Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for February 18

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

February 18, 2018

Newly Found Galaxy Making News

Though the galaxy has been there all along, scientists have just now found it. The ar­ticle declaring the discovery (USA Today, November 2, 2017) said, “Using one of the world’s most powerful tele­scopes, scientists announced … the discovery of a distant galaxy… named G09 83808, it was spotted with the powerful Large Millimeter Telescope in Mex­ico, a high-precision time machine, that can see images of galaxies.”

That’s obviously very exciting, but then the article referred to the “Big Bang” and declared that this new galaxy was about “12.8 bil­lion years old.” However, USA Today did quote the scientists as saying: “our best guess is.”

Any rational thinker (without the “reprobate mind” of Romans 1:28) knows that all big bangs (explosions) routinely and consis­tently create rather violent destruction, not well-ordered and non-functioning debris. Explosions do not construct entities; they de­struct whatever they impact.

Furthermore, the “12.8 bil­lion years old” nonsense is without authenticity. As for scientif­ic, historic dating of ancient things and events in millions and / or billions of years, secular-humanists always add a decimal point and a number to make you think their computations are precise and accurate.  Such declarations are to­tally nonsensical posturing, or dare we call it “fake science.”

And, when they say “our best guess,” they have tipped their hand. They are guessing – nothing more – just guessing.

As Bible-believing Baptists, we stand firmly and unashamedly and factually on the truth of Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heav­en and the earth.”

So, don’t let the static emanat­ing from the atheistic presuppositions of the evolutionary, God-denying crowd worry and fret any of you. However, you should be thankful for the great telescope in Mexico reaching deep into space, because it reveals just how really special our Great God’s creation is!

(Adapted from “The Sword of the Lord,” Dec. 2017)

 

Awana Leader Awards!

For all Awana and Jr. Varsity leaders!  We will have a short meeting after church tonight.  Wendi Benedict will present the opportunities for our leaders to earn some special Awana awards.

Game Night!

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:59 PM

In the GAME ROOM (aka Chuck’s Varsity classroom) – This event is for gamers 9 years old or older. Parents are welcome to come and participate.

Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon

Tuesday, February 20 at 11:30 AM

For those 55 and older

Visitors welcome!

 

Special  Events:

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance

March 25 – 59th Church Anniversary

March 27 – The Lord’s Supper

April 1 – Easter

April 6-7 – Ladies’ Retreat

April 15-18 – Spring Revival – Kent York

ATTENTION ALL MEN

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance

Fort Thomas Arizona

Please ask Pastor Frankland for a registration slip for the Men’s Advance. Activities that you may sign up for include fishing, hiking, shooting and a horseshoe tournament. We will have great food. Cost = $45.

Ladies’ Retreat

April 6-7

Cornerstone Baptist Church

Phoenix, AZ

ROOTED: Plant, Grow, Flourish

Sign up at the back table.

Psalm 92:12-15 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM

Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

 

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for February 11

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

February 11, 2018

THE OMNISCIENCE OF GOD

O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me (Psalm 139:1).

The marvelous 139th Psalm consists of a prayer by King David to his King, the omniscient, omnipresent, holy, Creator God, the King of Kings. In this psalm David reflects on and praises God for His majestic attributes, and in so doing is driven to introspection.

David claims that God knows when we sit down or stand up (v.2). He even knows our thoughts (v.2). Furthermore, He knows our direction, habits, words (v.3). In everything God knows and guides (v.4). Such knowledge is too wonderful for me (v.6), David claims, and neither he nor we, trapped as we are in finiteness, can comprehend this omniscience.

Where can we go to escape His omnipresence (v.7)? Neither to heaven nor to hell (v.8). Not to the air or the sea (v.9). Neither darkness nor light (vv.11,12) can shield us from His presence. He leads and guides (v.10).

Thinking such lofty thoughts should compel us to praise and thankfulness as it did David, especially as it relates to our own creation and growth. God knew us in the womb (v.13) and controlled each stage of our embryonic development (vv.14-16). He knew and planned all the events of our lives (v.16). How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! (v.17). There are innumerable (vv.17,18).

Reflection on God’s holiness makes David painfully aware of his own sinfulness, as it should us. Recognition of God’s nature should bring us to a place of submission and a desire for holiness, as well as a yearning to follow fully the omniscient God. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (vv.23,24).

