GOD’S WILL: YOUR SANCTIFICATION – Part 2

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

August 20, 2017

GOD’S WILL: YOUR SANCTIFICATION

1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God,

even your sanctification, …

What does sanctification mean? Sanctification primarily has to do with our maturity in Christ where we have victory over sin and are becoming more like Christ as we walk with Him. He is making us into the Ambassadors for Christ He wants us to be. 2 Cor. 5:18.

What can I do to be growing in sanctification and have more victory over sin?

Review from last week:

  1. The Holy Spirit’s primary means of our growth in holiness is the Truth of God – The Word of God. We must read, study and meditate on the Word. John 17:17
  2. The Holy Spirit uses our evangelists, pastors and teachers to help us mature.
    • Romans 10:17; Eph. 4:11-13

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  1. As we hear the Word of God we must apply it to our own lives and obey God. We need to be sensitive to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and confess sin.
    • Psalm 51:2-3 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
  2. As we are being sanctified we will desire to work for God. Our work and service will be both a result of sanctification and a means of further sanctification. When we work for God we will see God working in and through us. We will be manifesting both the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit. You will be greatly blessed as you serve others in the church and reach out to our community to bring in the lost.
    • 1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
    • Romans 12:6-9 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
  3. We need the peace of God. As we grow in Christ we must see adversity as opportunity. Every person faces adversity. Adversity can bring out the best or the worst in us. As we grow in the grace and in the knowledge of Christ we will be able to respond in a godly manner to adversity. This proper response to adversity will cause us to mature even more as a Christian.
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    • Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

First AWANA Club Meeting Wednesday, August 23

6:30 – 8:00 PM 

Coming Events:

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM – Regular Mid-Week Service

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30 AM – Senior (55+) Potluck Luncheon

October 8-11 – Ron Comfort Evangelistic Campaign

December 7 at 6:00 PM – Christmas Banquet (Dave McCracken)

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: An RU Definition from our curriculum: Purity is maintaining innocence from guilt in the meditations of my heart. — Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

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)

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

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

www.ntbctucson.com

 

 

GOD’S WILL: YOUR SANCTIFICATION

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

August 13, 2017

GOD’S WILL: YOUR SANCTIFICATION

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence [evil lusts], even as the Gentiles which know not God:

What does sanctification mean? According to the 1828 Webster’s dictionary it means, The act of making holy. In an evangelical sense, the act of God’s grace by which the affections of men are purified or alienated from sin and the world, and exalted to a supreme love to God.

What can I do to be growing in sanctification and have more victory over sin? God’s Word has much to say about this. We live in an “I want it, and I want it now” age. However, if you desire to grow in sanctification you must invest time in the following:

  1. The Holy Spirit’s primary means of our growth in holiness is the Truth of God – The Word of God. We must read, study and meditate on the Word.
    1. John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    2. 2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
    3. Psalm 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
    4. Psalm 119:93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
    5. 2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
  2. The Holy Spirit uses our evangelists, pastors and teachers to help us mature.
    1. Ephesians 4:11-16  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:  That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
    2. Romans 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (To be continued)

 

AWANA Leadership meeting

Saturday August 19

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

If you are interested in working in AWANA you may talk to Bob Lefevre and show up at the leadership meeting.

First AWANA Club meeting – Wednesday, August 23 6:30 – 8:00 PM

 

The Cool Class

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM – Preschool thru 6th Grade

Taught and supervised by the Couples for Christ Class

Each Wednesday evening until AWANA starts.

COMING EVENTS:

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM – Regular Mid-Week Service

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30 AM – Senior (55+) Potluck Luncheon

October 8-11 – Ron Comfort Evangelistic Campaign

December 7 at 6:00 PM – Christmas Banquet (Dave McCracken)

The date for the Teachers and Workers Banquet has been changed to September 14 at 6:00 PM.

GOOD USED CLOTHING

Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.

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Note: We haven’t received enough children’s clothing. We especially would like to see much more good clothing for children of all ages.

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: An RU Definition from our curriculum: Obedience is unequivocal ‘compliance with God’s guidance’ showing reliance, absent of doubtful defiance. — Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

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)

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 August 6

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

August 6, 2017

Legalism? or True Holiness?

A legalist is the term frequently used by moderates and progressives to describe a separatist Baptist who is zealous for pure Bible doctrines and desire to maintain holy standards of living in this perverse generation. The popular “free-thinking” attitude of neo-evangelicals was expressed at a “Christian” rock concert called Greenbelt ‘83: “We don’t believe in a fundamentalist approach. We don’t set ground rules. Our teaching is non-directive. We want people to make their own choices.”  One who believes in rules and direction and the teaching of doctrine is called a Pharisee. Thus, “Pharisee” and “legalist” have been the unscriptural mind-set labels given to genuine Bible believers.

