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  1. Don't Give Up Convention! 2017 – Milan, Italy ??? Tap Link for Video IMG_1408.MP4
  2. Regional Convention in Kazakhstan. Don't Give Up! 2017 ???
  3. I'VE FOUND THE "REAL" CALEB! ???

    The "real Caleb" is at the Brazil Branch Office. ????
  4. Displaying Good Manners as Ministers of God “Become imitators of God.”—EPH. 5:1. ????? CONCERNING respectful conduct, author Sue Fox writes: “There’s no such thing as a vacation from good manners. Politeness works everywhere, all the time.” When people make a habit of being courteous, problems with others are minimized and often disappear. But the opposite is also true. Treating others in an ill-mannered fashion leads to conflict, resentment, and sadness. Good manners generally flourish in the true Christian congregation. ????? Still, we must guard against adopting the bad manners that are common in the world today. In the fast-paced life that is common in many places today, two people often pass each other without saying “hello” or “how are you?” ????? Of course, no one is expected to speak to everyone passing by on a crowded sidewalk. In many other situations, however, it is appropriate and desirable to greet others. Is it your custom to greet people? Or do you often walk by without a smile or a pleasant word? With no bad intention, a person could develop a habit that is in reality ill-mannered. ????? Godly parents in Bible times made sure that their children learned basic points of courtesy in the home. Consider the polite way in which Abraham and his son Isaac addressed each other at Genesis 22:7. The good training from his parents was evident also in the case of Joseph. When imprisoned, he was courteous even to his fellow prisoners. (Gen. 40:8, 14) His words to Pharaoh show that he had learned the proper way to address a person of high office. ????? The value of training our children to be well-mannered cannot be overestimated. To get along well as adults, young ones need to learn the proper way to greet visitors, to answer the telephone, and to eat a meal with others. They should be helped to understand why they ought to hold doors for people, show kindness to the elderly and sick, and offer to help those carrying heavy packages. They need to understand the importance of sincerely saying “please,” “thank you,” “you are welcome,” “may I help you?,” and “I am sorry.” ????? In the last days of his evil rule, Satan is bent on wiping out the standards of respectful conduct that Jehovah has established. But the Devil will fail to eradicate the good manners of true Christians. May each of us be determined to follow the examples of our gracious God and his Son. ????? Then our speech and conduct will always be in contrast with the actions of those who choose to be ill-mannered. We will bring praise to the name of our well-mannered God, Jehovah, and will attract sincere people to his true worship. Lesson for today. (Titus 2:7, 8) ?????
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  5. "One thing I have asked from Jehovah . . . that I may dwell in the house of Jehovah all the days of my life."—Ps. 27:4. 2014/6/24 ?????
  6. Don't Give Up! – Warsaw, Poland, Russian Language Assembly! ???
  7. We started the Don't Give Up Regional Assembly in Granada, Spain.2017 ??? Progressive notes by the regional assemblyThe objective of public preaching, with the cart, is, start conversations and not just stand aside without saying anything.Moses was the first human to work miracles.Anecdote in Granada, the light of the Congress palace is cut. It was remarkable to see nearly 2900 people stay in their seats, only lit by hundreds of tablets.Virtue is not just to avoid the bad, but to promote the goodStamina is not resignation. The power of the Lord complements our efforts.
  8. “This is my 16 year old son JJ, who is in Pioneer Service School this week with five other pioneers from our congregation in tiny Ignacio, Colorado, USA just like so many other pioneers at the end of this service year. ?????? What is remarkable about his story…is that he almost didn’t make it. On June 29 (from archives) while traveling home from the regional convention, we were involved in a terrible accident, all 5 of us in the lower picture were injured, but JJ was lifeflighted to university hospital because of extent of his internal injuries. ?????? Because of Jehovah’s help and the strength of his faith (he was baptized at age 9), this young man’s remarkable recovery speed allowed him to reach this important milestone. We are so proud of him, and other young people say they now want to pursue pioneering in their youth, just like JJ. The prayers of so many righteous ones were favourably heard!” Thank you Jehovah! ?????????
