Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for January 17

January 17, 2016

Dr J. C. Joiner 2

Anticipating the Return of the King in 2016

 “Surely I come quickly.”

“Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)



Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Heb. 10:23-25)

See You in Church Tonight … or, See You in The Air!


Most “moderns” say they don’t need the local Church,

but appreciate an occasional Bible study and/or personal counseling.

The New Testament Baptist Church has Bible study four times every week which, in effect, are four “counseling” sessions.  This House of God, is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. (1 Tim 3:15)   As ordained by God for this age of grace, the local Church is the only organization on earth that is scriptural and is authoritatively obligated to “teach and preach” the Bible. We are not to debate it, nor question it, but, simply, to proclaim it.

For instance, Pastor is presently teaching a verse by verse study of “The Book of Jude” in the Adult Bible Class on Sundays at 9:30 AM. Every Sunday at 10:30 AM and 6 PM and Wednesday at 7:00, our Preacher / Teacher is dutiful to biblical application and exhortations to action based on the truths found in the text. Bible exposition imparts corporate and personal counsel that is designed to both evangelize and edify. The vast majority of counseling by Jesus and the early local Church was done in a congregation, not necessarily in a personal, one-on-one setting. Those in need of counseling should first submit to the authority of God’s Word as preached and taught in the power of the Holy Spirit at their local Church. If Christ loved the Church (Eph. 5:25), shouldn’t we?

Sadly, and regrettably, sound, biblical doctrine for practical godly living is predicted to be very unpopular in the last days. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.   For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears (2 Tim 4:2,3).

A Morning Prayer: “Dear Lord, So far today, I am doing all right.  I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or self-indulgent.  However, I am going to get out of bed in a few minutes, and I will need a lot more help after that.  Amen.”  :- )

Missions Conference

Missions Conference: January 27 – 31

  • Wednesday through Friday Evenings at 7:00 PM
    • Missionary presentations and preaching
    • Special music by Mark Gray
  • Saturday at 7:00 AM – Men’s Breakfast with missionaries
  • Saturday at 11:30 AM – Ladies Luncheon with missionaries
  • Sunday at 9:30 AM – Missionaries in all classes
  • Sunday at 10:30 AM – Parade of Flags – Faith Promise Sunday
  • Sunday at 6:00 PM – Concert with Mark Gray

(Note: Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be on the 5th Saturday this month only.)

Our guests include Don & Pat Smith, John & Pam Quinlin (Philippines), Ed & Joyce Butler (Philippines), and Mark & Mary Gray.


2016 Special Events

March 10-12                         Men’s “Advance” w. Kent York

March 13-18                         Revival w. Kent York

March 20                              57th Anniversary Sunday

March 22                              The Lord’s Supper

March 27                              Easter

April 8-9                                Ladies’ Retreat

May 8                                    Mother’s Day

June 19                                  Father’s Day

June 20-24                            Senior Youth Camp

July 11-15                             Junior Youth Camp

September 16-18                 RU seminar w. Dr. Ben Burks

October 16-19                     Revival w. Paul Schwanke

December 4                          Children’s Christmas Program

December 8                          Adult Christmas Banquet

December 19                       Choir Cantata

December 25                       Christmas Day Unified Service


Please pick up your 2015 giving statements at the back table.




OUR MISSION –  RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.  Gal. 2:20; 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; 1 Cor. 15:57



After each service we make available to families in need a bag of non-perishable groceries (limited to one bag per month). To help us keep our pantry stocked we welcome you to bring in non-perishable items such as canned goods (soups, chili, sauces, meats, vegetables, etc.), boxes of cereal, pasta, rice, beans, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. J. P. and Barbara Knight oversee this ministry.



                                    … 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

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, Reformers Unanimous (Ph. 248-5216)



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

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(AWANA & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Reformer Unanimous: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

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