[NOTE: The above is the March 10, 1999 devotional in “Days of Praise.” This daily devotional has been distributed freely for years by our Church with one purpose: that every member will read the daily Bible readings and commentaries as a part of each day in fellowship and praise of our heavenly Father. In so doing, each will grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many devotions are written with the creationist-scientific perspective. Scripture quotations are from the Authorized Version (KJV) only. The use of this booklet will enable each of us to be in the Word daily.]

TOTAL FAITH PROMISE MISSIONS COMMITMENTS SO FAR:

$174,003.52

The Lord’s Prayer with a “2018” Mentality

A mother was teaching her 5-year-old daughter the Lord’s prayer. For several evenings at bedtime she repeated it after her mother. One night the little one said she was ready say it by herself. The mother listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word right up to the end: “And lead us not into temptation” she prayed, “but deliver us some E-mail . . . Amen.” LOL

Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon

Tuesday, February 20 at 11:30 AM

For those 55 and older

Visitors welcome!

Special  Events:

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance

March 25 – 59th Church Anniversary

March 27 – The Lord’s Supper

April 1 – Easter

April 6-7 – Ladies’ Retreat

April 15-18 – Spring Revival – Kent York

ATTENTION ALL MEN

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance

Fort Thomas Arizona

Please ask Pastor Frankland for a registration slip for the Men’s Advance. Activities that you may sign up for include fishing, hiking, shooting and a horseshoe tournament. We will have great food. Cost = $45.

Is it for Me?

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM

Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church 

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for February 4

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

February 4, 2018

53rd Faith Promise Missions Conference

A Remarkable Spiritual Experience!

A “Special Thank You” to each that faithfully participated by your attendance and involvement in last week’s Missions Conference. Everyone attending the Conference’s concluding services last Sunday should have received a 2018 missions giving commitment card. (Perhaps you did not get a Card – many were ill last week –  additional cards are available at the back table) If you have not turned in your personal Faith Promise card, please do so today. Remember, this is not your tithe … this is not a “pledge” … do not sign your name … the weekly amount is between you and the Lord. We gather the cards only to determine the collective total amount we can expect from our Church family this year for mission support and projects.  Again, “thanks” for contributing to our Church’s scriptural responsibility of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide.

How Does God Supply Your Faith Promise Offering?

The provision of God enabling you to give a mission’s offering beyond your tithe and offering, involves biblical faith that God is able and sufficient … for He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Eph. 3:20). In His sovereignty, God may employ various (though not exclusive) means to provide your Faith-Promise commitment this year. In the morning services, Pastor will detail the Scriptural basis for our annual emphasis and five ways to recognize your own Faith-promise offering through the year.

Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon

Tuesday, February 20 at 11:30 AM

For those 55 and older

Visitors welcome!

~ Prophecy Message Tonight ~

“IS 2018 THE YEAR OF CHRIST’S RETURN?”

I am very much aware that my Bible messages given routinely on Sunday nights do not compare to the attractive showbiz appeal of a Super Bowl, etc. However, I am also very much aware that routinely gathering together in this sanctuary is ordained by our great God.  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching (Heb. 10:25).

Tonight: “SUPER BOWL LII”

Acclaimed “the world’s most-watched-live-TV-event

NOWE WILL NOT CANCEL SERVICES TONIGHT.

NO … WE WILL NOT SHOW THE GAME ON OUR CHURCH SCREEN.

Could a Bible-believer imagine his Church showing on an overhead screen a sporting event that includes innumerable commercial advertisements for beer and Hollywood movies, while showing scantly clothed cheer leaders frolicking on the sidelines and wing nuts cavorting in the end zone after a touchdown … only to pause during the half-time for a brief sermonette?  Could a Bible-believer envision the first half of an NFL’s performance preparing the hearts of God’s people for an authentic spiritual challenge by the preaching of God’s Word?

If the Lord tarries His return, we will have our regular Sunday evening service tonight. The deliberate decision between staying home to watch TV on a Sunday night, or being under the sound of God’s Word, is a serious, spiritual choice.  Watching a game of pro-football live, or, for that matter – any entertainment, as a priority superseding the opportunity to hear the Bible preached is problematic.

