2011 District Convention theme and program


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    DagothUr posted Thu, 19 May 2011 21:40:00 GMT(5/19/2011)

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    FRIDAY - "The Kingdom of the Heavens Has Drawn Near" —Matthew 4:17


    9:20 Music

    9:30 Song No. 5 and Prayer

    9:40 Chairman's Address: Why We Need God's Kingdom to Come

    10:10 How We Know That God's Kingdom Will Come Soon

    10:30 "We Must Enter Into the Kingdom . . . Through Many Tribulations"

    10:50 Song No. 18 and Announcements

    11:00 Symposium: How Covenants Relate to the Kingdom

    Jehovah's Purpose Is Challenged

    Covenants That Identify the Seed

    Leading God's People to the Solution

    The Complete Solution

    11:40 Keynote Address: Who Are Preaching the "Good News of the Kingdom"?

    12:10 Song No. 31 and Intermission


    1:50 Music

    2:00 Song No. 30

    2:05 Questions About the Kingdom Answered

    2:25 Will You Make Sacrifices for the Kingdom?

    2:45 A True Story That Inspires Hope

    3:15 Song No. 86 and Announcements

    3:25 Symposium: Jesus' Miracles Portend Rich Kingdom Blessings!

    "You Have Reserved the Fine Wine Until Now"

    "All Ate and Were Satisfied"

    "He Cured All Who Were Faring Badly"

    "Lazarus, Come On Out!"

    "A Great Calm Set In"

    "He Himself Knew What Was in Man"

    4:25 What Will Go When God's Kingdom Comes?

    4:55 Song No. 19 and Closing Prayer

    SATURDAY - "Keep On . . . Seeking First the Kingdom and His Righteousness"— Matthew 6:33


    9:20 Music

    9:30 Song No. 93 and Prayer

    9:40 "Let Your Light Shine"!

    10:00 Symposium: Kingdom Illustrations —How They Affect Your Ministry

    The Mustard Grain

    The Leaven

    The Merchant

    The Sower Who Sleeps

    The Dragnet

    The Prodigal Son

    11:00 Song No. 40 and Announcements

    11:10 Seek the Kingdom, Not Things

    11:30 "Come . . . Inherit the Kingdom"

    12:00 Song No. 59 and Intermission


    1:25 Music

    1:35 Song No.24

    1:40 "Keep Your Minds Fixed on the Things Above"

    2:00 Symposium: Beware of Enemies of the Kingdom!

    Satan and the Demons

    Babylon the Great


    Our Imperfect Flesh

    2:45 Song No. 89 and Announcements

    2:55 Parents—Shepherd Your Children Toward Kingdom Blessings

    3:15 DRAMA: "These Words . . . Must Prove to Be on Your Heart"

    4:20 Are You Behaving as a Kingdom Citizen?

    4:55 Song No. 134 and Closing Prayer

    SUNDAY - "There Will Be Richly Supplied to You the Entrance Into the Everlasting Kingdom"—2 Peter 1:11


    9:20 Music

    9:30 Song No. 109 and Prayer

    9:40 Symposium: Appreciating the Messianic King's Appealing Personality









    11:00 Song No. 99 and Announcements

    11:10 Public Bible Discourse: Will Humans Ruin This Earth?

    11:40 Summary of The Watchtower

    12:10 Song No. 133 and Intermission


    1:30 Music

    1:40 Song No. 69

    1:45 DRAMA: Young Ones—Be Discreet and Wise

    2:45 Song No. 64 and Announcements

    2:55 God's Kingdom Will Crush All Other Kingdoms —When?

    3:40 Song No. 2 and Closing Prayer

    DagothUr posted Thu, 19 May 2011 21:40:00 GMT(5/19/2011)

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    I don't know if you know it, but for those who don't here it is.

    M leavingwt posted Thu, 19 May 2011 21:49:00 GMT(5/19/2011)

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    Saturday, at 2 PM, they're featuring a talk about Apostates.

    Like one JW told my family, "If you read just a little bit of that apostate stuff, you'll fall out of the truth."

    LostGeneration posted Thu, 19 May 2011 21:59:00 GMT(5/19/2011)

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    Glad to see them talk about apostates in such a public way. Its like a "pink elephant."

    Once you tell someone not to think about it, its what immediately comes to mind.

    hamsterbait posted Thu, 19 May 2011 22:21:00 GMT(5/19/2011)

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    The Kingdumb Parables of Jesus are about to get another reinterpreting of de-interpreted reinterpretations.

    Throw out your copy of "God's Kingdom of 1000 Years has Approached" (Luke 21:8)


    factfinder posted Thu, 19 May 2011 23:32:00 GMT(5/19/2011)

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    Thank you for posting this DagothUr!

    I wonder what the releases will be?

    cofty posted Thu, 19 May 2011 23:39:00 GMT(5/19/2011)

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    Really sounds like its all getting dumbed down. Lots of symposiums of 10 minute talks.

