Desiring God’s Presence

Dr J. C. Joiner 2September 25, 2016


RU was delighted to sponsor the recovery seminar. We were very fortunate to have the Burks with us. They have a great passion for God and communicated well with us that we might have that same passion. They left us in a state of spiritual energy and love. They also left us with some tools to help others without enabling them.

We had a large turnout for the 10-Year Anniversary Banquet on Friday and the same for the seminar on Saturday. All were blessed. If you missed any of the messages preached in the auditorium Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, they were recorded. You may listen online at or request a CD from the sound booth. Every message is important to hear.

The emphasis during the entire week has been on having a relationship with God. Many times people are good at performing and doing, but it is possible to perform and do without having worship from the heart. We must desire to walk with God and to build a relationship with God. We want to be where God is. We want to walk where God walks. Brother Burks, on Wednesday, used Joshua as an example. Joshua stayed at the tabernacle where God’s presence dwelt. He wanted to be as close to God as he could be. Later, God used Joshua to lead Israel into the promised land.

Both of the Burks also stated that no change can occur without the Word of God. The Word of God is a tenderizer. It works on our hearts. Our change must begin from the inside out.

There are a lot of self-help books and programs out there. RU is not a self-help program. It is a God-help program.

RU wishes to thank you for your generosity in giving to the Burks to supply their need as our missionaries. They appreciated the hospitality we showed them, and they desire to return in the future. Thank you also for your attendance to the many services in these six days. You are welcome to visit our Friday evening class. It meets in the RU classroom off the courtyard from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. 

Tonight at 6:00 PM

Luke 6:44a “For every tree is known by his own fruit….”

PowerPoint presentation and message by Bob Lefevre

Bob Lefevre was a forester and hydrologist with the USDA Forest Service for 38 years. Bob will also be setting up a table with the display that he had set up for VBS.

Ladies’ Fellowship and Bible Study

Thursdays at 9:30-11:00 AM

Beginning October 6


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Fall Revival – October 16-19 – Evangelist Paul Schwanke

He has preached God’s Word in Revival Meetings around the world for 34 years!

He has previously held successful Revival Services in our church many times. He has a great passion for communicating God’s Word, the Bible. Invite your friends and family.

In perilous times of questions and turmoil, God’s answers are found in God’s Word. As our society seeks any solution it can cling to, the simple message of Heaven resonates as never before: “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near…” You are invited to hear the preaching of Evangelist Paul Schwanke where the Bible is the only authority.

Wisdom from Above

James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

These verses help us to test our thoughts and decisions to make sure they are truly wise. Let’s look at some of the test words:

  • Pure – Are my thoughts free from moral defilement?
  • Peaceable – Are my thoughts free from feuds or quarrels?
  • Gentle – Are my thoughts free from harshness?
  • Easy to be entreated – Is it easy for others to approach me?
  • Full of mercy – Do I have a tenderness of heart towards others?
  • Full of good fruit – Will my thoughts tend to produce good towards others?
  • Without partiality – Am I making an unbiased judgment?
  • Without hypocrisy – Am I being deceptive to myself or others?

Anticipating the Return of the King in 2016

(Jesus said) “Surely I come quickly.”

(John said) Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Rev. 22:20)



After each service we make available to families in need 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 such as canned goods (soups, chili, sauces, meats, vegetables, etc.), boxes of cereal, pasta, rice, beans, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.




                                    … 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

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)



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

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(AWANA & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

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