A correction is appropriate. The Pharisee’s error was not his love for the truth and his zeal for Bible righteousness. The Pharisee did not love the truth; he loved his tradition [Matt. 15:1-9].  If the Pharisee had loved the truth, he would have loved Jesus Christ [John 8:47]. The Pharisee did not love Bible righteousness; he loved his self-righteousness [Luke 18:9-14]. The Pharisee did not have a zeal for God; he had a zeal for his own false religion [Matt. 23:15]. 

To call a fundamental Bible believer who is saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, who loves the Word of God, who wants to obey the Lord in his daily walk, a “Pharisee,” or a ‘legalist” is evil and untrue slander!

Biblical grace teaches men to “deny ungodliness and worldly lusts.”

Contrast this culture’s hatred of biblical absolutes and separation with what the Bible declares is “true holiness.”  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee [Titus 2:11-15]. After all, our Lord linked “love” with rules keeping … If ye love me, keep my commandments [John 14:15].

Grace does not grant liberty or license to do as we please in fleshly pursuits. Biblical grace teaches men to “deny ungodliness and worldly lusts.” Any definition of grace which does not produce separation from moral license and does not insist on the obligation to faithful service, is unscriptural.

AWANA Leadership meeting

Saturday August 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

First AWANA Club meeting – Wednesday, August 23 6:30 – 8:00 PM

The Cool Class

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM – Preschool thru 6th Grade

Taught and supervised by the Couples for Christ Class

Each Wednesday evening until AWANA starts.

Coming Events:

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM – Regular Mid-Week Service

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

Tuesday, September 19 at 11:30 AM – Senior (55+) Potluck Luncheon

October 8-11 – Ron Comfort Evangelistic Campaign

December 7 at 6:00 PM – Christmas Banquet (Dave McCracken)

GOOD USED CLOTHING

Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.

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Note: We haven’t received enough children’s clothing. We especially would like to see much more good clothing for children of all ages.

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: An RU Definition from our curriculum: Sincerity is freedom from deceit and duplicity; transparently living Christ’. — Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

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)

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 July 30

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

July 30, 2017

An Ordination Service at 6:00 PM

Ryan Lasater, a recent graduate of Heartland Baptist Bible College, has been called to pastor the Victory Baptist Church in Vail. We are his sending Church, and along with Victory, are requesting his public ordination.

Ordination refers generally to the selection and consecration of spiritual leaders (Mk. 3:14; Jn. 15:16; Acts 1:22; 14:23; 1 Tim. 2:7; Tit. 1:5). Ordination by New Testament churches was accomplished with the laying on of hands (Acts 13:1-3). A church which follows the Word of God has God’s blessing. When qualified men are ordained in a church, the salvation of eternal souls and the edification of God’s people are the intend results.

Just what is an Ordination?

  • Ordination is the recognition of a divine call and a setting apart for special service. God only calls a man into His service; however, the church’s part is to recognize the man God has called. Paul and Barnabas were set apart for the special work to which God had called them … and when they [the local church at Antioch] fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away (Acts 13:3).
  • Ordination is a pledge of support and fellowship. When a man is ordained, those taking part are saying in effect, “We support you; we stand behind you in this work for which God has called you” … and being brought on their way by the church (Acts 15:3).
  • Ordination is a commitment of those called of God to have the enabling grace of God. They had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled … being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God (Acts 14:26; 15:40).

The Church family is now prayerfully asked to join together tonight as Ryan is formally “set apart” for the Gospel ministry.  Ryan and Violet would be so honored to have each of you in the evening service, thereby showing, with your presence, your whole-hearted approval of God calling them into His full-time service.

All are invited to a Reception following the service.

AWANA

Leadership meeting

Saturday August 19

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

First AWANA Club meeting – Wednesday, August 23 6:30 – 8:00 PM

 

The Cool Class

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM – Preschool thru 6th Grade

Taught and supervised by the Couples for Christ Class

Each Wednesday evening until AWANA starts.

 

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM – Regular Mid-Week Service

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

 

GOOD USED CLOTHING

Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.

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Note: We haven’t received enough children’s clothing. We especially would like to see much more good clothing for children of all ages.

All our senses can be involved in worship!

