E-Bulletin January 20, 2014


Monday, January 20, 2014

“Following Jesus and Loving People”


“You want me to do what?” The assignment for Moses seemed so extreme that God sent an angel in a burning bush to deliver the message. After forty years as an “anonymous” shepherd, Moses was called to go back to Egypt and free the Israelites. As I read this story, I realized the biggest hurdle for Moses was not physical, but spiritual. Moses was filled with doubt and fear because his eyes were on Moses. After God challenged him with the task, Moses answered, “who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:11). Moses was both right and wrong. For sure, he could not accomplish this on his own. However, he underestimated God. The Lord answered Moses, not by disclaiming Moses’ inability, but by refocusing Moses on His presence and power. “And God said, ‘I will be with you’” (v. 12).


This exchange between God and Moses reveals something important for you. God has a task for you in life and you can’t do this in your own strength. As long as your eyes are just on you, you will feel helpless and anxious. However, if you are willing to do God’s will, He will help you accomplish your life mission. He doesn’t call you to failure or to do something which could never happen. The only appropriate response to the call of God is faith and obedience. Even as we realize our own limitations, we can look past them to the Lord’s power and grace. With him, we can do what he calls us to do. It will take time and there will be some scary moments, but doing the will of God is all that really matters. This is the “great adventure”. Moses faced his fears, refused to stay in the “comfort” of the desert, and stepped out with God. “The One who calls you is faithful and he will do it” (1 Thess. 5:24). What about you?


 -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.  Vans will be at Resurrection Life Church at 10:00AM to pick up anyone needing a ride from the Tioga area.

The church will provide pizza for lunch and we would like to ask if you would be willing to bring a salad or dessert. Please contact Darlene to let her know what you can bring or if you have any questions: 215-307-7844.


Growing Our School and Church Family

Spring Garden Academy was recently given some unexpected scholarship funds and would like to take on 3-4 new students by the end of the month.  If you know a family who desires a   Christian Elementary School education (grades K-6) in a safe, loving, and prayerful environment but cannot afford the tuition, please contact Amy dela Cruz as soon as possible.  adelacruz@springgardenacademy.org, 215-563-9192, 215-226-1000.



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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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