E-bulletin 1/05/16

“Following Jesus and Loving People”



As we enter 2016, God gives us the privilege of deciding our priorities and pursuits. We emphasize a January week of prayer because prayer glorifies God and sets your life on a good and fruitful pathway. The theme for this week of prayer (Jan. 3rd to 8th) is “Greater Things” from the words of Jesus in John 14:12, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” Jesus (in John 14) is preparing the disciples for his death, and for what they would do after his Resurrection and infilling of the Holy Spirit. Even though they would experience temporary sorrow, they would accomplish “greater things” in the days ahead. What are the greater things Jesus challenges us, his present-day disciples, to go after? He wants us to grow in greater faith. Notice how Jesus elevates the importance of faith by repeating statements as, “believe in me” (v11), and “anyone who has faith in me” (v12a). Faith is not as complicated as we sometimes imagine. The first step of faith is “showing up”. A step of greater faith for you this year may be to “show up” for the prayer meetings, even when your flesh pulls you back to your chair in front of the TV. When we choose faith over indifference, we find ourselves desiring greater obedience and greater works. From the place of greater faith comes greater works. Jesus said that true believers “will do what I have been doing” (v12). Growth in the “greater things” of faith in Jesus translates into the “greater things” of the actions of Jesus. By praying we not only discover what Jesus wants us to do, but we also receive the desire and power to do these greater things. “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose” (Phil. 2:13). My prayer and desire for our churches is that 2016 be a year of growth of faith and action, of inward and outward advancement.

The step is ours; the power is God’s!

Pastor Mark Boucher


TUESDAY– FRIDAY, Week of Prayer continues.

Tuesday—Prayer 7PM at Northeast A/G

Wednesday—Prayer 7PM at Oasis City Church

Thursday—Prayer 7PM at Lighthouse Family Community Church

Friday—Prayer 7PM at City Reach Church

THURSDAY, 4PM, Praying for Our Children (SGA) at Highway Tabernacle.

FRIDAY, 6-8:30PM, NGM Soccer League at Resurrection Life Church. For more information, call 215-226-1000  or email Fatima Fulks at ffulks@springgardenacademy.org.

SATURDAY, Teen Bible Quiz Meet #3 at Lighthouse Assembly.


Þ Adult Bible Studies at Highway Tabernacle resume next Thursday, January 14th!





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Highway Tabernacle, Resurrection Life, SGA, and NGM

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Weekly Schedules

Highway Tabernacle: Morning Prayer @ 9AM; Sunday Worship @ 10AM

Resurrection Life Church: Sunday Worship @ 12Noon



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