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 2015 REGIONAL CONVENTION

OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES




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CURRENT WEEK STUDIES

           

WEEK STARTING MAY 18

Song 50 and Prayer

Congregation Bible Study:

cl chap. 24 ¶18-21, box on p. 249 (30 min.)

Theocratic Ministry School:

Bible reading: 2 Samuel 9-12 (8 min.)

No. 1: 2 Samuel 10:13–11:4 (3 min. or less)

No. 2: Benaiah (No. 1)—Theme: Be Faithful and Fearless—it-1 pp. 284-285 (5 min.)

No. 3: What Hope Can We Have for the Dead?—nwt p. 23 ¶1-3 (5 min.)

Service Meeting:

Monthly Theme: Help all sorts of people come to an accurate knowledge of truth.—1 Tim. 2:3, 4.

Song 73

10 min: How Paul Helped Greeks to Come to an Accurate Knowledge of Truth. Discussion. Have Acts 17:22-31 read. Consider how this account can help us in our ministry.

20 min: Jehovah Will Help You Be Bold. Discussion. Play the video Jehovah Will Help You Be Bold. (Go to jw.org, and look under BIBLE TEACHINGS > CHILDREN.) Invite comments from the audience on the lessons taught by the video. Ask school-age children to comment on how this video helped them to have the courage to witness to their schoolmates and teachers. Have a reenactment of an outstanding experience that one of the children had when witnessing at school.

Song 60 and Prayer

MAY 18-24, 2015

WATCHTOWER STUDY

Learn From the Illustration of the Talents

PAGE 19 • SONGS: 101, 116




More BH Research

Lessons for Us & Scriptural Questions Answered:

9:1, 6, 7. David kept his promise. We too must endeavor to keep our word.

11:2-15The candid account of David’s shortcomings testifies to the fact that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.

11:16-27When we commit a serious sin, we should not try to cover it over as David did. Rather, we should confess our sin to Jehovah and seek help from the elders in the congregation.Proverbs 28:13; James 5:13-16.

12:1-14Nathan set a fine example for appointed elders in the congregation. They are to help those who fall into sin to correct their course. The elders must discharge this responsibility skillfully.

12:15-23Having the correct view of what befell him helped David to respond properly to adversity.





BOOK STUDY CITATIONS

 SCRIPTURE CITATIONS

Paragraph 18

(1 Thessalonians 5:17) Pray constantly.
(Psalm 65:2) O Hearer of prayer, to you people of all sorts will come.

Paragraph 19
(Isaiah 63:9) During all their distress it was distressing to him. And his own personal messenger saved them. In his love and compassion he repurchased them, And he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
(Zechariah 2:8) For this is what Jehovah of armies says, who after being glorified has sent me to the nations that were plundering you: ‘Whoever touches you touches the pupil of my eye.

Paragraph 20
(Romans 12:3) For through the undeserved kindness given to me, I tell everyone there among you not to think more of himself than it is necessary to think, but to think so as to have a sound mind, each one as God has given to him a measure of faith.
(Luke 17:10) Likewise, when you have done all the things assigned to you, say: ‘We are good-for-nothing slaves. What we have done is what we ought to have done.’”

Paragraph 21
(Romans 8:38, 39) For I am convinced that neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers 39 nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Questions for Meditation

Psalm 139:1-24 How do King David’s inspired words show that Jehovah is keenly interested in us as individuals?

