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100 years of year texts since 1914 and we've come full circle with Matthew 6:10

 

2014 "Let your Kingdom come." (Matthew 6:10, NWT, 2013 Revision)

2013 "Be courageous and strong....Jehovah your God is with you." (Joshua 1:9)

2012 "Your word is truth." (John 17:17)

2011 “Take refuge in the name of Jehovah” (Zep 3:12)

2010 ‘Love endures all things. Love never fails’ (1Co 13:7,

2009 “Bear thorough witness to the good news” (Ac 20:24)

2008 “Stand firm and see the salvation of Jehovah” (Ex 14:13)

2007 “The great day of Jehovah is near” (Zep 1:14)

2006 “We must obey God as ruler rather than men” (Ac 5:29)

2005 “My help is from Jehovah” (Ps 121:2)

2004 “Keep on the watch ... Prove yourselves ready” (Mt 24:42, 44)

2003 “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you” (Jas 4:8)

2002 “Come to me, ... and I will refresh you” (Mt 11:28)

2001 “Stand complete and with firm conviction in all the will of God” (Col 4:12)

2000 “We are not the sort that shrink back ... but the sort that have faith” (Heb

10:39)

1999 “Look! Now is the day of salvation” (2Co 6:2)

1998 “Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved” (Ro 10:13)

1997 “Teach me to do your will” (Ps 143:10)

1996 “Become doers of the word” (Jas 1:22)

1995 “Be harmoniously joined together in love” (Col 2:2)

1994 “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart” (Pr 3:5)

1993 “Instruct me, O Jehovah ... Unify my heart to fear your name” (Ps 86:11)

1992 “Rejoice in the hope. ... Persevere in prayer” (Ro 12:12)

1991 "Let anyone hearing say: 'Come!'" —Rev. 22:17

1990 “Be of good courage and say: ‘Jehovah is my helper.’” —Hebrews 13:6

1989 “Fear God and give him glory.”—Rev. 14:7.

1988 “Hope in Jehovah and keep his way” (Ps 37:34)

1987 “As for me and my household, we shall serve Jehovah.” —Joshua 24:15

1986 “Go . . . declare abroad the kingdom of God.”—Luke 9:60.

1985 “Fully accomplish your ministry.”—2 Tim. 4:5.

1984 “Speak the word of God fearlessly.”—Phil. 1:14.

1983 “Clothe yourselves with love . . . a perfect bond of union.”—Col. 3:14.

1982 “Become steadfast, unmovable, always having plenty to do in the work of the Lord.”—1 Cor. 15:58.

1981 “Your loyal ones will bless you. About the glory of your kingship they will talk.”—Ps. 145:10, 11.

1980 “And now, Jehovah, . . . grant your slaves to keep speaking your word with all boldness.”—Acts4:29.

1979 “My Father is glorified in this, that you keep bearing much fruit and prove yourselves my disciples.”—John 15:8.

1978 “They will not prevail against you, for ‘I [Jehovah] am with you . . . to deliver you.’”—Jer. 1:19.

1977 “You have need of endurance, in order that . . . you may receive the fulfillment of the promise.”—Heb. 10:36.

1976 “Awaiting these things, do your utmost to be found finally by him spotless and unblemished and in peace.”—2 Pet. 3:14.

1975 “I will say to Jehovah: ‘You are my refuge and my stronghold.’”—Ps. 91:2.

1974 “Although the fig tree itself may not blossom, . . . I will exult in Jehovah himself.”—Hab. 3:17, 18.

1973 “But we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God to time indefinite, even forever.”—Mic. 4:5.

1972 “Say among the nations: ‘Jehovah himself has become king.’”—Ps. 96:10.

1971 “You will be witnesses of me . . . to the most distant part of the earth.”—Acts 1:8.

1970 “Go therefore and make disciples . . .baptizing them.”—Matt. 28:19.

1969 “Lift your heads up, because your deliverance is getting near.” - Luke 21:28

1968 “Also, in all the nations the good news has to be preached first.” - Mark 13:10

1967 “Here I am! Send me.” - Isaiah 6:8

1966 “We shall not neglect the house of our God.” - Neh. 10:39

1965 “Do not become fearful of those who kill the body.” Matt 10:28

1964 “Filled with the holy spirit and ...speaking the word of God with boldness.” -Acts 4:31

1963 “Now we are not the sort that shrink back to destruction, but the sort that have faith to the preserving alive of the soul.”—Heb. 10:39

1962 “Be courageous and let your heart be strong. Yes, hope in Jehovah,” (Ps. 27:14)

1961 “In unity I shall set them, like a flock in the pen.”—Mic. 2:12.

