2018 Be Courageous! Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses

The full program for the 2018 Be Courageous! Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The 2018 Be Courageous! Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses will include, over the course of three days, a Chairman’s Address, 8 symposiums, a dramatic bible reading, baptisms, a public discourse and a feature film about the biblical character Jonah. It’s an event where young children are sure to sit still for the three days, paying rapt attention to each talk.

Convention Programs

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Be Courageous 2018 Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses - Friday

Friday

“Be courageous and very strong”​—JOSHUA 1:7

MORNING

9:20 Music-Video Presentation

9:30 Song No. 110 and Prayer

9:40 CHAIRMAN’S ADDRESS: Jehovah​—The Source of True Courage (Psalm 28:7; 31:24; 112:7, 8; 2 Timothy 1:7)

10:10 SYMPOSIUM: Why True Christians Need Courage

  • To Preach (Revelation 14:6)
  • To Remain Holy (1 Corinthians 16:13, 14)
  • To Maintain Neutrality (Revelation 13:16, 17)

11:05 Song No. 126 and Announcements

11:15 DRAMATIC BIBLE READING: “Be Courageous and Strong and Go to Work”! (1 Chronicles 28:1-20; 1 Samuel 16:1-23; 17:1-51)

11:45 “No Weapon Formed Against You Will Have Any Success” (Isaiah 54:17; Psalm 118:5-7)

12:15 Song No. 61 and Intermission

AFTERNOON

1:25 Music-Video Presentation

1:35 Song No. 69

1:40 SYMPOSIUM: Courage Weakeners Versus Courage Strengtheners

  • Despair Versus Hope (Psalm 27:13, 14)
  • Complaint Versus Thanksgiving (Psalm 27:1-3)
  • Unwholesome Recreation Versus Field Ministry (Psalm 27:4)
  • Bad Associations Versus Good Associations (Psalm 27:5; Proverbs 13:20)
  • Worldly Wisdom Versus Personal Study (Psalm 27:11)
  • Doubt Versus Faith (Psalm 27:7-10)

3:10 Song No. 55 and Announcements

3:20 SYMPOSIUM: What They Risked; How They Were Rewarded

  • Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah (Daniel 1:11-13; 3:27-29)
  • Aquila and Priscilla (Romans 16:3, 4)
  • Stephen (Acts 6:11, 12)

3:55 “Take Courage! I Have Conquered the World” (John 16:33; 1 Peter 2:21, 22)

4:15 Courageous Soldiers of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:4, 5; Ephesians 6:12-18; 2 Timothy 2:3, 4)

4:50 Song No. 22 and Closing Prayer

Be Courageous 2018 Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses - Saturday

Saturday

“Showing all the more courage to speak the word of God fearlessly”​—PHILIPPIANS 1:14

MORNING

9:20 Music-Video Presentation

9:30 Song No. 76 and Prayer

9:40 SYMPOSIUM: Be a Courageous . . .

  • Bible Student (Acts 8:35, 36; 13:48)
  • Youth (Psalm 71:5; Proverbs 2:11)
  • Publisher (1 Thessalonians 2:2)
  • Marriage Mate (Ephesians 4:26, 27)
  • Parent (1 Samuel 17:55)
  • Pioneer (1 Kings 17:6-8, 12, 16)
  • Congregation Elder (Acts 20:28-30)
  • Older Person (Daniel 6:10, 11; 12:13)

10:50 Song No. 119 and Announcements

11:00 SYMPOSIUM: Imitate, Not the Cowards, But the Courageous!

  • Not the Ten Chieftains, But Joshua and Caleb (Numbers 14:7-9)
  • Not the Inhabitants of Meroz, But Jael (Judges 5:23)
  • Not the False Prophets, But Micaiah (1 Kings 22:14)
  • Not Urijah, But Jeremiah (Jeremiah 26:21-23)
  • Not the Rich Young Ruler, But Paul (Mark 10:21, 22)

11:45 BAPTISM: “We Are Not the Sort Who Shrink Back”! (Hebrews 10:35, 36, 39; 11:30, 32-34, 36; 1 Peter 5:10)

12:15 Song No. 38 and Intermission

AFTERNOON

1:35 Music-Video Presentation

1:45 Song No. 111

1:50 SYMPOSIUM: Learn Courage From Creation

  • Lions (Micah 5:8)
  • Horses (Job 39:19-25)
  • Mongooses (Psalm 91:3, 13-15)
  • Hummingbirds (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Elephants (Proverbs 17:17)

2:40 Song No. 60 and Announcements

2:50 SYMPOSIUM: How Our Brothers Are Showing Courage In . . .

  • Africa (Matthew 10:36-39)
  • Asia (Zechariah 2:8)
  • Europe (Revelation 2:10)
  • North America (Isaiah 6:8)
  • Oceania (Psalm 94:14, 19)
  • South America (Psalm 34:19)

4:15 Courageous but Not Self-Reliant! (Proverbs 3:5, 6; Isaiah 25:9; Jeremiah 17:5-10; John 5:19)

4:50 Song No. 3 and Closing Prayer

Be Courageous 2018 Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses - Sunday

Sunday

“Be courageous and strong of heart. Yes, hope in Jehovah”​—PSALM 27:14

MORNING

9:20 Music-Video Presentation

9:30 Song No. 73 and Prayer

9:40 SYMPOSIUM: Future Events That Will Require Courage

  • The Cry of “Peace and Security!” (1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3)
  • The Destruction of Babylon the Great (Revelation 17:16, 17)
  • The Proclamation of the Hailstone Message (Revelation 16:21)
  • The Attack by Gog of Magog (Ezekiel 38:10-12, 14-16)
  • Armageddon (Revelation 16:14, 16)
  • The Great Reconstruction (Isaiah 65:21)
  • The Final Test (Revelation 20:3, 7, 8)

11:10 Song No. 8 and Announcements

11:20 PUBLIC BIBLE DISCOURSE: The Resurrection Hope Imparts Courage​—How? (Mark 5:35-42; Luke 12:4, 5; John 5:28, 29; 11:11-14)

11:50 Summary of The Watchtower

12:20 Song No. 151 and Intermission

AFTERNOON

1:35 Music-Video Presentation

1:45 Song No. 5

1:50 FEATURE FILM: The Story of Jonah​—A Lesson in Courage and Mercy (Jonah 1-4)

2:40 Song No. 71 and Announcements

2:50 There Are More With Us Than Against Us! (Deuteronomy 7:17, 21; 28:2; 2 Kings 6:16; 2 Chronicles 14:9-11; 32:7, 8, 21; Isaiah 41:10-13)

3:50 Closing Song and Prayer