At least some of the talks feature speakers from Wisconsin, USA.
MP3s !!! 2010-2011 DC TALKS
Well.... all I did was upload and post.....(please spread them to any who are interested!)
Credit belongs to 'anonymous'.
Thank you for taking the time to do this. :)
the source for this could be explained by the following "The Branch has arranged for each convention, assembly, and special assembly day to be recorded by the sound department and sent to the local congregations. A locally appointed elder will be responsible for making the recording available to those unable to attend their assigned event and check the program out to them. Check with your coordinator for details." this is from an e-mail yahoo group of witnesses. Seems like they read the comments possibly here saw how goofy they were and decided to look like heroes instead of dofus's.
by the way, this is not to take anything away from the effort of uploading and making this available to us all. obviously a big job.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Yknot!!!!!
Marking for reference.
an incredible resource for the perusal
and eventual deconstruction by the
heavyweights who delve into such
i say bless you, each and every one...
i havent the stomach for it, so thank you
for your willingness to take one for the team.....
'Remain Close to Jehovah' Convention
Published On:Wednesday, July 07, 2010
IN A world of conflicting attitudes about God, how can persons withstand attacks on their belief in God? What evidence about God's existence is there for non-believers to examine? Intriguing answers to these questions will be explored during the three-day "Remain Close to Jehovah" District Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses which begins Friday, July 9 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort, Cable Beach.
An estimated 3,000 persons are expected to attend.
While commenting on the convention's theme "Remain Close to Jehovah," a spokesman said "Jehovah's Witnesses believe that a strong relationship with God is vital for our spiritual well-being and personal happiness."
The theme is based on several passages of The Bible, including Joshua 23:8, Psalm 73:28, Proverbs 3:32 and James 4:8.
For the three weeks preceding the convention, Jehovah's Witnesses from the 28 local congregations located in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands have been engaged in a campaign to advertise the convention, distributing attractively printed invitations to persons in their local communities.
The convention's program will be presented as encouragement for those who already believe in God and wish to deepen their spirituality, stated the convention spokesman. However, the program will also feature parts that respectfully examine different attitudes non-believers have toward God and misconceptions that hinder many from developing an intimate friendship with God.
" The Witnesses believe that a careful reading of Bible passages can reveal much about God's personality and how humans can draw close to a God they cannot see,"the spokesman added.
Sessions will begin each morning with a musical program at 9.20.
The Friday morning opening session will feature the keynote address, "How Jehovah Draws Close To Us." On Friday afternoon much of the program will focus on how family members can enhance their communication with one another based on their individual relationships with God. The session will conclude by focusing on why faith in God must be built on fact and reason, taking a closer look at evidence supporting what is stated in the Bible at Romans 1:20.
Saturday's program will feature positive steps one can take to protect their spirituality and relationship with God. This point will be especially emphasised on Saturday morning, when local residents who have studied these and other Bible topics in detail, will publicly symbolise their personal dedication to God during a baptism ceremony. This ordination of new ministers will include a discussion based on Galatians 4:9.
On Sunday morning, a fast-moving series of talks will provide a fresh examination of eight aspects of God's appealing personality as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.
The public discourse entitled "How Can You Draw Close to God? to which members of the public are especially invited to attend and hear, will address several questions including: Does God Exist? If so, has He communicated with mankind and by what means?
A special feature on Sunday afternoon will be a full-costume Bible-based drama, set in the first century. It is about the flight of Christians from Jerusalem and is entitled Walk by Faith and Not by Sight. The drama's focus is in God's desire to deliver those close to Him when He brings an end to wickedness on earth.
Jehovah's Witnesses extend an invitation to all interested persons to attend. Admission is free and no collections will be taken.
I thought I would try my hand at some 'transcribing'.......Here is the opening address signally all to take their seats and such...
"REMAIN CLOSE TO lEHOV AH!" DISTRICT CONVENTION INTRODUCTIONS
[NOTE TO CONVENTION CHAIRMAN: Please study the following introductions carefully.
They may be modified in harmony with what is stated in the letter to all district convention
chainnen (S-329 3/1 0) dated March 15, 20 10, page 4, paragraphs 3-4. The brothers you select
as session chairmen should read these introductions aloud several times in advance so that
they will be well prepared to convey the infonnation with naturalness, clarity, and proper
emphasis. Introductions should be handled with dignity, in a manner worthy of the program.]
[Thirty seconds before the musical interlude, step to the live microphone and state in a
loud, clear, and deliberate voice:]
9:19: Good morning, brothers and sisters! (Pause. Kindly repeat, if necessary.) What a
delight it is to be here for this grand spiritual event! (Pause) The time has arrived for the
first session of our "REMAIN CLOSE TO JEHOVAH!" District Convention. We invite
you now to come and find your places in the main auditorium. As you settle in, enjoy the
musical interlude that has been prepared for you.
But then somebody on the forum uploaded this:
Cheers to 'somebody'
Okay.....how about talk number 11 (Never become enraged against Jah)
A DANGER TO OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JEHOVAH
Not one of us wants to fight against Jehovah, as that would be futile
A poet once said: "Your arm's too short to box with God"
We want Almighty God to be our Friend, not our enemy (Ro 8:7;
Jas 2:23; 4:4)
Proverbs 19:3 highlights a danger that could affect our relationship
with Jehovah [Read]
Imperfect tendencies can distort our thinking and emotions
(w92 11/15 15-18)
But then a very helpful , lets call them 'Brooklyn Bethel Insider(s)' kindly sent this to me....
'Brooklyn Bethel Insider(s)
Please send some love to our dear Brooklyn Bethel Sisters and Brothers !!!!!