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Jehovah’s Witnesses sharpening focus on God’s kingdom at Gainesville convention

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Explanation of Bible prophecies to be featured

Special to the Citizen
Many people around the world recite a prayer asking for God’s kingdom to come, yet they have little idea of what they are asking for. In sharp contrast to the often conflicting, confusing and complicated explanations of that kingdom, Jehovah’s Witnesses promise a clear and refreshing approach to the topic at their 2011 “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention. The convention begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Arena, Gainesville.
The convention is the latest evidence of the Witnesses’ sharp focus on the kingdom mentioned in the model prayer recorded at Matthew 6:9, 10. Throughout the years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have held conventions focusing on God’s kingdom government. The full title of the Witnesses’ official journal is "The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom." The official history of Jehovah’s Witnesses is recounted in the book "Jehovah’s Witnesses—Proclaimers of God’s Kingdom." Their houses of worship are known as Kingdom Halls, since the purpose of these buildings is to promote true worship and serve as a hub for the preaching of the “good news of the kingdom,” as referred to by Jesus.
To Jehovah’s Witnesses, the kingdom is a real government that will soon take action in favor of those subjecting themselves to it and against those who refuse. At this year’s convention, the Witnesses will feature an explanation of intriguing Bible prophecies related to God’s kingdom and how the kingdom will bring permanent changes and blessings for those who love what is right.
Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Chiefland area invite everyone to attend and learn more about these topics. All three days of the convention, the program sessions begin at 9:20 a.m. Admission is free. Conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses are supported entirely by voluntary donations.