A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9

Here's a cute little illustration about the importance of attending the meetings and reading the Bible:

1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.

2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur in the home. 

3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of all accidents occur to pedestrians.

4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all accidents involve these forms of transportation.

5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in Hospitals. Above all else, avoid hospitals.

You will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services, and these are usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore, logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given point in time is at The Kingdom Hall. Bible study is safe too. The percentage of deaths during Bible study is even less. 

For Safety's Sake - Attend the meetings and read your Bible. It could save your life.

A sailor on a large tanker is asked to go out and check something on deck during a severe storm. He holds on carefully, but is swept overboard by a huge wave. Just when he's about to go over the railing, he grabs hold of a rope with one hand. Now when he's hanging there, do you think he'll say to himself; well, wonder if I can hold on with only four fingers? Or maybe only three? No, he'll be trying to get a hold on the rope also with his other hand. Likewise, we have five meetings a week. Do we feel that perhaps we could do without one of them? Perhaps CBS? We've studied that book before, and it's not very difficult - I might as well stay home and read it instead. No, we attend all meetings and hold on tight to Jehovah's organization just like the sailor held on to that rope!

The song was just wonderful, and the prayer was just fine.

I'm so happy our family is all here on time. 

So now let's all listen to what the Speaker will relate.

His subject? "Punctuality, and Not Being Late."

A small crowd this Meeting, not many here, 

But wait just a minute, what's that noise in the rear? 

Oh, just a few brothers, 10, 15, 25.

It took some fast driving, but they made it alive.

Brother attendant, is that seat taken, I don't mean to be blunt.

Yes it is dear sister, you'll have to sit in the front. 

Sit in the front? It's embarrassing, it looks so bad,

As I cross over people, I sure hope they're not mad.

May I get through dear brother and pardon me please.

That's quite alright sister. Oh, my poor knees. 

Another one? OUCH! That's alright brother, I know how it goes,

They'll be fine when they stop hurting, they were only my toes. 

That's over I'm back listening now. Oh what did you say?

'Excuse me, Excuse me', Oh, that's quite okay. 

When brother are late they know they're excused,

At least they come anyway to hear some good news. 

Better late than never as someone once said.

But better never late is much better instead. 

Though late, sometimes often, they're imperfect like me.

They don't plan to be late, they don't like to be. 

Their love for Jehovah and their brother is true,

I know they'll improve 'cuz they really want to. 

And so until then let's patiently wait,

For our fine Christian brothers who sometimes are late.

 

A member of a certain congregation, who previously had been attending meetings regularly, stopped going. After a couple of weeks, an elder decided to visit him.

It was a chilly evening. The elder found the man at home alone sitting before a blazing fire. Guessing the reason for the elder's visit, the man welcomed him, led him to a big chair near the fireplace and waited.

The elder made himself comfortable but said nothing. In the silence he contemplated the play of the flames around the burning logs.

After some minutes, the elder took the fire tongs, carefully picked up a brightly burning ember and placed it to one side of the hearth... all alone.

Then he sat back in his chair, still silent. The host watched all this in quiet fascination. As the one lone ember's flame diminished there was a momentary glow and then its' fire was no more. Soon it was cold and "dead as a doornail."

Not a word had been spoken since the initial greeting. Just before the elder was ready to leave, he picked up the cold, dead ember and placed it back in the middle of the fire. Immediately it began to glow once more with the light and warmth of the congregated burning coals around it. As the elder reached the door to leave, his host said: "Thank you so much for your visit and especially for the fiery message. I shall be back at the Kingdom Hall next Sunday." (Hebrews 10:24-25)

 

Apparently most of us sit in the same section of the Hall week after week.

This little jingle will get you motivated to move around and meet new friends. It's sung to the tune of our Song #123, "Move Ahead."

 

Move around, move around at the Kingdom Hall. 

Find a row, say "Hello" to someone you met last fall.

Take a seat, plant your feet, have yourself a ball, 

And get to know your family. 

How many times have you walked through the door, 

And staked a claim on the seat you had before? 

Change your seat, you may meet Brother / Sister New. 

Keep changing your locality.

 

Move around, move around; help the spirit flow.

Change your aisle, give a smile to someone you do not know. 

You won't die, if you're shy, it will help you grow, 

And add to your maturity. 

Meet all the others, and not just a few, 

'Cause all the brothers would like meeting you. 

It's our loss if the moss grows all over us, 

So move around more frequently. 

 

Move around, move around; don't be finicky. 

Change your spot, please don't rot, 'cause of immobility. 

Move up close, get a dose of Theocracy; 

We know you'll like it if you try. 

You'd give your life for a friend, I am sure, 

And share your wealth to help brothers endure. 

So let's start being loving to one and all, 

By changing seats in the Kingdom Hall.

Imagine you have a large jar, five ping pong balls, and a quantity of rice. First, you pour the rice into the jar and then try squeezing the balls in. You may manage to get maybe one or two in, but then you're stuck

Now empty the rice out, and this time put the balls in first. If you now pour the rice in, it all settles in nicely!

The meaning? The balls represent our five meetings per week (Book Study, School, Service Meeting, Public Talk and WT study) and the rice is our everyday activities. If we put our own activities first, then try to squeeze the meetings into our time, they won't all fit. But if we arrange our activities around the meetings it will all fit nicely.