E-bulletin 11/23/15


“Following Jesus and Loving People”


As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, it’s easy to find all kinds of tips on how to cook and present the special meal. As a follower of Christ, I am thankful for living in a country where good food can be found and purchased, but there are much bigger issues than the meal. Thanksgiving is a reminder of our relationship with God. Here are a few “tips” from my heart on the giving of thanks to our God.

1) The Lord is worthy of our praise and thanks. Even Jonah, the “reluctant” prophet declared, “I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity” (Jonah 4:2). To know that God wants to be gracious to us, rather than quickly judging and destroying us, should bring praise to our heart.

2) Thanksgiving is an act of drawing near to God. Our human nature is one of grasping for what we want or need and then leaving. When Jesus healed the ten lepers, the Bible tells us, “One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him- and he was a Samaritan” (Luke 17:15). When we take the time to thank the Lord and worship him, we break away from our old nature and draw near to our Savior.

3) Thanksgiving is based on obedience to God’s Word, more than on our emotions or circumstances. This morning I read the Book of Habakkuk which described the difficult times ahead for the nation of Israel. The people had turned from God and would eventually be conquered by the Babylonians. Even in light of this, the prophet declared, “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior” (Hab. 3:17-18). We make a choice to thank the Lord!

I pray your Thanksgiving would be a day filled with joy and that we would all practice gratitude to our God as a way of life every day.

Pastor Mark Boucher


TUESDAY, 6:30PM, SGA Thanksgiving Dinner & Service at Resurrection Life Church. (Pre-service music and presentations begin at 6PM.)

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.

No Family Night Ministries this week.

THURSDAY, Happy Thanksgiving!

SATURDAY, 8AM-1PM, Love In Action Brunch & Baking at Gift of Life House.

SATURDAY, 10AM, Christmas Decorating at Highway Tabernacle.  

SUNDAY, NOV 29, 10:30-11:30AM, “Learning to Follow Jesus” Class at Resurrection Life Church.

SUNDAY, NOV 29, 6PM, “Meat and Greet” Fellowship Dinner at Highway Tabernacle.


Þ You are invited to our Meat and Greet Fellowship Dinner for Highway Tabernacle and Resurrection Life Church! We will be celebrating fellowship between our church families and honoring those who are new. Join us next Sunday, November 29th at 6PM at Highway Tabernacle.

            If you can bring a side dish or dessert, please contact Nicole at office@highwaytabernacle.org or 215-563-9192.







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