Service Meeting for week of January 9, 2006

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    Song 10

    10 min: Local announcements. Using the suggestions on page 8 or other presentations appropriate for your territory, demonstrate how to present the January 15 Watchtower adn the January Awake! In one of the demonstrations show a publisher working business territory.

    15 min: "The Bible Teach Book - Our Primary Bible Study Aid." * Generate enthusiasm for starting Bible studies in the new book.

    20 min: "How to Start Studies in the Bible Teach Book." Audience discussion with demonstrations based on page 3 of the insert. we can begin using the Bible Teach book immediately to start and conduct Bible studies with those who show interest. Arrange for three well-prepared demonstrations showing how to use (1) pages 4-5, (2) page 6, and (3) the first paragraph on page 7 to start a Bible study when making a return visit. Outline each presentation beforehand, and review it afterward. The consideration of the paragraphs in the Bible Teach book may be abbreviated as needed. Conclude each demonstration with the publisher arranging the next visit.

    Song 125 and concluding prayer.

    * Limit introductory comments to less than a minute, and follow with a question-and-answer discussion.

  • TheListener

    The Bible Teach Book. This is the information referenced in the KM for the service meeting part dealing with this publication.

    Pages 4-5: pictures of happy people benefiting from the healing effects of God. Each picture has a faded out bad thing (old man with cane, blind man with walking stick, sick child, etc etc) and a crisp colorful picture of the good thing right next to it.

    picture #1 - Old man becoming young. "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." -Revelation 21:4

    picture #2 - young girl in wheelchair now walking. "The lame one will climb up just as a stag does." -Isaiah 35:6

    picture #3 - blind man seeing again. "The eyes of teh blind ones will be opened." - Isaiah 35:5

    picture #4 - woman smiling broadly with cemetery in background. "All those in the memorial tombs will... come out." - John 5:28, 29

    picture #4 - parents hugging son who survivied hospital stay. "No resident will say: 'I am sick.'" - Isaiah 33:24

    caption #5 - mountain with trees and rolling hay covered hills, obviously paradise. "There will come to be plenty of grain on the earth." - Psalm 72:16


    Page 6

    picture of two young men studying the bible and a WT article together. Smiling.


    Do not quickly dismiss what is presented on the preceding pages as mere wishful thinking. God has promised to bring these things about, and the Bible explains how he will do so.

    But the Bible does more than that. It provides the key to yor enjoying a truly satisfying life even now. Think for a moment about your own anxieties and troubles. They may include money matters, family problems, loss of health, or the death of a loved one. The Bible can help you to deal with problems today, and it can provide relief by answering such questions as these:

    -Why do we suffer?

    -How can we cope with life's anxieties?

    -How can we make our faily life happier?

    -What happens to us when we die?

    -Will we ever see our dead loved one again?

    -How can we be sure that God will fulfill his promises for the future?


    Page 7 (first paragraph)

    The fact that you are reading this book shows that you would like to find out what the Bible teaches. This book will help you. Notice that the paragraphs have corresponding questions at the bottom of the page. Millions have enjoyed using the question-and-answer method when discussing the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses. We hope you will too. May you have God's blessing as you now enjoy the thrilling and satisfying experience of learning what the Bible really teaches!

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