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Listen to this years Memorial Service given to the Chicago Bible Students on April 5, 2012.

What should a Memorial Service be like? Listen to this talk and let us know what you think. Is this what a Memorial Service should be like? If not, how should it be different? How is this service different than what you would hear in a Kingdom Hall?

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Do it yourself Memorial Script – How to celebrate with a group or by yourself

Find more about the Memorial by clicking here:

Here is a script of a Memorial service that you can use for your Congregation orlittle group or even just yourself.

First ask everyone to “Please make sure that all cell phones are silent or turned off.”

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Listen Now! – Following Jesus’ Instructions on His Yearly Memorial

 

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Saturday March 10 Conference Call. How can we follow Jesus’ instructions on His Yearly Memorial of partaking of the bread and the cup? Former JW and Bethelite, and now a Bible Student Elder, David Stein will lead a round table discussion on this topic. Guest hosts Read more…

THE MEMORIAL (bread & cup) AND THE CRUCIFIXION (Jesus’ last hours)

We would like to meditate on Jesus’ last hours, especially the Last Supper and Memorial, but also Gethsemane, His crucifixion and His resurrection. We would like primarily to consider what it means to us, but also for the whole world of mankind.

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John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing Read more…

April 1 – What’s so Special about Palm Sunday?

Matthew 21:5 (NASB) “SAY TO THE DAUGHTER OF ZION, ‘BEHOLD YOUR KING IS COMING TO YOU, GENTLE, AND MOUNTED ON A DONKEY, EVEN ON A COLT, THE FOAL OF A BEAST OF BURDEN.’”

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The events of the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion were monumental. They not only began the culminating process for the greatest human Read more…

Seven Feasts of Israel – Including the Passover Feast

On Sunday, March 18, Chicago Bible Student Elder spoke to the congregation on the topic of “The Seven Feasts of Israel.” This is a very appropriate talk to list to during this memorial season. You can listen to the talk by clicking here:

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Are we Now in the Perilous Times Prophesied?

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In the ancient texts prophecies fortell world events. With society crumbling and world events heating up, are we in perilous times? What does the Bible really say? In 2 Timothy 3, The Apostle Paul warns of a time when godliness is seemingly evaporated and sin overruns all. We are now (we believe) living in Read more…

In Remembrance of Me – The Passover from Egypt a memorial picture for us

“This do in remembrance of me. … For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death.” —I Corinthians 11:24,26

ON THAT PORTENTOUS evening nearly two thousand years ago, pious Jews all over the land were gathering with their families to celebrate once more the Feast of Read more…

Purging Out the Leaven

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.” —I Corinthians 5:7

IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS leading up to this year’s Memorial celebration, which will be after sundown on April 5, it should be especially helpful that we take to heart the important lessons concerning the Read more…

Is Slavery acceptable to God?

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Slavery is one of the major ills of the history of mankind. It has existed in many forms for thousands of years and sadly still exists today. What is God’s view on such a practice? If God doesn’t like it (and he doesn’t) then why does it show up in the Bible?

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Listen to, Where is God when tragedies strike the innocent?

Psalms 102:1-2 “Hear my prayer, O LORD! And let my cry for help come to You. 2Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; Incline Your ear to me; In the day when I call answer me quickly”.

Listen Here: http://www.christianquestions.net/en/2012mp3/699_Where_is_God_when_Tragedy_Strikes_the_Innocent_03_04_12.mp3

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CHARDON, Ohio (The Blaze/AP) – The death toll Read more…

Is the Jehovah’s Witnesses Organization Today Structured like the Early Church? What About Congregational Elections?

Actually, there is no denominational church today that is structured like the Early Church. The Early Watchtower actually was structured like the Early Church, but Rutherford changed that after Russell’s death. Bible Students today still structure their congregations in this Biblical manner.

According to the Bible, the election of elders by Holy Spirit anointed congregational Read more…