“PEACE WITH GOD” and “PEACE OF GOD”
“Peace with God” and “Peace of God” are the two kinds of “peace” in salvation.
“PEACE WITH GOD”
…being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1) …having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself (Col. 1:20)
“Peace with God is received through faith in Christ’s blood, and is a product of justification. The Bible declares that since the fall of Adam, all persons by nature are self-willed rebels. Men are at war with God because of their refusal to love and serve Him only (Luke 19:14). Jesus Christ came to earth and to make peace by His blood (Col. 1:20). The “peace with God” is the message proclaimed to every person and all nations (Acts 10:36; Rom. 10:15; Eph. 2:17). Men cannot make peace with God concerning their sin. However, God has made peace through His Son, Jesus Christ, and men can receive, ignore or reject the peace God is offering. Those who receive Jesus Christ by faith enjoy “peace with God.”
“PEACE OF GOD”
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful (Col 3:15).
“Peace of God” is that comfort and encouragement and tranquility of the soul which He alone gives obedient servants / saints. Jesus gives peace and comfort to His followers as they faithfully serve Him (John 14:27; 16:33). The believer enjoys this peace only as he casts his care upon God in prayer (Phil. 4:6,7). “Peace of God” is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22), and is enjoyed by believers who allow the Spirit of God to rule in their lives (Col 3:15). “Peace of God” comes to the believer when he meditates upon God’s love and protection, i.e., whose mind is stayed on thee (Isa 26:3).
|WORLD’S PEACE||GOD’S PEACE|
|1. Dependent of feelings||V||1. Dependent on trust|
|2. Must be seen||E||2. No need to be seen|
|3. Does not allow for troubles||R||3. Allows for troubles|
|4. Feels must manage situation||S||4. Need not manage situation|
|5. Tries to control||U||5. Trust God to control|
|6. Ultimately fails||S||6. Always endures|
|Do you want a peace that fails you just when you need it most?||Do you desire a peace that keeps you calm in the most threatening situations?|
Anticipating the Return of the King in 2016
“Surely I come quickly.”
“Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. 22:20)
VBS begins Wednesday, June 8.
Lace up your hiking books, pack your backpack, and grab your Bible for Camp Courageous! Campers are led on the most important trail of their lives – the pathway to Jesus. Along the way, they study 1 Peter 2:21 and visit Decision Divide, Prayer Pond, Fellowship Forest, Glorify Geyser, and Witness Waterfall.
All children 4 years old through 6th grade are welcome. Visitors are welcome.
We will have a hot dog dinner for the children for the first night of VBS.
June 14 – Harvester’s Luncheon
June 19 – Fathers’ Day
June 20-24 – Jr. Varsity/Varsity Camp
July 11-15 – Junior Camp
Our youth will be challenged both physically and spiritually. Great life decisions are made at camp.
Note: The Thursday Ladies Bible Study with Jacque Joiner has been a success with many ladies faithfully attending. We will take a break for the summer then start up again in the fall.
MEETS FRIDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 PM
IN THE RU CLASSROOM.
OUR MISSION – RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ. Gal. 2:20; 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; 1 Cor. 15:57
We currently are in need of a Kidz Club teacher for our younger kids who can’t read yet. See Ron.
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.
NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH
FOR 57 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE
… the WHOLE BIBLE
… and NOTHING but the BIBLE!
NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST CHURCH
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, Reformers Unanimous (Ph. 248-5216)
Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM
Wednesday Services at 7 PM
VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)
Ladies Bible Study: Thursdays at 10 AM
Reformer Unanimous: Fridays at 7 PM
Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM
After each service, audio is available
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