December 18, 2022
Christmas is Emmanuel..."God with us".
Because God is with us He is close.
Because God close, we receive His love.
Because God is close, we have Light.
Because God is close, we are close to Him.
Because God is close, we can boldly approach Him and talk to Him
Because God is close and we talk to Him, He can hear us.
We at Highland Park Christian Church hope that you have the JOY of KNOWING that God is close and that JOY will last ALL year in 2023 and beyond!
Galatians 4:4-5 - (NASB)
4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,
5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons and daughters.
We pray that you will invite Jesus into your life and make Him Lord of your life. If you need to pray about this with someone please call Pastor Harvey at 323-316-7131 and he will be glad to pray with you.
Here is a reminder of our church building Sunday schedule..
9 am - Highland Park Christian Church adult and children's Sunday School
10 am - Highland Park Christian Church main worship service
12 noon - Iglesia Evangélica Génesis main worship service
2:30 pm - Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I. main worship service
Let us pray for you. Just send an email to us and we will add you to our online prayer list.
We will continue to prepare these online worship pages for you.
We will continue to keep uploading the sermon and providing the YouTube versions of the songs that we sang during worship. Even if you cannot join us, we'd still like to pray for you.
We'd Love to Pray with and for You!
Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org to request prayer or just chat/connect.
Please comment down below and we will respond. Let us know how we can help and if we have blessed you with this on-line worship. Thanks!
This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...
Our pastor, Harvey brought part III of Christmas Playlist - Joy to the World!
We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.
Remember, Denise and I are a phone call away if you want to pray together or just chat.
(Also remember that God is NOT far away, He has promised that He would never leave us - can I get an "Amen"!)
And don't forget you can comment below about anything that we can help you with or send us a Facebook message on the Facebook message app.
You can also use the "comments below to start any conversation with us.
Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise
Pastor Denise is now meeting LIVE with the children - come join her in Sunday school every Sunday at 9:00 am. Sing, Pray and learn about God.
Also we are meeting LIVE for Adult Sunday School every Sunday at 9:00 am.
Now we are studying the subject "The Miracles of Jesus" next week is "The Spirits are Exorcised" Please join us!
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Prayer Requests from Sunday, December 18, 2022
Harvey/Denise - Prayer of praise for the great time we had at the Christmas Cantata with our other believing
believing Brother and Sisters.
Pray for Dave for his back issues.
Pray for two unspoken requests.
Bryan -Pray for his family.
Pray for his father and the arthritis in his hand.
Pray for Brienanna Long and her family.
Pray for an unspoken request.
Margarito - Pray for him, he is in a lot of pain.
Al - Pray for Al's friend, Clemmie, to recover from a fall and put away fears.
Pray for his knee, health and his walk with God.
Ray - Pray for his friend, Laura, who is undergoing cancer treatment.
Pray for his uncle Manny.
Pray for his mom and family.
Pray for his foot and shoe working together.
Pray for his wife as her grandmother passed away recently.
Marlene - Pray for Pam for God's touch.
Pray for Tammie for healing from surgery.
Prayer of Jean, who is healing from surgery.
Pray for young Sage, is in the hospital.
Pray for her brother Walter for physical and spiritual healing.
Here Is This Week's Worship Order.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
Artist: Keith & Kristyn Getty
Mary Did You Know
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy)
Artist: Chris Tomlin
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
Isaiah 9:2-7 (NASB)
2 The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.
3 You will multiply the nation,
You will increase their joy;
They will rejoice in Your presence
As with the joy of harvest,
As people rejoice when they divide the spoils.
4 For You will break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders,
The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.
5 For every boot of the marching warrior in the roar of battle,
And cloak rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire.
6 For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
7 There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace
On the throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of armies will accomplish this.
Christmas Playlist - Week IV - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Here is the text from the sermon -
Matthew 1:23; Genesis 3:23-24; Genesis 12:1-3; Isaiah 7:14; John 16:7-8; Revelation 21:3-4; John 1:5-9; Matthew 5:14-16
23 “Behold, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and they shall name Him Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”
23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the Garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.
24 So He drove the man out; and at the east of the Garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.
Abram Journeys to Egypt
1 Now the Lord said to Abram,
“Go from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
2 And I will make you into a great nation,
And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing;
3 And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and she will name Him Immanuel.
7 But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment:
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among the people, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,
4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
5 And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not grasp it.
6 A man came, one sent from God, and his name was John.
7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.
8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.
9 This was the true Light that, coming into the world, enlightens every person.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
15 nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
16 Your light must shine before people in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
He Shall Reign Forevermore
Artist: Chris Tomlin
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.