  9. Who is YOUR Fortress in Time of Distress? - A Fort Can Be a Place to Hide but Does Not Give YOU Safety! - Only Jehovah Can Keep YOU Safe! ~ ??⚓️?? (Psalm 61:3) For you have proved to be a refuge for me, A strong tower in the face of the enemy." ? Jehovah, Our ‘Fortress in Times of Distress’ In harmony with Jesus’ prayer, Jehovah is indeed watching over us. He is our “fortress in the time of distress.” (Psalm 37:39) The book of Proverbs uses similar language when it says: “The name of Jehovah is a strong tower. Into it the righteous runs and is given protection.” (Proverbs 18:10) ? This scripture reveals a basic truth about Jehovah’s tender concern for his creatures. God offers protection especially to righteous ones who actively seek him, as if we were running into a strong tower for shelter. ? When faced with distressing problems, how can we run to Jehovah for protection? Let us consider three vital steps that we can take in order to receive Jehovah’s help. ? First, we must turn to our heavenly Father in prayer. Second, we should work in harmony with his holy spirit. And third, we must submit to Jehovah’s arrangement by seeking association with fellow Christians who can allay our distress. ? The Power of Prayer Some health experts recommend prayer as treatment for depression and stress. While it may be true that a quiet moment of prayerlike reflection may relieve stress, much the same could be said about certain sounds of nature or even a back rub. ? True Christians do not trivialize prayer by viewing it as just a feel-good therapy. We view prayer as reverential communication with the Creator. Prayer involves our devotion to and confidence in God. Yes, prayer is part of our worship. ? Our prayers must be accompanied by a sense of confidence, or trust, in Jehovah. The apostle John wrote: “This is the confidence that we have toward him, that, no matter what it is that we ask according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14) ? Jehovah, the Supreme Being, the only true and almighty God, actually gives special attention to the earnest prayers of his worshipers. Just knowing that our loving God hears us when we share our anxieties and problems with him is comforting. ? (Philippians 4:6-7) . . .Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus." ? Faithful Christians should never feel shy, unworthy, or lacking in confidence when approaching Jehovah in prayer. True, when we are disappointed in ourselves or are overwhelmed with problems, we might not always be inclined to approach Jehovah in prayer. ? On such occasions we do well to remember that Jehovah “shows pity upon his own afflicted ones” and that he “comforts those laid low.” It is especially in times of anguish and distress that we need to turn confidently to our heavenly Father as our fortress. ? (Isaiah 49:13) . . .Give a glad cry, YOU heavens, and be joyful, you earth. Let the mountains become cheerful with a glad outcry. For Jehovah has comforted his people, and he shows pity upon his own afflicted ones." ? (2 Corinthians 7:6-7) . . .Nevertheless God, who comforts those laid low, comforted us by the presence of Titus." ? To benefit fully from the privilege of prayer, we must have real faith. The Bible says that “he that approaches God must believe that he is and that he becomes the rewarder of those earnestly seeking him.” (Hebrews 11:6) ? Faith is more than just believing that God exists, that “he is.” True faith involves a strong belief in God’s ability and desire to reward our life course of obedience to him. “The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous ones, and his ears are toward their supplication.” (1 Peter 3:12) A constant awareness of Jehovah’s loving concern for us gives special meaning to our prayers. ? Jehovah listens to our prayers when they are offered with a complete heart. The psalmist wrote: “I have called with my whole heart. Answer me, O Jehovah.” (Psalm 119:145) ? Unlike the ritualistic prayers in many religions, our prayers are not perfunctory or halfhearted. When we pray to Jehovah with our “whole heart,” our words are charged with meaning and purpose. After such earnest prayers, we begin to experience the relief that comes from throwing our “burden upon Jehovah himself.” As the Bible promises, “he himself will sustain” us. ? (Psalm 55:22) . . .Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, And he himself will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to totter." ? (1 Peter 5:6-7) . . .Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt YOU in due time; 7 while YOU throw all YOUR anxiety upon him, because he cares for YOU." ? (Psalm 25:20) 20 Do guard my soul and deliver me. May I not be ashamed, for I have taken refuge in you. ? (1 Samuel 17:45) In turn David said to the Phi·lis′tine: “You are coming to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I am coming to you with the name of Jehovah of armies, the God of the battle lines of Israel, whom you have taunted." ? (Psalm 18:2) Jehovah is my crag and my stronghold and the Provider of escape for me. My God is my rock. I shall take refuge in him, My shield and my horn of salvation, my secure height." ? (Proverbs 18:10) The name of Jehovah is a strong tower. Into it the righteous runs and is given protection." ? (Psalm 33:21) For in him our heart rejoices; For in his holy name we have put our trust." ??⚓️?? Oh how good your laws are Jehovah! Do they not warm your heart?