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Philippians 4:18b the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Revelation 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear. Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: An RU Definition from our curriculum: Punctuality is the state of being “on time”, by heeding to the Spirit’s leading and keeping other’s needs ahead of mine. — Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

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)

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 July 23

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

July 23, 2017

WALKING IN TRUTH IS IMPORTANT TO OUR GOD … AND TO US

For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. (3 John 3, 4)

  1. God is truth. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life … (John 14:6).
  2. God’s truth is more important than His name. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name (Ps 138:2).
  3. Without truth (the Word) there would be no virtue. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true … if there be any praise, think on these things (Phil. 4:8).
  4. God desires to be worshipped, praised and known by His truth.God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4:24).
  5. God desires His children to walk in truth. For I rejoiced greatly … of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth (3John 3-4).
  6. Ultimately, God will destroy all those who reject His truth. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness (Rom 1:18).

Truth is essential to God! Truth must be essential to us!

ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

 

 

Leadership meeting Saturday August 19 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

First AWANA Club meeting Wednesday August 23 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p. m.

Coming Events:

Tonight at Six

Our very own Will Berry will be preaching in the service. He just graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College with the highest grade-point average. He and Megan are on their way to Michigan to serve the Lord under Pastor Hal Hightower.

Regular Mid-Week Service Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

Sunday, July 30; 9:30 AM              Pastor’s Adult SS Class

Teacher:  Paul Joiner,

Editor-in-Chief: Turning Point Ministries

Sunday, July 30 at 6:00 PM     Ordination Service

Ryan Lasater, a recent graduate of the Heartland Baptist Bible College, has been called and he has accepted the pastorate of Victory Baptist Church in Vail, AZ.  With the assistance of ten Pastors and Missionaries, and since Ryan is from our Church, we have called for his ordination to the Gospel ministry.  All are invited to attend, and to honor both Ryan and Violet at a reception to follow.

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

Thank you for helping us fulfill our God-given mission:

To deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.

GOOD USED CLOTHING

Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.

—–

Note: We haven’t received enough children’s clothing. We especially would like to see much more good clothing for children of all ages.

Please Help Keep our Auditorium Clean

We ask that you please don’t bring food and drink into the auditorium. You may bring in bottled water.

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: Some RU Definitions from our curriculum: Serviceability is when we are agreeable to being durable and moldable that we may become usable.– Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

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)

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 July 16

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

July 16, 2017

UNDERSTANDING AND EXPLAINING THE TRINITY

… the mystery of godliness (1 Tim 3:16)

According to Scripture, there’s ONE God that eternally, equally, and essentially exists as THREE PERSONS: The FATHER, The SON, The HOLY GHOST (SPIRIT).  (Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7) This part of theology is called the doctrine of the Trinity, or the Tri-unity. With our finite mind, we cannot completely comprehend the biblical explanation of ONE God in THREE PERSONS.

Perhaps this “three-in-one” spiritual phenomenon can be illustrated by a physical “three-in-one” concept of H20. Otherwise known as water, H20 can be evidenced in three forms: 1) as vapor (clouds / steam H20), 2) as ice (solid H20), 3) as water (liquid H20).  There’s ONE essence, H20, existing in THREE distinct perceptions, and each perception can exist separately, or with each other, or all together.

Another illustration of “three-in-one:” I, personally, am a “three-in-one”: 1) I am a son, 2) I am a husband, 3) I am a father.  To my parents, I am their son; to Jacque, I am her husband; to my children, I am their father. Though I am one individual, yet I am in reference to these, three different identities / manifestations!

Consider “the mathematics of the Trinity.” God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit are NOT 1 + 1 + 1. That would be polytheism since 1 + 1 + 1 = 3.   More appropriately, the divine mathematical equation of the Trinity is 1 x 1 x 1 = 1.  One (God the Father) times One (God the Son) times One (God the Holy Spirit) equals ONE GOD!  Truly, … great is the mystery of godliness (1 Tim 3:16).

God is the English word for the Hebrew word, Elohim. In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1).  Elohim is the first of three primary names of Deity in Scripture – Elohim, Jehovah, Adonai. This unity (uni-plurality) is verbally found in Genesis 1:26-27: And God said, Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness … So, God created man in HIS OWN image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (emphasis mine).  Note the “plurality” of God in Genesis 3:22:  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of US, to know good and evil … (again, emphasis mine).  The Trinity, the Tri-unity is latent in the name of God (Elohim).  Elohim is used over 2500 times in the Old Testament.

— from Pastor’s last Wednesday night lesson. Use this information when witnessing to those who question / reject the Trinity (Jews, Islamists, secular humanists, etc.)