 

 

Special  Events:

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance

March 25 – 59th Church Anniversary

March 27 – The Lord’s Supper

April 1 – Easter

April 6-7 – Ladies’ Retreat

April 15-18 – Spring Revival – Kent York

 

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church 

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

Spiritually … A Special Appeal

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

January 21, 2018

Church Challenge: “Pleasing Our Great God In 2018”

53rd Missions Conference

“PIERCING THE DARKNESS”

This Wednesday through Sunday

(January 24-28)

 

Spiritually …  A Special Appeal

 

As Pastor of New Testament Baptist Church, I am committed to provide spiritual leadership to each of you!  In that capacity, this week will be our 53rd Missions Conference. Also in this role, I’ve been burdened that some in times past have not considered the Church’s annual Missions emphasis to be important enough to even ask God to enable them and theirs to be in every Conference service.

I am particularly concerned that parents who are devoted to their children’s involvement in education, entertainment, sports, and secular interests, yet, do not feel the urgency to have their children influenced by Missionaries – God’s choice servants. I observe parents forfeiting time, money, endeavoring to get their children to ball practice, drama rehearsal, music lessons, etc., ad infinitum, but are not committed to biblical growth when an opportunity as we have is available.  How extremely sad, because the long-term effects will be spiritually detrimental!

The Missions Conference days – January 24 thru January 28 – will make a difference in your family’s spiritual life and devotion.  With all the negative influences in this elitist, secular-humanistic culture, social media, and so-called “sports’ heroes,” why not turn off all electronic devices this Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings, Sunday morning, Sunday evening and enable you and the family to be inspired and challenged by some of the proven spiritually productive men and women in the world today? To name one, Dr. Dave Hardy, our Conference speaker, is among America’s foremost leaders in Bible preaching, teaching, and pastoring.

Surely, every member of NTBC needs to hear and to heed modern day “God’s heroes of the faith.”  We are privileged to have an apportioned number of the Lord’s gifted servants in our Church every year at this special time!  Take advantage of this Heaven-sent opportunity and I believe our Great God will abundantly consecrate your investment of time and effort.             

J. C. Joiner  

For Schedule and more info:

53rd MISSIONS CONFERENCE

 

53rd MISSIONS CONFERENCE

53rd Missions Conference

Piercing the Darkness

Wed. January 24 thru Sun. January 28

Wednesday thru Friday at 7 PM

(Wednesday – AWANA Parade of Flags – Missionary speakers in AWANA)

Thursday and Friday – Children’s Missions Conference for your children 4 yrs. thru 6th grade.

Saturday: Men’s Breakfast at 7:00 AM

Saturday: Women’s Luncheon at 11:30 AM – Please sign up.

Sunday School at 9:30 AM – Missionary Speakers in each class (Some classes will be combined.)

Church Service at 10:30 AM – PARADE OF FLAGS – SPEAKER: Dave Hardy

Sunday at 6:00 PM – Mark Gray Concert

 

 

Dave Hardy will be our main speaker.

Reinhardt Family – Chile

 

Lasaters – Vail, AZ

 

Riggs – Zambia

 

Grays – Special Music

Sanctity of Human Life

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

January 14, 2018

Pleasing our Great God in 2018

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Abortion on Demand vs. Life Begins at Conception

Without “the right to life,” no other “right” has any consequence. Yet in America, with the legal covering of law that is anchored in the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973, each day over fifteen hundred women choose to deny “the right to life” to their innocent babies. In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade (as of this writing Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 2:35 PM), 60,066,562 unborn children have been summarily executed in clinical abortions.

Planned Parenthood and other aggressive pro-abortion forces have successfully re-engineered many Americans’ thoughts about the taking of pre-born human lives. Fox News aired a clip from the Bill Maher’s show, the topic being a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. A Hollywood feminist comedian, responded by stating she was “embarrassed that she had never had an abortion.” For too many women, abortion is simply a type of “birth control.” Tragedy of tragedies, human life has been devalued in societies throughout world history – including, lamentably, our own nation.

