Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for December 21

Dr J. C. Joiner 2December 21, 2014

Today

“YOUR CHRISTMAS OFFERING”

The wise men …fell down, and worshipped Him;

and when they had opened their treasures,

they presented unto Him gifts … (Matt 2:11)

Like the wise men of Scripture, we all have an “equal opportunity” to present unto HIM our gifts. Your gift today is one scriptural approach to the true meaning of CHRISTMAS!

For more than 55 years, one of the ways the Church family has worshipped our dear Lord has been to give a special Christmas offering in an amount beyond our weekly tithe and faith-promise. We’ve been so graciously blessed, that every member of our Church family ought to be part of this year’s Christmas giving. The Christmas offering this year is needed to reroof a building and to replenish the General fund for other needs.  Praise God … the Mission’s fund is excellent. Use the special offering envelope you should have received by mail, or designate “Christmas” on a regular offering envelope.

God so loved the world, that HE GAVE His only begotten SON,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,

but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

 

Season of Light

GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY

The Good tidings of great joy were made by the angel to the shepherds for all the people of the earth. The message was, Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

This message is to all people (Luke 2:10). An angel announced it to the shepherds, but neither an angel nor angels have been given the command to continue the announcement. We who have been saved have been commanded to give this good message of hope to all people. Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:14-17. 

 

Merry Christmas to Our Dear New Testament Baptist Church Family

As we say every year at this very special season, words are inadequate to express our sincere appreciation for your faithful praying, generosity, awesome support, and assertions of love to us during this Year of our Lord, 2014.  And … we’ve been blessed in this ministry of a spiritual family that has had so many to love and to serve! We are not aware of any other Church family that has so thoughtfully and graciously cared for their preacher and wife as you have us. During this glorious joy-filled season, our prayer is that you and yours will celebrate His miracles again and again!   

Please accept this as a “Christmas Greeting” from us in lieu of a card in your mailbox …Jacque and Preacher

Recalling That First Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 PM

Unless providentially hindered, every member of our Church Family can make a spiritual commitment that being in God’s House is the priority to celebrate the first advent of Christ!  A one hour service will prepare us to enjoy and appreciate the significance of the first advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Encourage family, friends and out of town guests to join this celebration and worship of Emmanuel.

(Please note the time – 6 PM)

* Holiday Schedule Changes *

Relaxed Visitation Schedule

Due to the flurry of seasonal activities of Christmas and New Year’s, we always forgo the organized Church visitation time on Saturday mornings. Therefore, there’s no regular visitation on December 27th and Jan 3rd.  In years past, even if we find them at home, we’ve discovered that people are very much pre-occupied with year-end festivities.   However, that should not prohibit each of us individually from making personal calls, text messaging and visits to witness for Christ and to invite the unsaved and unchurched to attend our services during this special time of the year.

CHRISTMAS TAMALES

Don’t forget to pick up your order today in the fellowship hall after the morning service.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Christmas Eve Service

Wednesday, December 24, 6:00 PM (note time)

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Saturday, December 27, 7:00 AM

New Year’s Eve Service

Wednesday, December 31, 6: 00 PM (note time)

50th Missions Conference   

January 28 – Feb 1, 2015

 

Church Theme For 2014

“Let Salvation be Seen in Twenty Fourteen.”

“Let Others See Jesus In You.”

Matthew 5:14-16 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

FOR 55 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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