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Listen Now! – Following Jesus’ Instructions on His Yearly Memorial



Saturday March 10 Conference Call.  How can we follow Jesus’ instructions on His Yearly Memorial of partaking of the bread and the cup?  Former JW and Bethelite, and now a Bible Student Elder, David Stein will lead a round table discussion on this topic.  Guest hosts joining him will be Bible Student Elders Russ Marten and Jim Parkinson.  You can call into this conference call Saturday evening.  After the main discussion, you will be invited to participate with questions and comments.  The panel will address the following questions and more.


1.  What did Jesus instruct his followers to do? (Matt. 26:26- 30; Luke 22:19-20)
2.  What is the value of celebrating the Memorial?
3.  How often should it be done?
4.  When should it be done?  (“Matt. 26:20; Luke 22:14)
5.  Why do we call it the “Lord’s Supper?” (1 Cor 11:20)
6.  Who should partake of these emblems (the bread and the cup)?



Conference Call Phone #:  213-226-0400      
After connecting dial:  991337
Date:  March 10
Time:  7:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Central and 4:00 pm West Coast

How to participate:
4 * – Self-Mute Line (toggle)
5 * – Raise Hand for Q&A

23 comments to Listen Now! – Following Jesus’ Instructions on His Yearly Memorial

  • Mr keith christie

    Dear readers. . . .as a former JW myself, who nearly got assimilated by the Borg. . . I am now living in Real world. The world dreamed of in the now infamous 1978 edition of the book. . . MY BOOK OF BIBLE STORIES are lies and daydreams of Governing Body. . .or, as they are well described these days. . .The Borg. . .. They are the Bible Org, who want to assimilate you. . . then they teach you how to adapt. . .then they make you want to make everyone else in the world a part of the collective. . .Have you noticed the Borg ship is moving out of Brooklyn? The collective have decided to move to another ship. Locutus, Sorry, Jehovah, wants all the little members of the collective to stay in the little Borg ships in all the local towns, citys, and villages, all over the world. . .and want them to wait for Armageddon. . .they have other large Borg ships (headquarters) too, in every country in the world. . . They want to assimilate everyone.. .and teach them to adapt. . .and have every one of the collective preaching Borg stuff to the whole world. . . Borg is also on the internet, and on Amazon, and Ebay, FACEBOOK TWITTER< ETC, and they have their own Borg websites. . .They want to assimilate us all.. .then they want Locutus to destroy us, then resurrect us, then destroy all the bad Borgs, then teach all the god Borgs to adapt again. . .and have them live in NEW ORDER Borg world for eternity. But where will the 144,000 Borgs be? In Borg heaven with Borg Jesus, of course, and ,they will rule for 1000 years, then hand back power to Borg Lucutus(Jehovah), and he will rule the universe. . .and all the little Borgs will live in Borg paradise. . .. forever.. . . . ..If you are a Borg. . .. remember to read Acts chpt 15v28 & 29. . .and follow it strictly. . .Then you can Bleed to death, like all the other Borgs. . ..and then, you can be in paradise . ..with all the other Borgs, of course. . . .Did you know that Borgs can be different colours, nationalities, and races. . .. But when Jehovah(Locutus) adapts your body back to perfection. . .then you will be assimilated forever, and ever. . . .Amen. . .. Good luck with that. . .But, before you get assimilated, remember to never go on the dark side, adapt yourself, try not to get killed by the cops, and stay on the NEW LIGHT side. . …good luck dudes!

    • Jacqueline

      Hello Mr. Keith Christie and thanks for commenting. You are a Trekkie I see. This was a good read over coffee. Most of us that were JW for any length of time can understand your analogies. But just like one of the facebook pages I comment on, you are buying into the organization explanations of things and attributing them to God. It’s like you mentioning me in everything you do and I don’t know you. God is not a part of the corporation of the Jwitnesses just because they use his name. All that accumulation of wealth and moving is what corporations do. That is why and how they exist. There are minions and benefactors and all levels of societies within a corporation.
      The women on the facebook page refuses to identify their offender, the Borg (I like that) They keep blaming Jesus and God for everything intertwined with the org.
      If you don’t identify your enemy and direct your blows at him, then you will be conquered and assimilated. You will never get out from under their clutches because man sin and you blame God! Gods like you ,looking at what they are doing and he has a set date (non-negotiable) when he will call them and the whole world to account.
      Religion and man is doing as they please for a while but this is his earth. BTW: Dealing with Jesus is better right now until we get in the right frame of mind.

