2013 District Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Friday – “The Truth Will Set You Free” —John 8:32

Morning
9:20 Music
9:30 Song No. 119 and Prayer
9:40 Chairman’s Address:
How We Know God’s Word Is Truth
(1 Thessalonians 2:13)
10:10 Symposium: How Did You Learn the Truth?
– Informal Witnessing (John 4:5-7)
– Raised by Christian Parents (Ephesians 6:4)
– Formal Witnessing (Acts 20:20)
– Relatives (Acts 10:24)
– Through Our Publications (Acts 8:30, 31)
– Searching for God (Matthew 13:45, 46)
11:10 Song No. 92 and Announcements
11:20 ‘Rejoice With the Truth’ (1 Corinthians 13:4, 6)
11:40 Keynote Address:
God’s Congregation—“A Pillar and Support of theTruth” (1 Timothy 3:15)
12:10 Song No. 116 and Intermission

Afternoon
1:45 Music
1:55 Song No. 45
2:00 Appreciating the Role of “the Spirit of the Truth” (John 14:16, 17, 26; 16:13)
2:20 Symposium: The Truth Sets Us Free From . . .
– Alienation From God (John 8:32)
– A Bad Conscience (Hebrews 10:22)
– False Beliefs (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12)
– Bad Habits (Galatians 5:19-21)
– Hopelessness (Ephesians 2:12)
– Bad Associates (Proverbs 13:20)
3:20 Song No. 32 and Announcements
3:30 Drama: “Show Yourself Attentive to the Wonderful
Works of God” ( Job 37:14)
4:00 “Buy Truth Itself and Do Not Sell It” (Proverbs 23:23)
4:20 Believe Inspired Truth, Not Inspired Error
(1 Timothy 4:1; 1 John 4:1, 6)
4:50 Song No. 114 and Closing Prayer

Saturday
“I Shall Walk in Your Truth”—Psalm 86:11
Morning
9:20 Music
9:30 Song No. 106 and Prayer
9:40 Symposium: Reject What Is False!
– False Gods (1 Corinthians 8:5, 6)
– False Hopes (James 1:22)
– A False Front (1 Thessalonians 2:5)
– “The False Stylus” (Jeremiah 8:8, 9)
10:20 Symposium: Cling to What Is True! (Romans 12:9)
– Be a True Witness (Proverbs 14:25)
– Be a True Companion (Proverbs 17:17)
– Extend True Forgiveness (Psalm 130:4)
– Speak Truth (Ephesians 4:25)
11:00 Song No. 62 and Announcements
11:10 Symposium: Beware of Apostates!
– Satan (John 8:44)
– Human Apostates (1 John 2:19)
11:40 Baptism: Continue Walking in the Truth (3 John 3)
12:10 Song No. 60 and Intermission
Afternoon
1:35 Music
1:45 Song No. 113
1:50 Symposium: Utilize God’s Word as . . .
– Water (Ephesians 5:25-27)
– A Mirror (James 1:22-25)
– A Sword (Ephesians6:17)
– A Light (Psalm 119:105)
– Solid Food (Hebrews 5:12-14)
– Seed (Luke 8:5-8, 11)
2:55 Song No. 101 and Announcements
3:05 Speak of Jehovah’s “Trueness in the Big Congregation”
(Psalm 40:10)
3:20 The Truth Brings “Not Peace, But a Sword”
(Matthew 10:32-38)
3:40 Sound Drama: Be Faithful and Conquer Your Fears
(Matthew 14:23-34; 26:31-75; Luke 5:1-11)
4:20 Walk “Straight According to the Truth”
(Galatians 2:14)
4:50 Song No. 6 and Closing Prayer

SUNDAY
“Firmly Set in the Truth”
—2 Peter 1:12
Morning
9:20 Music
9:30 Song No. 64 and Prayer
9:40 Help Your Children “Go On Walking in the Truth”
(3 John 4; 2 Peter 1:5-11)
10:00 Symposium: Jehovah’s Promises Always Come True!
(Joshua 23:14)
– “I Shall… Deliver You From Their Slavery” (Exodus 6:6)
– “The Little One…Will Become a Thousand” (Isaiah 60:22)
– “I Will Really Help You” (Isaiah 41:10, 13)
– “He Will Bruise You in the Head” (Genesis 3:15)
– “I Am Creating New Heavens and a New Earth” (Isaiah 65:17)
– “I Am Making All Things New” (Revelation 21:5)
11:00 Song No. 30 and Announcements
11:10 Public Bible Discourse:
“What Is Truth?” (John 18:38)
11:40 Summary of The Watchtower
12:10 Song No. 34 and Intermission

Afternoon
1:25 Music
1:35 Song No. 133
1:40 Drama: Prepare Your Heart for the Trials Ahead (Esther)
2:40 Song No. 27 and Announcements
2:50 Remain “Firmly Set in the Truth”! (2 Peter 1:12)
3:35 Song No. 2 and Closing Prayer