Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for June 11

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

June 11, 2017

Flag Day, June 14

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

The Colors of our Flag
  • White signifies purity and innocence
  • Red, hardiness and valor
  • Blue, vigilance, perseverance and justice

Our flag represents our freedom and liberty as a sovereign nation. No other country can tell us what to do. However, more is involved in maintaining that freedom. Freedom is not an inherent right for all time. We could lose that freedom because of making wrong choices for our lives. Many countries have fallen due to the sin and rebellion of their own people.

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French political thinker and historian, most famous for his work Democracy in America, published in 1831. He came from France to visit America. He wondered where America got her greatness from. He toured many states and visited many factories and places. Here is a famous quote from his book:

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits, aflame with righteousness, did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

Just as America’s freedom depends on the choices we make, Jesus gives us a choice to either be bound by sin or be free through Him. That includes continuing in the Word of God and building a relationship with Him. Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:31-36

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

You Can Assist Kids Going to Youth Camp!

House work? … Yard work? … etc, ?

Chuck Hughes continues a program to enable high schoolers to earn summer camp fees. Work assignment slips are available in the northeast vestibule of the auditorium. Please sign up today. Varsity members will contact you for time and place. Upon completion of the job, you pay them personally. And, be generous: “the workman is worthy of his meat” (Mat 10:10).

Coming Events:

VBS  The RedeemerJune 14 – VBS Begins (Weekly for five weeks)

Sunday, June 18 – Fathers’ Day

June 19 through June 23 – Senior Camp

July 10 through July 14 – Junior Camp

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

(Note: The Ladies Fellowship and Bible study that is scheduled on Thursdays will resume in the fall. There will be no meetings during the summer.)


Dawn Davis and Helen Vosburgh are collecting clothing of all sizes for all ages. The clothing should be clean and in good shape. Distribution will probably be on a Saturday in August or September. Everyone will be welcome to participate.

Why Go to Sunday School?

Ephesians 4:11-12  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

God has given differing offices to those who are involved in building His churches. God blessed many of you last Sunday through the preaching of Evangelist Larry Clayton. He has the office of an evangelist. One office that some neglect to hear is that of teacher. We have many gifted teachers in our church, but for you to be ministered to, you must attend a class. Sunday School sets the stage for better understanding. The class is designed to meet the needs of each specific age group, including children, singles, college/career, young parents, mature adults, etc.

Sunday School is important because it provides additional opportunities in the church for learning. Visitors, new attendees and other church members can get to know one another better in this setting. People in the community are looking for a real church with real people who care about them. Sunday School provides a great opportunity of developing friendships and trust, which tends to make attendees more committed to Christ and His purpose for them.

Please be here at 9:30 AM next Sunday!


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: Appreciation is an attitude of gratitude for all He’s done, through others, for me. Ingratitude is indifference toward those whom God uses to invest in me. — 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

(AWANA & Youth Ministries at 6:30 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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