2017 Issues

News and Views

PBI News Listen to audio: PBI Annual Report for 2016-2017 The Directors of the Pastoral Bible Students are thankful to the Lord for the completion of another blessed year of publishing The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom and engaging in further activities in the Master’s vineyard (Matthew 20:7). While our primary publishing activity is in the United States, the magazine continues to reach audiences in Africa, Croatia, India, Poland, and other parts of the world. Many brethren in those countries assist with the publishing and distribution of our literature. Our purpose continues []

Witness Pairs Introduction

Examples to Encourage Us “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” (Proverbs 25:11). Listen to audio: In a letter to Brother Russell, one sister wrote, “One is astonished at the various ways in which different people, many of them professed Christians, receive the truth. Some turn a deaf ear entirely, and change the conversation as quickly as possible; others are indifferent — the truth as preached is sufficient for them; they do not wish to be any wiser than their parents, etc.; still others []

Witnessing Projects

“To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” (John 18:37). Listen to audio: Many Bible Students are familiar with the “For This Cause” DVD, which weaves a Truth message into the story of Jesus’ life. But some may not be aware of how this video got its start as a groundbreaking multi-media public witness project that continues to inspire forty years later. In []

Witnessing at School

“I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke 19:40) Listen to audio: Brother Larry McClellan, an elder with the Clearwater Florida Bible Students, grew up in a Bible Student home. His earliest memory of being raised differently was at age 11. His mother, Sr. Hazel McClellan, was very diligent in reading him Bible stories as a child. He says, “When my sixth grade friend (now Brother) David Hauke, could not play with me on Saturdays until he sat down with me and listened []

Witnessing to Friends

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Listen to audio: Sr. Stephanie Kuenzli and Sr. Becca Marten are from the Milwaukee Bible Students. These sisters first met in middle school. We asked them to give us some insight into how their friendship helped Sr. Becca come into the Bible Student fellowship. Sr. Becca: I was not raised in any sort of faith. My father had grown up in a strict Catholic household but after leaving home was []