He has enlightened the eyes of your heart.—Eph. 1:18.
Jesus indicated that it is impossible to explain exactly to someone who has not been anointed how it feels to be “born again,” or to be “born from the spirit.” (John 3:3-8) What change in thinking takes place when Christians are anointed? Before Jehovah anointed these Christians, they treasured the hope of living forever on earth. They looked forward with great eagerness to the time when Jehovah would remove all wickedness and make the earth a paradise. Perhaps they imagined themselves welcoming back a family member or a friend who had died. But after they were anointed, they started to think differently. Why is that? They did not become dissatisfied with that earthly hope. They did not change their mind because of emotional stress or turmoil. They did not suddenly feel that they would find living forever on earth to be boring. Instead, Jehovah used his holy spirit to change the way that they think and the hope that they cherish. w20.01 22 ¶9-11
Song 81 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“How Can You Imitate the Nazirites?”: (10 min.)
Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“Will You Serve as an Auxiliary Pioneer in March or April?”: (5 min.) Discussion.
Memorial Campaign to Begin Saturday, February 27: (10 min.) Discussion. Give everyone a copy of the invitation, and briefly review it. Outline local arrangements for covering the territory. Play the sample presentation video. Then ask the audience: When should the video Remember Jesus’ Death be played? What are some ways that a householder might show interest?
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) rr chap. 5 ¶9-16
Concluding Comments (3 min.)
Song 36 and Prayer