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Celebrating the Memorial – Listen to the Conference Call Here


Read the handout “Pictures of Jesus’ Sacrifice” by clicking here:

Bible Student Elder, David Stein led a round table discussion on this topic with Bible Student Elders Ric Cunningham and Len Griehs.

How did the Early Church celebrate the Memorial? How did the Early Watchtower Bible Students celebrate the Memorial under the Read more…


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THE MEMORIAL (bread & cup) AND THE CRUCIFIXION (Jesus’ last hours)

We would like to meditate on Jesus’ last hours, especially the Last Supper and Memorial, but also Gethsemane, His crucifixion and His resurrection.  We would like primarily to consider what it means to us, but also for the whole world of mankind.


John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing Read more…

Who May Partake of the Memorial?

“The Lord’s Supper is not for the world, not for merely nominal believers, but only for those who, (1) accepting of Christ as their Redeemer and Sin-bearer, are, (2) consecrated to him and his service. But it is not for us—nor for any man or set of men—to decide who may and who may Read more…

Memorial Meditations on the Life and Mission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ



During this Memorial season, our thoughts turn to Jesus. He was a man like no other. This one life has had a significant impact upon our own, one so profound that it changed the course of human history and the course of each of our lives individually. Read more…

How To Clear Up Misunderstandings, Work Out Differences and Recover Our Brother Out of Sin – Matthew 18:15-17

Especially as we enter the Memorial season, our hearts and minds reflect on our relationship with Jehovah, Jesus and our brethren.  Have we been faithful?  Have we grown in the fruits of the Holy Spirit.  Have we been able to work out our differences with our brethren or do we harbor bitterness or anger.  Have Read more…

Listen to: What is so Special about Palm Sunday?

Matthew 21:5: (NASB) “Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold your King is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.“ The events of the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion were monumental. They not only began the culminating process for the greatest human Read more…

Jesus Last Days and His Foremost Concerns

“Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, Read more…

Listen to this years Memorial Service given to the Chicago Bible Students on April 5, 2012.

What should a Memorial Service be like? Listen to this talk and let us know what you think. Is this what a Memorial Service should be like? If not, how should it be different? How is this service different than what you would hear in a Kingdom Hall?

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Do it yourself Memorial Script – How to celebrate with a group or by yourself

Find more about the Memorial by clicking here:

Here is a script of a Memorial service that you can use for your Congregation orlittle group or even just yourself.

First ask everyone to “Please make sure that all cell phones are silent or turned off.”

Here is the text of the service and the Read more…

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 Read more…

Seven Feasts of Israel – Including the Passover Feast

On Sunday, March 18, Chicago Bible Student Elder spoke to the congregation on the topic of “The Seven Feasts of Israel.” This is a very appropriate talk to list to during this memorial season. You can listen to the talk by clicking here:

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In Remembrance of Me – The Passover from Egypt a memorial picture for us

“This do in remembrance of me. … For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death.” —I Corinthians 11:24,26

ON THAT PORTENTOUS evening nearly two thousand years ago, pious Jews all over the land were gathering with their families to celebrate once more the Feast of Read more…

Purging Out the Leaven

“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.” —I Corinthians 5:7

IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS leading up to this year’s Memorial celebration, which will be after sundown on April 5, it should be especially helpful that we take to heart the important lessons concerning the Read more…

Listen to Talk Radio on the Passover, Memorial and Jesus’ Resurrection

Find Christian Questions talk radio programs on the Passover, Memorial and Resurrection by clicking here:

Look for program # 655 on the Passover

Look for program # 656 on the Jesus’ Resurrection

Can I Participate in a Memorial Service from Home?

For those who are not able to physically attend a Memorial Services with a local congregation, you can have your own Memorial Service at home. Attached below is a recording from a Memorial Service given to the Chicago Bible Students in April of 2004. If you plan to partake, have jewish matzo bread (or substitute Read more…

Answering More Questions about the Memorial

How Do the Temple Festivals Relate to the Memorial?

What were the most significant changes introduced after the Babylonian exile that were observed in our Lord.s day?

What is the record of the primitive Church observance of the 14th of Nisan?

What is the current reckoning of the Memorial dates for the near future?

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All About the Jewish Passover and Partaking of the Lord’s Memorial

Read all about the Jewish Passover and Partaking of the Lord’s Memorial by clicking on this electronic book here:

The Table of contents is below:

Introduction – The Jewish Day – Timing of the Passover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A suggestion – Re: Read more…

How Should the Date of Celebrating the Memorial be Determined?

Among Bible Students, there is general agreement that the celebration of the .Lord’s Supper should be carried out on an annual basis, as a remembrance of the fulfillment of the Paschal sacrifice. The term “Memorial” Supper has been adopted as a reminder that the primary emphasis of the occasion is to commemorate the death of Read more…