      Rev. 18:2 says “Babylon the Great” is a “Habitation of devils”, with a foul spirit and every unclean and hateful bird. Vs 4: Says ALL NATIONS have come under her influence.
      So God like you is not pleased with religion and their putting his name in their schemes, big building and kingdom halls and churches on every corner. It would be best to have a small group that wants to serve God instead of this huge band of iniquity. “They have Fallen” out of Divine favor with God, and as Isaiah said people like it that way. But you have awaken like so many more trapped inside of the Society of the governing body, a MAN MADE ORGANIZATION claiming to rule for Christ.

      Does God have an organization ruling on earth right now?

      Act15:28,29, The use of blood was more common then, than now. Here in the US and other modern countries the health dept understand the sanitary problems with mixing blood with food and just leaving it exposed after a death, is disrespectful. This scripture has nothing to say about blood transfusions. No one dies to give blood, so no disrespect is intended. See these article:

      Regards Armageddon and Judgement day. Many xjw still buy into the society’s explanation, please consider the bible’s explanation:

      The history of Witnesses (Rutherford) and the Bible Students (Russell). https://www.friendsofjehovahswitnesses.com/category/jehovahs-witnesses/

  • Anonymous

    Jehovah witness are the group of people that based their teaching on the Bible.

    • Jacqueline

      Hi Anonymous,many christian religions try to do this. The Bible Students welcome Jehovah witnesses as friends, so welcome my brother or sister. How did you find this site? We would love to hear your experiences.

  • Ken

    I’m just going to use the Pre-recorded tape at home, there are no BS memorial meetings in my town. Where did you get your recording?

    • ZENODotus

      From a link on this website I believe… For next year a would like to make one myself in my native tongue, so others, who don’t speak English fluently can also listen and think of Christ on this important day. Are there BS meetings in the place where you live?

  • ZENODotus

    I will use a pre-recording, because i have no idea where there is a convention in realtime. I will bake the matses myself at home, and will use unsweetend wine… And you, you go to a convention where you live?

  • The Jehovah’s Witness dogma of only literal limited 144,000 going to heaven is unbiblical.

    Jehovah’s Witnesses, active and faithful members are claiming to have the heavenly hope in great numbers. The trend is so apparent that the JW Governing Body changed their teaching to accommodate it. But is this new light or the beginning of a schism?

    Jehovah’s Witnesses take great pride in their door to door work of handing out magazines and pamphlets but they should remember that the Pharisees were also great preachers. Jesus said their preaching was worthless in MT 23.

    JW leaders claim they received “new light” in the 1930s showing only a small fraction of Christians were to partake. sincere JWs would do well to read Gal 1:8,9 in which Paul said anyone(including angels) who taught differently than they did was to be cursed. in the 1st century all who believed in Christ were led by the Spirit , born from God and partook of the bread and wine. (Rom 8:14, 1st John 5:1). if JW leaders teach differently, re-read Gal 1:8,9. then think again on this simple command “KEEP doing this in memory of me
    (John 10:16) after reading the entire 10th chapter without Watchtower influence and you will see that the ‘other sheep’ are the converted gentiles and not an earthly class with a separate limited literal 144,000 going to heaven.
    There are many Watchtower false spurious doctrines

    Danny Haszard

    • Jacqueline

      Hi Br. Danny Hazzard, nice to see you here again. I was ptt7000 that commented on the news articles after you. I could never get in before you.LOL Thanks for your comment.

