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(src)="1"> © 2016 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
(trg)="1"> © 2016 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania

(src)="2"> 1 Be Determined to “ Let Your Brotherly Love Continue ” !
(trg)="3"> 7 Twiyemeze kureka ‘ urukundo rwacu rwa kivukanyi rubandanye ’ !

(src)="3"> What is our yeartext for 2016 ?
(trg)="4"> Icanditswe cacu c’umwaka wa 2016 ni ikihe ?

(src)="4"> What should we think of when we look at it throughout the year ?
(trg)="5"> Ni ibiki dukwiye kuzirikanako uko tugiterezako amaso muri uwo mwaka wose ?

(src)="5"> This article will show us how to gain the most benefit from our yeartext .
(trg)="6"> Iki kiganiro kiratwereka ukuntu twokwungukira cane ku canditswe cacu c’umwaka .

(src)="6"> 2 Be Compelled by God’s “ Indescribable Free Gift ”
(trg)="7"> 12 Tugoberwe n ’ ‘ ingabirano ya gusa itagira uko yovugwa ’ Imana yatanze

(src)="7"> Jehovah has given us what the apostle Paul called God’s “ indescribable free gift . ”
(trg)="8"> Yehova yaraduhaye ico intumwa Paulo yise ‘ ingabirano ya gusa itagira uko yovugwa ’ Imana yatanze .

(src)="8"> What is that gift ?
(trg)="9"> None iyo ngabirano ni iyihe ?

(src)="9"> How does it compel us to walk in the footsteps of Christ Jesus , to love our brothers , and to forgive others from the heart ?
(trg)="10"> Itugobera gute gukurikira intambuko za Kristu Yezu , gukunda abavukanyi bacu no kubabarira abandi tubikuye ku mutima ?

(src)="10"> We will answer these questions and consider practical things we can do during the Memorial season .
(trg)="11"> Turishura ivyo bibazo twongere twihweze ibintu twokora mu kiringo c’Icibutso .

(src)="11"> 3 The Spirit Bears Witness With Our Spirit
(trg)="12"> 17 Impwemu irashinga intahe hamwe n’impwemu yacu

(src)="12"> 4 “ We Want to Go With You ”
(trg)="13"> 22 “ Turajana ”

(src)="13"> These two articles will explain how someone knows that he or she has received the heavenly calling and what it means for that person to be one of the anointed .
(trg)="14"> Ivyo biganiro bibiri birasigura ingene umuntu amenya ko yahamagariwe ijuru be n’ingene bigenda kugira abe mu barobanuwe .

(src)="14"> Additionally , we will consider how anointed ones should view themselves and how we should react to any increase in the number of partakers worldwide .
(trg)="15"> Turihweza kandi ingene abarobanuwe bakwiye kubona ibiberekeye be n’ingene dukwiye kuvyifatamwo bishitse abihereza ku bimenyetso kw’isi yose bakongerekana .

(src)="15"> 5 Working Together With God ​ — A Cause for Rejoicing
(trg)="16"> 28 Gukorana n’Imana bituma tugira agahimbare

(src)="16"> From earliest times , Jehovah has invited others to work with him to accomplish his purpose .
(trg)="17"> Kuva kera na rindi , Yehova yaratera agateka abandi ngo bakorane na we kugira umugambi wiwe uranguke .

(src)="17"> It is his purpose that a global witness be given , and he has invited us to share in that work .
(trg)="18"> Ashaka ko inkuru nziza yamamazwa kw’isi yose kandi yaraduteye agateka ko kugira uruhara muri ico gikorwa .

(src)="18"> This article considers the blessings we receive by being God’s fellow workers .
(trg)="19"> Iki kiganiro kirerekana ivyiza twironkera kubera turi abakozi bakorana n’Imana .

(src)="19"> COVER IMAGE :
(trg)="20"> ISHUSHO YO KU GIPFUKISHO :

(src)="20"> A pioneer shares a Bible passage with an oxcart driver on the Alley of the Baobabs in Morondava , Madagascar
(trg)="21"> Umutsimvyi ariko arasomera icanditswe umushoferi w’umukogote ukwegwa n’impfizi z’inka , kuri Allée des Baobabs i Morondava muri Madagaskari

(src)="21"> PUBLISHERS
(trg)="22"> ABAMAMAJI

(src)="22"> BIBLE STUDIES
(trg)="23"> INYIGISHO ZA BIBILIYA

(src)="23"> MEMORIAL ATTENDANCE
(trg)="24"> ABITAVYE ICIBUTSO

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(src)="1"> “ Let your brotherly love continue . ” ​ — HEB .
(trg)="1"> “ Urukundo rwanyu rwa kivukanyi nirubandanye . ” ​ — HEB .