The Bible upholds the sanctity of individual personhood from the moment of conception in the womb of a mother-to-be (Psalm 139:13-16). God’s Word places a value on each unborn at conception when the Lord God adds each name to the Book of the Living (Psalm 69:28). In the sacred obedience to our God, we must continually address abortion seriously and biblically as the precipitous killing of innocent babies which is, in fact, the ultimate child abuse!

God’s Word is most emphatic that human life begins at conception and is also most emphatic about six things that He hates, one being hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:16-17).

“National Sanctity of Human Life” Day

Thursday, January 18, 2018

53rd Missions Conference

Piercing the Darkness

Wed. January 24 thru Sun. January 28

Dave Hardy will be our main speaker.

Reinhardt Family – Chile

 

Lasaters – Vail, AZ

 

Riggs – Zambia

 

Grays – Special Music

AWANA Note: Our children will be practicing for the parade of flags this Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 PM.

ENCOURAGERS

SINGLE LADIES 45+ GROUP

  • When: January 21, 2018                 Time: Noon – 1:30 PM
  • Where: Church Fellowship Hall Meeting: Fun and Fellowship
  • Bring: Sack lunch and games to play
  • Arrangements: Please make arrangements for transportation home.
  • Coffee and Tea provided. Sack Lunches can be given to Jacque, Ronda, or Carol Dunn for storage in refrigerators.

Your 2017 Financial Giving Record

(available at the back table, main auditorium)

“Thank You” for giving your Tithes & Offerings to NTBC.

(Any questions? … contact June Estes at 327-5938)

Our far-reaching Gospel Ministry exists because of the power

of God and the faithful support of God’s people!

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance – Fort Thomas, Arizona

Last year we had a great time. Let’s make plans to attend.

Fishing, hiking, shooting, large gymnasium, games and puzzles, good food,

great Bible teaching! Come join us.

See Pastor Carroll Frankland to sign up. Cost: $45.

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

Pleasing our Great God in 2018

January 7, 2018

PLEASING OUR GREAT GOD IN 2018

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Expectant Of Our Lord’s Looming Return? YES!

However, We Work And Serve As If He’s Not!

As your Pastor, it is my prayer that God will grant us His grace and power for our time-limited opportunity for ministry. We are thankful for souls saved here and for the great spiritual attitude with our Church family. There have been and there are always critics and naysayers in and outside our midst, but Jesus gave us His prayer request in Matthew 9:38: “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”  And, He also infers this command “Occupy till I come(Luke 19:13).

With His prayer in our hearts and our desire to be obedient to His command, this local Church was planted in 1959. Now 59 years later as Tucson and America and the World all descend from God and from His written Word, I have observed that members of independent Baptist Churches increasingly neglect the high and holy call to serve Christ in a local Church. One of my responsibilities to the Lord and to you is to encourage and challenge each of you to be regularly and increasingly involved in the Lord’s harvest at 2855 N. Craycroft Road

Consider the following core values for over a half-century at New Testament Baptist Church. If you have any spiritual convictions, these principles will encourage you to increase your involvement:

  1. A ministry of a local Baptist Church where soul winning is always the priority.
  2. Baptist distinctives, which have a biblical foundation, consistently taught here five times weekly.
  3. Conservative and Christ-honoring hymns and special music in every service.
  4. Ardency for the preservation of Scripture for the English-speaking world in the Authorized Version (KJV).
  5. An emphasis on biblical standards for daily, practical living and separated life style.
  6. An annual missions conference and frequent visiting missionaries and preachers that emphasize the worldwide harvest.
  7. Two revivals annually (fall and spring) featuring America’s most outstanding local Church evangelists.
  8. Two summer camps for varsity Youth and elementary Children.
  9. A Reformers Unanimous chapter that ministers to addicts and to those serving addicted friends and family.
  10. A Van ministry serving those needing transportation to hear God’s Word.

… Come thou with us, and we will do thee good:

for the LORD hath spoken … (Numbers 10:29)

Thank You!   Thank You!

Appreciative gratitude is surely appropriate for each in the Church family who gave a sacrificial/love offering to our Lord celebrating His first advent.

The accumulated Christmas offering amounted to $10,116.70.

The stated goal this year was additional improvements of facilities security, surveillance capabilities, personal safekeeping / protection projects.

CHALLENGE TO READ THE BIBLE IN 2018

Bible reading schedules are at the back table.

