Do not be misled. Bad associations spoil useful habits.—1 Cor. 15:33.
Most people have some good qualities, and many outside the congregation do not engage in blatant misconduct. If that is true of your acquaintances, can you assume that they are good associations? Ask yourself what effect their companionship will have on your relationship with Jehovah. Will they improve it? What is in their heart? For example, are their conversations almost exclusively about fashion, money, gadgets, entertainment, or other material pursuits? Does their speech often include disparaging comments about others or obscene jesting? Jesus aptly warned: “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matt. 12:34) If you realize that your associates pose a threat to your good standing with Jehovah, act decisively by limiting and if necessary ending such friendships.—Prov. 13:20. w18.07 19 ¶11
Song 7 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“I Will Become What I Choose to Become”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Become Jehovah’s Friend—Jehovah’s Name: (6 min.) Discussion. Play the video. Then, if possible, invite selected young children to the stage, and ask them: What does Jehovah’s name mean? What did Jehovah create? How can Jehovah help you?
The Divine Name Is Exalted in Scandinavia: (9 min.) Discussion. Play the video. Then ask the audience: Why was the divine name virtually unknown prior to the 16th century? How did the name Jehovah begin to be used in Scandinavia? Why do you appreciate the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures?
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 120
Concluding Comments (3 min. or less)
Song 104 and Prayer