COMING EVENTS:

Wednesday:   6:45 PM

Vacation Bible School

(K through 6th Grade)

Youth Meetings (Teens)

Regular Mid-Week Service Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Saturday, July 22 at 7 AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

Sunday, July 30; 9:30 AM              Pastor’s Adult SS Class

Teacher:  Paul Joiner,

Editor-in-Chief: Turning Point Ministries

Sunday, July 30 at 6:00 PM     Ordination Service

Ryan Lasater, a recent graduate of the Heartland Baptist Bible College, has been called and he has accepted the pastorate of Victory Baptist Church in Vail, AZ.  With the assistance of ten Pastors and Missionaries, and since Ryan is from our Church, we have called for his ordination to the Gospel ministry.  All are invited to attend, and to honor both Ryan and Violet at a reception to follow.

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

KIND, TENDERHEARTED, AND FORGIVING

And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

KIND – Treating others in a courteous, good, and helpful manner in words and actions.

TENDERHEARTED – Having compassion, mercy and tenderness. Opposite of hard hearted, rigid, cruel or severe.

FORGIVING – Pardoning, remitting. Releasing an offender from earned or alleged resentment or indebtedness.

Many companies and government agencies offer classes and seminars in Interpersonal communication skills (IPC). God gives us His IPC skills: the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) and fruits of righteousness (Phil. 1:11). Let’s learn them, apply them and use these skills. God knows all about life and living! His way is often opposed to what we really want to do or say, but God’s way works! Our way of walking after the flesh causes us even more problems. Let’s be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving.

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: Some RU Definitions from our curriculum: Contentment is when His satisfaction replaces my many personal distractions. Covetousness is when our wanting exceeds God’s granting.– Come join us!

 

GOOD USED CLOTHING

Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.

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Note: We haven’t received enough children’s clothing. We especially would like to see much more good clothing for children of all ages.

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)

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 July 9

 

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

July 9, 2017

GOD’S WORD

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  (Genesis 1:1-2)

THE GAP THEORY

“‘Mind the gap’ is the refrain constantly heard on the London Underground, warning people to be careful not to step into the gap between the platform and the train.

But ‘mind the gap’ would also be a good refrain for students of the Bible! There are some who suggest that there was a gap between Genesis chapter one, verse one and verse two. Some even suggest that this gap could have lasted for millions, or billions of years, during which Lucifer fell from heaven, and pre-Adamic hominids lived alongside other animals, including dinosaurs. And eventually, God destroyed the world in a so-called Luciferian Flood, leading into verse two.

This idea dates back, before the theory of evolution, to the early deep-time geologists, such as James Hutton. Some theologians became convinced that a long age for the Earth had been proven, so they tried to accommodate the supposed millions of years by the idea of ‘a gap.’

There is neither Scriptural nor scientific warrant for this so-called ‘Gap Theory.’ Indeed, the Bible states the opposite. In Exodus 20:11, God states, as a reason for the Fourth Commandment, that He created the heavens and the earth in six days (six 24 hour days – emphasis mine). This means that Genesis 1:1 – the creation of the heavens and the earth – is part of the six days.

Therefore, there can be no ‘gap’ between the first and second verses of the Bible.”                                                          – – from  Creation Moments  6/8/2017

www.creationmoments.com

Other websites for further research: www.icr.org and www.answersingenesis.org.

 Jr Camp July 10-14

All Campers / Parents and Counselors

Please be here at

7:30 AM Sharp on Monday.

We meet for registration and

Van assignments.

Please pray for our campers. Though they will participate in various activities, they usually come back talking about the chapels. Many long-lasting decisions will be made this week.

COMING EVENTS:

Wednesdays:   6:45 PM

Vacation Bible School

(K through 6th Grade)

Youth Meetings (Teens)

Regular Mid-Week Service Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Series by Pastor “Christian Maturity – 2017”

Lesson: “The Doctrine of the Eternal God”

(Of particular interest … an explanation of the Trinity)

Saturday, July 22 at 7 AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

ADULT BIBLE CLASSES 

Sundays at 9:30 AM

Besides having Sunday School for all ages of children, we have several classes for adults to choose from. Please visit a class to see if it interests you. Please ask for help to find where the class is located.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS – Everyone welcome – Pastor Joiner

HOMEBUILDERS – Everyone Welcome – Pastor Frankland

NEW HORIZONS – Single adults 18+ – Craig Sawtelle

COUPLES FOR CHRIST – Parents of young children – Richard Price

RU RECOVERY – Everyone Welcome – Ron Cox

Single Adults Learning Truths (SALT) – Single Adults 30+ – Ray Lamberson

FRIENDS – Down Syndrome, etc. – Peter and Karen Berry

DEAF – Don Hoogendoorn

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: Some RU Definitions from our curriculum: Humility is the serenity that comes when my humanity is yielded to the Trinity. Pride is a high esteem of self that develops from an undue disregard for others.– Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, Spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