(src)="2"> 13 : 1 .
(trg)="2"> 13 : 1 .

(src)="3"> SONGS : 10 , 54
(trg)="3"> INDIRIMBO : 72 , 119

(src)="4"> What is brotherly love ?
(trg)="4"> Urukundo rwa kivukanyi ni iki ?

(src)="5"> Why is it so important to continue to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="5"> Kubera iki bihambaye ko tubandanya kugaragarizanya urukundo rwa kivukanyi ?

(src)="6"> How can we show our brotherly love ?
(trg)="6"> Twogaragaza gute urukundo rwa kivukanyi ?

(src)="7"> 1 , 2 .
(trg)="7"> 1 , 2 .

(src)="8"> Why did Paul write a letter to the Hebrew Christians ?
(trg)="8"> Kubera iki Paulo yandikiye abakirisu b’Abaheburayo ?

(src)="9"> THE year was 61 C.E .
(trg)="9"> HARI mu 61 inyuma ya Kristu .

(src)="10"> The Christian congregations throughout Israel were enjoying a period of relative peace .
(trg)="10"> Amashengero ya gikirisu yo hirya no hino muri Isirayeli yari mu gahengwe .

(src)="11"> Although the apostle Paul was a prisoner in Rome , he was hoping to be released soon .
(trg)="11"> Naho intumwa Paulo yari apfungiwe i Roma , yari yizigiye kurekurwa bidatevye .

(src)="12"> His companion Timothy had just been released , and they were planning to visit their Christian brothers in Judea .
(trg)="12"> Hari haciye igihe gito mugenziwe Timoteyo arekuwe , bakaba bariko bategekanya kugendera abavukanyi babo b’i Yudaya .

(src)="13"> However , in five years ’ time , Jerusalem would be “ surrounded by encamped armies , ” just as Jesus had prophesied .
(trg)="13"> Ariko rero mu myaka itanu , Yeruzalemu “ [ yo ] kikujwe n’ingabo zishinze ikambi , ” nk’uko Yezu yari yarabivuze .

(src)="14"> Christians in Judea , and especially those living in Jerusalem , would have to act decisively .
(trg)="14"> Abakirisu b’i Yudaya , na canecane ababa i Yeruzalemu , bobwirijwe guca bagira ico bakoze .

(src)="15"> Jesus had warned them that they would need to flee as soon as they saw these events start to unfold . ​ — Luke 21 : 20 - 24 .
(trg)="15"> Yezu yari yarababwiye ko bobwirijwe guhunga bakibona ivyo bitanguye . ​ — Luka 21 : 20 - 24 .

(src)="16"> In the 28 years since Jesus had uttered that prophecy , the faithful Jewish Christians living in Israel had already faced much opposition and persecution successfully .
(trg)="16"> Mu myaka 28 yari iheze Yezu avuze ubwo buhanuzi , abakirisu b’Abayuda b’abizigirwa baba muri Isirayeli bari baramaze kurwanywa no guhamwa mu buryo bwinshi mugabo baravyifatamwo neza .

(src)="17"> Yet , Paul knew that they were about to be confronted with one of the most challenging tests of their faith .
(trg)="17"> Yamara Paulo yashaka kubafasha kwitegurira ivyobashikiye .

(src)="18"> He wanted them to be prepared for whatever might come their way .
(trg)="18"> Bagira bashikirwe na kimwe mu bintu bikomeye kuruta ibindi vyose vyagerageje ukwizera kwabo .

(src)="19"> They would need exceptional endurance and faith ​ — faith strong enough to preserve their lives .
(trg)="19"> Bari bakeneye ukwihangana be n’ukwizera bidasanzwe , ni ukuvuga ukwizera gukomeye bihagije ku buryo kuzigama ubuzima bwabo .

