Hope!

Hope can mean trust, reliance; desire accompanied with expectation of what is desired or belief that it is attainable; one on whom hopes are centered; a source of hopeful expectation, or promise; something that is hoped for, or an object of hope. The Hebrew root verb qa·wahʹ, from which come terms rendered “hope,” basically means “wait for” with eager expectation. (Ge 49:18) In the Christian Greek Scriptures, the sense of the Greek term el·pisʹ (hope) is “expectation of good.”

No Real Hope Without God. 

– Insight on the Scriptures found online at jw.org in many languages. 

“No real hope without (Jehovah) God.”… Ponder that thought for a moment. 

Do we trust in our bank account, our homes, our families, … is our Hope in those things too. Or do we honestly Hope in the solutions that God has promised mankind thru the pages of the bible. And God’s worldwide organization today. 

Jehovah brought the nation of Isreal out of bondage to slavery thru his organization and he used Moses, a very humble man, to lead them thru the wilderness… To the land he had promised. 

Jehovah has brought us out of slavery to sin and death thru his son’s sacrifice and will repair the earth and the hearts and minds of men thru his government with his Son ruling as king, today! 

Our Hope is founded on reality. Faith in his Promises is Hope! 

Read and study Gods words! They contain the key to HOPE, life and true happiness! 

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Tonight is by far the most important Evening of the Year!

Memorial of Jesus’ Death

You are warmly invited to meet with us to observe the anniversary of Jesus’ death. Find a meeting location near you. –

“One Man Died for All”

  • Who is this man?
  • How does his death help us?
  • Why is it important that we remember him?

You are invited to consider answers from the Bible on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – information quoted  from Jw.org

Please Attend.  (Tanpri Vini)

One act of love has saved all of mankind.  Please come be a part of a very important global event tonight.

Godly Women Part 5 – Abigail

Abigail is one of the women in the bible that has personally taught me much thru the years.

Her story is one we can read about in 1 Samuel chapter 25. David and his men had protected Nabals fields for a long time and when thier provisions grew thin David sent some of his men to ask Nabal for help.

How will he respond? The name Nabal means Senseless, stupid, let’s just add there is nothing nice said about him in the bible. When asked to help reacted in a violent and cruel manner insulting David. When David hears of this his emotions run high and he plans on taking 400 men and wiping out Nabal and his all he owns.

Now we have Abigail who is married to Nabal, how will she react when she hears that the actions of her husband have threatened her whole household. Does she go to him in a panic and beg him to change, does she react with equal anger and call him a fool? Does she bring out the scriptures to show him he is wrong? What does she do?

She takes provisions to David, the anointed of Jehovah, and trys to apease him and make peace with him to protect and save her family and all the workers that are with them and their families. In the heat of all that emotion and fear She does what is peaceable. Despite knowing it might cause her great ramifications with her spouse. The bible shows us she had great respect for Jehovahs Headship arrangement by recognizing David place as future king of Israel.

I think for me the amazing part is what she does after she makes peace with David. So she saved her family from davids wrath, what does she go home and do? Declare her superior understanding of Human relationships and his ignorance and cruelty?

She goes home and trys to make peace with her husband by telling him the truth of what she has done. He was drunk when she first went to approach him and her discernment told her to wait for him to be sober to have this conversation. So she waited quietly. Until the next day she gently spoke respectfully to him and let Jehovah handle the rest. Which in this case he quickly did.

How many times in our lives when emotions are high do we need to use discernment and thinking ability before we speak. Also being wise in when we choose to talk about certain issues. choosing a time when the person will be more likely to really hear. Not demanding to talk now. I deeply admire how she did not act disrespectful to him despite the fact that he behaved very badly so badly Jehovah as the account goes on gave Nabal a paralysis and died 10 days later.

Ultimately Jehovah gave Abigail Peace from that abusive man.

There is much more to learn from Abigail please Read on.

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2009489

Women’s spirituality part 4 – Hannah

Hannah, one of the quiet women in the bible. We only get a glimpse into her world, but it has a powerful lesson for me personally.

In 1 Samuel we meet Hannah in the first chapter, we learn of her torments and her pleas to Jehovah, we learn the secret to her breaking through a deep depression in verse 18, we see Jehovah bless her for her faith and the in chapter 2 we hear her prayer of thanks to Jehovah in vs 1-10.  In verse 21 of chapter 2 we learn something outstanding about out father Jehovah.

