JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – June 10-16, 2019

Review of the June JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook for June 10-16, 2019. Treasures from God’s Word: Jehovah’s Administration and it’s Work This “sacred secret” involves a government, the Messianic Kingdom of God. “The things in the heavens,” to which Paul refers, are the prospective heirs of that heavenly Kingdom with Christ. “The things … More JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – June 10-16, 2019

JW Meeting Workbook Review – June 3-9, 2019

“‘A Symbolic Drama’ With Meaning for Us” June Meeting Workbook review for the week of June 3-9, 2019. In this section, the Watchtower focuses on Galatians 4:24-31. This “symbolic drama” is interpreted for us as follows. While the Abrahamic covenant had a literal fulfillment for the descendants of Abraham when they inherited the Promised Land, … More JW Meeting Workbook Review – June 3-9, 2019

JW Meeting Workbook Review for May 20-26, 2019

I’m going to make the bold attempt, given my extremely limited time, to post a weekly article reviewing the Life and Ministry Meeting Workbooks for the following week. I’ve found that these workbook references contain a bit more substance than what is found in the weekly Watchtower articles. In addition, I’m well aware that I … More JW Meeting Workbook Review for May 20-26, 2019

“What a Simple Meal Teaches Us About a Heavenly King” Watchtower Study Review March 25 – 31, 2019

Reviewing the study article, “What a Simple Meal Teaches Us About a Heavenly King” in the January 2019 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: the Lord’s Evening Meal, the “two classes” doctrine, preaching with boldness. Subscribe to the JW Review in iTunes  

December 2018 Watchtower Study Review – “In what sense was the apostle Paul ‘caught away'”?

We are continuing our review of the December 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. In this review, we skip next week’s article to instead discuss more interesting questions as it relates to 2 Corinthians 12:1-4. What is the “third heaven” and what “paradise” is being referred to here? Topics of discussion: heaven, paradise earth, the anointed class, … More December 2018 Watchtower Study Review – “In what sense was the apostle Paul ‘caught away'”?

Watchtower Study Review – “Baptism—A Requirement for Christians” – April 30 – May6, 2018

Reviewing the study article, “Baptism – A Requirement for Christians” in the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: baptism, second chance doctrine, Jesus as mediator, disfellowshipping/shunning Subscribe to the JW Review Podcast in iTunes HERE and don’t forget to rate it!   JW.org sources cited in this podcast: Organized to do Jehovah’s Will JW.org … More Watchtower Study Review – “Baptism—A Requirement for Christians” – April 30 – May6, 2018

JW.org quotes – Jesus Mediates Only for the Anointed Class of 144,000

This will be a work in progress, especially as new quotes come out to support this Watchtower doctrine.  Keep in mind that this post is not intended to be an argument for or against this Watchtower teaching.  Rather, it’s meant to be a resource to accurately represent Watchtower teachings from their own sources.  If you’re … More JW.org quotes – Jesus Mediates Only for the Anointed Class of 144,000

Watchtower Christian Life and Ministry Review – April 16-22, 2018

Reviewing the April Christian Life and Ministry for the week of April 16-22, 2018.  I apologize for the blank spaces in the video/audio.  I had a power outage during my editing, which shut everything down and compromised the file.  Great timing! Topics of discussion: forgiveness of sins, the resurrection, Christology, 1919, the new birth Subscribe … More Watchtower Christian Life and Ministry Review – April 16-22, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?” April 16-22, 2018

Reviewing the study article, “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person” in the February 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: reading Bible verses in context, examining the teachings of men, the authority of the Governing Body, compassion for shunning victims, the two classes.   JW.org sources cited: 7 Elders who are reading this … More Watchtower Study Review – “What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?” April 16-22, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?” – March 19-25, 2018

Reviewing the article, “What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: the great crowd and anointed class, the Watchtower’s omission of Christ, and yearbook stats.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – “What Kind of Love Brings True Happiness?” – March 19-25, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “Why Give to the One Who Has Everything?” – March 12-18, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Why Give to the One Who Has Everything?” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: non-JW’s partaking at the memorial and giving to the JW organization   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the podcast.

Watchtower Study Review – “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” – March 5-11, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition.  Admittedly, I struggled to explain the Watchtower’s resurrection doctrine.  There is much to criticize, but also much to learn as it’s important we accurately represent the JW’s in what they believe. Topics of discussion: The Lord’s Supper, the “faith examination … More Watchtower Study Review – “Pleasant Unity and the Memorial” – March 5-11, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” – February 19-25, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: Baptism and salvation, Obeying God before men, friendship or sonship with God, Watchtower’s continued diminishment of Jesus, the Divine Name in the Christian Scriptures, and being a witness for Jesus.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW … More Watchtower Study Review – “Keep Working Out Your Own Salvation” – February 19-25, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “I have Hope Toward God” – February 5-11, 2018

Reviewing the article, “I Have Hope Toward God” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. The nature and timing of the resurrection is perhaps one of the most difficult Watchtower doctrines to reconcile with Scripture. This review will highlight these difficulties.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate … More Watchtower Study Review – “I have Hope Toward God” – February 5-11, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – “Let Nothing Deprive You of the Prize” – January 22-28, 2018

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Let Nothing Deprive You of the Prize.” Topics of discussion: The Anointed Class and The Other Sheep   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the podcast.

Watchtower Study Review – “Reject Worldly Thinking” – January 15-21, 2018

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Reject Worldly Thinking.” Topics of discussion: Christology, Christian Unity, the Other Sheep, Secular Careers, and whether JW’s can refute false Watchtower teaching.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – “Reject Worldly Thinking” – January 15-21, 2018

Watchtower Study Review – January 1-7, 2018 – “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?”

Reviewing the study article in the November 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?” Topics of discussion: elder authority, types/anti-types/dual-fulfillments, the Anointed Class, Jesus as mediator, and the second chance doctrine.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings draws more people to the … More Watchtower Study Review – January 1-7, 2018 – “Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?”

Watchtower Study Review – November 27 – December 3, 2017 – “Love…in Deed and Truth”

Reviewing the study article in the October 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “Love…in Deed and Truth.” Topics of discussion: Christian hedonism, the ransom, the anointed class, the new birth, second chance doctrine, the Faithful and Discreet Slave, Field Service Report Slips, the Governing Body.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t … More Watchtower Study Review – November 27 – December 3, 2017 – “Love…in Deed and Truth”

Christian Life and Ministry Review: November 20-26, 2017

Topics of discussion: prophecy fulfillment, 1919, the anointed class, Watchtower’s false predictions, the resurrection. This week we’re doing something a little different.  Ideally, i’d want to review everything the Watchtower puts out monthly.  But due to my busy schedule, that’s just not possible.  Due to a pretty uninteresting Watchtower Study Edition for next week, I decided to take … More Christian Life and Ministry Review: November 20-26, 2017

Watchtower Study Review – November 13-16, 2017 – “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power”

Reviewing the the study article in the September 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power.”  Topics discussed: The two-class theology, the anointed class, the use of Watchtower literature in public ministry, the lack of Jesus in Watchtower publications, and the unquestionable obedience that must be given to Watchtower teaching.   Go HERE to … More Watchtower Study Review – November 13-16, 2017 – “The Word of Our God…Exerts Power”