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P RO G RA M

2017
DON’T
GIVE
UP!
CONVENTION OF
JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES
“Let us not give up in doing
F R I DAY

what is fine” —GA L AT I A N S 6 :9

MORNING
9:20 Music-Video Presentation
9:30 Song No. 77 and Prayer
9:40 CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS: We Must Not Give Up
—Especially Now! (Revelation 12:12)
10:15 SYMPOSIUM: Continue Preaching “Without Letup”
˙ Informally (Acts 5:42; Ecclesiastes 11:6)
˙ From House to House (Acts 20:20)
˙ Publicly (Acts 17:17)
˙ Making Disciples (Romans 1:14-16; 1 Corinthians 3:6)
11:05 Song No. 76 and Announcements
11:15 DRAMATIC BIBLE READING: Jehovah Delivers
His People (Exodus 3:1-22; 4:1-9; 5:1-9; 6:1-8; 7:1-7;
14:5-10, 13-31; 15:1-21)
11:45 Jehovah—The Greatest Example of Endurance
(Romans 9:22, 23; 15:13; James 1:2-4)
12:15 Song No. 115 and Intermission

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AFTER NOON
1:25 Music-Video Presentation
1:35 Song No. 128
1:40 SYMPOSIUM: Enduring Despite . . .
˙ Unjust Treatment (Matthew 5:38, 39)
˙ Advancing Age (Isaiah 46:4; Jude 20, 21)
˙ Our Own Imperfections (Romans 7:21-25)
˙ Humbling Experiences
(Galatians 2:11-14; Hebrews 12:5, 6, 10, 11)
˙ Prolonged Illness (Psalm 41:3)
˙ The Loss of a Loved One (Psalm 34:18)
˙ Persecution (Revelation 1:9)
2:55 Song No. 136 and Announcements
3:05 DRAMA: Remember the Wife of Lot—Part 1
(Luke 17:28-33)
3:35 SYMPOSIUM: Cultivate Qualities That Promote Endurance
˙ Faith (Hebrews 11:1)
˙ Virtue (Philippians 4:8, 9)
˙ Knowledge (Proverbs 2:10, 11)
˙ Self-Control (Galatians 5:22, 23)
4:15 How You Can “By No Means Ever Fail”
(2 Peter 1:5-10; Isaiah 40:31; 2 Corinthians 4:7-9, 16)
4:50 Song No. 3 and Closing Prayer

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“Rejoice in the hope.
S AT U R DAY

Endure under tribulation” —RO MA N S 12 :12

MORNING
9:20 Music-Video Presentation
9:30 Song No. 44 and Prayer
9:40 SYMPOSIUM: How Jehovah “Supplies Endurance
and Comfort” to . . .
˙ The Weak and Those Who Are Depressed
(Romans 15:4, 5; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 1 Peter 5:7-10)
˙ Those in Material Need (1 Timothy 6:18)
˙ “The Fatherless” (Psalm 82:3)
˙ Older Ones (Leviticus 19:32)
10:50 Song No. 138 and Announcements
11:00 SYMPOSIUM: Build a House That Will Endure
˙ Be “Content With the Present Things”
(Hebrews 13:5; Psalm 127:1, 2)
˙ Safeguard Your Children From “What Is Evil”
(Romans 16:19; Psalm 127:3)
˙ Train Your Children in ‘the Way They Should Go’
(Proverbs 22:3, 6; Psalm 127:4, 5)
11:45 BAPTISM: “Do Not Give In to Fear”! (1 Peter 3:6, 12, 14)
12:15 Song No. 79 and Intermission

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AFTER NOON
1:35 Music-Video Presentation
1:45 Song No. 126
1:50 SYMPOSIUM: Imitate “Those Who Have Endured”
˙ Joseph (Genesis 37:23-28; 39:17-20; James 5:11)
˙ Job (Job 10:12; 30:9, 10)
˙ Jephthah’s Daughter (Judges 11:36-40)
˙ Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:8, 9)
2:35 DRAMA: Remember the Wife of Lot—Part 2
(Luke 17:28-33)
3:05 Song No. 111 and Announcements
3:15 SYMPOSIUM: Learn Endurance From Creation
˙ Camels (Jude 20)
˙ Alpine Trees (Colossians 2:6, 7; 1 Peter 5:9, 10)
˙ Butterflies (2 Corinthians 4:16)
˙ Arctic Terns (1 Corinthians 13:7)
˙ Lapwings (Hebrews 10:39)
˙ Acacia Trees (Ephesians 6:13)
4:15 Young Ones—Your Endurance Makes Jehovah Rejoice!
(Proverbs 27:11)
4:50 Song No. 135 and Closing Prayer