(src)="20"> ( Read Hebrews 10 : 36 - 39 . )
(trg)="20"> ( Soma Abaheburayo 10 : 36 - 39 . )

(src)="21"> So Paul was prompted by Jehovah’s spirit to write those dear brothers and sisters a letter designed to meet their special needs .
(trg)="21"> Ku bw’ivyo , impwemu ya Yehova yaratumye Paulo yandikira abo bavukanyi na bashikiwe yikundira ikete ryo kubafasha kuronka ivyo bintu bidasanzwe bari bakeneye .

(src)="22"> That letter is now known as the book of Hebrews .
(trg)="22"> Iryo kete ubu ryitwa igitabu c’Abaheburayo .

(src)="23"> Why should we be interested in the book of Hebrews ?
(trg)="23"> Kubera iki dukwiye kwitwararika igitabu c’Abaheburayo ?

(src)="24"> All of us today should be interested in what Paul wrote to those first - century Hebrew Christians .
(trg)="24"> Muri iki gihe , twese turakwiye kwitwararika ivyo Paulo yandikiye abo bakirisu b’Abaheburayo bo mu kinjana ca mbere .

(src)="25"> Why ?
(trg)="25"> Uti kubera iki ?

(src)="26"> Because we find ourselves in a similar situation .
(trg)="26"> Kubera ko ivyacu vyifashe nk’ivyabo .

(src)="27"> During these “ critical times hard to deal with , ” Jehovah’s people have faced all types of opposition and persecution .
(trg)="27"> Muri ibi “ bihe bitoroshe kandi bigoye kwihanganira , ” abasavyi ba Yehova bararwanijwe bongera barahamwa mu buryo bwose bushoboka .

(src)="28"> We have proved beyond doubt that our faith and devotion are strong .
(trg)="28"> Twarerekanye vy’ukuri ko ukwizera kwacu n’ukwihebera Imana kwacu bikomeye .

(src)="29"> Many of us , though , are now living in a relatively peaceful time , with no outright persecution .
(trg)="29"> Ego ni ko benshi muri twebwe turi mu gahengwe , akaba ata ruhamo rukaze ruriko ruradushikira .

(src)="30"> However , like the Christians in Paul’s day , none of us should lose sight of this key fact ​ — soon we will face the most challenging test of our faith ! ​ — Read Luke 21 : 34 - 36 .
(trg)="30"> Ariko rero , cokimwe n’abakirisu bo mu gihe ca Paulo , nta n’umwe muri twebwe akwiye kwiyobagiza iki kintu gihambaye : Tugiye gushikirwa n’ikintu gikomeye kuruta ibindi vyose kigerageza ukwizera kwacu ! ​ — Soma Luka 21 : 34 - 36 .

(src)="31"> What is the yeartext for 2016 , and why is it appropriate ?
(trg)="31"> Icanditswe c’umwaka wa 2016 ni ikihe , kandi ni kubera iki kibereye ?

(src)="32"> What will help us to prepare for the events that lie immediately ahead of us ?
(trg)="32"> Ni ibiki vyodufasha kwitegurira ibintu biraririye kudushikira ?

(src)="33"> In the book of Hebrews , Paul outlines many things that will help us to strengthen our faith .
(trg)="33"> Mu gitabu c’Abaheburayo , Paulo aravuga ibintu vyinshi vyodufasha gukomeza ukwizera kwacu .

(src)="34"> One essential thing is highlighted in the first verse of the last chapter of that letter .
(trg)="34"> Ikintu kimwe nyamukuru tugisanga mu murongo wa mbere w’ikigabane ca nyuma c’iryo kete .

(src)="35"> That verse has been selected to be the yeartext for 2016 .
(trg)="35"> Uwo murongo ni wo wacaguwe ngo ube icanditswe c’umwaka wa 2016 .

(src)="36"> It admonishes us : “ Let your brotherly love continue . ” ​ — Heb .
(trg)="36"> Kiduhimiriza giti : “ Urukundo rwanyu rwa kivukanyi nirubandanye . ” ​ — Heb .

(src)="37"> 13 : 1 .
(trg)="37"> 13 : 1 .

(src)="38"> Our yeartext for 2016 : “ Let your brotherly love continue . ” ​ — Hebrews 13 : 1
(trg)="38"> Icanditswe cacu c’umwaka wa 2016 ni : “ Urukundo rwanyu rwa kivukanyi nirubandanye . ” ​ — Abaheburayo 13 : 1

(src)="39"> What is brotherly love ?
(trg)="39"> Urukundo rwa kivukanyi ni iki ?

