Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for August 2

Dr J. C. Joiner 2August 2, 2015

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.  “To keep the faith” is to claim the promises in God’s Word and apply them to my particular problems. “To keep the faith” is confidence in God’s faithfulness to me in an uncertain world, on an uncharted course, through an unknown future

It’s not all about you! … It’s about COMPASSION for OTHERS!

A nurse related the following:  It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80’s, arrived at the office to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an important appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before one of our doctors would be able to see him.

I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, we began to converse. I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning since he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for quite some time and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s disease.

As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him for the last five years.

I was surprised, and asked him. “And, you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are?

He smiled as he patted my hand and said. “She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.”

Why are Bible Believing Baptists so

OBNOXIOUS to Secular Humanists?

As “born-agains” faithfully expressing our convictions, we are increasingly offensive to brain-washed, liberal Americans!

1)    Why? Because we are convinced that we have an inspired and preserved Bible that is absolute and final on all issues of life and living (2 Tim. 3:16, 17).

2)    Why? Because we are adamantly intolerant to any authority that is not under God’s authority (Acts 5:29).

3)    Why? Because we are determined to preach the Bible message that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way of eternal life (Acts 4:12).

4)    Why? Because we are zealous about reaching people for our Creator-God as did the first-century Bible believers “turning the world upside down” (Acts 17:6).

5)    Why? Because we are committed to separation from the world-system, i.e., a regimen that confirms and attests true salvation by lifestyle changes (2 Cor. 5:17).

Coming Events:

    • Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30 AM – Harvesters’ Potluck
    • Wednesday PM, August 12 – AWANA Meeting for leaders and workers
    • Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 PM – AWANA starts
    • Thursday, August 27 at 6 PM – All-Church Workers / Teachers Dinner
    • October 11-15 – Revival services with Ron Comfort
    • Thursday, December 17 – Christmas Banquet – Kent York

 WEDDING:

Patrick and Cheryl Montagu

and

Richard and Kelly Price

Would like to invite our

entire church family to

Jackie and David’s Wedding!

Friday, August 7th at 6:30 PM

Here at

New Testament Baptist Church

Followed immediately by a

Reception in the Fellowship Hall!

(Light refreshments will be served)

 

Wednesday nights are for families:

AWANA for preschool and elementary

Youth programs for Jr. / Sr. High School

Bible study for adults


RU ADDICTIONS PROGRAM

  • Study through the Fruits of the Spirit.
  • Find fellowship with other growing believers.
  • Strengthen and revive your walk with God.
  • Develop a personal, dynamic, love relationship with Christ. Jesus, THE TRUTH, will make you free!
  • MEETS FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM IN THE RU CLASSROOM.

 

RECOVERY DELIVERS ON EVERYTHING ADDICTION PROMISED

FOOD BANK

You may drop off non-perishable food items in the front foyer. We especially need dried beans (pinto, red and navy), boxes of cereal, and cans of tuna, chicken, etc.

 

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

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

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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