  10. Have you filled out your own medical directive that can speak for you, when you are unconscious? ???? BIBLE PRINCIPLE: For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you except these necessary things: to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols, FROM BLOOD, from what is strangled,* and from sexual immorality.# If you carefully keep yourselves from these things, you will prosper. Good health to you!" Please if you don't have your DPA card, ask the Elders in your Congregation and collect one. Please brothers, alway carry it where ever you go like ATM Card. Thank you! From your fellow servant of Jehovah, Brother Kingsley. ????
  11. The Polish Divorce - HaHaHaHa! ? ???

    The Polish Divorce - HaHaHaHa! – Don't We Need to Laugh? ????? A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl. Although his English was far from perfect, they got along very well. One day he rushed into a lawyer's office and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him. The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and asked him the following questions: Have you any grounds? Yes, an acre and half and nice little home. No, I mean what is the foundation of this case? It made of concrete. I don't think you understand. Does either of you have a real grudge? No, we have carport, and not need one. I mean what are your relations like? All my relations still in Poland . Is there any infidelity in your marriage? We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player. Does your wife beat you up? No, I always up before her. Is your wife a nagger? No, she white. Why do you want this divorce? She going to kill me. What makes you think that? I got proof. What kind of proof? She going to poison me. She buy a bottle at drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom. I can read English pretty good, and it say: ~~~Polish Remover~~~ Now didn't you need to Smile today? ?? ???? ??
  12. "The Time We Visited Auschwitz.“ ??? When the Tallinn, Estonia Convention delegates visited Haapsalu, we were taken to the train museum and there the brothers and sisters staged a reenactment of the deportation of our brothers to Siberia in April 1951. ??? We had the opportunity to climb into a boxcar (similar to the ones used ) and have the door closed. There were less than 20 of us but there would have been 40 to a car on the 2 week journey to Siberia. Some were dressed as guards and even fired guns with blanks. It was emotionally moving, similar to the time we visited Auschwitz.“ ??? Jehovah—Our Source of Salvation ????? Why do we take refuge in Jehovah? ??‍♀️??? Concerning the true worshiper, the psalmist represents God as saying: “Because on me he has set his affection, I shall also provide him with escape. I shall protect him because he has come to know my name.” (Psalm 91:14) The phrase “I shall protect him” is literally, “I shall place him on high,” that is, out of reach. We take refuge in Jehovah as his worshipers especially because ‘we have set our affection on him.’ (Mark 12:29, 30; 1 John 4:19) ??‍♀️??? In turn, God ‘provides us with escape’ from our enemies. Never will we be wiped off the earth. Rather, we will be saved because we know the divine name and call upon it in faith. (Romans 10:11-13) And we are determined to ‘walk in Jehovah’s name forever.’—Micah 4:5; Isaiah 43:10-12. ??‍♀️??? As Psalm 91 concludes, what does Jehovah promise his faithful servant? ??‍♀️??? As Psalm 91 concludes, Jehovah says of his faithful servant: “He will call upon me, and I shall answer him. I shall be with him in distress. I shall rescue him and glorify him. With length of days I shall satisfy him, and I shall cause him to see salvation by me.” (Psalm 91:15, 16) When we call upon God in prayer according to his will, he answers us. (1 John 5:13-15) ??‍♀️??? We have already passed through much distress because of the hostility fomented by Satan. But the words “I shall be with him in distress” prepare us for future trials and assure us that God will sustain us when this wicked system is destroyed. ?????
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  13. Little Things Mean A lot! ? ? ?

    Do You Notice What Others Do? ??? Yes, and so does Jehovah! He notices what we do. Hence, as imitators of God, we should be alert to recognize the efforts of others. (Ephesians 5:1) Why not take a closer look at the challenges your fellow Christians face in order to attend congregation meetings, to engage in the field ministry, even to go about their daily life? ??? Then, let your fellow worshipers of Jehovah know that you appreciate their efforts. They will be glad that you noticed, and your concern may serve to reassure them that Jehovah notices too. ??? Those who had been through the toughest times, would understand the beauty of the simplest things. — Enjoy those simple things today! Those bigger things can rest! ??? You will find more joy in life looking at those simple things! Lean upon Jehovah, pray, he cares for you! Say I give you all my burdens Jehovah and let go! You will be surprised how blessed you will feel! Yes appreciate the little things, these are made for our smiles and enjoyment! ??? Share this with all going through hard times. Support each other! The burdens are light, and in time will be a thing of the past! Look ahead and keep focused on the prize! Soon! Share, Care and Say in Prayer! ????‍♀️????
