JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – November 11-17, 2019

Link to publication: https://www.jw.org/en/library/jw-meeting-workbook/november-2019-mwb/meeting-schedule-november11-17/ Digging for Spiritual Gems The below quotes are from the Insights volume and would take up too much space to quote fully here. I would encourage you to read the full context. But here’s the highlights. Love is held back only from those whom Jehovah shows are unworthy of it, or … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – November 11-17, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – October 28–​November 3, 2019

Link to the publication: https://www.jw.org/en/library/jw-meeting-workbook/october-2019-mwb/meeting-schedule-october28-november3/ TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD 11 How, though, should we understand Jesus’ assurance that Jehovah will cause justice to be done “speedily”? God’s Word shows that “even though [Jehovah] is long-suffering,” he will quickly execute justice when the time is ripe. (Luke 18:7, 8; 2 Peter 3:9, 10) In Noah’s time, when the Flood arrived, the … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – October 28–​November 3, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – October 21-​27, 2019

You can view the meeting workbook here: https://www.jw.org/en/library/jw-meeting-workbook/october-2019-mwb/meeting-schedule-october21-27/ This week’s meeting workbook didn’t have a whole lot to sink my teeth into, but I do have a few thoughts. TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD “THE most difficult time of the night to stay awake is just before the dawn of a new day,” says a former … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – October 21-​27, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – October 14-20, 2019

For various reasons, I haven’t been able to keep up with the meeting workbook reviews. I have been prioritizing the Watchtower Study Reviews when I only have time to review one. If you find the Meeting Workbook reviews to be more beneficial, let me know and i’ll try to prioritize this better. You can find … More JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – October 14-20, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – September 23-29, 2019

Sorry for missing the past few weeks. Hopefully now that i’m settled in with my move I can keep these reviews going consistently. I know to many, the workbook reviews may not be as entertaining as the Watchtower video reviews I do. But in a lot of ways, I enjoy this more because it allows … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – September 23-29, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – July 15-21, 2019

This week’s review comes from the July Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook for July 15-21, 2019. TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD – “The Revealing of the Lawless One” Herein lies another mystery, diametrically opposed to Jehovah’s “sacred secret.” It is “the mystery of this lawlessness.” This was a mystery to true Christians because in the apostle … More JW Life and Ministry Workbook Review – July 15-21, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – July 8-14, 2019

Reviewing the July 2019 JW Meeting Workbook for the week of July 8-14. TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD – Keep Encouraging One Another and Building One Another Up 13 In order to preside well over the flock, the elders discuss among themselves how to address the needs of the congregation. It might be more efficient if … More JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – July 8-14, 2019

JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – June 17-23, 2019

Review of the June JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook for the week of June 17-23, 2019. Treasures From God’s Word – “Put On the Complete Suit of Armor From God” The fact is, young ones can win, and they are winning! Why? Because they “go on acquiring power in the Lord.” But they do … More JW Life and Ministry Meeting Workbook Review – June 17-23, 2019

JW Meeting Workbook Review for May 27-June 2, 2019

Reviewing the May 2019 Meeting Workbook for the week of May 27-June 2. “I Resisted Him Face-to-Face.” Notice how the Watchtower summarizes their reference in w18.03 31-32 ¶16: “We must be courageous.” What acts of courage are being described by the Watchtower? 1) Elders confronting the rank-and-file 2) The prophet Nathan confronting King David 3) The … More JW Meeting Workbook Review for May 27-June 2, 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

Taking a Break

Hello everyone, Due to various personal reasons, i’m taking a break from the weekly JW Review Podcast.  I don’t know for how long, but most likely a minimum of 6 months.  As far as posting content here (or YouTube), I may or may not be posting anything either for these 6 months.  I know that … More Taking a Break

Watchtower Study Review “Listen to Discipline and Become Wise” May 28-June3, 2018

Reviewing the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition for the week of May 28-June 3. Topics of discussion: Omitting Jesus, the Divine Name in the Christian Scriptures, the Organization, Disfellowshipping/Shunning, Judicial Committees, Second Chance Doctrine, the Atonement, the Governing Body Subscribe to the JW Review in iTunes and please consider rating this podcast!  

My Thoughts on the Recent JW.org Online Library Updates

Until recently, if you wanted to obtain information from Watchtower publications going back to the 1950’s through the 1990’s, you either had to have the printed publications, access to the Watchtower Library CD-ROM, or worse, scans of the publications.  This made the situation quite difficult for non-JW’s and their interactions with JW’s.  Here’s why: A … More My Thoughts on the Recent JW.org Online Library Updates

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

When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? – part 1

In the October 1, 2014 Watchtower, a “conversation article” is published whereby a Jehovah’s Witness discusses 1914 with his neighbor.  It was obviously not a real discussion, but described as a “typical conversation” nonetheless.  While the neighbor is nowhere near as skeptical as myself, he still asked some decent questions.  In fact, many of the … More When Did God’s Kingdom Begin Ruling? – part 1

What about those with less access to Watchtower Publications?

In the August 15, 2014 Watchtower Study Edition, the Watchtower addresses some interesting points as it relates to reading the Bible when someone has less access to the Watchtower publications than others. Since the appointment of the faithful slave in 1919, millions of “domestics” of all languages have been gathered into God’s organization and are … More What about those with less access to Watchtower Publications?

How many JW’s view so-called “apostate literature”

While not an “official” publication by the Watchtower, THIS ARTICLE appears to reflect the attitude of many JW’s as they consider former Governing Body member Ray Franz and his books.  While there may be other books he’s written that i’m not aware of, the most prominent are CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE and IN SEARCH OF CHRISTIAN FREEDOM.  The purpose of this … More How many JW’s view so-called “apostate literature”