    • Mr keith christie

      Hello Danny, . . ..Your words are correct. . . .every word. . . .The Borg have been trying to assimilate the whole earth since 1876. . Locutus (sorry, Pastor Russell) wants us all assimilated, and we must learn to adapt. Then, when we do, we become part of the collective. . .this sounds like STAR TREK now. . . I have heard many Jehovahs Witness words, and can see that they want us all to live in Borg paradise. . But, now they say the 144,000 Borg never was exsisted, and jesus Borg, is not in heaven anymore. So where are they? Is Locutus(Jehovah), not there either? When are the Great Crowd (collective) going to Borg paradise? Ive heard also that the Brooklyn Borg ship is closing, and the Borg have found a new ship. . .nice. . .and all the little Borg collective have been moved out to the provinces, and have to adapt to living in the Borg shuttles, while the new Borg MotherShip, sorry, headquarters, is being finished. . . .I see there are Large Borg ships,(sorry), headquarters, in just about every country in the world . . .and, about 78,000 little Borg shuttles, sorry, Kingdom Halls, in every town and city, and village in the world. . . They want to assimilate the whole world. Then, when Borg jesus takes over, for 1000 years, we will be assimilated again. Then, jesus wants to destroy us all at Armageddon, then resurrect all of us, then destroy all the bad Borgs for the last time, then all the good Borgs will be in assimilated perfection.. . .and then the Borgs will live footloose, and fancy free in Borg paradise, forever. . . .that’s what MY BOOK OF BIBLE STORIES teaches. . .that was in 1978 . . .. .where is this Borg paradise? Or, will we all be going to heaven, to be Locutus’s angels? If anyone knows, please email me. . .. My bible study conductor said that there will be a new heaven and a new earth. . . .after Armageddon . . . .is this Armageddon when Locutus finally destroys Satan? Dunno the answers. . . .do you?

  • Ken

    I tried listening to this conference call but the volume was too low

    • Peter K. (admin)

      I listened to the recording with ear buds. A headset or attaching speakers should help with the volume. We’ll keep a closer eye on the volume next time we record.

  • Peter K. (admin)

    Would anyone like to share their answers to any of the six questions above or share what you learned from the conference call? Where and how will you be celebrating the memorial?

  • Candice

    I would partake since I am no longer with the Jw’s ,but a biblestudent. Why? because that is between myself & God. I donot need an orginization to tell who teh elected/annointed are or who can partake or not.Just like other churches saying “members” only of their church. I do think each person should examine themselves before taking it for sure!

  • Peter K. (admin)

    Do you think that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are correct to not partake of the memorial? Will you partake of the emblems? Why do you feel you can or cannot?

    • Jacqueline

      Br. Peter I thought I would wait for someone else’s opinion first but I will address what you have asked, in my opinion. Hopefully I am not being judgemental here. Yes, I think that MOST Jehovah’s Witnesses are correct to not partake of the memorial on an individual basis. My reason for saying so is Most have no inkling or knowledge of the Calling and what it is. Jesus is well spoken of in the JW worship but relegated to 4th place. (Jehovah, GB, holy spirit, Jesus). So most have not had the spirit entwine with their spirit to let them know they are children of God. Most are not pressing up to the higher calling to be of the heavenly hope. Most sincerely, have the hope of paradise earth. Paul said he was pressing forward for this hope and that God would reveal it to others. I believe if there is no knowledge either within or mentally that this is your calling, hope etc that you should not partake. The argument can be put that if you are a Christian you should partake to show that you remember and appreciate what Jesus did for us. Or that that is the only option open for Christians today. But that is not what you asked. Yes, I will partake of the emblems, it will be my second year. My story of the volatile, painful and almost physical violence that occured last year is on this site, I think. I will make sure I am in my home vicinity this year and not near a JW relative or a JW (at least 2 non family members were involved that night). I know that I should partake. I went on a journey trying to find others (anointed) within the JW before I left because I knew. My efforts just led me to some very unscrupulous so called anointed that were predators. I was finally led by spirit, I know to the Bible Students, many many times but I never recognized it. I thought they were all dead. Now I feel I am learning and accepting what God and Jesus has done for me, by leading me to Christ. Without the GB in the mix I can see now. I apologize if I am offending anyone. I feel that MOST of our JW brothers are sincere, and work hard to live and get the word out about Christ. They are my brothers also. Jacqueline

      Proof Text: Phil 3 says “11that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.”

