E-bulletin 5/26/15

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
"Following Jesus and Loving People"

Picture yourself at a parade and you're only 5 years old. There's a
wooden fence in front of you and the only way you can see the parade
is through a small hole in the fence. As it goes by, you see bits and
pieces but can't see the beginning or the end of the parade. This
vision of the parade often describes our life. We have a limited
perspective. One day a woman named Martha (a friend of Jesus)
questioned Jesus because her brother had died. The family sent for
Jesus while Lazarus, her brother, was sick but Jesus did not come
until the fourth day. Lazarus died and it seemed all hope was gone.
"Lord, Martha said to Jesus, if you had been here, my brother would
not have died" (John 11:21). From her "knothole" view, Martha
concluded that Jesus was late and the opportunities for help were
gone. However, from this story of Lazarus we rise above the fence of
our limited perspective and see that God does have everything under
control. His ways are higher than ours, and he can turn negatives into
something good. After all, he is the one who proclaimed, "I am the
resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even
though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die"
(John 11:25). Lazarus rose from the dead.
As many of you know, I attended the funeral of my older brother
(Steve) this past weekend. Although he died young, we are comforted to
know that he is with Jesus. In January of 2006, my brother sent me the
following words to a song that blessed him.

Pastor Mark Boucher

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

FRIDAY, noon, Hour of prayer @ Resurrection Life Church.

FRIDAY, 6-9PM, FAMILY NIGHT @ Resurrection Life. Call 215-226-1000
for more information.

SUNDAY, May 31st, special guest in AM service.

SUNDAY, May 31st, 6:30PM, Celebration of Pentecost service @ Calvary
Temple with Guest Speaker, Wes Daughenbaugh. Location of church: 3301
South 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145. The bus will be leaving
Highway @ 5:30PM (meet at Brandywine entrance door). For more details
see Pastor Mark.

"When the day of Pentecost came they were all together in one place…"
Acts 2:1. Let's gather together and see what the Holy Spirit does!

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