Going to bible study tomorrow (24th), need intel!

by bohm 13 Replies latest jw friends

  • bohm

    Hello all!

    Im going to the bible study/meeting/whatever tomorrow, and I feel kind of clueless about whats going to happend. I found LUKEWARM's thread here:


    About the 'bible study' comments, but im not sure that is whats going to happend tomorrow. So, tomorrow, whats going to happend? what litterature is going to be studied? (and where can i find it - if it is books i have the WT cd, otherwise it would be great with some links). Well, its properly going to be fun.

    while im at it, i found out the most incredible thing today - jehovahs witnesses are not allowed to say cheers! perhaps its because im a bit drunk, but im really curious about what demonic rituals lie behind the practise of saying 'cheers'. If anyone know a site or something with some info on that demonic practice, im all ears.

    peace out!

  • bluecanary
  • bohm

    bluecanary: Never heard of that urband legend, but why does jehovahs witnesses think its wrong to say cheers? some of the 'forbidden' things i can kind of understand, like new years eve or christmas, but CHEERS?! im completely clueless.

  • Chalam

    Titus 1:15-16 (New International Version)

    15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

    Says it all really. So many things the WT teaches are "pagan", even wedding rings! JWs minds and consciences are corrupted.

    All the best,


  • bluecanary

    Do you want the real reason or the official reason? The official reason may vary depending on what JW you ask. The basic answer will be that it's based on what pagans did or that it's an appeal to the god of luck. The true reason is that they are forbidden from doing certain normal things so that they will stand out and feel even more separate from normalcy. This is a tactic cults use to make people easier to control.

  • bluecanary

    Sorry I can't answer the rest of your question. I have no clue what they're studying right now.

  • yknot

    Okie dokie...

    Lets start with the schedule:

    Week Starting Sept 21

    Song 69

    Congregation Bible Study: Iv chap.10 9-15, box on p.114

    Theocratic Ministry School:
    Bible reading: Numbers 30-32
    No. 1: Numbers 32:1-15
    No. 2: What Will Happen if We Die? (lr chap.34)
    No. 3: Is Heavenly Life the Hope for All Christians? (rs p. 164 1-3)

    Service Meeting:
    Song 141
    5 min: Announcements.
    10 min: Prepare to Offer the October 1 Watchtower and the October special issue of Awake! Briefly review the contents of the magazines. Ask audience which articles of the special October Awake! may have greater appeal locally. Interview a pioneer experienced in developing effective presentations and have him demonstrate one suggestion with the special issue of Awake!
    10 min: If Someone Says, 'I'm Not Interested.' Audience discussion based on page 16 of the Reasoning book. Arrange for a publisher to demonstrate one or two of the published suggestions.
    10 min: "Skillfully Use the Bible." Question-and-answer discussion.
    Song 107

    I will start uploading links...... check back!

  • yknot

    Pubs in order of usage...

    Songbook (don't have it on PDF, on WTCD)

    Keep Yourselves in God's Love (can be found on 2008 WTCD too) http://www.4shared.com/file/62479366/e9ccf7bd/2008_Keep_Yourselves_in_Gods_Love.html

    NWT (don't have it on PDF, on WTCD)

    October Awake and WT (see Lit Servant- the 10 minute discussion goes on and on)

    Reasoning (on WTCD too http://www.4shared.com/file/64198769/4aeb3f7d/1989-Reasoning-Book-R.html

    Sept KM http://www.sendspace.com/file/f43x7j

    ((( If you wanna research Talk #2 Learn From the Great Teacher the WTCD has it too under the "Teacher" ))

    I am not sure about your KH, but our final Q&A in the service meeting had us looking up all the scriptures listed after trying to say them by memory

  • yknot

    Of course if you are too drunk to read......

    MP3's are offered on JW.org

    Here is God's Love (chapter 10 is being covered) http://www.jw.org/index.html?option=QrYQZRQVNlBBX

    Here is the NWT (Numbers 30-32) http://www.jw.org/index.html?option=QrYQZRQVNlVlYR

    If you are really, really, really drunk and all giggly over everything.....you can watch the ASL versions http://www.jw.org/index.html?option=QrYQZRQVNFVTr

  • bohm

    yknot: wow, you are a real sweetheart, thanks! I love the part with mp3's if im to drunk to read ;-).

    Seems pretty harmless all in all.. The part from the reasoning book about how to place litterature at people who are not interested in the message raise some interesting questions, like why jehovahs witnesses are taught to respond to litterature in exactly the way everybody else should NOT or else face destruction by the loving and friendly God, but i doubt its suitable to ask given the format of the meeting.

    I think i will shut up untill/if i get to a meeting where i can ask something really fun..

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