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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Imitate Their Faith

How can we benefit now from learning about the Bible’s men and women of faith?

A Letter From the Governing Body

The Governing Body warmly encourages all to benefit fully from reading and studying this book personally and as a family.

Introduction

The Bible’s pages are rich with true stories about faithful men and women. How can we benefit from their examples?

ABEL

“He, Although He Died, Yet Speaks”

What can we learn about Abel and his faith when so little is said about him in the Bible?

NOAH

He “Walked With the True God”

Noah and his wife faced what challenges in raising their children? How did they show faith in building the ark?

ABRAHAM

“The Father of All Those Having Faith”

How did Abraham show faith? In what ways would you like to imitate the faith of Abraham?

RUTH

“Where You Go I Shall Go”

Why was Ruth willing to leave her family and homeland? What qualities did she demonstrate that made her valuable to Jehovah?

RUTH

“An Excellent Woman”

Why is Ruth and Boaz’ marriage significant? What can we learn from Ruth and Naomi about family?

HANNAH

She Opened Her Heart to God in Prayer

Hannah’s faith in Jehovah helped her to cope with what seemed like an impossible situation.

SAMUEL

He “Continued Growing Up With Jehovah”

What was unusual about Samuel’s childhood? What helped his faith to grow when he was at the tabernacle?

SAMUEL

He Endured Despite Disappointments

All of us face hardships and disappointments that challenge our faith. What can Samuel’s endurance teach us?

ABIGAIL

She Acted With Discretion

What can we learn from Abigail’s difficult marital situation?

ELIJAH

He Stood Up for Pure Worship

How can we imitate Elijah when dealing with those who disagree with what the Bible teaches?

ELIJAH

He Watched, and He Waited

How did the prophet Elijah show a prayerful attitude while he waited for Jehovah to fulfill his promise?

ELIJAH

He Took Comfort in His God

What events led Elijah to become very low in spirits, so low that he even asked to die?

JONAH

He Learned From His Mistakes

Can you sympathize with Jonah’s fear of accepting an assignment? His story teaches us valuable lessons about Jehovah’s patience and mercy.

JONAH

He Learned a Lesson in Mercy

How can the account about Jonah help us to take an honest look at ourselves?

ESTHER

She Stood Up for God’s People

Showing self-sacrificing love like Esther takes faith and courage.

ESTHER

She Acted Wisely, Bravely, and Selflessly

How did Esther act unselfishly for Jehovah and for his people?

MARY

“Look! Jehovah’s Slave Girl!”

What does Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel reveal about her faith? What other valuable qualities did she display?

MARY

She Drew “Conclusions in Her Heart”

Mary’s experiences in Bethlehem strengthened her faith in Jehovah’s promises.

JOSEPH

He Protected, He Provided, He Persevered

In what ways did Joseph protect his family? Why did he take Mary and Jesus to Egypt?

MARTHA

“I Have Believed”

How did Martha show remarkable faith even during a time of grief?

PETER

He Fought Against Fear and Doubt

Doubt can be a powerful, destructive force. But Peter overcame his fear and doubts about following Jesus.

PETER

He Was Loyal in the Face of Tests

How did Peter’s faith and loyalty help him to accept correction from Jesus?

PETER

He Learned Forgiveness From the Master

What did Jesus teach Peter about forgiveness? How did Jesus prove he had forgiven Peter?

Conclusion

How can you keep strengthening your faith and keep your hope clearly in mind?

Time Line

The time line and maps will help you picture when and where these faithful Bible characters lived.