E-bulletin 11/17/15


“Following Jesus and Loving People”


We are told that knowledge is power. I would ask the question, “What do you mean by knowledge?” If knowledge is simply the accumulation of information and facts, we should be the most powerful, well-adjusted people in all human history! A simple observation of our societal problems reveals that knowledge alone cannot “save” us. Believe me, I am not against knowledge. It beats ignorance by a long shot. However, the Bible reveals to us the limitations of knowledge as well as challenges us to pursue godly knowledge. In my devotional reading of Hosea, I discovered the people of Israel had neglected the knowledge of God. To the Israelites God said,


            “Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel,
            for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land.
            There is no faithfulness or steadfast love, and no knowledge of God in the land;
                there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery;
            they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed”
(Hosea 4:1-2).


The Israelites abandoned the knowledge of God. Did this “freedom” from God and religion help them find a better life? Just the opposite…“my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). What we don’t know about God or his ways can ruin us. The only answer to finding knowledge is through the Bible, God’s Word. The Word is not just another “religious book” showing a path to God. It is God revealing himself and his ways so that we might know him! The reason we speak so highly of God’s Word at church is so we might know the Lord, please him, and experience our greatest life possible. What are you doing to increase the knowledge of God in your life and family? Are you reading and studying daily? Are you hungry to hear the Word at church and Bible study? Are you reading the Word to your children and talking about it daily? The knowledge of God leads to right relationships with God and others, enabling us to make wise choices. The most important challenge I can leave with you is, seek the Lord and his knowledge and wisdom! “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Prov. 2:6).


Pastor Mark Boucher


THURSDAY, 7-8:30PM, Family Night at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, 5:30-7PM, Understanding Children Parent Class at Resurrection Life Church.

FRIDAY, 6-9PM, Family Night at Resurrection Life Church. 

SUNDAY, NOV 22, One Day to Feed the World Special Offering.

SUNDAY, NOV 22, 10:30-11:30AM, “Learning to Follow Jesus” Class at Resurrection Life Church.

SUNDAY, NOV 22, 6PM, Submerge Worship Night at Highway Tabernacle.



Þ This coming Sunday we will receive a special offering for One Day to Feed the World, a program administered by Convoy of Hope to provide daily meals to hungry people all over the world.  Please prayerfully consider contributing one day’s salary to this cause.  You may give a designated offering at any time by noting “One Day” on your check or envelope, or by selecting “One Day” when you give on-line at http://give.HighwayTab.org. We will forward the offering to Convoy of Hope as a Thanksgiving offering.

Þ You are invited to Spring Garden Academy’s THANKSGIVING FAMILY DINNER at 17th & Tioga on Tuesday, November 24th, beginning at 6:00 PM! Please sign up to attend the dinner by this Friday, November 20th. If you can bring a dish, set up, serve, cook, clean up, or give a donation, please contact info@springgardenacademy.org or call 215-226-1000.



Give on-line: http://give.highwaytab.org

Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NextGen

You can now help support our school, Spring Garden Academy, when you use Amazon Smile. We are listed under Highway Mission Tabernacle. Every time an order is placed through Amazon Smile, a donation will be made to help our children in Philadelphia.


Here is our link to Amazon Smile.



Weekly Schedules

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



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