Waiting on Jehovah can be painful when our heart is longing for something it can not or does not have but what helped Hannah to move past her emotions and be content again? while she waited for Jehovah to handle things in his time?

” 1 Samuel 1: 17-18 says “ Then Eli answered and said: “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him.” 18 To this she said: “Let your maidservant find favor in your eyes.” And the woman proceeded to go on her way and to eat, and her face became self-concerned no more.”

Do you see it,  she truly gave her anxieties to Jehovah and became self concerned no more. She had complete faith in Jehovah and no more did she worry about her own unfulfilled wants.  She fully shifted her inner focus on finding favor in Jehovah’s eyes.

In 1 Samuel 2:21 It amazes me how good Jehovah is to all of us, when he offers a blessing he always comes through beyond our hearts desires.  Hannah prayed for just one child and was willing to give him to Jehovah’s full-time service as long as she had just that one son.  Jehovah filled her heart with 5 more children she got to raise completely, 3 more sons and 2 daughters.

The lesson we learn from Hannah as Women is very beautiful. We need to fully trust Jehovah and wait with a heart that is not-self concerned. Jehovah will take care of us all, now and in the future. That is a promise.  We must learn to obediently wait on Jehovah and seek his favor. We can use our time to help others and be happy now.

The Truth, Is it in you?

We were invited to a special talk this weekend  in a neighboring congregation. what a privilege that was to hear a speaker from Patterson , NY Bethel.

According to the example Jesus Christ set for us, we need to pursue the course of truth in our lives.

Know the truth

Knowing the truth brings responsibility. Many see truth as relative but Jehovah shows us that God is truth. So truth can be found in his word the bible. We have to take a stand and make a choice in our lives for truth.

2 Peter 1;5-8 Helps us to see what that means for us.

Earnest effort, Faith, Virtue, Knowledge, Self-control, Endurance, Godly Devotion, Brotherly Affection, Love

The brother dissected these verses to help bring these truths to life with in us.

Earnest effort is something we must continue to exert we don’t gain the truth within us and then it is ours, he illustrated this with a balloon with a hole in it as soon as you stop supplying air to the balloon what happens? We can never stop our efforts towards truth.  we need to maintain that effort. The air is the routine of the truth. Bible reading, prayer, service, Meetings etc.

Virtue For our actions to be morally right starts in our minds, establishing a relationship with Jehovah and accurate knowledge of what he defines as right.

Self Control We need to get a grip of ourselves. We must learn to control our emotions. This requires a great effort.

Endurance James 1;2 “we meet” various trials like unannounced visitors, they just happen and we need to endure.

We can endure when we supply to the endurance

Godly Devotion We do things for Jehovah that we could not do for anyone else because we love Jehovah.

Brotherly affection do we really care for  our spiritual family.Teh more we learn about our families strengths  raises our appreciation and empathy for them. Empathy is a highly valued quality it helps us look for practical ways to help others.

and then we add Love the greatest way we can show love today is helping others know Jehovah so the truth can grow in them. We need to adapt quickly to the direction of the brothers especially as the day draws near.

He closed with some powerful points specifically for the young ones.

Based on these two scriptures.

Romans 12:2 Prove to yourself what the bible says is true. How can you develop a relationship with Jehovah.

Prov. 23:33 “Buy truth and do not sell it.” this means the truth will cost you something once you have it DO not sell it. Satan wants to know what is your price. He thinks we all have one.  What would you sell this truth about Jehovah, Jesus and the real future for, entertainment, a career, money etc.

That was a powerful point to me.

Will war and suffering ever end?

While the world fuels the flames of WAR do you find yourself asking this question, Will war and suffering ever end?

I have found a the answer please take the time to look.  If I am right the earth is about to change for the better. and I want to make sure you are a part of that positive change.

Will war and suffering ever end? Learn the answer

Or perhaps you have asked one of these questions,

  • Does God really care about us?
  • What happens to us when we die?
  • Is there any hope for the dead?
  • How can I pray and be heard by God?
  • How can I find happiness in life?

I have learned there are answers. Learn the answer