(Psalm 139:1-24) O Jehovah, you have searched through me, and you know me.  2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up. You discern my thoughts from afar.  3 You observe me when I travel and when I lie down; You are familiar with all my ways.  4 There is not a word on my tongue, But look! O Jehovah, you already know it well.  5 Behind and before me, you surround me; And you lay your hand upon me.  6 Such knowledge is beyond my comprehension. It is too high for me to reach.  7 Where can I escape from your spirit, And where can I run away from your face?  8 If I were to ascend to heaven, you would be there, And if I were to make my bed in the Grave, look! you would be there.  9 If I would fly away with the wings of the dawn To reside by the most remote sea, 10 Even there your hand would lead me And your right hand would take hold of me. 11 If I say: “Surely darkness will conceal me!” Then the night around me would become light. 12 Even the darkness would not be too dark for you, But night would be as bright as the day; Darkness is the same as light to you. 13 For you produced my kidneys; You kept me screened off in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because in an awe-inspiring way I am wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, I know this very well. 15 My bones were not hidden from you When I was made in secret, When I was woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes even saw me as an embryo; All its parts were written in your book Regarding the days when they were formed, Before any of them existed. 17 So to me, how precious your thoughts are! O God, how vast is the sum of them! 18 If I try to count them, they outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you. 19 O God, if only you would slay the wicked! Then the violent men would depart from me, 20 Those who say things against you with evil intent; They are your adversaries who take up your name in a worthless way. 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Jehovah, And loathe those who revolt against you? 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; They have become real enemies to me. 23 Search through me, O God, and know my heart. Examine me, and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See whether there is in me any harmful way, And lead me in the way of eternity.

Isaiah 43:3, 4, 10-13 How does Jehovah feel about those who serve as his Witnesses, and how are his feelings expressed in actions?

(Isaiah 43:10-13) “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none. 11 I—I am Jehovah, and besides me there is no savior.” 12 “I am the One who declared and saved and made known When there was no foreign god among you. So you are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “and I am God. 13 Also, I am always the same One; And no one can snatch anything out of my hand. When I act, who can prevent it?

Romans 5:6-8 Why can we be sure that our sinful state does not prevent Jehovah’s love from reaching and benefiting us?

(Romans 5:6-8) For, indeed, while we were still weak, Christ died for ungodly men at the appointed time. 7 For hardly would anyone die for a righteous man; though perhaps for a good man someone may dare to die. 8 But God recommends his own love to us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Jude 17-25 How can we keep ourselves in God’s love, and what influences work against our doing so?

(Jude 17-25) As for you, beloved ones, call to mind the sayings that have been previously spoken by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, 18 how they used to say to you: “In the last time there will be ridiculers, following their own desires for ungodly things.” 19 These are the ones who cause divisions, animalistic men, not having spirituality. 20 But you, beloved ones, build yourselves up on your most holy faith, and pray with holy spirit, 21 in order to keep yourselves in God’s love, while you await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ with everlasting life in view. 22 Also, continue showing mercy to some who have doubts; 23 save them by snatching them out of the fire. But continue showing mercy to others, doing so with fear, while you hate even the garment that has been stained by the flesh. 24 Now to the one who is able to guard you from stumbling and to make you stand unblemished in the sight of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, might, and authority for all past eternity and now and into all eternity. Amen.
















BH CHAPTER OUTLINE

  • BIBLE HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK

  • [Outline of Chapter Contents]

  • 9

    • David’s loyal love for Mephibosheth (1-13)

  • 10

    • Victories over Ammon and Syria (1-19)

  • 11

    • David’s adultery with Bath-sheba (1-13)

    • David arranges to have Uriah killed (14-25)

    • David takes Bath-sheba as wife (26, 27)

  • 12

    • Nathan reproves David (1-15a)

    • Bath-sheba’s son dies (15b-23)

    • Bath-sheba bears Solomon (24, 25)

    • Ammonite city of Rabbah captured (26-31)



    MAY PRESENTATIONS

     

    Sample Presentations

    The Watchtower May 1

    “If you could end one problem in the world, what would it be? [Allow for response.] According to the Bible, God will soon bring an end to that problem and many more. [Choose a scripture to read that applies, such as Daniel 2:44; Proverbs 2:21, 22; Matthew 7:21-23; or 2 Peter 3:7.] This issue of The Watchtower discusses when and how God is going to make such welcome changes to the earth.”

    Awake! May

    “Do you think we will ever live in a world where people will have comfortable housing and not suffer from poverty? [Allow for response.] Please note the promise God has made to mankind concerning this. [Read Isaiah 65:21, 22.] This issue of Awake! discusses how God will fulfill his promises to mankind and how we can be a part of it.”



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