Pastor’s Notes – Christian Marriage

July 26, 2015

CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE

From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.

God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply

(Mark 10:6; Gen 1:28). 

The New Testament Baptist Church maintains the morality standards of the Bible (AV), which is our final authority on all issues of living and life. Therefore, all sexual activity is restricted to a husband and wife. All sexual activity outside of that holy union of a man and woman is immoral and is condemned in God’s Word. We affirm that any form of sexual immorality such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography, or any attempt to change one’s biological sex is sinful and offensive to God.  God’s inerrant and infallible Word is unambiguous in its declaration that sexual sin, such as named above, is an offense to a holy God.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).  We believe God offers redemption and restoration to all of us as sinners who will repent of sin and seek His mercy and forgiveness through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. However, those known to be unrepentant practitioners of sexual sin cannot, according to our Church constitution and by-laws, be members in this congregation / assembly. Allowing anyone to remain as a member in an unrepentant state, we believe brings God’s displeasure on our local Church and forfeiture of His blessings.

Further, we believe that Christian marriage has only one meaning and is defined by God in His Word and that His Word limits the definition of marriage to the joining of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union. From the beginning of the creation God made them male and female … and God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply (Mark 10:6;Gen 1:28).  God the Creator ordains sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and woman – a male and female – who are married to each other. Sexual relations apart from such marriage is a sin which God declared He will judge.

Adherence to God’s definition of marriage and the practice of acceptable moral conduct as the Bible defines it is expected of all who have joined by baptism or letter, and those employed  by the New Testament Baptist Church.

Coming Events:

    • Tuesday, August 11 at 11:30 AM – Harvesters’ Potluck
    • Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 PM – AWANA starts
    • Thursday, August 27 at 6 PM – All-Church Workers / Teachers Dinner
    • October 11-15 – Revival services with Ron Comfort

SUNDAY SCHOOL

You and your children need Sunday School. 

Please be here at 9:30 AM every Sunday.

We have graded classes for all ages. Let’s study the Bible together!

RU: THE NEXT STEP

  1. Study through the Fruits of the Spirit.
  2. Find fellowship with other growing believers.
  3. Strengthen and revive your walk with God.
  4. Develop a personal, dynamic, love relationship with Christ.

MEETS FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM IN THE RU CLASSROOM.

 

FOOD BANK

You may drop off non-perishable food items in the front foyer. We especially need dried beans (pinto, red and navy), boxes of cereal, and cans of tuna, chicken, etc.

NTBC Theme for 2015

“Keep Faith Pristine In Twenty Fifteen”

‘Keep Faith Pristine in Twenty Fifteen’ is based on 2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.  “To keep the faith” is to claim the promises in God’s Word and apply them to my particular problems. “To keep the faith” is confidence in God’s faithfulness to me in an uncertain world, on an uncharted course, through an unknown future

 

NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH

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, Reformers Unanimous (Ph. 248-5216)

Ron@ntbctucson.org

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

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Reformer Unanimous: 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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