“I Have Hope Toward God”

[From ws17/12 p. 8 – February 5-11] “The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.”​—1 Cor. 15:45 What a pity that after last week’s delightful review of the Bible resurrection accounts, this week’s study wastes no time in getting off on the wrong foot: IF YOU were...

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I Know He Will Rise

[From ws17/12 p. 3 – January 29-February 4] “Our friend has fallen asleep, but I am traveling there to awaken him.”​—John 11:11. A rare article that sticks to what the Bible says without introducing doctrines of men.  All in all, an encouraging review of historical...

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Reject Worldly Thinking

[From ws17/11 p. 20 – January 15-21] “Look out that no one takes you captive by means of the philosophy and empty deception . . . of the world.”​—Col 2:8 [Occurrences: Jehovah=11; Jesus=2] If you're lazy or just too busy, as many JWs are, you might just go with what's...

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Make a Joyful Sound!

[From ws11/17 p. 3 –December 25-31] “It is good to sing praises to our God.” – Ps 147:1 The opening paragraph of this study states: It is no wonder that singing is a prominent aspect of pure worship, whether we are alone when we sing or we are with the congregation of...

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“Love…in Deed and Truth”

[From ws17/10 p. 7 – November 27-December 3] “We should love, not in word or with the tongue, but in deed and truth.”​ – 1 John 3:18 (Occurrences: Jehovah=20; Jesus=4) The first question in this week’s Watchtower study is: What is the highest form of love, and why is...

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Imitate Jehovah’s Compassion

[From ws9/17 p. 8 – October 30-November 5] “Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and compassionate.”​—Ex 34:6 (Occurrences: Jehovah=34; Jesus=4) This article asks us in paragraph 3: “Why should the topic of compassion interest you? Because the Bible urges you to imitate...

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Cultivate Self-Control

[From ws17/9 p. 3 – October 23-29] “The fruitage of the spirit is . . . self-control.”​—Gal 5:22, 23 (Occurrences: Jehovah=23; Jesus=0) Let us begin by examining one key element of Galatians 5:22, 23: The Spirit.  Yes, people can be joyful and loving and peaceful and...

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“Praise Jah!”–Why?

[From ws17/7 p. 17 – September 11-17] “Praise Jah! . . . How pleasant and fitting it is to praise him!” – Ps 147:1 (Occurrences: Jehovah=53; Jesus=0) This is a study that reviews the 147th Psalm and provides us with encouragement about how Jehovah supports and...

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Weep With Those Who Weep

[From ws7/17 p. 12 – September 4-10] “Keep encouraging one another and building one another up.” – 1Th 5:11 (Occurrences: Jehovah=23; Jesus=16) Having suffered the recent loss of my wife after four decades of happy marriage, I can take great comfort from the Bible...

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