Better Together

Coalesce—to come together to form one mass or whole, combining to form a whole

The word coalesce has been on my heart lately. I believe this word describes what we are witnessing with the ministries of Highway Tabernacle and Chicago Tabernacle. This past Sunday Pastor Joshua LeBlanc preached a message on the life of Elijah from the book of 1 Kings. While he was speaking, the Spirit of God continued to witness to my heart how God has faithfully led us in this momentous time in the life of our church. As the service ended, Pastor Joshua challenged us to be encouragers of one another by getting out of our seats and talking to others. How blessed I was to see God’s people going to each other and speaking words of encouragement and love! It was life giving! I thought of the word from Hebrews 10:24-25: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” The Day of the Lord is coming soon! As you know, our current events are challenging and often stress-filled. More than ever, we need hope and strength! God’s plan is for us to find this hope together. We thank God for Chicago Tabernacle and the willingness to invest in our church and city. The pastors from CT who have visited and spoken God’s Word to us have come with prayer and God’s anointing. As God’s people here in Philadelphia, let’s embrace the changes ahead and work together to “create” a place where people feel the love of Christ and His affirmation. Love and encouragement are essential “ingredients” through which God builds His church. God’s Word is clear: “Let us encourage one another!”

Pastor Mark Boucher

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