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    Wednesday, January 6

    My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

    John 4:34.

    Jesus set an outstanding example in his attitude toward the ministry. He made talking about God’s Kingdom the main focus of his life. He walked hundreds of miles to preach to as many as possible.

    He seized every opportunity to speak to people in public places and in their homes. Jesus’ whole life revolved around the ministry. We can imitate Christ by creating opportunities to talk about the good news whenever and wherever possible. We are willing to sacrifice personal comfort to engage in the evangelizing work. (Mark 6:31-34; 1 Pet. 2:21)

    Some in the congregation are able to serve as special, regular, or auxiliary pioneers. Others have learned to speak another language or have moved to an area where there is a need for more preachers. However, much of the evangelizing work is done by regular Kingdom publishers, who do the best they can. Whatever the case, Jehovah does not ask more of us than we can give.

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    The proverbial grapevine, the chatter, the social media of Jesus' day must have been buzzing as he went about his country. This buzz must have been irritating for many of the formal scribes and pharisees.

    Preaching is ostenciably one kind of 'an act of faith'. The Bethel commentator's description of 'publishers' binds the preaching work indefatigably to the watchtower publications. To the extent that this is constantly done seems a mistake and an overstep. Jesus was never a scribe. The passage in Greek scripture which is most questioned and contested is John chapter 8. It is a scripture which include Jesus 'writing in the dirt'. The one instance of the christ ever being a writer comes with a disclaimer even in the 'New World Translation'.

    So was Jesus distractedly rewritting Moses law in dirt ? This also is a mischaracterisation although man is made of dirt, earth.

    To describe preachers, ministers, Jehovah's Witnesses' identity only as adjunct to the central advisory body, as publishers and then, (as the commentary does) to acredit 'much of the work' to 'publishers' is an around way of atributting credit for individual works of faith to the literary mechanism of the watchtower society.

    Sailors that did not go down with the ship are ones who learned to swim.
     

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