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How much do you remember about a great talk?  Possibly just one statement?  I think it was Bro Herd at the 2019 Regional Convention when he said "If you take just one thing away from this talk, it should be this  .  .  ."  and he went on to his take-away key point.

 

One-liners are easier to remember.  What's your favorite or most inspiring?  One I love is from the movie  The Joy of Jehovah Is Your Stronghold:

 

Did you imagine that you could succeed without Jehovah's blessing?

 

What's your 'keeper'?

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"one faithful Witness + Jehovah = an overwhelming majority." 

 

Many French friends know this sentence because it was said during a convention from an incredible speaker : Betty George (not sure about the orthograph). He is very talented and has a lovely Quebec + Haiti accent... we aren't used to this combo in France (especially his way to talk is like... an evangelical pastor? it feels unnatural for a JW speaker but it's in fact refreshing).

 

Also, yesterday, we had a visitor speaker and he had a very interesting sentence in his talk (81).

"One can choose an Easy life... or an Interesting Life... And we JWs, we have a very interesting life" :D 

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The last Regional before lockdown, the Final Talk was discussing times when God's people were outnumbered dramatically. There was a line in that talk I always liked:

 

"Brothers, the ratio of non-witnesses to JW's when GT starts will be around 850 to 1. Those are the kind of odds God can work with."

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I'm still living by this one and love it:

 

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Plan ahead as if Armageddon will not come in your lifetime, but lead your life as if it will come tomorrow (w 2004 Dec. 1 page 29)

So far so good. I see the Slave plans along this same idea.

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There are two quotes from Governing Body that i have always appreciated!

 

 

1980 Brother Albert Schroeder..."We have preached the Good News,  Now we need to Teach it."

 

Brother Samuel Herd...." Do what you can when you can."

 

Please forgive me if I misspelled The first Brother's last name.   🙂

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3 minutes ago, A fellow servant said:

 

1980 Brother Albert Schroeder..."We have preached the Good News,  Now we need to Teach it."

 

Please forgive me if I misspelled The first Brother's last name.   🙂

I remember Bro Schroeder from the time I was a temporary worker at Brooklyn Bethel 1984.  He was the only member of the Governing Body that was a father. He named his son Judah Ben.  

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13 hours ago, Doug said:

I remember Bro Schroeder from the time I was a temporary worker at Brooklyn Bethel 1984.  He was the only member of the Governing Body that was a father. He named his son Judah Ben.  

Doug - I just attended pioneer school with Judah ben......... ben means 'son of'.... his Love of Jehovah and  his Bible knowledge were apparent

 

i too enjoyed bro Schroeder's talks... back in the day - i think he was the one who said

'i dont need to have my way, i would just like to have my say' -- something that stuck with me in many mtgs with appointed brothers

(we all deserved the honor 'to speak our mind' and then afterward have the 'unity of agreement' )

 

I liked br Franz 'bible reading' in sept '85 .... i thought he misread a scripture in hebrews..... he was blind by the way

but he commented how 'our bible' may have had different words but he was quoting Byington

made me realize that sometimes a translation has a single different word that clarifies the message

probably one of my favorite things when we got the app that let us see multiple translations

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For me it was:

 

Ponder over these things; be absorbed in them, so that your advancement may be plainly seen by all people. - 1Tim 4:15

 

To be absorbed in the truth is the only way we should do the truth. Be diligent and whole hearted in the ministry. Be stuck right in the middle of the congregation. Be interested in becoming a better teacher. Embrace counsel and at all times uphold Jehovah's standards. Also love the brothers so much you would die for them. If you live and breathe the truth, that will act as the best protection you could wish for in this rotten old system.

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11 hours ago, DarinS said:

Doug - I just attended pioneer school with Judah ben......... ben means 'son of'.... his Love of Jehovah and  his Bible knowledge were apparent

 

My goodness  .   .   .  very cool !

When I was a temp worker, Judah Ben was about 26 years of age and engaged or already married.  All we knew was that his father-in-law owned a car dealership  .  .  lol.

 

Did Judah have children?

 

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Years ago at an assembly in San Diego, Br Guy Pierce said "everytime you stand at someone's door with the good news, that time is that person's moment to shine, that moment in their entire life to make a reply to the Most High Sovereign in the universe. It's between them and Jehovah and you have been used to make that possible."

Stuck with me all these years. Their response good or bad, is not to you, it's to Jehovah. Really the most important moment in a human's life to have a JW stand at their door. Really brought home how important our preaching work is now in whatever form it comes in. So today, everytime a person opens up one of our letters, they have a decision to make, a reply to make to Jeh.

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On 6/14/2021 at 10:27 PM, bear_about said:

I will always remember a brother from one of our videos (I forget which one, I think it was 'faith in action')

 

but he said something along the lines of "get those words off the page and into your heart" 

I guess that's Br Harold King.

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On 6/14/2021 at 5:27 PM, bear_about said:

I will always remember a brother from one of our videos (I forget which one, I think it was 'faith in action')

 

but he said something along the lines of "get those words off the page and into your heart" 

Brother Harold King! Love his story 

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On 6/15/2021 at 5:05 AM, Doug said:

My goodness  .   .   .  very cool !

When I was a temp worker, Judah Ben was about 26 years of age and engaged or already married.  All we knew was that his father-in-law owned a car dealership  .  .  lol.

 

Did Judah have children?

 

Judah married a lovely sister named Amber, they didnt have children. Both are working hard serving and doing great work in Jehovah's org. A few years ago they briefly joined our congregation here in England. They then moved on to live in Hongkong. I don't have any more information after that. 

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