  14. God’s Love Manifest in a Mother’s Love! - A Mother's Love like no Other ~ ????? “Can a wife forget her suckling so that she should not pity the son of her belly? Even these women can forget, yet I myself shall not forget you.”—ISAIAH 49:15 ????? A NEWBORN baby nestles in his mother’s arms as she nurses him. The scene is one of tenderness and love. “When I first held my baby in my arms,” says a mother named Pam, “I felt an overwhelming sense of love and responsibility for this new life.” It seems an obvious fact, but research has confirmed that a mother’s love profoundly influences her baby’s development. A document published by the World Health Organization Programme on Mental Health states: “Studies have shown that infants who are abandoned and separated from their mothers become unhappy and depressed, sometimes to the point of panic.” This same document cites a study indicating that children who receive love and attention from an early age are likely to have a substantially higher IQ than children who are neglected. ????? Regarding the importance of a mother’s love, Alan Schore, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine in the United States, says: “The child’s first relationship, the one with the mother, acts as a template, as it permanently molds the individual’s capacities to enter into all later emotional relationships.” You may wonder, though: ‘If God is wise, powerful, and loving, why does he not end suffering? Why does he allow children to die, oppression to continue, and the earth to be damaged by mismanagement and greed?’ These are good questions that deserve reasonable answers. ????? Despite what agnostics may say, it is possible to discover satisfying answers to those questions. Millions of people in hundreds of countries have found such answers by studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. The publishers of this journal invite you to do the same. ????? As your knowledge of God grows through a study of both his Word and his creation, you will perceive that he is not distant and unknowable. Rather, you will likely become convinced that God is “not far off from each one of us.”—Acts 17:27.
  15. Pretoria, Chinese – South Africa JW Expo setup 1 Video tap on link 2 Pictures IMG_1480.MOV
  16. 1 Video – 2017 Convention at the Moncton Colosseum, New Brunswick, Canada! We had a nation wide tie in total attendance to the Toronto Special Convention of 98,555k people!! Two photos and one Video! – Enjpy! 2. Photo We had the blessing of being tied into the Toronto Special Convention and hear Brother Herd give the talk "Keep in Expectation . . . It Will Not Be Late!” Based on Habakkuk 2:3 on day 3! From the Moncton Colosseum in New Brunswick, Canada! Photo 3 – from Toronto Canada What a wonderful blessing to be with brothers and sisters, tied into the Toronto Special Convention!! ? IMG_1420.MP4
  17. How many lions are left in the wild? - Fewer than you think. ????? Lions have disappeared from 80 percent of their historic range due to habitat loss, hunting and poaching, retaliatory killings by livestock owners and loss of prey. “Nearly a century ago, there were as many as 200,000 lions living in the wild in Africa. Today, the most recent surveys estimate that there are fewer than 30,000 lions living in the wild in Africa today.” ????? Some estimates are much lower, putting wild lion populations at as few as 20,000. Though lions are such a big part of the human consciousness across the planet, we are at risk of the species entirely disappearing from the grasslands where they roam. This fact surprises many people, including those who love lions. These big cats are part of a much bigger ecosystem, one in which humans play a significant role. That role can be shifted from one that is causing lion populations to dwindle toward extinction, to one that creates strategies for coexisting with and protecting this important and magnificent predator. ????? Read more:
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    When did lions disappear from Bible lands? ????? Glazed-brick frieze of a lion A glazed-brick frieze from ancient Babylon Although there are no lions in the wild in the Holy Land today, some 150 Scriptural references to this animal show that it was familiar to Bible writers. Most of those references are figurative; yet, some record actual encounters with lions. Samson, David, and Benaiah, for example, are credited with killing lions. (Judges 14:5, 6; 1 Samuel 17:34, 35; 2 Samuel 23:20) Other individuals were slain by lions.—1 Kings 13:24; 2 Kings 17:25. ????? In ancient times, the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) ranged from Asia Minor and Greece to Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia, and northwest India. Feared and respected, the animal often appeared in ancient Near Eastern art. Outstanding glazed-brick depictions of lions decorated ancient Babylon’s Processional Way. ????? Crusaders reportedly hunted lions in Palestine toward the end of the 12th century C.E. Lions seem to have become extinct in the area shortly after 1300. However, their presence was still reported in Mesopotamia and Syria until the 19th century and in Iran and Iraq as late as the first part of the 20th century.
