December 25, 2016
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE – 10:30 AM
Please make the Christmas Service a priority. We hope to see all of our church family in Church for the one unified service at 10:30 AM. We will not be having Sunday School or a PM service for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Our Saviour loves this Church (Eph. 5:25), and so should you! And, He promised to be here when we assemble (Matt. 18:20).
Prophecy at Christmas
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
(Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:5,6)
Prophecy can be defined as history written before time. Many details of Jesus birth, life, and death were prophesied hundreds of years before the events occurred. It is impossible that this could be accounted for by coincidence or chance!
In his book, “Science Speaks,” Peter Stoner applies the modern science of probability to just eight prophecies (like the above text in Micah, written over 700 years before Christ’s birth in Bethlehem). Stoner writes, “… the chance that any man might have fulfilled all eight prophecies is one in 10 to the 17th power. That would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.” (That is one chance in one hundred quadrillion).
Stoner suggests that we could “take one hundred quadrillion silver dollars and lay them face up across the state of Texas. They will cover all the state two feet deep. Now, mark X on one of the silver dollars and stir the silver coins thoroughly, blindfold a man and tell him he can travel as far as he wishes, but he must on the first attempt, pick up that one marked silver dollar. What chance would he have of getting the marked silver dollar the first time?” The chances are one in one hundred quadrillion.
Stoner concludes, “Just the same chance that the prophets would have had of writing those eight prophecies and having them all come true in one man, providing they wrote them in their own wisdom.” Of course, we believe that the reason the Scriptures were fulfilled had nothing to do with chance nor a man’s wisdom, but that “prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”(2 Peter 1:21) The fact that Jesus Christ fulfilled so many Scriptures at His first advent (coming), gives us assurance that the many Scriptures prophesying His second advent (coming) will be, in total, fulfilled to the nth degree! … this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into Heaven. (Acts 1:11)
New Year’s DAY
Next Sunday, January 1, 10:30 AM
(One Service Only)
Hopefully you will have enjoyed this Christmas with family and friends. However, there’s a spiritual imperative for us to be assembled in a local Church as a Bible-believing family, starting the New Year of 2017 in the House of God (Heb. 10:25). Our Saviour loves this Church (Eph. 5:25), and so should you! And, He promised to be here when we assemble (Matt. 18:20).
~ A Special “Thank You” To A Faithful Church Family ~
To all who have served the Lord so faithfully in 2016 – from the 51st Missions Conference, through the 57th Church Anniversary celebration, to the Christmas programs and activities of this last month – you are deserving of sincere gratitude! God gave us a wonderful year with souls saved, lives changed, and an effective worldwide soul-winning, Church planting ministry. The praise and the honor is not just for the few in leadership standing, but for every person serving in any capacity, for every offering given, for the backing of the ministry of others, for intercessory prayer, and for every expression of love to our dear Savior and Lord. Because of your devoted service, God has promised crowns to be awarded at the Bema Seat – the judgment seat of Christ immediately following the Rapture (2 Cor. 5:10 / Rom. 14;12).
~ All this and Heaven. too … Pastor Joiner ~
A Challenge to Read through the Bible in 2017
Bible reading schedules are available at the back table.
A Look Ahead – 2017
January 25-29 – Missions Conference
February 5-8 – Kent York – Next Step
March 9-11 – Men’s Advance
March 12-17 – Revival Services – Mike Pelletier
RU Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM – Everyone is welcome.
We especially need a van driver for Friday nights.
We also need a Kidz club teacher.
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, 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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