The one who has died has been acquitted from his sin.—Rom. 6:7.
Jehovah promises that no one living under Christ’s rule will say: “I am sick.” (Isa. 33:24) Thus, those who are raised from the dead will be re-created with healthy bodies. However, they will not immediately be perfect. If they were, they might seem unfamiliar to their loved ones. It seems that all mankind will gradually grow to perfection during the Thousand Year Reign of Christ. It is only at the end of the thousand years that Jesus will hand the Kingdom back to his Father. Then the Kingdom will have accomplished its work completely, including the raising of mankind to a perfect state. (1 Cor. 15:24-28; Rev. 20:1-3) Imagine what it will be like to greet your loved ones again. Will the joy you feel make you laugh or cry? Will you fill the air with songs of praise to Jehovah? One thing is certain, you will feel intense love for your caring Father and his unselfish Son because of the wonderful gift of the resurrection. w20.08 16-17 ¶9-10
Song 8 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Strengthen Yourself by Jehovah Your God”: (10 min.)
Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Return Visit Video: (5 min.) Discussion. Play the video Return Visit: Suffering—1Jo 5:19. Stop the video at each pause, and ask the audience the questions that appear in the video.
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Become Jehovah’s Friend—Pray Anytime: (5 min.) Discussion. Play the video. Then, if possible, ask selected young children: Why should you pray to Jehovah? When are some good times to pray to him? What can you say to him in prayer?
Local Needs: (10 min.)
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) lff lesson 03
Concluding Comments (3 min.)
Song 95 and Prayer