(src)="40"> What does it mean for us to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="40"> Urukundo rwa kivukanyi ni iki ?

(src)="41"> The Greek term used by Paul , phi·la·del·phiʹa , literally means “ affection for a brother . ”
(trg)="41"> Imvugo y’ikigiriki phi·la·del·phiʹa Paulo yakoresheje , ijambo ku rindi isobanura “ kwiyumvamwo umuvukanyi . ”

(src)="42"> Brotherly love is the type of affection that involves a strong , warm , personal attachment , such as to a family member or a close friend .
(trg)="42"> Urukundo rwa kivukanyi ni ukwiyumvamwo umuntu mu buryo bukomeye kandi burimwo igishika , nka kurya wiyumvamwo incuti canke umugenzi somambike .

(src)="43"> We do not pretend to be brothers and sisters ​ — we are brothers and sisters .
(trg)="43"> Ntitwigira abavukana , ahubwo turi abavukana vy’ukuri .

(src)="44"> Our strong feeling of attachment to one another is summed up nicely in these words : “ In brotherly love have tender affection for one another .
(trg)="44"> Kuba twiyumvanamwo cane biraserurwa neza mu ncamake muri aya majambo agira ati : “ Mu vy’urukundo rwa kivukanyi mugiriranire ikibabarwe .

(src)="45"> In showing honor to one another , take the lead . ”
(trg)="45"> Mu vyo guterana iteka mube aba mbere . ”

(src)="46"> Combined with principled love , a·gaʹpe , this type of love promotes close companionship among God’s people .
(trg)="46"> Igihe urwo rukundo rushizwe hamwe n’urukundo rushingiye ku ngingo ngenderwako ari rwo a·gaʹpe , ruca rutuma abasavyi b’Imana bagiranira ubugenzi somambike .

(src)="47"> How do true Christians understand the meaning of brotherly love ?
(trg)="47"> Ni nde umukirisu akwiye kubona ko ari umuvukanyi ?

(src)="48"> “ ‘ Brotherly love , ’ ” according to one scholar , “ is a relatively rare term outside of Christian literature . ”
(trg)="48"> Nk’uko incabwenge imwe ibivuga , “ ‘ urukundo rwa kivukanyi ’ ni ijambo ry’imbonekarimwe mu bitabu bitari ivy’abakirisu . ”

(src)="49"> In Judaism , the meaning of the word “ brother ” sometimes extended beyond those who were literally relatives , but its meaning was still restricted to those within the Jewish nation and did not include Gentiles .
(trg)="49"> Mw’idini ry’Abayuda , ijambo “ umuvukanyi ” rimwe na rimwe ryarakoreshwa no ku bandi bantu atari incuti mugabo bari mw’ihanga ry’Abayuda .
(trg)="50"> Ntiryigera rikoreshwa ku Banyamahanga .

(src)="50"> However , Christianity embraces all believers , no matter what their nationality .
(trg)="51"> Yamara rero , mu bakirisu harimwo abemera bose , tutaravye igihugu baturukamwo .

(src)="51"> As brothers , we have been taught by Jehovah to have brotherly affection for one another .
(trg)="52"> Twebwe abavukanyi twarigishijwe na Yehova kwiyumvanamwo nk’abavukana .

(src)="52"> But why is it vital that we let our brotherly love continue ?
(trg)="53"> Kubera iki none bihambaye cane ko urukundo rwacu rwa kivukanyi rubandanya ?

(src)="53"> ( a ) What is the most important reason for us to show brotherly love ?
(trg)="54"> ( a ) Ni imvo nyamukuru iyihe ituma tugaragaza urukundo rwa kivukanyi ?

(src)="54"> ( b ) Give another reason why it is important to strengthen our affection for one another .
(trg)="55"> ( b ) Tanga iyindi mvo yerekana igituma bihambaye ko turushiriza kugaragarizanya urukundo rwa kivukanyi .

(src)="55"> The simple answer is that Jehovah requires us to show brotherly love to one another .
(trg)="56"> Imvo nyamukuru ituma tugaragarizanya urukundo rwa kivukanyi ni uko Yehova abidusaba .

(src)="56"> We cannot claim to love God and at the same time refuse to love our brothers .
(trg)="57"> Ntidushobora kuvuga ko dukunda Imana kandi twanka abavukanyi bacu .