  18. Money ? Does Not Buy Happiness! ??? This story is about a beautiful, expensively dressed lady who complained to her psychiatrist that she felt that her whole life was empty, it had no meaning:So, the lady went to visit a counselor to seek out happiness. The counselor called over the old lady who cleaned the office floors and then said to the rich lady "I am going to ask Mary here to tell you how she found happiness. All I want you to do is listen to her." So the old lady put down her broom, sat on a chair and told her story: "Well, my husband died of malaria and three months later my only son was killed by a car. I had nobody - I had nothing left. I couldn't sleep, I couldn't eat, I never smiled at anyone, I even thought of taking my own life. Then one evening a little kitten followed me home from work. Somehow I felt sorry for that kitten. It was cold outside, so I decided to let the kitten in. I got it some milk, and the kitten licked the plate clean. Then it purred and rubbed against my leg and, for the first time in months, I smiled. Then I stopped to think, if helping a little kitten could make me smile, maybe doing something for people could make me happy. So the next day I baked some biscuits and took them to a neighbor who was sick in bed. Every day I tried to do something nice for someone. It made me so happy to see them happy. Today, I don't know of anybody who sleeps and eats better than I do. I've found happiness, by giving it to others." When she heard that,the rich lady cried. She had everything that money could buy, but she had lost the things which money cannot buy. The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are; but on how happy others can be because of you. ?Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey. ?Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. ?Happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision. ?Happiness is what you are, not what you have! ‘There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.’” ??? (Acts 20:35)
  19. Walk With God in These Turbulent Times ??? 2 Look! God is my salvation. I will trust and feel no dread; For Jah Jehovah is my strength and my might, And he has become my salvation.” 3 With rejoicing you will draw water From the springs of salvation. 4 And in that day you will say: “Give thanks to Jehovah, call on his name, Make his deeds known among the peoples! Declare that his name is exalted. 5 Sing praises to Jehovah, for he has done magnificent things. Let this be made known in all the earth." (Isaiah 12:2-5). ??? Jehovah is our Creator, the Source of our life, and the Provider of all that we need to sustain life. (Revelation 4:11) As a result, only he has the right to tell us how to walk. In addition, walking with God is the most beneficial course possible. For those who walk with him, Jehovah has made provision for the forgiveness of sin, and he offers the sure hope of everlasting life. Our all-loving heavenly Father also provides wise counsel that helps those who walk withhim to make a success of life now, despite their being imperfect and living in a world that is lying in Satan’s power. (John 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:15, 16; 1 John 1:8; 2:25; 5:19) ??? Finally, and most important, when we walk with God, we show where we stand on the great issue that was raised back in the garden of Eden—the issue of sovereignty. (Genesis 3:1-6) We demonstrate by our life course that we stand squarely on Jehovah’s side, and we fearlessly proclaim that he alone is the rightful Sovereign. (Psalm 83:18) We thus act in harmony with our prayer that God’s name be sanctified and his will be done. (Matthew 6:9, 10) How wise are those who choose to walk with God! They can be sure that they are going in the right direction, since Jehovah is “wise alone.” He never makes a mistake.—Romans 16:27. ???
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  20. Dont give up! For this word ???? You are truly example for you JW family. Brother DENNIS CHRISTENSEN from Russia love the way you smiled at people who locked you up love your courage love you bro May Jehovah rescue you with his mighty hands You have set an example for us to follow Take courage, for Jehovah is with you. He will deliver you. He will make you strong Jehovah will fight for his loyal one Grant us boldNess oh Jehovah as we face all sorts of persecution in this system of things ???? #jw #russia #faith #jwfamily #dontgiveup #loveyou #brother #jehovah #our #refuge #family #photo
  21. SOON GOD'S JUDGEMENTS WILL BE DONE! ???⚖️??? Revelation chapter 14 goes on to describe further events that are to take place in the hour of judgment. Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion, is mentioned first: “Another, a second angel, followed, saying: ‘She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen!’” (Revelation 14:8) Yes, from God’s viewpoint, Babylon the Great has already fallen. In 1919, Jehovah’s anointed servants were set free from the bondage of Babylonish doctrines and practices, which have dominated peoples and nations for millenniums. ???⚖️??? (Revelation 17:1, 15) They could henceforth devote themselves to promoting true worship. Global preaching of the good news of God’s Kingdom has taken place since then.—Matthew 24:14. ???⚖️??? That is not all there is to God’s judgment against Babylon the Great. Her final destruction is soon to come. (Revelation 18:21) With good reason, the Bible urges people everywhere: “Get out of her [Babylon the Great] . . . if you do not want to share with her in her sins.” (Revelation 18:4, 5) How do we get out of Babylon the Great? This involves more than just severing any ties with false religion. Babylonish influence is present in many popular celebrations and customs, in the world’s permissive attitude toward sex, in the promoting of entertainment involving spiritism, and much more. To keep on the watch, it is vital that both in our actions and in the desires of our heart, we give evidence that we are truly separate from Babylon the Great in every way. ???