Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for September 11

Dr J. C. Joiner 2September 11, 2016

The Importance of the Invitation

After each preaching service we give you an opportunity to respond to the message. If you are not sure you are going to heaven when you die, please come forward at the invitation and let one of the men at the front know that you would like to make sure you are saved. A counselor will then go with you to the counselling room (man with man; woman with woman) and show you God’s Plan of Salvation by going over the Scriptures with you.

The following is from the Baptist Times p. 5 – Note: We have free copies at the back table.

Develop the invitation habit – As soon as every invitation starts, make it an actual habit to ask God to reveal any change that is needed in your life. Be honest and let Him speak. Sometimes, you need to be willing to kneel in order to lock everything else out and allow your posture to inform your heart of its necessary attitude – humble submission. Be still and quiet in your thoughts long enough to hear what He says.

Make a plan – If you make the change that the Holy Spirit is speaking to you about, what will it look like on Monday? What would you literally have to do differently in order to be obedient to the Holy Spirit’s prompting? Many Christians can’t execute because they don’t get past how it feels. Make application.

Write it down – Make a note in your Bible or bulletin with a date of what you determined you needed to do. . .

RU Recovery Banquet and Seminar – September 16-21

RU was started by Steven Curington as a Bible study on Friday nights at North Love Baptist Church in Rockford, Illinois. They had four in attendance that first Friday night in April, 1996. Those four each had a completely different type of addiction: overeating, drugs, alcohol, and pornography. After a few years the Friday night Bible study was attracting hundreds with many getting baptized and getting active in the church. Steve quit his good paying job to work full-time with RU as it started expanding to other churches. Now, over 1000 Baptist Churches have started an RU. We are the 446th chapter. We started in 2006 under the direction of Jack Knight, who was the first director of our RU program until his death in 2008. Jack and Jacque (Joiner) did a wonderful job of getting RU off to a great start. In ten years’ time we have ministered to hundreds.

ben-and-wendy-burksBen and Wendy Burks – In 2001, Brother Burks attended the first conference in Rockford, Illinois hosted by Reformers Unanimous. He left Rockford with an intense desire to go home to Virginia and reach the addicted within his community.  He began a chapter in Virginia shortly after returning home from that conference.  His heart was stirred to reach the addicted not only in that community, but also across America.  God led him and his family to Rockford, Illinois in 2003, only two years after attending that conference, to become the International Director of the fastest growing addiction ministry in the United States.

Brother Burks is a Bible school graduate and has worked as an Assistant Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Staff Evangelist.  He has been in ministry since 1984, and has watched through the years as family, friends, and acquaintances have had their lives wrecked because of the many addictions that Satan uses to destroy lives.  He has seen the destruction up close and from afar, and grew tired of watching lives and families destroyed.  God has given to him a burden and a tool to help people who are held captive by their addictions and stubborn habits. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

He has used this tool, and seen thousands of lives changed and people set free from their chains of addiction.  Reformers Unanimous is a faith-based addiction program designed to direct the addicted back to God’s support group—the local church.  Brother Burks is now privileged to travel and train others how to help the addicted within their communities.

Seminar Schedule:

  • Friday, Sept. 16 – 10-year Anniversary Banquet
  • Saturday, Sept. 17 – Training classes (Lunch included)
    • 10 AM to 2 PM
    • Ladies: Wendy will also be speaking!
  • Sunday, Sept. 18 – Ben Burks will be preaching in all the services.
  • Monday through Wednesday at 7 PM (Sept. 19-21) Ben Burks will be preaching.

Please sign up at the back table for the RU banquet on Friday, Sept. 16 and the luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 17.


Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 PM

AWANA impacts and shapes the lives of millions of kids and adults worldwide through proven resources and expertise that help churches and families develop lifelong disciples of Christ. We thankfully have many qualified adults who love working with your kids.


Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon

Tuesday, September 13 at 11:30 AM

For those 55 and older / Visitors welcome!

Ladies’ Fellowship and Bible Study

Thursdays at 9:30-11:00 AM

Beginning October 6


Fall Revival – October 16-19 – Evangelist Paul Schwanke

He has preached God’s Word in Revival Meetings around the world for 34 years!

He has previously held successful Revival Services in our church many times. He has a great passion for communicating God’s Word, the Bible. Invite your friends and family.


Anticipating the Return of the King in 2016

(Jesus said) “Surely I come quickly.”

(John said) Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. (Rev. 22:20)


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ FOOD BANK

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. Richard and Judy Sabin 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, 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

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