Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for April 12

 Dr J. C. Joiner 2April 12, 2015

THE GREATNESS OF GOD

“Thine, O LORD …is the greatness … is the power …

is the glory … is the victory … is the majesty.

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all (1Ch 29:11). (Look again at the bulletin’s cover page)

Only days before his death, King David praised the LORD after seeing the tremendous giving by the people to finance the building of God’s Temple. What both David and the people gave could only be described as awesomely God-like! After all, of course, He is the greatest of all givers!  According to Isaiah 60:13; 40:6, glory is the outward manifestation of something awesome. Question: what constitutes the awesomeness of God and His glory? According to Isaiah 6:1-3, God’s glory is the outward manifestation of His holiness. Witness God’s holiness and you’ll experience the outward manifestation of God’s glory (Isa 6:3).

Each Bible-believer can witness His holiness and experience the manifestation of His glory!

 

Same-Sex “Marriage” Decision

Supreme Court Review Marriage Laws

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appeals court decision that upheld natural marriage laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In their ruling affirming natural marriage laws, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that a prior state law defining marriage as one man and one woman did not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Over the course of American history, the Supreme Court has upheld marriage as a foundational social institution that is necessarily defined as the union of one man and one woman: Marriage is “fundamental to the very existence and survival of the race.” Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942). “An institution in the maintenance of which in its purity the public is deeply interested, for it is the  me-sex “marriage,” in spite of prior state laws and ordinances which declared that marriage was to be a union between one man and one woman. The five Justices who struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act ventured onto ground upon which no other court has ever stood. Following the High Court’s disastrous ruling, state judiciaries, legislatures, and governors became entangled in a “gay” mess. Rogue liberal politicians and judicial activists, emboldened by the Justices’ misguided, activist ruling, decided to take the law into their own hands and defy existing codes in their states.

– – – – Liberty Counsel

(We can never be 100 percent sure what the Court will do, now that secular humanists are gaining power in each branch of government and the bureaucracy.  Unless there’s a “miracle,” the prospects of this decision being remotely biblical are very slim. Pray for our nation and our children’s future!)

The Youth Ensemble presents

The Touch of the Master’s Hand

Many a man with his life out of tune

is like an old violin—

battered and scarred with sin

. . . .Until the Master comes.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Men’s Advance in Fort Thomas

April 16th, 17th, and 18th

Those riding the van must be at the church by noon on Thursday.

  • May 2 – Ladies’ Luncheon – Fashioned in His Image
  • Wednesday, May 20 – AWANA Awards Night
  • May 27 – AWANA GRAND PRIX – Last night of AWANA till the end of summer.
  • May 31 – Dr. Lou Baldwin: Crossroads Baptist Church (Virginia); Conference on Evangelizing Black America (COEBA)
  • June 1-2 – AIBF Church Planters Conference; Dr. Lou Baldwin
  • June 3 – Kids Peanut Butter Night
  • June 10 – VBS starts – Hot Dogs and Chips
    • (VBS needs: shoe boxes and tubes from paper towels or wrapping paper)
  • June 15-19 – Senior Camp / July 6-10 – Junior Camp


REFORMERS UNANIMOUS

Meets Friday nights from 7 – 9:30 PM

Sundays at 9:30 AM

Addictions, Recovery, Discipleship, Small Groups, Bible Curriculum

This program is designed to benefit all Christians.

 

NTBC Theme for 2015

Keep Faith Pristine In Twenty Fifteen”

‘Keep Faith Pristine in Twenty Fifteen’ is based on 2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.  

 

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FOR 56 YEARS …

                                PREACHING the BIBLE

                                                … the WHOLE BIBLE

                                                                … and NOTHING but the BIBLE!

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

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, Reformers Unanimous (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

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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: Thursdays at 10 AM

Reformer Unanimous: 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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