The most rewarding Bible study that I ever gave was with my sister in-law (Cheryl Jackson, see her testimonial). You see, she was a lifelong Seventh-day Adventist and I was a former Baptist. To add to the intrigue, we were giving a series of Bible studies to a couple where the wife was a lifelong Seventh-day Adventist and the husband was a Jehovah’s Witness. Wow, what an odd assortment. You would think that this would be an impossible situation. How could they agree on anything? This Bible study proved to be a testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit to tear down the walls that separate us and to unite us in Jesus. We would open each Bible study with prayer and then spend the first 20 minutes of a 30 minute Bible study talking about family, cars (building rapport), and sharing personal testimonies. We engaged the couple by allowing them to read Scripture and asking them, “What does this say about the love of Jesus?” At the end of every lesson the couple was given an opportunity to ask questions and confirm their agreement with Scripture. The biggest challenge of the Bible study was the Millennium. You see Jehovah’s Witness believed that Christ was to reign on earth during the Millennium, all during which resurrection and judgment takes place, and that the earth would continue on. We studied and learned that the righteous dead and righteous living are taken to heaven and that the wicked dead remain dead during the Millennium (lesson 6 of Pastor Smith’s Bible studies). We examined Revelation 20:2; Jeremiah 4:23-27, and learned that the earth would be desolate and look like a vast wilderness. Also, that God cleanses the earth by fire and creates a new earth wherein dwells righteousness and sin shall not rise up the second time! 2 Peter 3:10-13; Nahum 1:9; Isaiah 65:21 Shortly after this lesson which is lesson six, the couple asked about baptism and the husband was later baptized. Praise God!