⚖️??? Revelation 14:8-21. 8 And another, a second angel, followed, saying: “She has fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen, she who made all the nations drink of the wine of the anger of her fornication!” 9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the wild beast and its image, and receives a mark on his forehead or upon his hand, 10 he will also drink of the wine of the anger of God that is poured out undiluted into the cup of his wrath, and he shall be tormented with fire and sulphur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever, and day and night they have no rest, those who worship the wild beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name. 12 Here is where it means endurance for the holy ones, those who observe the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.”And they gathered them together to the place that is called in Hebrew Har–Ma·ged′on." ???⚖️??? "And the seventh one poured out his bowl upon the air. At this a loud voice issued out of the sanctuary from the throne, saying: “It has come to pass!” 18 And lightnings and voices and thunders occurred, and a great earthquake occurred such as had not occurred since men came to be on the earth, so extensive an earthquake, so great. 19 And the great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell; and Babylon the Great was remembered in the sight of God, to give her the cup of the wine of the anger of his wrath. 20 Also, every island fled, and mountains were not found. 21 And a great hail with every stone about the weight of a talent descended out of heaven upon the men, and the men blaspheme God due to the plague of hail, because the plague of it was unusually great." ???⚖️??? WHAT COMES NEXT? ??⚖️?? READ MORE AT:
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  22. The Most Useful Comparison You May Ever Make ????? Lesson for today. (Mark 7:13) Christians unitedly followed the teachings and instructions of the Founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ. What about your church? Do you believe that it teaches what Christ taught and what the early followers of Christ believed in? How can you know for sure? There is only one way—to use the Bible as a measuring stick. ????? Consider this: Jesus Christ had a deep respect for the Scriptures as the Word of God. He did not approve of those who watered down the Bible’s teachings by giving priority to man-made traditions. (Mark 7:9-13) ????? We can thus safely conclude that true followers of Jesus would base their beliefs on the Bible. So each Christian does well to ask himself, ‘Do the teachings of my church agree with the Bible?’ To answer that question, why not compare what your church teaches with what the Bible actually says? Jesus said that our worship of God must be based on truth—the truth found in the Bible. (John 4:24; 17:17) And the apostle Paul said that our salvation depends on our coming to “an accurate knowledge of truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4) ????? So it is vital that our beliefs be based on accurate Bible truth. Why, our very salvation is at stake! This short quiz may help you to make the most useful comparison you could ever make. Are you willing to compare other teachings of your church with what the Bible says? Jehovah’s Witnesses would be happy to help you to examine clear Bible truth. ????? Why not ask one of the Witnesses for a free Bible study? Or you can visit our website, jw.org. 1 ?QUESTION: Who is God? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS: ANSWER: Jehovah, the Father of Jesus, is the eternal God and the almighty Creator of all things. “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you.”—Colossians 1:3. “You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things.”—Revelation 4:11. See also Romans 10:13; 1 Timothy 1:17. 2 ?QUESTION: Who is Jesus Christ? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS: ANSWER: Jesus is the firstborn Son of God. Jesus was created, and thus he had a beginning. Jesus is subject to God and obedient to His will. “The Father is greater than I am.”—John 14:28. “[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.”—Colossians 1:15. See also Matthew 26:39; 1 Corinthians 15:28. 3 ?QUESTION: What is the holy spirit? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS: ANSWER: The holy spirit is a force that God uses to accomplish his will. It is not a person. People can be filled with holy spirit and empowered by it. “As Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the infant in her womb leaped, and Elizabeth was filled with holy spirit.”—Luke 1:41. “You will receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you.”—Acts 1:8. See also Genesis 1:2; Acts 2:1-4; 10:38. 4 ?QUESTION: What is the Kingdom of God? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS: ANSWER: God’s Kingdom is a heavenly government. Jesus is the King of God’s Kingdom. Soon this Kingdom will cause God’s will to be done everywhere on earth. “The seventh angel blew his trumpet. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: ‘The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will rule as king forever and ever.’”—Revelation 11:15. See also Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:9, 10. 5 ?QUESTION: Do all good people go to heaven? WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS: ANSWER: No. A limited group of faithful humans, called a “little flock,” are chosen by God to go to heaven. They will rule with Jesus as kings over mankind. ?????
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