Going to the Watchtower Study

Enjoy another fun video by Bro. K. Hall. This particular episode is about sitting through a Watchtower Study. The Society has been stressing that the Watchtower Study is the real reason for JWs to attend the Sunday meeting. Few (if any) of “the public” ever wander through Kingdom Hall doors to listen to what amounts to a JW “sermonette.” Until a few years ago there was also a welcomed break between the public talk and the Watchtower Study. The Society eliminated that anticipated pause because so many JWs would sneak away between meetings. Likewise, many would also use the break to sneak in if they were late – or simply did not want to sit through another boring talk. The semi-secret study edition of the Watchtower is specially designed for use by baptized Witnesses, their families, and unbaptized “interested persons,” at least those who seem to be progressing toward baptism.

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How Witnesses Study the Bible

I was barely 8 years old when my mother allowed a nice Jehovah’s Witness “sister” to come into our home. Shortly afterwards Mom decided to accept the lady’s offer for a “free weekly Bible study.” I realized later that because the “sister” seemed very sweet and sincere, she could easily charm my Catholic mother in practiced ways that quickly overwhelmed any objections. She was even able to convince my mother that a Bible study “would be good for your young son.” For the next couple of months that sweet JW sister studied with both my mother and me for one hour each week. We’d open our Bible a few times, but most of our time in “Bible study” was spent reading paragraphs from a green book entitled “Let God Be True.” Initially, I looked forward to quietly sitting in on the study with my mother and the friendly lady. Even … Continue reading