E-Bulletin January 14, 2014


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

“Following Jesus and Loving People”


 It was a rough time for Isaac and his family. Because they were the “new people” they felt the pressure of racism and rejection. The Philistines did all they could to pressure them out of the neighborhood. After moving a short distance away from the Philistines (to the Valley of Gerar) Isaac’s group needed water so they did the hard work of digging two wells. When the herdsmen of that area heard that Isaac found water, they quarreled with Isaac’s family and forced them away from the wells. Finally, Isaac was able to dig a well which no one quarreled over. He named the well Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land” (Gen. 26:22).


Isaac never gave up in spite of how he and his family were treated. They responded graciously, and kept trusting and seeking until something worked out. Right after this event, the Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham” (Gen. 26:24). By connecting these two events (Isaac’s test with the wells and God’s encouragement), here is what helps me. First, life is challenging and we cannot expect an easy path. However, God is always aware of the difficulties we face and gives us the strength to go on with a good attitude. And, on top of it all, the Lord reminds us not to be afraid of anything because he is with us and will bless us in ways we can’t imagine!


God does not forget you. He not only knows the road you take, but he empowers you to have victory. His ultimate purpose is to make you a blessing to others through it all!


 -Pastor Mark


WEDNESDAY @ 7PM — Resurrection Life Church adults meet to study God’s Word.


THURSDAY @ 7:00 PM — Highway Tabernacle men gather at the church in Pastor’s  office and  ladies in the nursery area for   Bible study. Our youth and children meet in their classes at the church for a great time learning from God’s Word.


ANNUAL VISION CASTING AND BUSINESS MEETINGOn Sunday, January 26, we will meet to  conduct yearly business and to review God's faithfulness to us in 2013. We will have a joint morning worship service at Highway, followed by a light lunch before the business meeting.  The joint service will begin at 10:30, but we invite you to join us at 10:00, as usual, for a season of worship, led by the worship team, and prayer at the altar, where the pastors, deacons, and ministry leaders will be available to pray with you.  The annual business meeting is open to all. Highway Tabernacle and Resurrection Life Members, we ask that you make a special  effort to join us, to ensure that we have a quorum.



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Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM;  Thursday @ 7PM (Bible study, children and youth ministries)

Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon; Wednesday @ 7PM (Bible study)

The Bridge Youth @ RLC, Friday Evenings

5th-8th Grade 4:30-9PM

9th-12th Grade 6-9PM



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