Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for April 19

Dr J. C. Joiner 2April 19, 2015

NTBC Theme for 2015

Keep Faith Pristine In Twenty Fifteen”

 

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

 

Accustomed to do evil (Jer. 13:23)

Christians can make serious mistakes in personal relationships when they assume the person they are dealing with, will eventually change for the better.   Fact: the changes that take place are usually for the worse, not the better!

Naively, most Christians always think their situation is “different.”  For example, a woman decides to marry a man that she knows in her heart is not now what he should be. Her fantasy is this: “Yes, he has problems, but he has potential.  He will eventually change because of me. He said he would be different.”

No!  What he is now is what he will be later! Experience proves that people do not change, even for love. When you buy a car – “as is,” don’t expect it to get any better, it will get worse.

Overwhelmingly, real life teaches us that the uncommitted person is now in the flesh, and he will be the same in the future. You have heard me offer this proven truism: “You are now what you have been becoming.”  God’s Word is definite: Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil? (Jer. 13:23) Yes! The grace of God can change any person, but only if he/she is genuinely saved as evidenced by a sincere desire to be consistently under the preaching and teaching of the Word of God, by a submission to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, by obedience to the simplicity of God’s Word in detail, by strict discipline and separation from worldliness, and by acceptance of personal responsibilities.  Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (Mat 7:20Any person that will not earnestly do these things now and refuses to engage in efforts to make the necessary changes for a successful life, is in reality accustomed to do evil … and, in all likelihood,  will continue so.

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Today we recognize Steve and Florence Bean for their many years of dedicated service in our Deaf Ministry. They are moving to their home in California where Steve plans to attend West Coast Baptist College. They will be greatly missed.

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Abortion!

The carnage of innocent babies!

The ultimate child abuse!

57,762,169 abortions in the USA since 1973.

With the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision 42 years ago, all 50 states have legalized abortion at any time and for any reason throughout pregnancy. Almost sixty million unborn children have been summarily executed. And who is the biggest purveyor of this bloodbath?

According to Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League, Planned Parenthood is America’s leading abortion corporation, a “nonprofit” that brought in $305.3 million last year. While taking in millions of dollars in taxpayer funds, the abortion giant Planned Parenthood killed 327,653 babies in 2013 according to their own annual report.

 God’s Word is most emphatic that human life begins at conception and is also most emphatic about six things that He hates, one being hands that shed innocent blood.

Psalms 139:13-16.  Proverbs 6:16-17.

 

COMING EVENTS:

  • Saturday, April 25 – Men’s Prayer Breakfast
  • May 2 – Ladies’ Luncheon – Fashioned in His Image
  • May 10 – Mother’s Day
  • Tuesday, May 12, 11:30 AM – Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon (age 55+)
  • 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
  • June 15-19 – Senior Camp / July 6-10 – Junior Camp

 

Fashioned in His Image

May 2nd at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall

Purchase your tickets at the back table for only $7:00.

This luncheon is for all ladies including Jr. and Sr. High ladies.

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.

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

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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