The purpose of this recurring post is to provide a brief summary of each issue of The Watchtower studied throughout 2014. It is our hope to thus provide some insight into the true nature of the “food at the proper time” provided to Jehovah’s Witnesses by the Governing Body
w13 11/15 (December 30 – February 2)
THEME: Be obedient to our leadership because Armageddon is close.
Article 1: Advice on Prayer. The end is near.
Article 2: Don’t doubt. Be patient. The end is near.
Article 3: Obedience. Salvation depends on staying in the Organization.
Article 4: Obedience. Salvation depends on obeying the elders.
Article 5: Counsel to elders.
w13 12/15 (February 3 – March 2)
THEMES: Don’t doubt us. Avoid apostates. Make sacrifices. You are not to partake.
Article 1: Beware apostates.
Article 2: Donate to and serve the Organization.
Article 3: We have the right date. You shouldn’t partake.
Article 4: As in article 3, right date, don’t partake.
w14 1/14 (March 3 – April 6)
THEMES: We’re in the last days. The end is near. Make sacrifices.
Article 1: 1914 is true, Jehovah is king since then. (Christ too.)
Article 2: Authority of Governing Body reaffirmed. Don’t doubt.
Article 3: Make sacrifices.
Article 4: Make sacrifices because the end is near.
Article 5: New proof that the end is near (“this generation’ – Take 7).
w14 2/14 (April 7 – May 4)
THEMES: We are special. It’s good to be one of the other sheep. Stick to the Organization.
Article 1: Partial prophetic misapplication of Ps. 45 to reinforce role of anointed.
Article 2: Partial prophetic misapplication of Ps. 45 to reinforce role of other sheep.
Article 3: Stick with the Organization to get God’s protection.
Article 4: Reinforce teaching that other sheep are not God’s children.
w14 3/14 (May 5 – June 1)
THEMES: Make sacrifices. Don’t get discouraged. Provide for the Elderly and full-timers.
Article 1: Be self-sacrificing.
Article 2: Don’t be discouraged by failed expectations.
Article 3: Provide for elderly, but help full-timers avoid this duty.
Article 4: More instruction on helping the elderly.
w14 4/14 (June 2 – July 6)
THEMES: Make sacrifices. Rely on the Organization. Be obedient.
Article 1: Trust Jehovah to help you fulfill theocratic (organizational) assignments.
Article 2: The time is short and we must preach from door-to-door.
Article 3: Don’t emigrate to provide a better standard of living for your family.
Article 4: Be willing to sacrifice creature comforts for the sake of the good news.
Article 5: Jehovah cares for and corrects us through his Organization.
w14 5/14 (July 7 – August 3)
THEMES: Preaching techniques and good manners. Believe in, obey and support the Organization as being from God.
Article 1: How to respond to questions in the field ministry.
Article 2: Common sense good manners and conduct in the field ministry.
Article 3: Attempts to prove that only through an Organization does Jehovah guide his people.
Article 4: Our survival depends on obeying, being loyal, and not doubting the Organization.
w14 6/14 (August 4 – August 31)
THEMES: Love God, obey the Organization. Love our neighbor and preach. Be kind and non-judgmental to our brothers. Encourage others to do more in the Organization.
Article 1: Love Jehovah and obey the Organization.
Article 2: Love our neighbors and show that love by preaching to them.
Article 3: Imitate Jehovah’s mercy in dealing with weaknesses of others.
Article 4: Encourage others, young ones particularly, to reach out for greater privileges in the Organization.