“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 June 11-17, 2018 “Serve Jehovah, the God of Freedom”

Reviewing the April 2018 Watchtower Study Edition for the week of June 11-17, 2018. Topics of discussion: freedom in the organization, Second Chance Doctrine, Higher Education, interpreting 2 Cor. 4:4, pointing others to Jesus (not just Jehovah), simplifying your life to serve Christ.   Subscribe to the JW Review in iTunes

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!  

Watchtower Study Review – “Parents, Are You Helping Your Child Progress to Baptism?” May 7-13, 2018

Reviewing the Study Article, “Parents, Are You Helping Your Child Progress to Baptism?” in the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: JW.org online library update (go HERE for my written article on the topic), baptism, disfellowshipping/shunning, second chance doctrine. Subscribe to the JW Review Podcast in iTunes HERE (please consider rating and reviewing … More Watchtower Study Review – “Parents, Are You Helping Your Child Progress to Baptism?” May 7-13, 2018

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

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 – “He Gives Power to the Tired One” – February 26 – March 4, 2018

Reviewing the article, “He Gives Power to the Tired One” in the January 2018 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: The burdens of JW activities, prayer to Jesus, children of God vs. friends of God, confession of sins to elders.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  … More Watchtower Study Review – “He Gives Power to the Tired One” – February 26 – March 4, 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 – “Help Your Children Become ‘Wise for Salvation'” – February 12-18, 2018

Reviewing the article, “Help Your Children Become ‘Wise for Salvation’” in the December 2017 Watchtower Study Edition. Topics of discussion: Correcting my error from last week’s Podcast, Watchtower’s lack of Jesus, applying critical thinking to Governing Body teachings, loving Jesus, Watchtower’s doctrinal changes and how to approach it, the cost of becoming a JW, and … More Watchtower Study Review – “Help Your Children Become ‘Wise for Salvation'” – February 12-18, 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

Is the Governing Body the “one true source” of Spiritual Food? April 2018 Watchtower Study Review

This is a review of the “Questions from Readers” in the April 2018 Watchtower Study Review.  The primary statement in question is this: “By directing interested people to our official websites, we are connecting them with the one true source of spiritual food, “the faithful and discreet slave.”  This may be the strongest statement of authority … More Is the Governing Body the “one true source” of Spiritual Food? April 2018 Watchtower Study Review

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 – December 4 – 10, 2017 – “The Truth Brings, ‘Not Peace, But a Sword!'”

Reviewing the study article in the October 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “The Truth Brings, ‘Not Peace, But a Sword!’” Topics of discussion: Devotion to Jesus, Justification, Courage in opposing the Watchtower, Disfellowshipping, and Christians going to Kingdom Halls.   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast on iTunes.  Don’t forget to rate it!  More ratings … More Watchtower Study Review – December 4 – 10, 2017 – “The Truth Brings, ‘Not Peace, But a Sword!'”

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”

Watchtower August 2017 Review: Week of October 2-8

Reviewing the study article in the August 2017 Watchtower Study Edition, “The Peace of God…Surpasses All Understanding”  Topics discussed: our relationship to Jesus Christ through prayer, Jehovah’s Witness baptism process, and the end times.  The blog I recommended at the beginning can be found at http://beroeans.net/   Go HERE to subscribe to the JW Review Podcast … More Watchtower August 2017 Review: Week of October 2-8