Put Trust in Our Active Leader – The Christ

[From ws 10/18 p. 22 – December 17 – December 23] “Your Leader is one, the Christ.” ​— Matthew 23:10 [With grateful thanks to Nobleman for his assistance for the vast majority of the article this week] Paragraphs 1 and 2 open the article with Jehovah’s words to Joshua...

Teaching the Truth

“O Jehovah, . . . the very essence of your word is truth.”​—Psalm 119:159-160  [From ws 10/18 p.11 December 10 – December 16] The contents page has the following summary relevant to this article:” How can we use our Teaching Toolbox to teach the truth in our...

Speaking the Truth

“Speak the truth with one another.”​—Zechariah 8:16.  [From ws 10/18 p. 6 – December 3 – December 9] The contents page has the following summary about this article and the article for the following week: ”Lying has become commonplace in today’s society. How did the...

“Almighty yet Considerate”

[Jehovah] well knows how we are formed, remembering that we are dust.”—Psalms 103:14.  [From ws 9/18 p. 23 – November 19 – November 25]   Paragraph 1 opens with a reminder: “POWERFUL and influential people often “lord it over” others, even dominating them....

Happy Are Those Who Serve “the Happy God”

“Happy is the people whose God is Jehovah!”—Psalm 144:15.  [From ws 9/18 p. 17, November 12 – 18] The article opens with the claim that “JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES certainly are a happy people. Their meetings, assemblies, and social gatherings are characterized by the...

“Keep Displaying Love—It Builds Up”

“Love builds up.”—1 Corinthians 8:1.  [From ws 9/18 p. 12 – November 5 – November 11]   This is such an important subject, yet sadly out of 18 paragraphs we have only a third (6 paragraphs) devoted to ways to actually show love, one paragraph for each point. This...

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...

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...

Would You Like to Meet?

This is a call out to our brothers and sisters on the other side of the globe, in Australia, New Zealand and Eurasia.  Would you like to meet with other like-minded Christians—ex or exiting JWs—who still thirst for fellowship and spiritual encouragement?  If so, we...

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...

Not Thinking It Through—Again!

In my last post, I spoke about how ill-conceived some of (most of?) the doctrines of JW.org truly are. By happenstance, I stumbled on another one dealing with the Organization’s interpretation of Matthew 11:11 which states: “Truly I say to you, among those born...

Addendum to “Awakening, Part 1: Introduction”

In my last video, I mentioned a letter I sent into headquarters regarding a 1972 Watchtower article on Matthew 24.  It turns out I got the date wrong.  I was able to recover the letters from my files when I came home from Hilton Head, SC.  The actual article in...

New JW Recovery Facebook Group

I’m pleased to be able to present everyone with some news. Two of our number have started a Facebook group to help those going through the awakening process.  Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/310424909762137/?ref=bookmarks In case the link...