Do not imitate what is bad, but imitate what is good.—3 John 11.
Isaac was a wealthy man, and the Philistines envied Isaac’s prosperity. (Gen. 26:12-14) They even stopped up the wells that Isaac depended on in order to water his flocks and herds. (Gen. 26:15, 16, 27) Like the Philistines, some people today become envious of those who have more material possessions than they do. They not only want the things others have but also want to deprive them of what they have. The Jewish religious leaders envied Jesus because he was much appreciated by the common people. (Matt. 7:28, 29) Jesus was God’s representative, and he was teaching the truth. Even so, these religious leaders spread wicked lies and slander to ruin Jesus’ good name. (Mark 15:10; John 11:47, 48; 12:12, 13, 19) What warning lesson can we learn from this account? We must fight any tendency to envy those who have qualities that endear them to the congregation. Instead, we should try to imitate their loving ways.—1 Cor. 11:1. w20.02 15 ¶4-5
Song 126 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“A Story of Courage and Intrigue”: (10 min.)
Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
“Increase Your Joy in the Ministry—Accept Jehovah’s Help Through Prayer”: (10 min.) Discussion. Play the video Experience the Joy of Disciple-Making—Accept Jehovah’s Help—Prayer.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Become Jehovah’s Friend—Be Good in the Ministry: (5 min.) Discussion. Play the video. Then, if possible, invite selected young children to the stage and ask them: How can we prepare for service? How can our appearance be well-arranged and modest? How can we have good conduct while in the ministry?
“Tips for Making Meetings for Field Service Practical”: (10 min.) Discussion by the service overseer. Invite the audience to comment on why it is important to arrive at the meeting for field service before it begins.
Concluding Comments (3 min.)
Song 29 and Prayer