Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for May 21, 2017

Dr. J. C. Joiner

Dr. J. C. Joiner

May 21, 2017

Principles of Freedom Needed in Washington Right Now!

  1. The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.
  2. A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
  3. The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
  4. Without religion, the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
  5. All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
  6. All men are created equal.
  7. The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.
  8. Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
  9. To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law.
  10. The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.
  11. The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.
  12. The United States of America shall be a republic.
  13. A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.
  14. Life and liberty are secure only so long as the right of property is secure.
  15. The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free market economy and a minimum of government regulations.
  16. The government should be separated into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
  17. A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power.
  18. The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution.
  19. Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others  being retained in the people.
  20. Efficiency and dispatch require government to operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.
  21. Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.
  22. A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.
  23. A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
  24. A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.
  25. Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations: entangling alliances with none.
  26. The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity.
  27. The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
  28. The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race.

— from “A Miracle That Changed the World – The 5,000 Year Leap”

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Ladies’ Fellowship and Bible Study

Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM

Growing through Crisis – Jacque Joiner

All ladies are welcome including visitors.

Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 AM Men’s Prayer Breakfast

We meet in the auditorium for a devotional and a time of prayer.  Afterwards, we will have a good breakfast and fellowship in the fellowship hall. All men are welcome.

Sunday, May 28 – Graduates Day: We will honor our high school and college graduates.

May AWANA Activities:

  • Wednesday May 24 – AWANA Grand Prix
  • Wednesday May 31 – AWANA Awards

Other Events:

Sunday, June 18 – Fathers’ Day

June 14 – VBS Begins (Weekly through the summer)

June 19 through June 23 – Senior Camp

July 10 through July 14 – Junior Camp

Church Planter’s Conference:

Dr. Larry Clayton

Monday and Tuesday, June 5-6

Often, you’ve heard me declare the cliché: It’s not what’s happening in the “White House” so much as, what is happening in the “Church House.”  In the light of God’s Word and the horrendous times in which we live, nothing could be truer!

The two-fold purpose of the statewide bi-monthly meeting of Pastors is 1) to encourage men of God to obey their calling to preach and teach the inspired Scriptures, and 2) to lead their congregations to plant as home-mission’s projects new Gospel-preaching, separatist Churches.

Our wonderful Choir will be singing and of course, the Church family is invited. Scheduled times: Monday (7PM) and Tuesday (9AM-Noon & 7PM).  Meals will be prepared for out-of-town guest only. If you can’t attend, will you pray for this special event that will eventual get folks saved and God’s people edified?

Be reminded: your New Testament Church was at its “planting,” a home-missions project. Fifty-eight years ago, other Churches and Pastors invested in this ministry that has spiritually impacted you and yours … Praise God!

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


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)

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:



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