HOW IMPORTANT IS THE BOOK STUDY TO JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES?

60How have Jehovah’s Witnesses historically viewed the importance of their meeting called the “Book Study”?

IT IS FROM JEHOVAH – Kingdom Ministry 5/1975 p. 2 – Your Service Meetings

Show how congregation book study is valuable meeting that Jehovah has arranged.

MANY BENEFITS – Kingdom Ministry 12/1978 p. 3 par. 3 – Showing Appreciation for the Congregation Book Study

Consider some of the following benefits of the book study arrangement : (1) The groups are smaller, with better opportunities for close fellowship. (2) It is easier for all to comment freely…; we can get answers to questions on points not entirely clear from our personal study. (3) It provides a convenient center for organizing field service. (4) Conductors can get to know you better and are in a good position to assist with personal problems, give training in field service and help you with Scriptural questions.

BLESSED BY JEHOVAH – Kingdom Ministry 1/1983 p. 7 par. 9 – Assisting Others Through the Congregation Book Study

Those who regularly attend the book study are convinced that it has Jehovah’s blessing

VITAL – Kingdom Ministry 7/1991 p. 3 par. 1 Part 1 – Responsibility of Study Conductor

The Congregation Book Study plays a vital role in the spiritual development of Jehovah’s people… The Congregation Book Study is a blessing to us

IMPORTANT – Kingdom Ministry 8/1991 p. 7 par. 2 Part 2—Need to Prepare and Participate

Regularly attending the Congregation Book Study, therefore, should be an integral part of our personal program for acquiring wisdom… Active participation in the Congregation Book Study also plays an important part in our spiritual development.

FROM JEHOVAH – Kingdom Ministry 10/1991 p. 8 par. 6 Part 4—Continue Building One Another Up

The Congregation Book Study is a loving provision from Jehovah that needs our full support.

A BLESSING – Kingdom Ministry 8/2007 p. 8 par. 6 – How the Congregation Book Study Arrangement Helps Us

What a blessing the Congregation Book Study is! This loving arrangement from Jehovah helps us maintain our sure spiritual footing during the challenging times in which we live.

NO LONGER NEEDED – Kingdom Ministry 1/2011 p. 3 par. 3 – Help for Families

What Is the Purpose of the Family Worship Evening? In January 2009, the Congregation Book Study began to be held on the same evening as the Theocratic Ministry School and Service Meeting. One reason for this adjustment was to give families an opportunity to fortify their spirituality by scheduling a specific evening each week for family worship. Each family was encouraged to move its family study to the night formerly used for the book study.

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