The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Matthew 10:21
“Brother shall deliver up the brother to death.”
1,500,000+ copies between 1889 and 1916! How do we account for such an interest during these early years?
Is absolute precision required as proof for this volume’s presentations?
How has the 43 years between 1873 & 1916 validated it as the beginning of the great Seventh Day? (and how since 1916?)
Brethren, I would like to have a brief consideration of why testimony meetings are important and how to best benefit from them.
Please consider the following two questions:
Why are testimony meetings considered “one of the most important of all”? (F322)
How can we, as we listen and as we testify, best contribute spiritually?
The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 20:29
“Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
As Pastor Russell reflects back on expectations for the ending of the Times of the Gentiles, what became clearer for him by 1916?
What is the connection, the correspondence, between the Time of Trouble and the establishment of Messiah’s Kingdom?
What effect should the realization that we are in the Day of the Lord have upon our consecrated walk?
How would you express in your own words the clarification in regard to the glorification of the Church expressed in these two paragraphs?
The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Eph. 5:14
“Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”
How do Rom. 13:11-12 and other texts show that God’s plan has important time-dependant attributes?
Why was John 18:36,37 included here?
Why is a good understanding of the “Plan of the Ages” (Vol. 1) important for receiving the lessons of this next volume?
The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 1 John 1:5
“God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
How do we know Jehovah planned for much truth to be revealed only at the end of this age?
Why was it directed that these truths should be made plain on tables?
How are we assured that with the un-sealing of this truth at this end of the age, it would also be understood then as well?
What understanding is conveyed by the statement that the Plan of the Ages “is beyond the breadth and depth of human thought”?
In what ways are “the rays of prophetic testimony are specially concentrated, particularly upon the harvest of this age”?
The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: 2 Peter 1:10
“Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.”
To receive the full benefit of volume 2, what will be required of the reader?
And how should the lessons of this volume affect the reader?
Why should God’s children have keen interest in the time and seasons of His Plan of the Ages?
Why is our dispensation such a blessed time for prophetic inquiry?
What should be the focus of such inquiry?
The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: Proverbs 3:3
“Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.”
How do we understand our Lord’s answers to the early disciples when they inquired into times and seasons? (Acts 1:7,8) (Mark 13:32.33.37)
At the due time, these prophetic truths were revealed to just certain ones who had what kind of attitude or were in what frame of mind?
How has such an inquiring attitude been blessed throughout the Gospel Age?
The SONGS IN THE NIGHT text for this week is: John 7:37
“If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink.”
What do the Apostles advise as to the understanding of times and seasons? (2 Pet. 1:16,19)(Heb. 11:38-40)(1 Thess. 5:1-4)
What assurances do the scriptures offer to “brethren” of being supplied truth in due season? What quality of attitude is essential?