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Dec 31 – Jan 2 – Chicago Bible Students Convention – You are invited to attend online

The Chicago Ecclesia invites all to attend our New Years Convention  held this year on Saturday  December 31, 2011 through Monday January 2, 2012. The convention was  broadcast on the internet and recorded via Acrobat Connect.
The program and links to recordings is listed below.
Time Session (linked to recording when available) Speaker/Leader
SATURDAY
9:45- 10:00 Devotions and Welcome
10:00-11:00 Discourse For They Knew His Voice Br. Larry McClellan
11:30-12:30 Discourse Entering the Promised Land Br. Brent Hislop
3:30- 4:15 Discourse The Philosophy of the Ransom Br. Dan Beard
4:45- 5:30 Discourse Who Are the Foolish Virgins Br. Bob Goodman
SUNDAY
9:45- 10:00 Morning Devotions
10:00-11:00 Discourse Like Mourning Doves Br. John Baker
11:30-12:30 Discourse The Land is Mine Br. Bob Goodman
4:30- 5:15 Discourse Keep Yourselves from Idols Br. Larry McClellan
6:45- 7:30 Vesper Service Br. Tim Krupa
MONDAY
9:45- 10:00 Morning Devotions
10:00-11:00 Discourse Paul’s Problem Child Br. Tim Krupa
11:30-12:30 Discourse Our Secret Place Br. Dan Beard
2:00- 2:45 Discourse Consider One Another Br. John Baker
3:00-3:45 Discourse Labor to Enter God’s Rest Br. Brent Hislop

10 comments to Dec 31 – Jan 2 – Chicago Bible Students Convention – You are invited to attend online

  • Dupin

    Greetings dear friends:

    Right after attending the Chicago Convention by Adobe connect I sent Sr. Jacqueline an e-mail. She suggested that I share it with you. So with a few changes, namely removing my wife’s name and editing the second paragraph a little bit here it is:

    Wasn’t that quite a way to end one year and start another? I’m very glad I attended, and that my wife sat in on some of the discourses with me. She’s been catching snippets of some of the studies I participate and is think is a bit intimidated by the way we study. So the convention was a bit more like what she was used to for all those years she was in the organization, but for some of the information presented. Several of the speakers really caught her attention. And what they had to say intrigued her.

    I might as well tell you that my wife was raised in the organization as her mother and father both became Witnesses shortly after she was born. So Jehovah’s Witnesses is all she’s ever known religiously speaking. For that reason I used to call my wife my little “Sabra,” which is Hebrew for one born and raised in Israel.

    My wife didn’t intend to listen in the beginning, but she walked in on the talk Br. Goodman gave on the “wise virgins” and it caught her attention. She sat through the rest of it. Then the same thing happened with that emotional Talk Br. Baker Gave on “The Mourning Doves” and attended every talk she could after that. She wants to listen to the talks she caught partially through again and would like to get a hold of the PowerPoint files if the brethren will make them available online. She is also quite impressed by the use the brethren are making of net technology as contrasted with what the Society is doing. As I explained to her, and she got it quite easily, the Bible Students really have nothing to fear from the internet.

    So, you can understand I’m being hopeful. This was the third Bible Student convention I’ve listened in on, but it was the best. But then the timing of the convention probably had a little something to do with that. I’m glad you made it home safely sister, and hope you stay safe in your travels.

    • Jacqueline

      So glad to hear your wife’s surgery went okay. I know she might like to listen in on some of the internet studies also. Tell her hello for me and get well. Sincerely Jacqueline

      PS. Many will remember Chinita from the Ask Jacqueline Tab, well she is participating now. Br. Beard and wife met with her twice. Them going so far to see her gave her hope once more. Hope to have her on our study tonight.

      • Dupin

        She listened in on both the studies I participated in tonight and seemed to enjoy them. When she thought I had the phone muted she answered some of the questions the brother asked. One time the mute was accidentally off! It took her mind off the pain and she got the Pastor’s thoughts on unselfish love in the process.

        I’ll pass it on Sr. Jacqueline.

  • Ken

    Amen Jacqueline!So how long have you been a bible student?

  • Jacqueline

    The cat is out of the bag now. Everyone knows what I look like or don’t look like.(:) The convention was so loving. It’s like it used to be with JW in the 50’s and sixties. Funny the BS were hidding in plain site. I really feel blindness was imparted to witnesses because the GB had to be revealed first. Now we are ready to unite with our brother in the faith. I think he is speeding it up in his own time. Now we have a place to go. Many know they must flee the present day watchtower but we didn’t have anywhere to go to serve Jehovah.

  • Ken

    Hi, Jaqueline…so that’s what you look like!:)Nice speech,BTW, I’m the one Brother Gilmore was talking about,i.e.; the one that was a Jw for over 40yrs. and got Df’d!

  • Ken

    Out standing!!I’m so glad to be part of the Bible student movement!

  • Jacqueline

    The adobe connect for the convention has been a blessing for so many.
    I thought everyone would like to see some of the statistics for the site from 12/01/2011 to 12/31/2011, one month’s activity.
    There were 3,097 unique visitors, making 4,451 visits. We had 122 countries. I thought you might like to see the countries visiting our site on a regular basis. This is an international brotherhood indeed. We have had the watchtower Bible and tract society on as our visitors also and we welcome them.

    Country/Territory
    United States
    United Kingdom
    India
    Canada
    Australia
    Philippines
    Sweden
    Romania
    Russia
    South Africa
    Indonesia
    Brazil
    Poland
    Netherlands
    Germany
    Italy
    New Zealand
    Hungary
    France
    Greece
    Norway
    Thailand
    Lebanon
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    Spain
    Slovakia
    South Korea
    Portugal
    Sri Lanka
    Nigeria
    Hong Kong
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Ghana
    Czech Republic
    Saudi Arabia
    Finland
    United Arab Emirates
    Egypt
    Belgium
    Japan
    China
    Slovenia
    Mexico
    Vietnam
    Bulgaria
    Chile
    Puerto Rico
    Latvia
    Croatia
    Denmark
    Kenya
    Malta
    Albania
    Austria
    Iran
    Taiwan
    Peru
    Lithuania
    Macedonia [FYROM]
    Jamaica
    Malawi
    Bahamas
    Ireland
    Turkey
    Syria
    Israel
    Switzerland
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    Cambodia
    Serbia
    Morocco
    Jordan
    Cameroon
    Colombia
    Pakistan
    Guatemala
    Argentina
    Venezuela
    Honduras
    Tanzania
    Ethiopia
    Costa Rica
    Mauritius
    Martinique
    Kuwait
    Seychelles
    Senegal
    Paraguay
    Nicaragua
    Macau
    Mongolia
    Netherlands Antilles
    Montenegro
    Cyprus
    Bermuda
    Marshall Islands
    Georgia
    Belarus
    Fiji
    Guyana
    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    Eritrea
    Afghanistan
    Bolivia
    Zimbabwe
    Nepal
    Maldives
    Bahrain
    Bangladesh
    Qatar
    Moldova
    Ecuador
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Armenia
    Suriname
    Zambia
    Estonia
    Myanmar [Burma]
    Dominican Republic

  • Jeff

    Andrew,

    I tried the link and it is working for me. Try to use Internet Explorer if you can.

    Let us know if you still can’t get in and we’ll get you a message somehow and see if we can help you connect.

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