Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for June 25

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

June 25, 2017

“The last days” (2 Tim 3:1) is evidenced by local church attendance.

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. 10:25)

The ministry of Bible teaching, Gospel preaching local Baptist Churches has become increasingly insignificant in this culture, while at the same time, faithful attendance has become a low priority to most professing Christians. Jesus characterized “the last days,” declaring that “iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold (Mat 24:12). Mid-week service and Sunday night service has become an “endangered species” in most Churches. Some have instituted Saturday night services, so the membership is free for “whatever” on Sunday. However, Sunday is not “fun day;” Sunday is the Lord’s Day!

The effective ministry of local Churches in America is diminishing to the applause of a worldly culture that does not want our kind of Church, particularly because of strong convictions about separation from the world-system and godless life-styles. We promote the sanctity of marriage and are pro-life. I constantly appeal to Church members to counter the world-system by faithful attendance in Sunday and Wednesday services. The Bible will continue to be taught and preached four times each and every week. In these “perilous last days,” we need more of God’s Word, not less! See 1 Cor. 1:18.

“Christ loved the church, and gave Himself for it(Eph. 5:25). The Church (assembly) is not paranormal, but the visible and viable house of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15). Being in Christ (2 Cor 5:17), every born-again, Bible-believer surely loves what Christ loves!  It follows then, that Christians will love their local Church where they can give themselves to joyfully and faithfully serve the Lord! The time-limited ministry of New Testament Christians in local Churches ends soon with the Rapture (1 Thess. 4:13-17).

Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:

for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Rom 13:11).

VBS The RedeemerWednesdays:   6:45 PM

Vacation Bible School

(K through 6th Grade)

Youth Meetings (Teens)

7:00 PM …

Regular Mid-Week Service

 

 

Saturdays at 9:30 AM Visitation

July 10 through July 14 – Junior Camp

August 31 at 6 PM – Teachers and Workers Banquet

GOOD USED CLOTHING

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.

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: Forgiveness is releasing an offender from earned or alleged resentment or indebtedness. Bitterness is compressed feelings which eventually lead to held grudges. — Come join us!

FOOD BANK

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

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 6:45 PM)

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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