“Bearing Thorough Witness” About God’s Kingdom
This publication examines the establishment of the first-century Christian congregation and how it relates to us today.
Maps showing what is often called the Holy Land today and the apostle Paul’s missionary trips.
Why can we be confident of God’s backing as we continue “bearing thorough witness” about God’s Kingdom?
Jesus foretold that the Kingdom message would be preached to all the nations. How is this being accomplished?
How did Jesus prepare his apostles to spearhead the preaching work?
What part did God’s holy spirit play in the founding of the Christian congregation?
The apostles take bold action, and Jehovah blesses them.
The apostles took a stand that set a precedent for all true Christians.
What can we learn from Stephen’s bold witness before the Jewish high court?
Philip sets a good example as an evangelizer.
The vicious persecutor Saul becomes a zealous minister.
The preaching work opens up to uncircumcised Gentiles.
Peter is delivered, and persecution fails to stop the spread of the good news.
Paul sets a fine example in dealing with hostile, unresponsive people.
Paul and Barnabas display humility, perseverance, and adaptability.
The issue of circumcision goes before the governing body.
Learn how the governing body reached a decision on circumcision and the unifying effect the decision had on the congregations.
Traveling ministers assist the congregations to be made firm in the faith.
Blessings result from accepting an assignment and meeting persecution with joy.
Paul bears thorough witness to the Jews in Thessalonica and Beroea.
By establishing common ground with his listeners, what opportunities to preach opened up to Paul?
What can we learn from Paul’s activities in Corinth that will help us to bear thorough witness about God’s Kingdom?
Learn how Apollos and Paul contribute toward the spread of the good news.
Paul is zealous in the ministry and gives counsel to elders.
Determined to do God’s will, Paul goes to Jerusalem.
Paul defends the truth before angry mobs and the Sanhedrin.
Paul escapes a plot on his life and makes his defense before Governor Felix.
Paul sets an example in defending the good news.
Paul faces shipwreck, showing great faith and love for people.
Imprisoned in Rome, Paul continues to preach.
Jehovah’s Witnesses continue a work that started with the followers of Jesus Christ in the first century of our Common Era.
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