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)

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 July 2

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Patriotic Sunday, July 2, 2017

The 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

July the Fourth, 1776

What happened to those who signed the historic document? Five were captured by the British as traitors, then tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army, another had two sons captured.  Nine of the fifty-six fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

These first American heroes pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.  Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners. They were men of means, well educated. But they signed knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy.   He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags. Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward. Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton. At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire … his home was totally destroyed. Nelson died bankrupt. Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months. John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. A few weeks later he died from exhaustion.  Norris and Livingston suffered similar fates.

Such are the stories and sacrifices of the American revolutionaries. These were not wild eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Unwavering, they pledged: “For the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” They gave us a free and independent America. We must never take our liberties for granted!

52 of the 56 signers of The Declaration of Independence

were orthodox, deeply committed Christians!

Tonight, at Six: “I Love America” Service

A collectively time for the Church Family

… to rekindle consecration to our God.

… to revitalize patriotism to our Nation.

Following the service: Fellowship Hall / Picnic

Hot Dogs, Beans, Potato Chips,

Watermelon, Iced Tea, Lemonade

(no cost for you & yours & guests)

Coming Events

Wednesdays:   6:45 PM

Vacation Bible School (K through 6th Grade)

Youth Meetings (Teens)

7:00 PM … Regular Mid-Week Service

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

July 10 through July 14 – Junior Camp

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

Tuesday, July 4th, proudly fly the “Stars and Stripes” at your home.

Tuesday, July 4th, “Old Glory” will be flying on our Church property and in our auditorium … as it has and shall, the Lord willing, for all the 365 days and nights of 2017.

Church Office Closed Monday and Tuesday

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: Some RU Definitions from our curriculum: Purity is maintaining innocence from guilt in the meditations of my heart. Immorality is guilty misconduct in the imaginations of my heart. — Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, Spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

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)

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

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

www.ntbctucson.com

 

 

Timothy Benedict Memorial Service

This past Saturday night Timothy Benedict was taken up to glory in his sleep. The Peterson and Benedict family invite our church family to attend the memorial service.

Timothy Ray Benedict Memorial Service …
Thursday, June 29, 2017; 4 PM
New Testament Baptist Church
2855 N Craycroft  Rd
Music: Hoogendoorn Family
Officiating:
Rev. Ron Moxon
Dr. J.C. Joiner

Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for June 25

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

June 25, 2017

“The last days” (2 Tim 3:1) is evidenced by local church attendance.

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)

The ministry of Bible teaching, Gospel preaching local Baptist Churches has become increasingly insignificant in this culture, while at the same time, faithful attendance has become a low priority to most professing Christians. Jesus characterized “the last days,” declaring that “iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold (Mat 24:12). Mid-week service and Sunday night service has become an “endangered species” in most Churches. Some have instituted Saturday night services, so the membership is free for “whatever” on Sunday. However, Sunday is not “fun day;” Sunday is the Lord’s Day!

The effective ministry of local Churches in America is diminishing to the applause of a worldly culture that does not want our kind of Church, particularly because of strong convictions about separation from the world-system and godless life-styles. We promote the sanctity of marriage and are pro-life. I constantly appeal to Church members to counter the world-system by faithful attendance in Sunday and Wednesday services. The Bible will continue to be taught and preached four times each and every week. In these “perilous last days,” we need more of God’s Word, not less! See 1 Cor. 1:18.

“Christ loved the church, and gave Himself for it(Eph. 5:25). The Church (assembly) is not paranormal, but the visible and viable house of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15). Being in Christ (2 Cor 5:17), every born-again, Bible-believer surely loves what Christ loves!  It follows then, that Christians will love their local Church where they can give themselves to joyfully and faithfully serve the Lord! The time-limited ministry of New Testament Christians in local Churches ends soon with the Rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-17).

Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:

for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Rom 13:11).

VBS The RedeemerWednesdays:   6:45 PM

Vacation Bible School

(K through 6th Grade)

Youth Meetings (Teens)

7:00 PM …

Regular Mid-Week Service

 

 

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

July 10 through July 14 – Junior Camp

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

GOOD USED CLOTHING

Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.

RU Recovery Program 

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: Some RU Definitions from our curriculum: Forgiveness is releasing an offender from earned or alleged resentment or indebtedness. Bitterness is compressed feelings which eventually lead to held grudges. — Come join us!

FOOD BANK

After each service, we make available to families in need of a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, Spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

 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)

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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