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“The one who has endured to the end
S U N DAY

will be saved” —MAT T HE W 24 :13

MORNING
9:20 Music-Video Presentation
9:30 Song No. 121 and Prayer
9:40 SYMPOSIUM: We Must “Run With Endurance”
˙ Run to Win! (1 Corinthians 9:24)
˙ Train Diligently (1 Corinthians 9:25-27)
˙ Let Go of Unnecessary Burdens (Hebrews 12:1)
˙ Imitate Good Examples (Hebrews 12:2, 3)
˙ Eat Nutritious Food (Hebrews 5:12-14)
˙ Drink Plenty of Water (Revelation 22:17)
˙ Obey the Rules of the Contest (2 Timothy 2:5)
˙ Be Confident of Gaining the Prize (Romans 15:13)
11:10 Song No. 141 and Announcements
11:20 PUBLIC BIBLE DISCOURSE: Never Give Up Hope!
(Isaiah 48:17; Jeremiah 29:11)
11:50 Summary of The Watchtower
12:20 Song No. 20 and Intermission

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AFTER NOON
1:35 Music-Video Presentation
1:45 Song No. 57
1:50 DRAMA: Remember the Wife of Lot—Part 3
(Luke 17:28-33)
2:20 Song No. 54 and Announcements
2:30 “Keep in Expectation . . . It Will Not Be Late!”
(Habakkuk 2:3)
3:30 Song No. 129 and Closing Prayer

SPEC IAL MEETINGS


BETHEL SERVICE Baptized publishers 35 years of age and under who
are interested in serving at Bethel should plan to attend the meet-
ing for Bethel applicants on Friday afternoon. The exact location
and time for this meeting will be announced.
SCHOOL FOR KINGDOM EVANGELIZERS Pioneers between the ages of 23
and 65 who are interested in expanding their ministry are invited
to attend the meeting for applicants to the School for Kingdom
Evangelizers on Sunday afternoon. The exact location and time for
this meeting will be announced.

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D ON’T GIVE U P !
2017 Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Arranged by the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses

INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES


ATTENDANTS The attendants are assigned to assist you. Please co-
operate fully with them by following their direction with regard to
parking, crowd movement, seat saving, and other matters.
BAPTISM Seats for baptism candidates will be reserved on the main
floor in front of the stage unless otherwise indicated. Candidates
for baptism should be seated there before the baptism discourse
begins on Saturday morning. Each one should bring a towel and a
modest bathing suit.
CONTRIBUTIONS At considerable cost, arrangements have been made
to provide adequate seating, a sound system, video equipment,
and many other services that make attending the convention en-
joyable and help us to draw closer to Jehovah. Your voluntary con-
tributions help to cover these expenses and also support the
worldwide work. For your convenience, clearly marked contribution
boxes are located throughout the facility. All contributions are very
much appreciated. The Governing Body wishes to thank you for
your generous support of Kingdom interests.
FIRST AID Please bear in mind that this is for EMERGENCIES ONLY.
LOST AND FOUND All unclaimed items should be taken to the Lost
and Found Department. If you have lost anything, go to this de-
partment and identify your belongings. Children who have strayed
from parents and are lost should be taken to this department.
However, it is not to be viewed as a nursery. Please look after your
children, and keep them with you.
SEATING Please be considerate of others. Remember, seats may
be saved only for people who are immediate family members,
those traveling with you in the same vehicle, living with you in the
same home, or currently studying the Bible with you. Please do not
store things on seats that you are not saving.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE If you wish to assist with the work
involved in the convention arrangement, please
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report to the Information and Volunteer Service


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Department.