 

Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon

Tuesday, January 9 at 11:30 AM

For those 55 and older

Visitors welcome!

53rd Missions Conference

Wed. January 24 thru Sun. January 28

Dave Hardy will be our main speaker. Mark Gray will provide special music. We will also have missionaries Dustin Reinhardt (Chile), John/Marcia Riggs (Zambia), and home missions Ryan/Violet Lasater (Vail).

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance – Fort Thomas, Arizona

Last year we had a great time. Let’s make plans to attend.

Fishing, hiking, shooting, large gymnasium, games and puzzles, good food,

great Bible teaching! Come join us.

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church 

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for December 31

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

December 31, 2017

Pleasing our Great God in 2018

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

How Can I Please God? My faith pleases God.

  • My faith trusts in the character of God.
  • Faith comes first, then obedience. When I disobey God, I am saying that I don’t trust the character of God. I say with my actions, “God is not good.” or by my actions I say that I am wiser than God. I think that I know best what is good for me.
  • When I see others, who have only been working in God’s vineyard for a short time be greatly blessed of God, I don’t act out in envy and get upset. I believe that God is good and fair. I trust the character of God.
  • My faith simply believes God. Too often we prove by our lives our lack of faith, and this displeases God. We say with our lives that we don’t trust God.
  • Faith is believing that God is who He says He is.
  • The more I am in awe of God, the more I believe that He is sovereign, good, and just, the greater my faith will be.
  • When the devil brings up that one sin that I am so sorry for then faith is believing God that He cast it into the furthest sea. When we read this chapter of Hebrews we see the faith of many men of God. We don’t see any of their sins mentioned. However, when you read the OT you see that they did sin. God remembers their faith, not their sin.
  • When I am afraid of the future I trust God to lead me day by day.
  • When I respond in faith trials are an opportunity for me to grow and mature.
  • When I trust that God is fair and good I face chastisement with the right attitude.
  • When I go off to the job site, I work by faith.
  • When I am tempted by lusts to sin, faith says that God doesn’t make rules to make me miserable, but because he knows what is best for me.
  • When I am tempted to tell a lie then faith says that Jesus, Who is the Truth, will help me get through this situation without lying.

To Our Most Dear New Testament Baptist Church Family

As we close another year of service to our Great God, and Saviour, it is most appropriate to express our sincere appreciation for your faithful praying, generosity, awesome support, and assertions of love to us during this Year of our Lord, 2017.  And … we’ve been blessed in this ministry of a spiritual family that has had so many to love and to serve! We are not aware of any other Church family that has so thoughtfully and graciously cared for their Pastor and wife as you have us. During this glorious joy-filled season and into 2018, our fervent prayer is that you and yours will celebrate His miracles again and again!

Jacque and Preacher

Challenge to Read through the Bible in 2018

The Testimony of the 6th President of the United States

“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.” (John Quincy Adams)

Bible reading schedules are enclosed in the bulletin today and extras for family and friends available at the back table.

Considering the brevity of life, all have a time-limited ministry!

“Only one life will soon be past;

Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

Remember … No Service tonight!

EVENTS:

Thursday, January 4th at 9:30 – Ladies’ Bible Study resumes.

Tuesday, January 9th at 11:30 AM – Harvester’s Potluck Luncheon

Wed. January 24th thru Sun. January 28th – 53rd Missions Conference

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance – Fort Thomas, Arizona

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church 

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:45 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for December 24

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

December 24, 2017

Night of the Father’s Love

(The Awe and Mystery of God with Us)
This morning you will be blessed by the cantata that our choir has been preparing several months for.

All of the mystery, the awe, and the palpable excitement of that night are imaginatively captured in a Christmas mosaic that combines fragments of the familiar with a unique perspective in word and music. “Night of the Father’s Love” skillfully guides the listener through the Christmas story, as though hearing it again for the first time.

Recalling That First Christmas Eve

This Evening at 6:00 PM

Unless providentially hindered, every member of our Church Family can make a spiritual commitment that being in God’s House is the priority to celebrate the first advent of Christ.

A one-hour service will prepare us to enjoy and appreciate the significance of our Lord Jesus Christ’s birth in Bethlehem.  Encourage family, friends and out of town guests to join with you in this celebration and worship of Emmanuel.

