Greetings in the mercy and grace of our risen Lord.  I hope this note finds you walking in the peace promised to you from the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ himself.  As we learned during one of our previous Sunday morning studies, peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the assurance of the Lord’s presence no matter what may be going on around all of us.  Remember the words of the Apostle Paul, to the Philippians, “the Lord is at Hand.”  He is with us wherever we go in this life, guiding our steps. 

The month of May brings two wonderful occasions for us as a church family to celebrate.  First, Sunday May 12th, we will celebrate some special ladies the Lord has blessed us with. We call them Mom.  Some that day will reflect upon wonderful memories as they think about the one who selflessly gave to make sure her children had what was needed. Also, there are those who still have the blessing to physically show appreciation to the woman who continues to serve them. Whichever one of these examples you fit into to, let me encourage you not to forget this blessing from the Lord called your mom. 

The second blessing we get to celebrate is on Thursday May the 23rd, when we will see another group of students sprout their wings and fly off into young adulthood.  Some will continue on in their studies and further their education at colleges and some will enter the workforce.  Let me encourage you to prayerfully and physically support these young men and women in all their future endeavors. 

One final word.  I want to ask you to continue to pray for our future direction at NTBC.  God is working and we are still pushing ahead with our Manning Road/NOW Capital Campaign.  Perseverance is what the Lord has called us to in our Christian faith, and I want to also exhort you to be persistent in prayer as well as your support.  Thanks so much for all you have done thus far, to God be the Glory.  It is such an honor and privilege to serve the Lord alongside you all.  God bless.  

Bro. J.J.

1 Cor. 10:31

June 3-7

6:00 PM Til 8:30 PM