Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for February 11

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

February 11, 2018

THE OMNISCIENCE OF GOD

O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me (Psalm 139:1).

The marvelous 139th Psalm consists of a prayer by King David to his King, the omniscient, omnipresent, holy, Creator God, the King of Kings. In this psalm David reflects on and praises God for His majestic attributes, and in so doing is driven to introspection.

David claims that God knows when we sit down or stand up (v.2). He even knows our thoughts (v.2). Furthermore, He knows our direction, habits, words (v.3). In everything God knows and guides (v.4). Such knowledge is too wonderful for me (v.6), David claims, and neither he nor we, trapped as we are in finiteness, can comprehend this omniscience.

Where can we go to escape His omnipresence (v.7)? Neither to heaven nor to hell (v.8). Not to the air or the sea (v.9). Neither darkness nor light (vv.11,12) can shield us from His presence. He leads and guides (v.10).

Thinking such lofty thoughts should compel us to praise and thankfulness as it did David, especially as it relates to our own creation and growth. God knew us in the womb (v.13) and controlled each stage of our embryonic development (vv.14-16). He knew and planned all the events of our lives (v.16). How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! (v.17). There are innumerable (vv.17,18).

Reflection on God’s holiness makes David painfully aware of his own sinfulness, as it should us. Recognition of God’s nature should bring us to a place of submission and a desire for holiness, as well as a yearning to follow fully the omniscient God. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (vv.23,24).

[NOTE: The above is the March 10, 1999 devotional in “Days of Praise.” This daily devotional has been distributed freely for years by our Church with one purpose: that every member will read the daily Bible readings and commentaries as a part of each day in fellowship and praise of our heavenly Father. In so doing, each will grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many devotions are written with the creationist-scientific perspective. Scripture quotations are from the Authorized Version (KJV) only. The use of this booklet will enable each of us to be in the Word daily.]

TOTAL FAITH PROMISE MISSIONS COMMITMENTS SO FAR:

$174,003.52

The Lord’s Prayer with a “2018” Mentality

A mother was teaching her 5-year-old daughter the Lord’s prayer. For several evenings at bedtime she repeated it after her mother. One night the little one said she was ready say it by herself. The mother listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word right up to the end: “And lead us not into temptation” she prayed, “but deliver us some E-mail . . . Amen.” LOL

Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon

Tuesday, February 20 at 11:30 AM

For those 55 and older

Visitors welcome!

Special  Events:

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance

March 25 – 59th Church Anniversary

March 27 – The Lord’s Supper

April 1 – Easter

April 6-7 – Ladies’ Retreat

April 15-18 – Spring Revival – Kent York

ATTENTION ALL MEN

March 8-10 – Men’s Advance

Fort Thomas Arizona

Please ask Pastor Frankland for a registration slip for the Men’s Advance. Activities that you may sign up for include fishing, hiking, shooting and a horseshoe tournament. We will have great food. Cost = $45.

Is it for Me?

RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM

Sundays at 9:30 AM

RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.

New Testament Baptist Church 

FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE

                                    … 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

Pastor@ntbctucson.org

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Carroll@ntbctucson.org

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM

RU: 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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