“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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Uphold Jehovah’s Sovereignty

[From ws17/6 p. 27 – August 21-27] “You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things.” — Re 4:11 (Occurrences: Jehovah=72; Jesus=0; Slave, aka Governing Body=8) In last week’s review, we learned that the...

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Do Not Let Your Love Grow Cold

[From ws5/17 p. 17 – July 17-23] “Because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold.” – Mt 24:12 As we’ve discussed elsewhere,[i] the so-called sign of the last days that Jehovah’s Witnesses hang their hopes on to sustain the...

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