January 7, 2018
PLEASING OUR GREAT GOD IN 2018
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Expectant Of Our Lord’s Looming Return? YES!
However, We Work And Serve As If He’s Not!
As your Pastor, it is my prayer that God will grant us His grace and power for our time-limited opportunity for ministry. We are thankful for souls saved here and for the great spiritual attitude with our Church family. There have been and there are always critics and naysayers in and outside our midst, but Jesus gave us His prayer request in Matthew 9:38: “Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” And, He also infers this command “Occupy till I come “(Luke 19:13).
With His prayer in our hearts and our desire to be obedient to His command, this local Church was planted in 1959. Now 59 years later as Tucson and America and the World all descend from God and from His written Word, I have observed that members of independent Baptist Churches increasingly neglect the high and holy call to serve Christ in a local Church. One of my responsibilities to the Lord and to you is to encourage and challenge each of you to be regularly and increasingly involved in the Lord’s harvest at 2855 N. Craycroft Road
Consider the following core values for over a half-century at New Testament Baptist Church. If you have any spiritual convictions, these principles will encourage you to increase your involvement:
- A ministry of a local Baptist Church where soul winning is always the priority.
- Baptist distinctives, which have a biblical foundation, consistently taught here five times weekly.
- Conservative and Christ-honoring hymns and special music in every service.
- Ardency for the preservation of Scripture for the English-speaking world in the Authorized Version (KJV).
- An emphasis on biblical standards for daily, practical living and separated life style.
- An annual missions conference and frequent visiting missionaries and preachers that emphasize the worldwide harvest.
- Two revivals annually (fall and spring) featuring America’s most outstanding local Church evangelists.
- Two summer camps for varsity Youth and elementary Children.
- A Reformers Unanimous chapter that ministers to addicts and to those serving addicted friends and family.
- A Van ministry serving those needing transportation to hear God’s Word.
… Come thou with us, and we will do thee good:
for the LORD hath spoken … (Numbers 10:29)
Thank You! Thank You!
Appreciative gratitude is surely appropriate for each in the Church family who gave a sacrificial/love offering to our Lord celebrating His first advent.
The accumulated Christmas offering amounted to $10,116.70.
The stated goal this year was additional improvements of facilities security, surveillance capabilities, personal safekeeping / protection projects.
CHALLENGE TO READ THE BIBLE IN 2018
Bible reading schedules are at the back table.
Harvesters’ Potluck Luncheon
Tuesday, January 9 at 11:30 AM
For those 55 and older
53rd Missions Conference
Wed. January 24 thru Sun. January 28
Dave Hardy will be our main speaker. Mark Gray will provide special music. We will also have missionaries Dustin Reinhardt (Chile), John/Marcia Riggs (Zambia), and home missions Ryan/Violet Lasater (Vail).
March 8-10 – Men’s Advance – Fort Thomas, Arizona
Last year we had a great time. Let’s make plans to attend.
Fishing, hiking, shooting, large gymnasium, games and puzzles, good food,
great Bible teaching! Come join us.
RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM
RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We minister to all, not to just the addicted. Come visit us.
FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE
… 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
(VBS & 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: