We worship together indoors AND online.  
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August 1, 2021

As we read and study John 16:16-33 we see what the TRUE source of our Joy should be...Jesus Christ, Himself and the promises that He made as God.  A promise to never leave us and fill us with Joy because He is alive today! - Amen!

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 harvey.hpcc@gmail.com 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...

We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...

Pastor Harvey took us back to the Gospel of John and we returned to John 16:16-33 - Joy.

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
right now we are studying the writings of John.  Please join us!

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

These Are the Church Prayer Requests 

from Sunday, August 1, 2021. 

Al - Upcoming eye surgery.  A wayward friend who wants to get right with the Lord.

Harvey/Denise - Harvey's friend Elton has finished his treatment for neck cancer.  Keep him in prayer as he awaits the results.  Praise to God for a great trip to San Diego to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.  Also a praise to God for his father, Harvey Sr., who is recovering well after his heart surgery.

Andrew - Unspoken

Bryan - Dad.  Unspoken.  Pray for Sahara.  Traveling mercies for a friend.

Dorothy  - Francisca and her children.  Special unspoken prayer.

Marlene - Tammy is awaiting her surgery, keep her in prayer.  Pam is making progress and in need of more prayer.  Her niece, April will be undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer.  Keep her in prayer.

Mark - Praise that Hawaii was spared a tsunami after the recent earthquake in the ocean.

Margarito - Personal issues still, keep him in prayer.

Larry - Unspoken and praise that his bladder tests were clear this time with no sign of cancer.

Albert - For his friend Mark and their family.  Mark's mother passed away.  Condolences and comfort.  Praise that Dee Dee is recovering, and keep her in prayer.  Unspoken request.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Joy to the World
artist: Pentatonix
(Although in America we typically view this song as a Christmas carol, 
around the world it is sung all year long.  For good reason!)

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
artist: Carrie Underwood

It Is Well with My Soul

Sovereign Grace Music, Bob Kauflin

After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...

Matthew 7:7-14

After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...

Matthew 7:7-14

Matthew 7:7-14 NASB
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

9 Or what person is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf of bread, will give him a stone?

10 Or if he asks for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he?

11 So if you, despite being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
12 In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
13 Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.

14 For the gate is narrow and the way is constricted that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

I Stand Amazed
artist: Celtic Worship

John 16:3-33 - Joy
Pastor Harvey Simpson

Here is the text of John 16:3-33

[16] "A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me." 

[17] Some of His disciples then said to one another, "What is this thing He is telling us, 'A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me'; and, 'because I go to the Father'?" 

[18] So they were saying, "What is this that He says, 'A little while'? We do not know what He is talking about." 

[19] Jesus knew that they wished to question Him, and He said to them, "Are you deliberating together about this, that I said, 'A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me'? 

[20] Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy. 

[21] Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. 

[22] Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. 

[23] In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you. 

[24] Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. 

[25] "These things I have spoken to you in figurative language; an hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language, but will tell you plainly of the Father. 

[26] In that day you will ask in My name, and I do not say to you that I will request of the Father on your behalf; 

[27] for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came forth from the Father. 

[28] I came forth from the Father and have come into the world; I am leaving the world again and going to the Father."

[29] His disciples said, "Lo, now You are speaking plainly and are not using a figure of speech. 

[30] Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; by this we believe that You came from God.

[31] Jesus answered them, "Do you now believe? 

[32] Behold, an hour is coming, and has already come, for you to be scattered, each to his own home, and to leave Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 

[33] These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world."

Artist - Laura Story

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

Call Harvey at 323-316-7131
Call Denise at 323-316-7132

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


August 2021

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