1960 “Seek peace and pursue it. For Jehovah’s eyes are upon the righteous.” (1 Peter 3:11, 12)

1959 “Happy is the one that stays awake and keeps his outer garments.” (Rev 16:15)

1958 “As for me, in my integrity I shall walk.” (Psalm 26:11)

1957 “From day to day tell the good news of

salvation by him,” Ps. 96.2

1956 “Prove me now here with, said Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.” (Malachi 3:10 AS)

1955 “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.” (Ps. 112:7 ASV)

1954 “Every day will I bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever” (Ps. 145:2, CB)

1953 “Worship Jehovah in holy array” (Ps 29:2, AS)

1952 “Say to the prisoners, Go forth.”—Isa. 49:9.

1951 “Praise Jah, you people, because Jehovah our God, the Almighty, has begun to rule as king.” (Rev. 19:6, NW)

1950 “Preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2)

1949 “I . . . will yet praise thee more and more. (Ps. 71:14)

1948 “I will sing praises unto the among the nations.” (Ps. 57:9, A.S.V.)

1947 “Oh praise Jehovah, all the nations”. (Ps. 117:1, Am. Stan. Ver.)

1946 “Be Glad, Ye Nations, with His People.” Romans 15:10, Rotherham.

1945 “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19, Am. Stan. Ver.)

1944 “Teach me to do your will, For you are my God” (Psalm 143:10)

1943 “More than conquerors through him that loved us”. (Romans 8: 37)

1942 “Blameless in the day of our Lord” (1Cor. 1 :

1941 “Salvation unto our God . . . and unto the Lamb” (Rev. 7:10, A.R.V.)

1940 “My heart shall rejoice in the salvation.”--Ps. 13:5.

1939 “But they shall not prevail against them.” Jer 1:19

1938 ‘Fear not; for the battle is God’s’ -2 Chron. 20: 15

1937 “Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.” Obadiah 1

1936 “For Jehovah and for Gideon” -Judg. 7:18 (Again, same as 1935)

1935 “For Jehovah and for Gideon” -Judg. 7:18

1934 “In his name shall [the] nations hope.” -Matt. 12:21

1933 “The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it, and is safe.” Prov. 18: 10,

1932 “They shall know that I am Jehovah” Eze 6:10

1931 “The Lord preserve all them that love him ; but all the wicked will he destroy.” Ps. 145:20.

1930 “Sing unto the Lord a new song.” Isa 42:10

1929 “I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 104:33

1928 “Sing forth the honor of his name.” (Psalm 66: 2)

1927 “O Lord, how manifold are thy works !” Psalm 104:24

1926 “Blessed be the Lord out of Zion.”-- Psalm 135:21

1925 “Comfort all that mourn.” Isa 61:2

1924 “The kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matt 10:7

1923 “We all, with open face beholding as a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor 3:18

1922 “Thanks be to God, who give us the victory through our lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor 15:57

1921 “I will triumph in the works of the hands.” Psalm 92:4

1920 “The Lord is my strength and song.” Psalm 118: 14

1919 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; Lord, and righteousness which is of me, saith the Lord.” Isa 54:17

1918 “The end of all things is at hand: Be therefore sober and watch unto prayer; and above all things have fervent love among yourselves. (1 Peter 4:7,8)

1917 “The Lord bless them, and keep them; the Lord make his face shine upon them, and be gracious unto them; the Lord lift up his countenance upon them, and give them peace.”-Numbers 6:24-26 (Chosen by

Brother Russell before his death)

1916 “Strong in faith.” Romans 4:20

1915 “Are you able to drink of My cup?” (Mt 20:22)

The speaker started off his talk by holding up a $20 bill. He asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this."

He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air. "Well," he replied, "what if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty.

"Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air. "My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20." Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value.

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless.

