Here are some "suggested" ones for the end of 2009 and beginning of 2010. Note that never is "Jehovah" used, only "God" and the only reason Jesus is mentioned is that it is December. Notice that the point to the article or the magazine, for the answer, Although a scripture is suggested to be read. Many jws have used the same intro for years, one that is adaptable to any WT publication. I know jws that are afraid that someone will "show interest" and they will be obligated to call back or study with them. I found that those people quickly turned it over to someone else or just never went back. After all, they were given a witness, their living or dying was on them now. (Why just Proverbs 23:20a...the first part of the scripture, would they get the wrong idea if they read the whole verse? Already they are being conditioned to the snippet syndrome in WT publications)
*** km 12/09 p. 4 What to Say About the Magazines ***
The Watchtower December 1
“During this time of year, many set up a Nativity scene to depict this Bible account. [Read Matthew 2:1, 11.] Did you notice the differences between what the Bible says occurred and what is usually depicted? [Allow for response.] This article discusses what really happened.” Feature the article on page 31.
“I would like to get your opinion on something Jesus said. [Read Matthew 5:3.] Since there are so many different religions, do you think it matters how we choose to fulfill our spiritual need? [Allow for response.] This article shows what the Bible says on how to find true spiritual satisfaction.” Feature the article that begins on page 12.
The Watchtower January 1
“There are conflicting religious opinions regarding the use of alcoholic beverages. How do you think God feels about a person’s drinking alcohol? [Allow for response.] Although the Bible reports that Jesus once miraculously turned water to wine, it also says this. [Read Proverbs 23:20a.] This magazine shows the Bible’s balanced viewpoint.”
“In these difficult times, many people feel overworked and stressed out. Have you felt that way? [Allow for response.] Notice this reasonable advice. [Read Ecclesiastes 4:6.] This magazine discusses how we can balance work, family, and relaxation. It also gives suggestions for those looking for a job.”