Show Concern for the Feelings of Others

“All of you have …. fellow feeling.” – 1 Peter 3:8. [From ws 3/19 p.14 Study Article 12: May 20-26, 2019] This week’s study article is a rarity. One for which we can all benefit from the encouragement it contains. That is, except for Paragraph 15 which appeals to...

Listen to Jehovah’s Voice

“This is my Son . . . Listen to him.”—Matthew 17:5.  [From ws 3/19 p.8 Study Article 11: May 13-19, 2019] There in the title of the study article and the theme scripture we already have the contradictory message given by the Organization. We are told to listen to...

What Prevents Me from Getting Baptized?

“Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.”—ACTS 8:38  [From ws 3/19 Study Article 10: p.2 May 6 -12, 2019] Introduction From the outset, the author would like to make clear that water baptism is supported by scripture. In fact, Jesus said...

Why Express Appreciation?

[From Study 8 ws 02/19 p.14– April 22 – April 28] “Show yourselves thankful” ​— Colossians 3:15 “Also, let the peace of the Christ rule in your hearts, for you were called to that peace in one body. And show yourselves thankful” (Colossians 3:15) The Greek word for...

Seek Meekness and Please Jehovah

“Seek Jehovah, all you meek ones of the earth … Seek meekness”​— Zephaniah 2:3  [From ws 02/19 p.8 Study Article 7: April 15 -21] Have you been enthralled watching a beautiful TV program perhaps about some wildlife and as the story comes to a climax then the program...

Keep Your Integrity!

“Until I die, I will not renounce my integrity!”​— Job 27:5  [From ws 02/19 p.2 Study Article 6: April 8 -14] The preview to the article this week asks, what is integrity? Why does Jehovah value that quality in his servants? Why is integrity important to each of us?...

What Our Attendance at Meetings says about us

“Keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he comes”​—1 Corinthians 11:26  [From ws 01/19 p.26 Study Article 5: April 1 -7] “For whenever you eat this loaf and drink this cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord, until he comes.” Meeting attendance is an...

How can you Safeguard your heart?

“Above all the things that you guard, safeguard your heart.”​—Proverbs 4:23  [From ws 01/19 p.14 Study Article 3: March 18-24] After highlighting how a good physical diet helps us keep healthy, paragraph 5 states: “Likewise, to keep ourselves in good spiritual...

Praise Jehovah in the Congregation

“In the midst of the congregation I will praise you”​—Psalm 22:22  [From ws 01/19 p.8 Study Article 2: March 11-17] This week’s study article is about a problem endemic to most of the congregations, if not all. The problem of commenting. There are many fine...

“Do not be Anxious, for I am Your God”

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you.”​—Isaiah 41:10  [From ws 01/19 p.2 Study Article 1: March 4-10] The first misdirection is found in paragraph 3 where we are told the theme of the...

More Distancing from Christ

An eagle-eyed reader shared this little gem with us: In Psalm 23 in the NWT, we see that verse 5 speaks about being anointed with oil.  David is one of the other sheep according to JW theology, so he can’t be anointed.  Yet the old songbook song based on Psalm...

Young Ones, You Can Have a Satisfying Life

[From ws 12/18 p. 24 – February 25 – March 3] “You make known to me the path of life.” ​— Psalm 16:11 Following on from last week’s article the aim of this week’s article is to convince the youth among Jehovah’s Witnesses that following a life in pursuit of...

Honor “What God has Yoked together”

“What God has yoked together, let no man put apart.”​—Mark 10:9   [From ws 12/18 p.10 February 11 – February 17] If someone or an Organization speaks or writes about a subject, then for any advice to be accepted they must have freeness of speech themselves on that...

“See You in Paradise!”

  “You will be with me in Paradise.”​—Luke 23:43  [From ws 12/18 p.2 February 4 – February 10] After giving us the usage and meaning of the Greek word “paradeisos” (an unspoiled naturally beautiful park or garden) paragraph 8 gives us accurate information. In...