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Why do you think this Convention's theme is 'Love Never Fails?'


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Because the greatest commandments is to love God and to love our neighbor. Love is what bonds us together as Christians. Love is what identifies Christ's followers as a unified group.

 

Since the love of the greater number is cooling off for those on the outside, you might need to work on improving your love, maintaining it, safeguarding it.

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Love is the glue  that comes from Jehovah.  It keeps us together, come what may.  Without love we are nothing as the Apostle Paul said. Love is the identifying mark of true christians.  We Love because God Loved us First and taught us how to love.

 

As this world fragments people to look for their own self interests,  we still seek to  and need to apply God given love  all the more so as that day draws near.

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Well, if you recall the 2017 Writing Committee report, the GB decides the themes FIVE YEARS in advance, by considering the needs of the brotherhood worldwide. So I think that they could perhaps anticipate the pressure our brothers and sisters will be experiencing as far back as 2014, and felt we needed to be reminded of the love God and Jesus has for us all, despite what we are dealing with.

 

Just one man's opinion.

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I  think that our strength stems from love because there are always some in the congregation who need to have somebody else to care about their welfare, because Satan, this world, and our imperfect flesh will always be there to provide an alternative to genuine love.   Friends who live alone, or are chronically sick, or are still fighting against what they left behind to become a Witness, may sometimes need to be reminded of the reasons why they made Jehovah their stronghold.  Last week's WT study was a great reminder, just wonderful.  But we need to continue to encourage each other and express appreciation about how they are exerting themselves vigorously to get and stay through that narrow door.

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The last three Conventions were preparing us for the idea that God will always protect his people, no matter what.

 

This year is to help us define who are 'His People'. Most of us believe God will always protect the Righteous, but we obsess over our own mistakes until we're not sure we've 'done enough' to count as 'His People', or obsess over each other's mistakes, so that we hold back from seeing them as 'Part of the family'.

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It is the 'never fails' part that I find intriguing. Why? Because there is ALWAYS a blessing associated with showing it. 

Examples? 

Losing your life because of a stand/love for Jehovah. Blessing? Resurrection 

Supporting arrangements by the elders that you find hard to accept but go along with.. Love for Jehovah's arrangement. Blessing? Loyalty shown to you by Jehovah. 

It goes on... 

 

The list is endless! 


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9 hours ago, Jothob said:

😔 my brother in law died yesterday because he wouldn’t accept blood 😔 but died faithful to Jehovah.....☺️

So sorry to hear that Josie.. 

You may find comfort in that Jehovah's Love will never fail him either! 

 

It may not comfort you for a short time (none likes grief) but a bit later the 'sure hope' will transcend the grief? 

Thoughts and prayers. 

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Last weeks Bible reading included 1 Cor. 13:13 which reads, "Now, however, these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love."  The reference was w55, 8/1/p. 455. It pointed out that we have hope that Jehovah's promises will occur, we have  faith in that we believe they will, but love will never fail, even after all other things have been accomplished. Love is the glue that holds us together within Jehovah's organization. The strength of our own love must be cultivated so that we can remain in God's love. We are thrilled that we are assigned to the first of the Regional Conventions this year. We are usually assigned to the last, or next to last. Yes, I will behave myself and not leak any information!

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48 minutes ago, tucker said:

Yes, I will behave myself and not leak any information!

Oh please, please do leak any information you get from your convention. But not here. By that time there will be a spoiler topic where you can "spoil" those who want to be spoiled. (I am not one of those, by the way. I'll read your comments after my own convention.)

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This is my favourite explanation of the scripture from Draw Close to Jehovah, cl chap. 30 pp. 309. paragraph 22.

 

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“Love never fails.” Indeed, the Christian love that Paul described “never fails,” that is, it will never come to an end. To this day, self-sacrificing brotherly love identifies Jesus’ true followers. Do we not see evidence of such love in the congregations of Jehovah’s worshipers earth wide? That love will last forever, for Jehovah promises everlasting life to his faithful servants. (Psalm 37:9-11, 29) May we continue to do our best to “go on walking in love.” By doing so, we can experience the greater happiness that comes from giving. More than that, we can keep on living—yes, keep on loving—for all eternity, in imitation of our loving God, Jehovah.

 

 

 

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