References of Theocratic Ministry School Review January - February 2013
THEOCRATIC MINISTRY SCHOOL REVIEW
THEOCRATIC MINISTRY SCHOOL REVIEW ANSWER SHEET COVERING ASSIGNMENTS FOR WEEKS OF JANUARY 7 THROUGH FEBRUARY 25, 2013.
SOURCE MATERIAL: New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures [bi12] and The Watchtower [w].
1. Why did Jesus say that "those who mourn" wouldbe happy? (Matt. 5:4) [Jan. 7, w09 2/15 p. 6 par. 6]"Those who mourn" are the same kind of people as "those conscious of their spiritual need." (Matt. 5:3) Their mourning is sadness over their own sinful state and the conditions existing because of human imperfection. Such mourners can be happy if they exercise faith in God and Christ and are comforted by having a good relationship with Jehovah.
2. In the model prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, what did he mean when he said: "Do not bring us into temptation"? (Matt. 6: 13) [Jan. 7, w04 2/1 p. 16 par. 13]The one who is trying to trip us up, to cause us to fall by crafty acts, is the great Tempt- er, Satan the Devil. By obeying Jesus and praying not to be brought into tempta- tion, we are asking Jehovah not to allow us to fall when we are under temptation. We are asking him to help us not to be "overreached by Satan," not to succumb to temptations. (2 Cor. 2:11)
3. Why did Jesus say that his disciples would not complete their circuit of preaching "un¬til the Son of man arrives"? (Matt. 10:23) [Jan. 14, w10 9/15 p. 10 par. 12; w87 8/1 p. 8 par. 6]Jesus was prophetically tell- ing us that his disciples would not give a
personal witness about God's established Kingdom to every individual on the plan- et before Armageddon.