people, we were to hesitate to let others know that we belong to him. (Ps. 119:46; Mark 8:38) Sad to say, some individuals have blurred the distinction between their serving God and their not serving him by imitating “the spirit of the world.” (1 Cor. 2:12) That is a spirit that caters to ‘the desires of one’s flesh.’ (Eph. 2:3) For example, despite all the counsel that has been given on the subject, some still prefer styles of dress and grooming that are immodest. They wear tight-fitting and revealing clothing, even to Christian gatherings. Or they have adopted extreme haircuts and hairdos. (1 Tim. 2:9, 10) As a result, when they are in a crowd, it may be difficult to tell who belongs to Jehovah and who is “a friend of the world.”—Jas. 4:4. w18.07 24-25 ¶11-12
Song 89 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“He Did Just So”: (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
First Return Visit Video: (5 min.) Discussion. Play the video, and then ask the audience the following questions: How did the publisher reason with the householder on 1 John 4:8? How did the publishers work together to give a witness?
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Family Worship: Noah—He Walked With God: (10 min.) Discussion. Play the video. Then discuss the following questions: How did the parents in this dramatization use the Bible account of Noah to teach their children practical lessons? What good ideas did you observe that you could use for your family worship?
Local Needs: (5 min.)
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 100
Concluding Comments (3 min. or less)
Song 37 and Prayer