Work with Jehovah each Day

[From ws 8/18 p. 23 – October 22 – October 28] “We are God’s fellow workers.”​—1 Corinthians 3:9   Before starting to review this week’s article, let us first consider the context behind Paul’s words used as the theme text in 1 Corinthians 3:9. It appears that there...

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Generous Givers are Happy People

[From ws 8/18 p. 18 – October 15 – October 21] “There is … happiness in giving.”​—Acts 20:35 The first point to notice is the deliberate omission of part of the scripture. In the Organization’s literature, it is commonly used as a means of avoiding the context that...

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Do Not Judge by the Outward Appearance

[From ws 8/18 p. 8 – October 8 – October 14] “Stop judging by the outward appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”​—John 7:24 The opening two paragraphs highlight Jesus as the role model to follow in not judging by the outward appearance. Quoting the theme...

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Jerome’s Experience

Hello. My name is Jerome In 1974 I began an intense study of the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized in May of 1976. I served as an elder for about 25 years and over the course of time served as secretary, Theocratic Ministry School Overseer and Watchtower...

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Do You Have The Facts?

[From ws 8/18 p. 3 – October 1 – October 7] “When anyone replies to a matter before he hears the facts, it is foolish and humiliating.”​—Proverbs 8:13   The article opens with a completely truthful introduction. It says “As true Christians, we need to develop the...

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We belong to Jehovah

[From ws 7/18 p. 22 – September 24-30] “Happy is the nation whose God is Jehovah, the people he has chosen as his own possession.”​—Psalm 33:12. Paragraph 2 states, “Also, the book of Hosea foretold that some non-Israelites would become Jehovah’s people. (Hosea...

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“Who is on Jehovah’s Side?”

[From ws 7/18 p. 17 – September 17 – September 23] “Jehovah your God you should fear, him you should serve, to him you should cling.” ​—Deuteronomy 10:20. A far better question for the theme of the article would be ‘Whose side is Jehovah on?’ Without answering that...

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Where are Your Eyes Looking?

[From ws 7/18 p. 12 – September 10 – 16] “To you I raise my eyes, you who are enthroned in the heavens.”​—Psalm 123:1 Where are your eyes looking? This is such a vital question. If it is to Jehovah and Jesus Christ then that is commendable and vital. It will also be...

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Whose Recognition Do You Seek?

[From ws 7/18 p. 7 – September 03 – September 08] “God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name.”​—Hebrews 6:10.   Paragraph 3 opens with the comment: “In Jesus’ day, some religious leaders had the wrong view of recognition....

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Know Your Enemy

[From ws 5/18 p. 22 – July 23– July 29] “We are not ignorant of [Satan’s] schemes.”​—2 Corinthians 2:11, ftn. Introduction (Par.1-4) (Par 3) “Apparently, Jehovah did not want to give Satan undue prominence by devoting large portions of the Hebrew Scriptures to...

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Why We “Keep Bearing Much Fruit”

[From ws 5/18 p. 17 –  July 16 to July 22] “My Father is glorified in this, that you keep bearing much fruit and prove yourselves my disciples.”​—John 15:8. This study article is a follow-up to last week’s study: “Jehovah Loves Those Who ‘Bear Fruit with Endurance’”....

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What Have You Done?

Jehovah God then said to the woman: “What is this you have done?” (Genesis 3:13) There may be more than one way to describe Eve's sin, but certainly one of them would be “touching that which she was not authorized to touch.”  It was not a minor sin.  All human...

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Serve Jehovah, the God of Freedom

[From ws4/18 p. 8 — June 11-17] “Where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom.”  2 Corinthians 3:17 Let us just briefly remind ourselves of last week’s theme scripture. It was “If the Son sets you free, you will be truly free. (John 8:36)” So we need to ask the...

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The Way to True Freedom

[From ws4/18 p. 3 – June 4 – June 10] “If the Son sets you free, you will be truly free.” John 8:36   Liberty, equality, fraternity was the slogan of the French Revolution of 1789. The ensuing two centuries have shown how elusive those ideals are. This week’s article...

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Listen to Discipline and Become Wise

[From ws3/18 p. 28 – May 27 – June 3] “My sons, … listen to discipline and become wise.” Proverbs 8:32-33 This week the WT study article continues the theme of discipline from last week. It starts off well. We are gently reminded that “Jehovah has our best interests...

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