The Other Sheep Are God’s Children Too

After the resurrection of Lazarus, the machinations of the Jewish leaders moved into high gear. “What are we to do, because this man performs many signs? 48 If we let him alone this way, they will all put faith in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our...

A Feast to Jehovah

[this article is contributed by Alex Rover]  “DO YOU remember when you first learned about the wonderful prospect that Jehovah offers to obedient mankind?” w08 6/15 pp. 22-26 par. 1 “MOST of us in the Christian congregation can recall the joy we felt when we first...

The Governing Body Loves Us!

In this month’s tv.jw.org TV broadcast, Governing Body member Mark Sanderson concludes with these words: “We hope that this program has assured you that the Governing Body truly loves each one of you and that we notice and appreciate your steadfast endurance.” We know...

#JeSuisJésus

[this article was contributed by Alex Rover] The French satirical magazine ‘Weekly Charlie’ has once more been the target of terror attacks. In a display of solidarity and unity for worldwide peace and security, world leaders have today gathered in Paris,...

The Good News Defined

There has been a debate over what the Good News really is.  This is no trivial matter because Paul says that if we don’t preach the right “good news” we will be cursed.  (Galatians 1:8) Are Jehovah’s Witnesses preaching the real good news?  We...

Commentary on John 15:1-17

[this post is contributed by Alex Rover] A consideration of John 15:1-17 will do much to encourage us to greater love for one another, for it demonstrates Christ’s great love for us and builds appreciation for the great privilege of being brothers and sisters in...

Lovers of Darkness

I was telling a friend the other day that reading the Bible is like listening to classical music. No matter how often I hear a classical piece, I continue to find unnoticed nuances which enhance the experience. Today, while reading John chapter 3, something popped out...

A Spirit Directed Majority?

Alex Rover gave an excellent summary of the changed state of affairs in our Organization in his comment on my most recent post. It got me to thinking about how these changes came about. For instance, his third point reminds us that in the “old days” we did not know...

The Shadow of the Pharisee

“. . .And when it became day, the assembly of elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, gathered together, and they led him into their San′he·drin hall and said: 67 “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them: “Even if I told you, you would not...