An Email from Raymond Franz

An Email from Raymond Franz

A local brother I just met at one of our Christian gatherings told me that he had exchanged emails with Raymond Franz before he died in 2010.  I asked him if he would be so kind to share them with me and allow me to share them with all of you.  This is the first one...

“Let Your Love Abound”

“This is what I continue praying, that your love may abound still more and more.” – Philippians 1:9.  [From ws 8/19 p.8 Study Article 32: Oct 7 – Oct 13, 2019] At first sight we should be able to enjoy an upbuilding article all about displaying love. So,...
Examining Matthew 24, Part 2: The Warning

Examining Matthew 24, Part 2: The Warning

In our last video we examined the question asked of Jesus by four of his apostles as recorded at Matthew 24:3, Mark 13:2, and Luke 21:7. We learned that they wanted to know when the things he had prophesied – specifically the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple –...

“We Do Not Give Up”!

“Therefore, we do not give up.”—2 Corinthians 4:16.  [From ws 8/19 p.20 Study Article 31: Sept 30 – Oct 6, 2019] This is yet another article on the same type of theme, the theme behind all of them being “Do not give up”. Other recent examples this year include:...
Examining Matthew 24, Part 1: The Question

Examining Matthew 24, Part 1: The Question

As promised in my previous video, we will now discuss what is at times called “Jesus’ prophesy of the last days” which is recorded in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21.  Because this prophecy is so central to the teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses, as it is with all...

“Go …Make Disciples”

[From ws 07/19 p.2 – September 16 – September 22] “Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations.” ​—MATT. 28:19. [With many thanks to Nobleman for the core of this article] In full, the theme scripture says: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of...

Keep Worshipping Jehovah When Under Ban

“We cannot stop speaking about the things we have seen and heard.” – Acts 4:19-20.  [From ws 7/19 p.8 Study Article 28: Sept 9 – Sept 15, 2019] Paragraph 1 refers back to the previous Watchtower Study article entitled “Prepare now for Persecution” The...

Prepare Now for Persecution

“All those desiring to live with godly devotion in association with Christ Jesus will also be persecuted.” – 2 Timothy 3:12.  [From ws 7/19 p.2 Study Article 27: Sept 2 – Sept 8, 2019] Paragraph 1 tells us: “As the end of this system of things draws...

Help Others Deal with Stress

“All of you have unity of mind, fellow feeling, brotherly affection, tender compassion, and humility.” – 1 Peter 3:8  [From ws 6/19 p.8 Study Article 26: Aug 26-Sept 1, 2019] This article is a rarity in that it actually is beneficial for all to read as it will help us...

Rely on Jehovah when under Stress

“I am … under great stress.” – 1 Samuel 1:15  [From ws 6/19 p.8 Study Article 25: Aug 19-25, 2019] “Jehovah, understands how stress affects us. And he wants to help us deal with the challenges we face. (Read Philippians 4:6, 7)” So states paragraph 3. This is probably...

Improve Your Study Habits

“Make sure of the more important things” – Philippians 1:10. [From ws 5/19 p.26 Study Article 22: July 29-Aug 4, 2019] The opening paragraph states: “It takes a great deal of effort to earn a living these days. Many of our brothers work long hours just to provide the...