(Please note the time … the service starts promptly at 6 PM)

 

Next Sunday, December 31

Unified Service: 10:30 AM – Noon

No Sunday School Classes at 9:30 AM

No Evening Service at 6:00 PM

In order to allow all of us to spend a bit more time with families, we will have one unified service next Sunday closing out the year. (Also, to keep us off the streets, i.e., New Year’s Eve inebriated populace.)

Let’s close the year 2017 with a meaningful service to bring honor and glory to our Great God. He has enabled us for over fifty-eight years to be effectively winning souls to the Saviour, edifying His family in this local congregation, planting Gospel-preaching Churches across our Nation, sending and supporting Missionaries around the World.

I believe praises on this sacred ground – dedicated to our Lord – are very much in order on the last day of the year.

Last Week’s Christmas Offering – $6392.00

Many of our folks gave their Christmas gifts last Sunday, If you didn’t, please present your gift in worship to our Lord today.  It is not too late to get in on another promised blessing of the Saviour, demonstrating that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). A Christmas offering is just one scriptural approach of venerating Him. The wise men … fell down, and worshipped Him; and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts … (Matt 2:11)

January Events:

Thursday, January 4th at 9:30 – Ladies’ Bible Study resumes.

Tuesday, January 9th at 11:30 AM – Harvester’s Potluck Luncheon

Wednesday, January 24th thru 28th – 53rd Missions Conference

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:45 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for December 17

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

December 17, 2017

“A CHRISTMAS OFFERING”

The wise men … fell down, and worshipped Him; and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts … (Matt 2:11)

Like “the wise men” portrayed in this Scripture, this Church family for 58 years has “worshipped Him” and “presented unto Him gifts.” We’ve annually presented a special Christmas offering in amounts beyond our tithe and faith-promise. We’ve been so graciously blessed, surely all our Church family will excitedly participate in this year’s Christmas giving.

Generally, this offering has been used to improve our facilities.  With increasing threats of violence against worship centers and churches across America, the Deacons and Trustees believe that improvements of building security, surveillance capabilities, personal safekeeping / protection are most worthy projects.  God has prospered us individually and collectively, so the financing of a security project should be amply supplied. In presenting your worship-gift to our dear Lord today, please use the special offering envelope you received in the mail, or use a regular offering envelope and designate “Special.”

Your gift is one scriptural approach to the true meaning of CHRISTMAS:

God so loved the world, that HE GAVE His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

HAVE YOU PRAYED TO REACH SOMEONE WITH THE GOSPEL?

Christmas is a timely occasion to serve and to witness.

The Christmas Cantata scheduled next Sunday at 10:30 AM will be used of God for those purposes … and, for your own spiritual enjoyment. In the bulletin are Cantata announcements / reminders for your distribution this week to family, friends, neighbors, business associates. More of these announcements are available today at the back table. Suggestion: make an iPhone photo and send a personal “Christmas text invitation” to all with whom you communicate.

Next Sunday:

Sunday, December 24 at 10:30 AM – Choir Cantata

Sunday, December 24 at 6:00 PM – Christmas Eve Service

Election of 2018 Trustees and Deacons

We praise our dear Lord for all the faithful men in the Church family! Forty-one men, including incumbents, were interviewed to be the 2018 nominees for Trustee or Deacon. Not all said “yes,” but the following consented to be on the ballot for your prayerful consideration. Each were introduced last Sunday morning, and will be again this morning. The election will be held tonight at 6:00 PM after an opening song and prayer.

TONIGHT AFTER THE EVENING SERVICE

HOT CHOCOLATE, S’MORES,

AND COOKIES

Bring some cookies to share. We will fellowship and sing Christmas Carols.

Relaxed Visitation Schedule

Due to the flurry of seasonal activities of Christmas and New Year’s, we always forgo the organized Church visitation time on Saturday mornings. Therefore, there’s no regular visitation on December 23rd and 30th. In times past, even if we find folks at home, we’ve discovered that people are very much pre-occupied with year-end festivities.

However, that should not prohibit each of us individually from making personal calls, text messaging and visits to witness for Christ and to invite the unsaved and unchurched to attend our services during this very special time of the year.

 

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church 

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                    … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:45 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:

www.ntbctucson.com

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