E-bulletin 4/22/15


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

“Following Jesus and Loving People”


As I sit down to write this, I am quietly waiting as 26 students finish a test in a class I teach called, “Foundations of Biblical Preaching.” One of the “ironies” of Christian living involves the relationship between grace and works. For example, the professors continually encourage the students to walk in the grace of God, but they are graded by how well they do their work. When I correct the tests, I will only note if the answers are right or wrong. I cannot, in the name of grace, give credit for a wrong answer. So, how does grace fit in such a world as ours, where we seem to only be “graded” according to what we do and accomplish? When you study the Bible you realize that the grace of God is found in every aspect of the believer’s life. We are saved by God’s grace, kept by his grace, and empowered by his grace to do his will. His grace gives us the desire and  ability to do the work he has called us to do. Biblical grace does not expect that God does everything for us…so we can just sit back and do nothing (I will pass this test even if don’t study). No, we are absolutely part of the process. Paul told Timothy, his son in the faith, to “do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15). Through grace, Timothy came to believe in Jesus; and what Timothy did with his life showed how he cooperated with the grace of God. He needed to study and work hard, not in an attempt to “try to become” a child of God, but because he already was a child of God! By study application, and work, he positioned himself in a “place” where God could manifest his presence through him. So, grace and works are not opposed to each other. Show me a person who truly walks in grace and you will see someone who diligently follows Jesus. Through self-leadership, the disciple of Christ yields to the process of  becoming a sharp tool for the master’s use. May the grace of God be yours as you work in his strength!

Pastor Mark Boucher


WEDNESDAY, 6:30 PM, LOVE IN ACTION OUTREACH will meet for prayer at Highway Tabernacle before convening at Café Cret on Franklin  Parkway.  God is giving us answers to prayer and fruitfulness. The power is God’s, the step is ours.

THURSDAY, 6-8:15PM, FAMILY JAM (Jesus and Me) NIGHT @ Highway Tabernacle.  Call 215-563-9192 to share your talent or  for more information.

FRIDAY, 6-9PM, FAMILY JAM (Jesus and Me) NIGHT @ Resurrection Life.  Call 215-226-1000 to share your talent or for more information.

NEXT SUNDAY, 6 PM, Worship Night  @ Highway Tabernacle.

MONDAY, APRIL 27th, 11AM, Sound System training @ Resurrection Life Church.  See Pastor Finney or Amy dela Cruz for more details.


 Scholarship Reception


The Spring Garden Academy Scholarship Organization is investing in our children by providing scholarships for low-income, K-12 students to attend high-performing, quality, Christian schools in Philadelphia. We invite you to a reception to learn more about how you (or your employer) can grow our scholarship fund through the PA state tax credit program. Receptions will be held Friday, May 15th, and Friday, May 22nd. Inbox us or call 215-226-1000 for an invitation or information.





Summer Ministry Housing Needs


Two potential Next Generation Ministries interns are looking for housing from mid-May through mid-August.  They are both young freshmen women from Faith School of Theology and should each be able to pay about $75 a week for rent.

If you can help, please contact Candace Wegner at 215-226-1000 or candace@nextgenministries.us.
















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Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen


Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM; Resurrection Life: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon



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