(src)="57"> Additionally , we need one another .
(trg)="58"> Vyongeye , turakeneraniye .

(src)="58"> This is especially true in times of trouble .
(trg)="59"> Ivyo ni ko biri canecane mu bihe bigoye .

(src)="59"> Paul knew that some of the Hebrew Christians to whom he was writing would soon need to leave their homes and material possessions .
(trg)="60"> Paulo yari azi yuko bamwebamwe mu bakirisu b’Abaheburayo yariko arandikira , bidatevye bobwirijwe guheba ingo zabo be n’ivyo batunze .

(src)="60"> Jesus had described how difficult that time would be .
(trg)="61"> Yezu yari yaravuze ukuntu ico gihe cobaye kitoroshe .

(src)="61"> So more than ever before , those Christians needed to strengthen their affection for one another . ​ — Rom .
(trg)="62"> Kuruta ikindi gihe cose rero , abo bakirisu bari bakeneye gukomeza urukundo bafitaniye . ​ — Rom .

(src)="62"> 12 : 9 .
(trg)="63"> 12 : 9 .

(src)="63"> What do we need to do now before the start of the great tribulation ?
(trg)="64"> Ni igiki dukeneye gukora ubu imbere y’uko ya makuru akomeye atangura ?

(src)="64"> Soon the destructive winds of the greatest tribulation of all time will be released .
(trg)="65"> Imiyaga y’agatikizo ya ya makuba akomeye kuruta ayandi yose yigeze kubaho igiye kurekurwa .

(src)="65"> Then , we will do well to heed this inspired counsel : “ Go , my people , enter your inner rooms , and shut your doors behind you .
(trg)="66"> Ico gihe bizoba vyiza dukurikije iyi mpanuro yahumetswe igira iti : “ Genda , wa gisata canje , winjire mu vyumba vyawe , wugare imiryango yawe inyuma yawe .

(src)="66"> Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath has passed by . ”
(trg)="67"> Niwinyegeze akanya gatoyi gusa gushika imisibo irenganye . ”

(src)="67"> These “ inner rooms ” may refer to our congregations .
(trg)="68"> Vyoshoboka ko ivyo “ vyumba ” ari amashengero turimwo .

(src)="68"> That is where we come together as brothers and sisters to worship Jehovah .
(trg)="69"> Aho ni ho twebwe abavukanyi na bashiki bacu dukoranira kugira dusenge Yehova .

(src)="69"> But it is not enough for us to meet together regularly .
(trg)="70"> Ariko kwama dukoranira hamwe gusa ntibihagije .

(src)="70"> Paul reminded the Hebrew Christians that they should use such occasions to incite one another “ to love and fine works . ”
(trg)="71"> Paulo yibukije abakirisu b’Abaheburayo yuko bari bakwiye gukoresha ivyo biringo kugira bavyuriranire “ ugukundana n’ibikorwa vyiza . ”

(src)="71"> We need to develop our brotherly love now , for it will help us during whatever tests and trials we may face in the future .
(trg)="72"> Turakeneye gutsimbataza urukundo rwa kivukanyi ubu , kuko ruzodufasha kwihanganira ibigeragezo ivyo ari vyo vyose vyodushikira muri kazoza .

(src)="72"> ( a ) What opportunities do we have to show brotherly love today ?
(trg)="73"> ( a ) Ni uturyo utuhe dufise two kugaragaza urukundo rwa kivukanyi muri iki gihe ?

(src)="73"> ( b ) Give examples of how Jehovah’s people have shown brotherly love .
(trg)="74"> ( b ) Tanga uturorero tw’ukuntu abasavyi ba Yehova berekanye urukundo rwa kivukanyi .

(src)="74"> Even now , before the outbreak of the great tribulation , we have a strong need for brotherly love .
(trg)="76"> Mbere n’ubu ya makuba akomeye ataratangura , turakeneye rwose kugaragarizanya urukundo rwa kivukanyi .

(src)="75"> Many of our brothers have been adversely affected by earthquakes , floods , hurricanes , tsunamis , or other natural disasters .
(trg)="77"> Abavukanyi bacu benshi baraterwa na vya nyamugigima , imyuzure , ibivumbuzi , ibihuhusi be n’ibindi vyago vy’ivyaduka maze bikabasiga habi .