Honoring Those Who Work in The Church

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

September 10, 2017

Teachers and Workers Appreciation Banquet

Thursday, September 14, at 6:00 PM

Honoring Those Who Work in The Church

Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker,

Ask me of things to come concerning my sons,

and concerning the work of my hands command ye me (Isa 45:11).


In the context of His power, this verse is an encouragement to God’s people to be exactly what they ought to be. Born again by the Holy Spirit, we are the work of [His] hands. Whereas Adam and Eve were His direct physical creation, we are God’s procreative work in this Church age.

We are dependent upon the creative power of God when we are in trials and are utterly incapable of helping ourselves. His work in our lives is not only for His own glory, but for our comfort in life’s struggles and for our effectiveness to serve as He has commanded.

 O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand (Isa. 64:8). He declared it, we are the clay, He’s the potter. The metaphor of being in His hands means that everything in our lives is produced by the Lord. As formless clay is molded by the potter at his wheel, we are to be made in the image He desires for us.

Here’s the principle: we are to yield completely to His perfect will (Rom 12:1-2).  We are to submit in obedience to His Word for His determination. Thus, being formed by God, the Creator of the universe, we are dependent on Him to make us what He would have us to be. We are the work of God’s hand, a statement acknowledging His sovereignty. This expresses the feeling which we have when under conviction of sin and when exposed to divine displeasure for transgressions. Then as revealed in His Word, we plead the mercy and grace of God to make us and to mold us to be the persons He wants us to be!

The ultimate purpose of each member of NTBC is to be a work of God’s hand … molded by the Master Potter. Then, as a work of God’s hand, be involved in some meaningful ministry that results in the unsaved becoming born-again and His people being edified, thus becoming the work of God’s hand.

Thursday’s banquet honors each – a work of God’s hand –

presently involved in Church ministries.

This Banquet is for all teachers, deacons / trustees, ushers, van ministry, all music, Sunday afternoon rehab ministries, AWANA, RU. and helpers in ministries of our Church.  Attention: to attend you must fill out the sign-up sheet.

(All attending must sign up. Child care provided only for those who sign up)

Coming Events

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM – AWANA and Youth Meetings

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

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

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

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

Saturday, September 23, 10:00AM to 1 PM –  Clothes Closet

October 8-11 – Ron Comfort Evangelistic Campaign

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

Teachers and Workers Appreciation Banquet 

Thursday, September 14 at 6:00 PM

Clothes Closet

            Saturday, September 23, 10:00am to 1:00pm 

            (Junior Varsity Room)




OCTOBER 8-11 Sunday through Wednesday

What we can be doing right now:

  • Take spiritual inventory of myself, confess sin, and make needed changes in my life.
  • Make a list of neighbors, coworkers, friends, and relatives I can be praying for to come to the revival.
  • Revival flyers will be distributed and given to those prayed for and invited.


On Saturday, October 7 from 10 AM to Noon we will be canvassing the area around the church with flyers to invite our neighbors to the revival. We will have lunch at the church at 12:15 PM for those who participate.


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: Meekness is the ability for God’s people to negotiate among others without causing friction . — Come join us!


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


                                    … 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

(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:




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