We are God’s fellow workers.—1 Cor. 3:9.
God’s fellow workers are noted for practicing hospitality. In the Christian Greek Scriptures, the term translated “hospitality” means “kindness to strangers.” (Heb. 13:2; ftn.) God’s Word recounts events that teach us to show such love. (Gen. 18:1-5) We can and should seize opportunities to help others regularly, whether they are “related to us in the faith” or not. (Gal. 6:10) Can you work with God by showing hospitality to visiting full-time servants? (3 John 5, 8) Such occasions often provide an opportunity for “an interchange of encouragement.” (Rom. 1:11, 12) God’s Word encourages men in the congregation to work with Jehovah by reaching out for privileges of service and oversight. (1 Tim. 3:1, 8, 9; 1 Pet. 5:2, 3) Those who do so want to assist others in both practical and spiritual matters. (Acts 6:1-4) And those who care for necessary congregation duties will tell you that it is most enjoyable to assist others. w18.08 24 ¶6-7; 25 ¶10
Song 8 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Jehovah Delivers Joseph”: (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: What shows that the husband and wife prepared together for this return visit? How did the brother make the scripture application clear?
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Be Like Joseph—Endure Despite Unjust Treatment: (6 min.) Begin by playing the video Become Jehovah’s Friend—Endure Despite Unjust Treatment. Then invite children to the platform, and ask them: What unjust treatment did Caleb and Sophia experience? What do you think they learned from Joseph’s experience?
Local Needs: (9 min.)
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 115
Concluding Comments (3 min. or less)
Song 124 and Prayer