JUST FOR FUN!:    If you clean windows or homes for a living and own five suits.   You don't consider a two door car really a car.   You know the convenient store clerks on a first name basis.   You have tennis elbow from turning the pages in the Bible.   A Buy One Get One Free coupon makes your day.   An RV is not a Recreational Vehicle.   You consider your priorities in buying a car to be cup holders, gas mileage and air conditioning.   While walking thought the Dorr Department at Home Depot, you feel compelled to starting knocking.   The Food Pyramid you follow had Coffee at the top.   While on vacation you first find the Kingdom Hall and then your Hotel.   At work you introduce a co-worker as Brother so and so.   You can calculate the time to the Last Days, but can't balance your checkbook.   The abbreviation CO has nothing to do with the word Company.   Magazines found on your nightstand and coffee table consist of the Watchtower, the Awake a Ministry Ideaz catalog.   You know that the term THE LIGHT GETS BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER has nothing to do with the dimmer switch on the wall.   The Holiday Season excites you only for the store sales.   You think Pioneer is not a stereo.   You think NEW LIGHT has nothing to do with the Lighting section at Home Depot.   You think TRACT has nothing to do with a piece of land.   You know when Nisan 14 of the Jewish calendar lands in the Gregorian calendar from year to year, and yet you commonly forget your own birthday.   Memorial Day isn't in May.   You spent days in a Baseball stadium, never saw a ball and didn't have a beer.   You feel Formal Clothing and Civic Center belong in the same sentence.   You think nothing of letting your friends stop by to use your bathroom.   You know the cleanliness of every coffee shop for four towns around.   You can't buy a pair of shoes without thinking about how comfortable they will need to be while walking residential streets in 95 degree heat.   You have a tendency to refer to books by color instead of names.   You can't pick a book or anything else to read without grabbing a Highlighter or pen to underline something.   You think it is complimentary to refer to someone as a study.   You have Get Togethers in stead of Parties.   After a Get Together in your home, your house is still clean and you have more food than what you started with.  
If "pioneer" is not a stereo;    "new light" is not something in the housewares department;   "tract" has nothing to do with land or farming.   If you know when Nisan 14 of the Jewish calendar lands in the Gregorian calendar from year to year, and yet you commonly forget your own birthday.   If "Memorial Day" isn't in May.   If you spent days at a baseball stadium, never saw a ball, and didn't even have a beer.   If you think "formal clothing" and "civic center" belong in the same sentence.   If you wash windows or cars for a living and still own five suits.   If you think nothing of letting your friends stop by to use the bathroom.   If you know the cleanliness of every coffee shop for miles around.   If you think 2-door vehicles aren't really cars.   If you go to Home Depot and go down the aisle where doors are displayed and you feel compelled to knock on them.   If you can't buy a pair of shoes without thinking about how comfortable they will need to be while walking residential streets in 95-degree heat.   If you have a tendency to refer to books by color instead of by title.    If you have a shelf just for 192-page books.   If you can't pick up a book, or anything else to read, without picking up a pencil or highlighter too.   If you think it is complimentary to refer to someone as "a study".    If you have "get-togethers" rather than "parties".   If, after one of such "get-togethers" at your home, your house is not a mess and you have more food than when you started.   All your lapels have badge holes.    You have 12 servants, but you do your own cooking and cleaning.   You stay in a hotel 200 miles from home, and know all the other guests.    You shave on Saturday mornings.    Every play you've ever seen has actors with fake beards.   You manage to feel guilty if you have three unread magazines.    You're more afraid of the dentist than of speaking in public.   You get up early on January 1st.    "Remnant" doesn't remind you of carpet.    "RV" doesn't make you think of a Winnebago.    "Street work" doesn't remind you of construction.   "Witness" doesn't make you think of court.    "Circuit" never reminds you of electricity.   And finally... You realize things are getting worse, and you're thrilled.  

My friend, I'm faced with judgment now,

and I feel that you're to blame, somehow

You knew of Jehovah and you knew of his truth

But you never showed me any proof

 

To work we walked, together each day

Yet never did you point me in the right way

You knew that my knowledge of Jehovah was quite slim

And I know you could have led me safely to him

 

I called you my friend and trusted in you

You told me of things that I never knew

You taught me to fish, to swim, and to skate

But news of God's Kingdom you didn't relate

 

We talked about cars, sports and things that were insignificant

But never a word concerning God or the things that were significant

You shared with me your food and your drink

But nothing spiritual to make me really think

 

You saw me work to earn my pay

You heard me joke, laugh and play

We would watch TV, 'til late at night

But not even once did you show me the light

 

Armageddon draws near, yes the nations are falling

Yet never once did you give me a warning

I stand all alone, with death at my gate

For this system is over and for me its too late

 

I cry out to God, "BUT I NEVER KNEW YOU!"

Yet, all these things, I could of had learned them from you

 

I loved you... Yes...I loved you... I did! ... For I called you "my friend"

For you were always the one on whom I would depend

And with my last words, as I go to my final end

I can really say that you were "NEVER" MY TRUE FRIEND!

Sometimes it is easier to look elsewhere for our security and approval. Like the day when Charlie Brown stopped at the psychiatric help stand to talk with Lucy. He confesses, "My trouble is I never know if I'm doing the right thing. I need to have someone around who can tell me when I'm doing the right thing." Lucy says, "Okay. You're doing the right thing. That'll be five cents, please!" Charlie Brown walks away with a smile on his face.

In a few minutes, he returns with a frown. "Back already?" asks Lucy. "What happened?" Charlie Brown says, "I was wrong. It didn't help. You need more in life than just having someone around to tell you when you're doing the right thing." Lucy says, "Now you've really learned something! That'll be another five cents please."

A little boy is working in the rock garden with his Dad. His father tells him that if he needs any help moving the rocks, he is right across the garden. Just call him. The little boy does fine for a while, but then the rocks get too big. But he wants to show his Dad how big he is, so he struggles and sweats and strains and pants and puffs and doesn't get very far. His Dad looks up and sees him continually struggling. "Son," his father says "You are not using all your strength." The little boy looks shocked but tries all the harder; with every ounce of strength he has he tries to get that rock in to his wagon. Puff, pant, strain, struggle, sweat, tears and hardly any progress. "Son, you are not using all your strength!" The boy says, "Yes I am Daddy. I am using everything I have." The Dad answers, "No son, you are not using me!"

We should not depend upon ourselves when we have problems but call on Jehovah to help us with our burdens.