Your Invitation to Visit

New
Testament
Baptist
Church

701 E. Front Street
Larimore, North Dakota
(next to the Good Samaritan Home)

We're an independent Bible
believing, Bible preaching
Baptist Church.   We endeavor
to pattern our church after
the churches in the New
Testament.   The Bible is our
only rule of faith and practice.

"A Friendly Church with
a Bible Answer"

Our History
    We had our first service in April 1980 in
Larimore Elementary School.   The church has
since been through two building programs.
Our Purpose
    To reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are not here to give Larimore another
church, but to show how salvation by repentance
and faith in Christ can change a life.   People can be
very religious but few have experienced Christ's
life changing new birth.   We are concerned that
people know where they are going when they die
based on what the Bible says.
Our Ministries
    « Nursery provided in all services
     Birth-3 years

« Sunday School for all ages

« Children's Church on Sunday mornings
     Ages 2-8 years

« An active Youth Department

« College/Career Singles Ministry

« Summer camps for children, teens and
     families

« A vibrant music program

« Worldwide missions outreach

« NTBC operates a weekday Christian
     School for Kindergarten-12th grade

« New Testament Baptist Bible Institute

Message From The Pastor
                        I Have a Question
   If you were to die today, do you know where you would go?
   I remember asking one man this question.   He replied,
"They would probably bury me up on the hill."   He was
referring to Belleview Cemetery here in Larimore.   He was
talking about his body; I was talking about his soul.
   When I ask this question, I receive a variety of answers.   "I
don't have the foggiest."
  "I don't know and I don't want to
know."
  "I think I would probably go to Heaven."   "I'm going to
Hell, no doubt."
  "I definitely know I would go to Heaven."
"Neither place, I'll come back as somebody else when I die."
To those of you who don't know, I would ask, "Would you
like to know?"
  To those of you who say you are going to
Heaven, may I ask, "How do you know?"   The Bible says we
are to be ready to give an answer of the hope we have (I
Peter 3:15).   Knowing you have eternal life is like knowing
you're married.   No one could persuade me to doubt the fact
that I'm married.   If you have eternal life, no one should be
able to persuade you to doubt it.   I John 5:13 says, "These
things have I written unto you that believe on the name of
the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life...."

   For you to be saved the Bible way, you must first see
yourself as a sinner and be sorry for your sin.   "For all have
sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
Romans 3:23.
Second, you must repent.   "...except ye repent, ye shall all
likewise perish."
  Luke 13:3   When you are really sorry for


your sin, your sorrow will make you want to repent.
"[G]odly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation" II
Corinthians 7:10.   Repentance is changing your mind about
your sin and being willing to turn from it.   Third, you must ask,
in faith, for Jesus Christ to forgive your sin and save you.   "For
whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
saved."
  Romans 10:13   You may be hoping that infant bap-
tism, catechism, confirmation, communion, faithful church
attendance, praying and reading the Bible will somehow help
you get to Heaven.   My friend, I must be honest with you and
tell you that God is not impressed with your righteous deeds.
Isaiah 64:6 says, "...all our righteousness are as filthy rags;"
Titus 3:5 says, "Not by works of righteousness which we
have done, but according to [H]is mercy [H]e saved us,"

   Let's go back to our original question.   If you were to die
today, do you know where you would go?   That is a ques-
tion every person must answer before they enter into eter-
nity.   Seeking the answer is not something that should be put
off.   The Bible has the answer, my friend, to this most impor-
tant question.   If you would desire more information about
Biblical salvation, we would like to help you find the
answers.   That is the purpose for our sharing these thoughts
and questions with you.   New Testament Baptist Church is
very concerned about where you will spend eternity.

Sincerely, Pastor Ken Shaffer

Facts About Bible Salvation
1. THE BIBLE SAYS ALL ARE SINNERS
       "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23
       "For the wages of sin is death;" Romans 6:23
2. YOU CANNOT EARN SALVATION BY RELIGIOUS WORKS
       "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to [H]is mercy [H]e saved us," Titus 3:5
3. THE MEANS OF RECEIVING GRACE IS NOT FAITH IN BAPTISM NOR COMMUNION BUT FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
       "By whom [Jesus Christ] also we have access by faith [the means] into this grace wherein we stand," Romans 5:2
       "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."   Ephesians 2:8,9
4. YOU MUST BE WILLING TO REPENT BEFORE YOU CAN BE SAVED
       "[E]xcept ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish."   Luke 13:3
       "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19
5. YOU CAN KNOW IN THIS LIFE THAT YOU WILL GO TO HEAVEN
       "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."   Romans 10:13
       "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life," I John 5:13

Our Pastor
Our pastor is Rev. Ken Shaffer, a native of Tucson, Arizona. After completing four years in the U.S. Air Force, he attended college in Missouri where he met his wife Sheryl.   After grad- uating in 1974, the Shaffers came to North Dakota where
    Pastor Shaffer worked as a Music Director and College/Career Teacher in a church.   In 1980, he moved his family to Larimore, North Dakota, to begin the New Testament Baptist Church.   The Shaffers have three children: Sean, Justin and Cherith.   Their entire family has been actively involved in the ministry at New Testament Baptist Church.

Our Service Schedule

Sunday School .............................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...........................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer ....7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Visitation ..........................7:00 p.m.
Saturday Men's Prayer Meeting ........7:00 p.m.


Church Office -- 343-2122
Pastor Ken Shaffer -- 343-6341
Assistant to the Pastor, Bryan Cobb -- 343-2070
Christian School Principal, Scott Poling -- 343-6270