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Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015These books may be referenced:TITLE*My Book of Bible Stories*Imitate Their Faith*New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, 2013version*Insight on the Scriptures, volume 1*Insight on the Scriptures, volume 2ABBREVIATIONmy or Bible StoryITFnwtit-1it-2Books you can use for visual aid, or to reference an answer:*Imitate Their FaithImitate* published by Jehovah’s WitnessesCharacters/symbols and their meaning:Meaning of the SymbolMore information can be found in the book citedDo more research—(see the pages after theworksheets)Meaning of the SymbolThe word shown with this symbol over it isexplained in the vocabulary word to followMeaning of the Symbol or AbbreviationThe symbol for “paragraph”The abbreviation for “page”The abbreviation for “pages” (more than 1page)Example: page 24, paragraph 3 to 5SymbolSymbolSymbol orAbbreviation¶p.pp.p. 24 ¶ 3-5In the first section of each week, Scriptures to Consider, you can take the opportunityto read a portion of the weekly reading. If you read the suggested scriptures ahead oftime, think deeply (or meditate) on those scriptures and the lesson you can learn fromthem. Then, you will be prepared to share a comment during the Bible Highlights section ofthe meeting!

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015Week of August 3rd– Bible Reading: 1 Kings 18-20Bible Highlights – Brother:Scriptures highlighted:SCRIPTURES TO CONSIDER: 1 King 19:1-18 Howdid Jehovah help and encourage Elijah?Main Point(s):Sisters and Brothers offering comments:TALK #1: 1 Kings 18:30-40According to 1 Kings 18:38, what happened after Elijah prayed?a. the ground shookb. the sky darkenedc. nothingd. fire consumed the sacrificeTalk #2— Deborah (No. 2)—Theme: Faithful Women Praise Jehovah (it-1 p. 600) (see Bible Story 50Sister giving the talk:Householder:Setting:)According to Judges 4:9, who would get credit for Israel’s victory against Sisera?a. a kingb. a prophetc. a womand. a childScriptures read: Talk #3— How Can You Cope With Anxiety? (nwt p. 28 ¶1-3)Sister or brother giving the talk:Householder:Setting:TRUE OR FALSE:Colossians 3:20 instructs children to be obedient to their parentsScriptures read:

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015Week of August 10th – Bible Reading: 1 Kings 21-22Scriptures highlighted:SCRIPTURES TO CONSIDER: 1 Kings 21:1-14;Why was King Ahab sad, and what did Jezebeldo for him? (See Bible Story 66 )Main Point(s):Bible Highlights – Brother:Sisters and Brothers offering comments:Talk #1— 1 Kings 22:13-23Brother:According to 1 Kings 22:19, what did Mi caiʹah the prophet see?a. Satan and his demonsb. Jehovah on his thronec. The Army of Heavensd. both “b” and “c”Talk #2— How Can You Draw Close to God? (nwt p. 32 ¶1-4)Sister giving the talk:Householder:Setting:In Proverbs 3:5,6, in which part of our lives should we pay attention to Jehovah?a. When we studyb. At the Kingdom Hall c. All our waysd. At SchoolScriptures read: Talk #3— Delilah—Theme: The Love of Money Can Lead to Betrayal (it-1 pp. 608-609) (seeBible Story 54)Sister or brother giving the talk:Householder:Setting:According to Judges 16:5, how much did the Philistine lords offer to pay Delilah?a.1,000 silver piecesd. 30 pieces of sliverb. 1,100 silver piecesc. 1,100 silver pieces from each lordScriptures read:

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015Week of August 17th Bible Reading: 2 Kings 1-4Scriptures highlighted:SCRIPTURES TO CONSIDER: 2 Kings 4:1-7; Whatproblem did the prophet’s wife have—and howdid Elisha help?Main Point(s):Bible Highlights – Brother:Sisters and Brothers offering comments:Talk #1— 2 Kings 1:11-18Brother:According to 2 Kings 1:13-15, what happened to this chief and his 50 men?a. they died in warb. they brought Elijah with themc. fire from heaven consumed themd. they became prophetsTalk #2— Dinah—Theme: Bad Associations Can Lead to Tragedy (it-1 p. 627)Sister giving the talk:Householder:Setting:TRUE or FALSE: Good things happened when Dinah associated with the youngwomen of the land.Scriptures read: Talk #3— Things We Must Do to Draw Close to God (nwt p. 32 ¶5–p. 33 ¶3)Sister or brother giving the talk:Householder:Setting:According to 1 John 5:3, what does the love of God mean?a. That we know Jehovah’s name b. That his commandments are not a burden to usc. That we observe God’s commandmentsd. Both “b” and “c”Scriptures read:

