Greetings in the grace and mercy of Christ.  The Psalmist says, “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”  What a blessing to know that even in the midst of our changing world, there is something that does not change, “the steadfast love of the LORD endures forever.”  I pray the Psalmist’s words bring comfort and encouragement to many of our New Temple family, who are presently going through some of life’s storms. 

             Difficulties in life are often great times to see the best in people.  I believe they have brought out the best in the New Temple family.  What a blessing to see how so many brothers and sisters in Christ are rallying around those in our church family who are in the midst of storms.  I know it is difficult at times when you are going through a battle to see the good, but as your Pastor, it is a blessing to see the how God is using our church.  The Apostle Paul says, “rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with these who weep.” I have seen some of our church family weeping, but those weeping have not been weeping alone, God has brought others around them to hold them up.  I want to encourage you to continue praying for many families in our church who are struggling.  Greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world.  

             We have a great month coming up at NTBC.  I know you have been praying, and we are depending on the Lord to revive and renew our hearts. Each Monday night, at 7:00pm, we will have services with powerful songs of praise to the Lord, as well as powerful preaching of the Word of God.  We have been blessed this year to have, Bro. Ken Mostella, Bro. Robert Smith, Bro. Keith Hudson and Bro. Scott McCullar to come and share the Word of God with us.  I know your hearts will be encouraged, challenged and blessed by the words God shares through these men.  One other word of reminder: a meal each Monday night will be provided by one of our ministry teams from New Temple Baptist church which will begin at 6:00pm.  These ministry teams will be receiving donations to help them with the work they have planned for the upcoming year.

             We are blessed at New Temple Baptist Church to welcome our newest deacon, Jason Allums.  What a blessing it was to participate in such an amazing ordination service for Jason and Kindyll Allums.  Jason joins a great group of men who serve the body of New Temple in a superb way.  It is an honor and privilege for me to serve alongside them for the Glory of Christ.  

             Join with me in praying that we as the body of Christ will continue lifting up Christ, in order for others will be drawn to Him. 

 For the Glory of God alone,
Bro. J.J. 

February 2017

Monday Nights
of Revival

7:00 PM

February 6
Bro. Ken Mostella

February 13
Bro. Robert "Bunky" Smith

February 20
Bro. Keith Hudson

February 27
Bro. Scott McCullar