    "How We Know That God's Kingdom Will Come Soon" - That should be a laugh

    F chickpea posted Fri, 20 May 2011 02:42:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    who can afford this shite nowadays???

    for us it was family of six driving 300 miles
    requiring 2 hotel rooms to remain in compliance
    with fire codes, plus meals for travel time and
    convention days...

    SO glad i will be home all summer working on renovations and repairs
    putting some major sweat equity in the homestead!

    redsoxfan1393 posted Fri, 20 May 2011 03:03:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    I have to do this in three weeks... Well atleast Saturday and Sunday. Friday is my High School graduation. I made it clear I was not going to miss that....

    Someone help me!

    godrulz posted Fri, 20 May 2011 03:09:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    Get out of the cult, reds. You need to follow Jesus as YHWH, not an organization that does not know Him.

    How do JWs use 'apostate'? By definition, it should be those who were JWs, but are no longer in the organization. Would I be considered apostate since I have never been a JW? Most counter-cult literature is from concerned Christians, not former cultists. I am not afraid to read any sources that oppose my views. Truth does not run from error. The WT is insecure, manipulative, controlling.

    As a Christian, His kingdom is now, but not yet. It has a present aspect, the rule of God, and a future eschatological aspect. Kingdom is not exclusive to JW thought. It is a biblical concept that JWs distort. As well, the King is always more important than the kingdom, so it is a waste of time to be wrong about who the King is (He is YHWH, not Michael) while talking about a paradise kingdom (one of many aspects of kingdom truth).

    F jgnat posted Fri, 20 May 2011 03:31:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    Godrulz, you would be classed as an "opposer". If you debate a JW apologist, they may call you an apostate just on reflex. Just like someone I know who loves to paste the labels on.

    P.S. And oh, yes, under the influence of the Evil One and his harlot, apostate Christendom, also known as the Great Beast [oops, I mean Babylon the Great. I think the Great Beast is the UN] that fell away from the truth when they adopted the pagan triune gods.

    pirata posted Fri, 20 May 2011 04:21:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    RedSoxFan1393, If it makes you feel any better, I'll be going too. Take good notes, the time will go quicker.

    MrFreeze posted Fri, 20 May 2011 04:30:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    If you have an mp3 player that picks up fm radio, all you need to do is pretend you are listening to the program on the radio and listen to your music. Mine had a record feature so the last time I went I made it look like I was recording the talks but I was listening to music.

    godrulz posted Fri, 20 May 2011 05:43:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    jg: There is room for a second chance after death with JW views. Is it possible that an opposer could be raised to change their views or does this merit annihilation? Are the ones who get a second chance (cf. Mormon ideas) only those who never heard the JW message? Realistically, the WT has no where near the penetration that Christianity does (we are in closed countries and are numerically able to reach isolated areas that the WT will never get to). Thankfully, the work of the Spirit in this generation far exceeds the reach and growth of WT, LDS, etc. (we also have centuries head start).

    DagothUr posted Fri, 20 May 2011 06:43:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    Well, day one is (title by title):


    You need the Organisation. God will kill you in the big A if you don't need the Organisation. We must do more for the Organisation. We will milk you more, but you must endure. Symposium: Bla-bla; the GB represents the annointed, therefor they can milk you and you must endure; no matter what the GB asks of you...you must do; give everything to and for the Organisation. Boasting session.


    Bla-bla about a kingdom that never comes. Give all you have to and for the Organisation. Examples of sheep that have given everything to the organisation. Symposium: Bla-bla about a person we don't know if he was real. Hate speech against the worldly stuff.

    DagothUr posted Fri, 20 May 2011 06:50:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    Day 2


    Go in field service more! Symposium: Go in field service more! Give to the Organisation and hate the worldly stuff. Look at the beautiful, imaginary carrot!


    Give everything to the Organisation. Symposium: Hate the Apostates!; Hate the world and everything it offers!; Hate your own dirty thoughts! (guilt trip). Parents, give your children to the Organisation. Drama: boring piece about something related to the Organisation. Are you giving all you have to the Organisation?

    DagothUr posted Fri, 20 May 2011 07:05:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    Day 3


    Symposium: Bla-bla about an imaginary God and about his imaginary son. Public Bible Dicourse: The world is on a self-destruct course, so take refuge in the Organisation. A little gymnastics for the sheep (damn boring).


    Drama: Young ones, give yourselves to the Organisation (subliminal Pavlovian conditioning). God's kingdom will come and save the JWs and destroy all other people, so you must give everything to the Organisation in order to be saved; also, do more field service.

    DagothUr posted Fri, 20 May 2011 07:06:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    Cofty, you are right. It's also my own impression. They have 2 dramas now and the themes seem lighter and shorter.

    WTWizard posted Fri, 20 May 2011 09:42:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    This sure looks like a fine waste of people's time. Just more of the same old, with perhaps a few new rules and a few new and rejuvenated crackdowns on just about everything that is either fun or that could help one subsist in the real times ahead.

    F jgnat posted Fri, 20 May 2011 13:39:00 GMT(5/20/2011)

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    The dramas are taped, so any potential for creative outlet by the participants is crushed, other than the artful waving of arms.


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