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The Things that Must Shortly Take Place

Thursday, March 31 We are God’s fellow workers.—1 Cor. 3:9. Jehovah is a worker who takes pleasure in what he does.  To allow his intelligent creatures to experience a similar joyful and gratifying feeling of accomplishment, Jehovah has assigned them pleasant and satisfying work. For example, he involved his firstborn Son in His creative work.  During his [...]

March 31st, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

The Devil’s Demise

Wednesday, March 30 The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.—1 Cor. 15:26. What about Satan, the one who initially caused all the misery that mankind has experienced? Revelation 20:7-15 provides the answer. In a final test of all perfect humans, Satan will be permitted to try to mislead them. The Devil and those who [...]

March 30th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

Draw Close to God

Tuesday, March 29 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.—Jas. 4:8. Jehovah urges us in his Word to “draw close” to him, and he promises us that if we do, “he will draw close” to us. What an uplifting thought that is! Yet, many people think that it is unrealistic to believe [...]

March 29th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

You Will Have to Know that I am Jehovah

Monday, March 28 “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah.—Isa. 43:10. Sadly, the world’s news media has largely ignored or even distorted the most important facts of human history. This is certainly the case with what the almighty God stated by means of his ancient prophet Ezekiel: “The nations will have to know that [...]

March 28th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

Following Christ to the End

Saturday, March 26 Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow his steps closely.—1 Pet. 2:21. Of all the humans who have walked the earth, no one is more worthy of imitation than Jesus Christ. Why is that? Jesus himself once said: “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father also.”  Jesus reflects his [...]

March 26th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

Life-giving spirits

Friday, March 25 The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.—1 Cor. 15:45. How would mankind be freed from their struggle with inherited imperfection? Jehovah provided for a Kingdom government made up of “the last Adam” and chosen associates from among mankind. Those associated with Jesus in heaven will have experienced what it means to be imperfect. For a [...]

March 25th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|2 Comments

The Last Will Be First

Thursday, March 24 He is not here, for he was raised up.—Matt. 28:6. Jesus was alive! Events of the next 40 days left no doubt that Jesus had been resurrected. Summarizing the evidence, the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “Among the first things I handed on to you was what I also received, that Christ [...]

March 24th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|14 Comments

When he is made manifest…

Wednesday, March 23 You have an anointing from the holy one.—1 John 2:20. Only those who have the witness of the spirit that they are God’s children should partake of the Memorial emblems. Those who have received “a spirit of adoption as sons” are God’s spirit-begotten children. His spirit bears witness with their spirit, giving them the [...]

March 23rd, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

Whoever Drinks this Cup…

Monday, March 21 This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood.—1 Cor. 11:25. Those who rightly partake of the Memorial emblems are absolutely sure that they are parties to the new covenant. God has made the new covenant with the spiritual Israelites.  This covenant has been validated by Christ’s sacrifice and has been made [...]

March 21st, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|14 Comments

Let the one who has an ear hear

Saturday, March 19 Learn from me, for I am mild-tempered and lowly in heart.—Matt. 11:29. During his earthly ministry, Jesus spoke and acted in ways that revealed genuine humility. He never called undue attention to himself. Instead, he directed all glory to his Father. He never talked down to his disciples or made them feel inferior. [...]

March 19th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

Christ’s Future Ministry

Friday, March 18 See, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!—John 1:29. Jesus explained that he came, “not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his life as a ransom in exchange for many.”  The “many” who would benefit from Jesus’ ransom were not to be limited to [...]

March 18th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

Reactions to the latest Kingdom Bulletin

Wednesday, March 16 I will come against those living in security.—Ezek. 38:11. Soon, our lives will seem to be in peril. By the climax of the great tribulation, the governments of this world will have devastated and completely destroyed religious organizations that were larger and more numerous than ours. Jehovah prophetically describes our vulnerable condition [...]

March 16th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|3 Comments

Who Will Endure the Day of His Coming?

Tuesday, March 15 It is just like a man about to travel abroad who summoned his slaves and entrusted his belongings to them.—Matt. 25:14. The man, or the master, in this illustration is Jesus. He traveled abroad when he ascended to heaven in 33 C.E. In an earlier parable, Jesus reveals his purpose of traveling abroad, namely, [...]

March 15th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

The Tiniest of All the Seeds

Saturday, March 12 When [the mustard grain] has grown, it is the largest of the vegetable plants and becomes a tree.—Matt. 13:32. In Jesus’ illustration, the grain represents the Kingdom message as well as what results from the preaching of that message—the Christian congregation. Like the mustard grain that is “the tiniest of all [...]

March 12th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|1 Comment

Jesus Will Come in the Same Manner

Friday, March 11 [Christ] was put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.—1 Pet. 3:18. The apostles knew that Jesus’ resurrection was different from the resurrections that preceded it. People who were brought back to life earlier came back with physical bodies and eventually died again. Jesus was resurrected with a [...]

March 11th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|2 Comments

The Things that Must Shortly Take Place

Thursday, March 10 He will crush your head.—Gen. 3:15. The Edenic promise not only emphasized that the instigator of the rebellion in the garden of Eden and all ill effects of his action would be done away with but also identifies the means by which this would take place. Who would the woman’s offspring prove to [...]

March 10th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|0 Comments

The Brightness of the Enlighteners

Wednesday, March 9 You will be witnesses of me . . . to the most distant part of the earth.—Acts 1:8. From the start of his ministry, Jesus stressed the importance of proclaiming the good news of God’s Kingdom. He chose 12 disciples to share in laying the foundation for a global ministry; afterward, he trained a group [...]

March 9th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|1 Comment

There is Neither Male nor Female

Tuesday, March 8 Man has dominated man to his harm.—Eccl. 8:9. Some of the worst atrocities have involved the abuse of women. Worldwide, about 30 percent of women report having been assaulted by a male partner. Males are favored in some societies because it is thought that they will grow up to continue the family line and [...]

March 8th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|1 Comment

Will you love God when it is not easy?

Monday, March 7 You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart.—Matt. 22:37. Our love for Jehovah should spring from the heart. Jesus made that clear when a Pharisee asked: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  What did Jesus mean when he answered that we must love God with our “whole heart”? [...]

March 7th, 2016|Commentary, March 2016|5 Comments

Apostasy – Past, Present and Future

Sunday, March 6 The solid foundation of God remains standing.—2 Tim. 2:19. What is significant about Paul’s word choice in this scripture? This is the only mention in the Bible of “the solid foundation of God.” The Bible uses the word “foundation” as a metaphor for various things, including literal Jerusalem as the capital of ancient Israel. [...]

March 6th, 2016|March 2016|3 Comments

The Time Really Is at Hand

Saturday, March 5 He reasoned with them from the Scriptures.—Acts 17:2. In our ministry, we may meet someone who believes that Jesus is equal to God. What scriptures could we use to reason on the matter? We might invite the person to read John 6:38, where Jesus is quoted as saying: “I have come down from heaven [...]

March 5th, 2016|March 2016|0 Comments