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015Week of August 24th Bible Reading: 2 Kings 5-8SCRIPTURES TO CONSIDER: 2 Kings 5:1-17; (seeBible Highlights – Brother:Bible Story 69 ) How did Naaman find out aboutthe prophet in Samaria?Scriptures highlighted:Main Point(s):Sisters and Brothers offering comments:Talk #1— 2 Kings 6:20-31Brother:In 2 Kings 6:25, how many silver pieces did a donkey’s head cost?a. 5b. 30c. 50d. 80Talk #2— What Is Contained in the Various Books of the Hebrew Scriptures? (nwt p. 34)Sister giving the talk:Householder:Setting:From the list below, circle all the books in the Hebrew Scriptures that are “Poetic” books:GenesisSong of ExodusScriptures read: Talk #3— Doʹeg—Theme: Beware of Those Who Love What Is Bad (it-1 p. 644)Sister or brother giving the talk:Householder:Setting:According to 1 Samuel 21:7, what was Doʹeg’s job?a. Army Generalb. Chief of the Body Guardsc. Chief Shepherdd. CupbearerScriptures read:

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015Week of August 31st Bible Reading: 2 Kings 9-11Bible Highlights – Brother:SCRIPTURES TO CONSIDER: 1 Kings 3:16-28 WhatScriptures highlighted:happened to Jezebel? (See Bible Story 66 )Main Point(s):Sisters and Brothers offering comments:THEOCRATIC MINISTRY SCHOOL REVIEW:In the August Kingdom Ministry, there are 10 questions reviewing what we’ve learned in theTheocratic Ministry School. Choose one or two questions, look up the answers from thecited references, and write the answers below. (When the question comes up during themeeting, try to raise your hand and offer a comment!!)

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015EXTRA STUDY ACTIVITIES:The New World Translation 2013* has many features that can help usunderstand the scriptures better.This month, we will continue using the Glossary starting on page 1692. Below isa list of words contained in our Bible reading. Look up each word in theGlossary and think about (or discuss with someone) how the definitionincreases your understanding:Week of August 3rd:These Bible Story Book lessons canhelp you get more out of the Bible reading:Glossary WordScripture:Baal1 Kings 18:21Wadi1 Kings 18:5Week of August 17th:Glossary WordScripture:Beelzebub2 Kings 1:3Holy2 Kings 4:9Tribute2 Kings 3:4Week of August24th:Glossary WordScripture:Cab2 Kings 6:25Seah2 Kings 7:1Week of August 3rd:Bible Story 50, Deborah, (Talk #2)Week of August 10th:Bible Story 66, Ahab/Jezebel (Highlights)Bible Story 54, Delilah, (Talk #3)Week of August 17th:Bible Story 20, Dinah, (Talk #2)**See also lessons on the next page fromwww.jw.orgWeek of August 24th:Week of August 31st:Bible Story 69, Naaman (Highlights)**See also lessons on the next page fromwww.jw.orgGlossary WordScripture:Week of August 31stGilead2 Kings 10:33.Bible Story 66, Jezebel (Highlights)Sanctuary2 Kings 10:25**See also lessons on the next page fromwww.jw.orgWatchman2 Kings 9:20

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015Week of August 17th – Dinah made a huge mistake. So how can we learn tochoose the right friends?1) Go to www.jw.org -- Scroll downand find the Children section.2) Click on Study Activities forChildren3) Download the lesson : The Qualities of a Good Friend”. Follow the instructions tocomplete the activity.

Theocratic Ministry School – August 2015Week of August 24th – There are many lessons we can learn from the youngIsraelite girl who told Naaman’s wife about Elisha 1) Click on Family Worship Projects2) Download the lesson : “They Listenedand Obeyed”. Follow the instructions,focusing on the lesson about Naaman.3) Then click on Teach YourChildren4) Click on the lesson “He WasStubborn but Finally Obeyed” Download and complete thelesson

Theocratic Ministry School – August 20155) Then, click on page 2 of theTeach Your Children page 6) Click “A Servant Girl Wanted toHelp” Read the lesson andanswer the questions at thebottom.Week of August 31st – Learn about Jehoash. How can we avoid the problemshe created for himself?On the same page as above, click“Jehoash Left Jehovah Because ofBad Associations”Read the lesson and answer thequestions at the bottom.

THEOCRATIC MINISTRY SCHOOL REVIEW: In the August Kingdom Ministry, there are 10 questions reviewing what we’ve learned in the Theocratic Ministry School. Choose one or two questions, look up the answers from the cited references, and write