    • Ken

      Hi,I will partake this year for the first time(at home) because I’ve been led by the spirit to know that I have the “high calling”. As I look back over the years I can see that I’ve had the calling for quite some time but ignored it because of being constantly told by the Jw’s that the high calling is over and that there’s only the hope of living on a paradise earth now. As for all the Jw’s who don’t partake; as Jacqueline mentioned, I think they shouldn’t since they don’t feel they’re in the new covenent arrangement.

      • ZENODotus

        Hello Ken… Same feeling here… As a Jehovah’s witness I ALWAYS felt that my home was not the earth but heaven… So for me the memorial day was a real hell… Because I didn’t partake, and felt guilty about that… Me too am partaking at home.

        • Ken

          Great to hear Zeno! Are you going to partake over the internet with BS or are you going to use a pre-recording? Also will you be using kosher grape juice and matza bread or what?

        • Jacqueline

          I always felt like I was dissing what Jesus did for me and us. I wondered why we met if no one partook. It was not quite making sense but I complied like everyone else. Bible Studies that attended thought we were wierd. For us it is a joyous occasion with large gstherings for food afterward. With the BS, we focus on tha night and it’s meaning. So glad to be free.

          • Sharon

            Well, I decided to join into the discussion. For me the partaking of the emblems is a sacred service and should be partaken by only those who feel they have the “Heavenly Call.” I feel it is a personal and heartfelt decision. It should not be decided without prayerful consideration.
            As to me, since I feel the partaking of the bread and wine is reserved for those chosen, I will not be partaking as I do not consider myself as an “overcomer” to become a part of the Church/Annointed/144,000/the Bride Class. As far as I know, I am of the “earthly class” and I do not think that those of the “earthly class” should partake. But I do hope to share in the service with friends by way of a telephone Conference on April 5, this Thursday evening.
            1 Corinthians 11:27-29
            27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.

            • Jacqueline

              Sharon hello again, you and I have been on every adobe connect all day. The scripture was discussed at onr of them I don’t know which. 1Cor. 11:27-29. The brother said this was talking to those that were already of the higher calling and there might have been something these ones might need to clear up before partaking. I am reminded of this scripture:
              Phillippeans 3:13-15. vs 14.” I am pursueing down toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God by means of Christ Jesus. 15.Let us, then, as many of us as are mature, be of this mental attitude: and if you are mentally inclined otherwise in any respect, God will reveal the above attitude to you. At any rate, to what extent we have made progress, let us go on walking orderly in this same routine.”
              So wink-wink to you Sharon (:)

    • Dupin

      I think I’ll join in with this one as well Br. Peter.

      To answer your question about the Witnesses, I right without any ill will towards them that I think they’re right not to partake. As Jacqueline points out in a comment the Witnesses don’t really have the right ideas where the great calling is concerned since they are taught there is an earthly one. Since the majority don’t believe they have been called to be part of the “little” flock I think it entirely appropriate for them not to partake since that is a privilege and duty for that class only. As for those among the Witnesses who say they’re anointed, I stand in judgement of nobody.

      I was called while in their midst so give them the due that it is between them and God alone. They do have a greater measure of truth than most nominal churches, though things have been twisted around a bit to say the least. And I don’t say that last as a dig, just fact. We know back in the day at the beginning of the harvest day there were true members of the church scattered among the nominal churches and the Pastor’s message of truth was sent out to gather them together. I don’t presume to tell God how to do his work and leave it between him and my former brethren who believe they have the hope.

      I will be traveling to be with an ecclesia for the Memorial myself Thursday and will be an especially delightful occasion for me since it will be the first time I get to meet the brethren face to face. so far all my fellowship has been by long distance since I am isolated. However, the friends of one of the classes I fellowship with by phone were kind enough to put me into contact with that ecclesia and it looks like everything is go for me to attend. I’m looking forward to it.

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