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BEREAN BIBLE STUDY FOR MAY.
—FOR EXPLANATION SEE PREFACE OF WATCH TOWER
BIBLES AND WATCH TOWER, MARCH 1, 1905.—
EVIL SPEAKING AND EVIL SURMISING
IT is suggested that leaders of Berean Classes endeavor
to hold the discussion of each question to its
Otherwise later questions will
have been found partially discussed yet not thoroughly
digested and much less satisfactory.
The leader should STUDY the entire lesson and each
member of the class should STUDY the portion or question
assigned to him or her, if the largest possible good
would be derived.
The DAWNS and booklets and TOWERS
cited should be at hand, and so marked as to be
readily referred to without a moment's delay.
DAWNS are referred to by the first six letters of the alphabet,
the booklets by initial letters and the WATCH
TOWER by Z.
1. What is evil speaking? Jas. 3:8-10. Z.'99-68 (2nd
col. par. 1, 2.)
2. How prevalent is this fault among even those who
profess to be Christians? Z.'99-69 (1st col. par. 1).
3. What is the power of the tongue? Jas. 3. F.586-588;
Z.'99-75 (2nd col. par. 1); Z.'97-156 (1st col.
4. What is meant by a "tongue set on fire of gehenna"? Jas. 3:6. Z.'00-98 (1st col., par. 5, 6).
5. What are the baneful influences of evil speaking,
and what are some of the excuses and subterfuges
offered by the fallen nature? Z.'99-69 (1st
col. par. 2) to 70 (2nd col. par. 3); Z.'99-72 (1st col.
par. 2 to 5).
6. What is evil surmising and what is its relation to
evil speaking? Z.'05-213 (1st col. par. 3 to 2nd
col. par. 3.)
7. What are "secret faults," and of what two kinds are
they? Z.'98-22 (1st col. par. 1).
8. Is an evil suggestion a sin, and how does it become
a secret fault? Z.'98-22 (1st col. par. 2 and 2nd
col. par. 1); Z.'00-32 (1st col. par. 1).
9. What is a "presumptuous sin," and when does a secret
fault become a presumptuous sin? Z.'98-22
(2nd col. par. 1).
10. What is the "great transgression" to which these
sins lead? Z.'98-22 (2nd col. par. 1).
11. How may we purify and keep our hearts pure from
these sins? Z.'99-215 (2nd col. par. 1) to 217; Z.'98-22
(2nd col. par. 2) to 23 (1st col. par. 5).
12. How is the Lord judging us? Matt. 12:34-37. Z.'96-30
(1st col. par. 1, 2).
13. Why should we render to God a daily account of any
"idle" (pernicious) words? Z.'96-32 (1st col. par.
4) to 33 (1st col. par. 1, 2).
14. How are words the index of our hearts? Luke 6:45.
Z.'96-22 (1st col. par. 4 and 2nd col. par. 1); Z.'96-32
(1st col. par. 1).
15. What does purity of heart signify? Z.'02-358 (2nd
col. par. 3); Z.'05-230 (2nd col. par. 1); Z.'98-25 (2nd
col. par. 3).
16. What is the importance of a pure heart? 1 Sam. 16:7.
Z.'04-22 (2nd col. par. 6) and 23 (1st col. par.
1 to 3); Z.'01-325 (1st col. par. 4 to 2nd col. par. 1) Z.'99-140
(1st col. par. 2).
17. How may purity of heart be attained? Z.'00-359
(2nd col. par. 1) to 360 (2nd col. par. 2).
18. How do we know our motive is pure, since "the
heart is deceitful above all things"? Z.'00-359
(1st col. par. 1 to 3).
19. What is the relation between our conscience and
purity of heart? Z.'00-360 (2nd col. par. 2).
(To be continued for June.)