Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for July 9


Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

July 9, 2017


In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.  (Genesis 1:1-2)


“‘Mind the gap’ is the refrain constantly heard on the London Underground, warning people to be careful not to step into the gap between the platform and the train.

But ‘mind the gap’ would also be a good refrain for students of the Bible! There are some who suggest that there was a gap between Genesis chapter one, verse one and verse two. Some even suggest that this gap could have lasted for millions, or billions of years, during which Lucifer fell from heaven, and pre-Adamic hominids lived alongside other animals, including dinosaurs. And eventually, God destroyed the world in a so-called Luciferian Flood, leading into verse two.

This idea dates back, before the theory of evolution, to the early deep-time geologists, such as James Hutton. Some theologians became convinced that a long age for the Earth had been proven, so they tried to accommodate the supposed millions of years by the idea of ‘a gap.’

There is neither Scriptural nor scientific warrant for this so-called ‘Gap Theory.’ Indeed, the Bible states the opposite. In Exodus 20:11, God states, as a reason for the Fourth Commandment, that He created the heavens and the earth in six days (six 24 hour days – emphasis mine). This means that Genesis 1:1 – the creation of the heavens and the earth – is part of the six days.

Therefore, there can be no ‘gap’ between the first and second verses of the Bible.”                                                          – – from  Creation Moments  6/8/2017

Other websites for further research: and

 Jr Camp July 10-14

All Campers / Parents and Counselors

Please be here at

7:30 AM Sharp on Monday.

We meet for registration and

Van assignments.

Please pray for our campers. Though they will participate in various activities, they usually come back talking about the chapels. Many long-lasting decisions will be made this week.


Wednesdays:   6:45 PM

Vacation Bible School

(K through 6th Grade)

Youth Meetings (Teens)

Regular Mid-Week Service Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Series by Pastor “Christian Maturity – 2017”

Lesson: “The Doctrine of the Eternal God”

(Of particular interest … an explanation of the Trinity)

Saturday, July 22 at 7 AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet


Sundays at 9:30 AM

Besides having Sunday School for all ages of children, we have several classes for adults to choose from. Please visit a class to see if it interests you. Please ask for help to find where the class is located.

ADULT BIBLE CLASS – Everyone welcome – Pastor Joiner

HOMEBUILDERS – Everyone Welcome – Pastor Frankland

NEW HORIZONS – Single adults 18+ – Craig Sawtelle

COUPLES FOR CHRIST – Parents of young children – Richard Price

RU RECOVERY – Everyone Welcome – Ron Cox

Single Adults Learning Truths (SALT) – Single Adults 30+ – Ray Lamberson

FRIENDS – Down Syndrome, etc. – Peter and Karen Berry

DEAF – Don Hoogendoorn

RU Recovery Program

RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome. We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.

RU has a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness: Some RU Definitions from our curriculum: Humility is the serenity that comes when my humanity is yielded to the Trinity. Pride is a high esteem of self that develops from an undue disregard for others.– Come join us!


After each service, we make available to families in need of 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. We do not need any vegetables at this time. We are short on peanut butter and canned meats such as tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, Spam, etc. Please bring your items to the front foyer and let an usher know. Richard and Judy Sabin oversee this ministry.

Please look at the expiration dates. We cannot give out expired food items.

New Testament Baptist Church


                                    … 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, RU (Ph. 248-5216)

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

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:45 PM)

RU: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available on our web site:



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