Perseverance of the Saints

August 7, 2016

Dr J. C. Joiner 2Perseverance of the Saints

From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. John 6:66-68

We as believers in Christ are not of those who forsake the Lord and walk no more with Him. We are of those who know that Jesus is the only way. We are committed to following Him. Look at the highlighted words in the following verses. They are present tense action verbs that should be part of your life.

Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

John 8:31-32 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

1 John 5:12-13 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

God’s Part in our Perseverance:

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Jude 24-25 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

John 10:28-31 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

AWANA Leaders and Workers meeting

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Lunch provided – No Childcare

Please inform Jake Barr if you plan to attend.

AWANA starts back up Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 PM


Teachers and workers banquet – Thursday, September 8 at 6:00 PM

This is for all teachers, helpers, deacons, and trustees, plus all who help with all other ministries of our church such as the van ministry, music, Sunday afternoon rehab ministries, AWANA, and RU.

RU Recovery Banquet and Seminar – September 16-21

Ben and Wendy Burks – Ben Burks is the international director of RU. We will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of RU in our church. He preaches in churches all over the world.

Friday, Sept. 16 – 10-year Anniversary Banquet

Saturday, Sept. 17 – Training classes (Lunch included) – 10 AM to 2 PM

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.

We are inviting pastors and churches who are interested in the RU Recovery Program to attend.

Fall Revival – October 16-19 – Evangelist Paul Schwanke


Here is a recent testimony received in Rockford, Illinois. This story is a true example that proves RU Recovery Program is for everyone!

“The RU Recovery Program had been in progress in my church for two months and the Lord had been speaking to my heart about helping with the program. I had just retired and had so many things I wanted to do. I just did not have time to add one more thing to my agenda. After all, I was already at the church three days a week every week! But He kept pulling at my heart and I attended my first meeting. I knew immediately that this was where God wanted me to be. I became the ladies’ leader shortly thereafter. That was two years ago.

I was saved at the age of twelve and had worked in the church my whole life. However, I have grown in the knowledge of God’s Word more in the last two years then in my whole life. Being in the Word every day, memorizing verses, and applying this to my life has changed me drastically. Interacting with people who have addictions, learning to listen, and being able to share Gods Word so these special friends give their lives to Jesus is so very wonderful. My heart has been so broken many times, but seeing these people turn their lives around is worth everything. I have a son that was addicted to pain pills at one period of time. If I could help just one person, the time spent would be well worth the effort.

Even though I am sixty-seven years young, I continue to grow every day. Getting to know Jesus through His Word fills my heart. RU has taught me to look at life in a whole new light.

Thank all of you for making the RU experience possible.”

We welcome our church members to come check out RU. You will be blessed.




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


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ 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.




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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)

Reformer Unanimous: Fridays at 7 PM

Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM

After each service, audio is available

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