God, the Great Deliverer

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

November 27, 2016

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)

God, the Great Deliverer

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

The promise of the hidden riches of secret places in Isaiah 45:3 was to Cyrus, King of Persia approximately 200 years before he reigned as king! God knew in advance that the Jews would need a deliverer. When this prophecy was declared, the Temple was still standing and the Jews were still in the land, but most of the Jews were worshipping idols. God knew that He was going to have His people taken captive by the King of Babylon. Most of the Jews who didn’t die in battle would be taken to Mesopotamia. Their Temple and the city of Jerusalem would be destroyed. Well before those things happened, God planned their deliverance. God would raise up the King of Persia to defeat the Babylonians and send the Jews home.

We have a principle in RU that we lose our freedom to choose when we give into temptation. The consequences of our choices are inevitable, incalculable and up to God. God knew what the Jews needed, and He knows what we need, but He always has a plan of deliverance! The consequences of idolatry for the Jews was the Babylonian Captivity. The consequences of our sins are various and up to God, but He knows what each of us needs individually. He also knows when and how He will deliver us. We must look to Him for that deliverance.

As the Christmas season comes upon us let us remember that before man ever sinned, God had devised a plan for man’s deliverance. God the Son would miraculously be born into this world, live a perfectly righteous life, pay for our sins with His blood, die, rise again, and ascend into heaven. God planned our deliverance before we needed delivering, even before the world was created!

1 Peter 1:18-20 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,


Immediate Meaningful Times Ahead:

  • Tonight at Six PM: God’s Word preached
  • Wednesday at Seven PM: God’s Word taught.
  • Friday at Seven PM: RU – Challenges from God’s Word
  • Saturday at Nine-Thirty AM: Outreach & Visitation

December Events: 

“The Plane Truth about Christmas”

December 4 at 6 PM

Performed by

The Children’s Choir

Adult Christmas Banquet

December 8 at 6 PM

Evangelist Kent York

Tickets $10

December 11 – Evangelist Kent York

(Kent York will be preaching for all of the services.)

December 18 at 10:30 AM Cantata

(Adult Choir)

Christmas Day – Unified Service – 10:30 AM

New Year’s Day – Unified Service – 10:30 AM

ruRU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome.

We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

We also need a Kidz club teacher.




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)

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

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

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