Greetings in the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.  As I write this note, the words of the Psalmist come to mind, “Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.” Psalm 121:4-5.  These words are a great reminder, that no matter what we may face as God’s people, whether it is by day or by night we have a Heavenly Father who is watching out for us all.  Amen, Praise the Lord!

What a great day we had as we joined together to celebrate Homecoming 2018 at NTBC.  It was great to see so many, friends, hear wonderful music as well as a great word from the Lord through Bro. Greg Davis.  Thanks to so many for making this year’s Homecoming service a success. 

As we head into September, I want to remind you of a couple of things coming up: 

  • Sunday night September 2nd we will have our last family food, fellowship and fun night of the summer.  We will meet in the fellowship hall at 5:00pm for a meal together and then fellowship with games inside and outside for all ages.  It will be a great time and we hope you make plans to join us. 
  • Sunday morning September 9th we have been promoting an “invite you back to Sunday School/Small group bible study” day.  We have set a goal, Lord willing, to have 225 people present in Sunday school that day.  Sunday school is very important and a great time to learn God’s word on a more personal level.  We want to encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity to grow in your walk with God.  The Lord has blessed NTBC with some great teachers and we are thankful for their willingness to use their gifts to build up the body.

I also want to ask you to continue to pray for our future building project and capital campaign that you will be hearing more about in the coming weeks.  The Lord has great things ahead for New Temple Baptist Church and it is a blessing for my family and I to be on this journey with you all.  May the Lord bless and keep you all.

For His Glory,
Bro. J.J.
1 Cor. 10:31