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August 22, 2021
We attended the false trial of Jesus today in John 18:12-27. Jesus was arrested and was falsely accused of blasphemy, he is beaten by the Jewish leaders (which was against Jewish law - actually the whole sham trial was against Jewish law). But we find out that it isn't really Jesus who is on trial but the Jewish leaders who accuse Him.
During the mock trial we also learn of Peter's denials and the way that the words of Jesus earlier are fulfilled. But on this side of the cross we know that Peter is restored later after he repents and weeps bitterly.
Join us as we continue the fascinating account of Jesus as told by John.
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
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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 18:12-27-Arrest & Denial.
We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.
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(Also remember that God is NOT far away, He has promised that He would never leave us - can I get an "Amen"!)
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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
Operation Christmas Child Update
1. Pastors in DTLA Toy District 2. Jasmine's Favorite Items
Prayer Requests from Sunday, August 22, 2021
Al - Upcoming eye surgery. Pray that this COVID nightmare will end soon also. Praise that he got a new car, too!
Harvey/Denise - Denise's college friend Winna has is out of the hospital! Praise God. Now more prayer for continued recovery. Harvey- Parent's and family including Victoria and Casey in San Diego! Guidance for our leaders, especially with the whole Afghanistan debacle.
Noelle - Unspoken
Larry - Unspoken
Ray -Pray for his mother, his family and healing of his foot
Erika - For her friend, Gina, who is ill, but so is Gina's family and Gina is taking care of everyone in the family.
Bryan - Dad. Unspoken. Continue to pray for Sahara.
Kelly - Unspoken
Dino - Test results for his heart. He may have to have a stent or a bypass. Remember him, please.
Dorothy - Mr. Craggs, all the students returning to school.
Marlene - Pam, Debbie & Tammy for upcoming surgeries and continued healing.
Margarito - Stepmother, Linda, had quadruple bypass surgery. Pray for her recovery.
Albert - Unspoken and praise for traveling mercies as he has returned from his vacation.
Cindy - Pray for Al's eye surgery. For Marlene to bring glory to God thru her ministry. Pray for the Pastor and his family. Pray for Ray and his foot to be healed. Pray for Mr. Craggs.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
artist: 4Kids at Bridgeview Pentecostal Assembly
I Will Serve Thee
Have Thine Own Way, Lord
Artist: Jim Reeves
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
The Suffering Servant
1 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no stately form or majesty that we would look at Him, nor an appearance that we would take pleasure in Him.
3 He was despised and abandoned by men, a man of great pain and familiar with sickness; And like one from whom people hide their faces, he was despised, and we had no regard for Him.
4 However, it was our sicknesses that He Himself bore, and our pains that He carried; yet we ourselves assumed that He had been afflicted, struck down by God, and humiliated.
5 But He was pierced for our offenses, He was crushed for our wrongdoings; The punishment for our well-being was laid upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
6 All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the wrongdoing of us all to fall on Him.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth.
8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; and as for His generation, who considered that He was cut off from the land of the living for the wrongdoing of my people, to whom the blow was due?
9 And His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, because He had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in His mouth.
10 But the Lord desired to crush Him, causing Him grief; If He renders Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, for He will bear their wrongdoings.
12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the plunder with the strong, because He poured out His life unto death, and was counted with wrongdoers; yet He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the wrongdoers.
Just As I Am
John 18:12-27 - Arrest and Denial
Pastor Harvey Simpson
Here is the text of John 18:12-27 NASB
Arrest and Denial
 So the Roman cohort and the commander and the officers of the Jews, arrested Jesus and bound Him,
 and led Him to Annas first; for he was father-in-law of Caiaphas, who was high priest that year.
 Now Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was expedient for one man to die on behalf of the people.
 Simon Peter was following Jesus, and so was another disciple. Now that disciple was known to the high priest, and entered with Jesus into the court of the high priest,
 but Peter was standing at the door outside. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the doorkeeper, and brought Peter in.
 Then the slave-girl who kept the door said to Peter, "You are not also one of this man's disciples, are you?" He said, "I am not."
 Now the slaves and the officers were standing there, having made a charcoal fire, for it was cold and they were warming themselves; and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself.
 The high priest then questioned Jesus about His disciples, and about His teaching.
 Jesus answered him, "I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.
 Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said."
 When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, "Is that the way You answer the high priest?"
 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?"
 So Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, "You are not also one of His disciples, are you?" He denied it, and said, "I am not."
 One of the slaves of the high priest, being a relative of the one whose ear Peter cut off, said, "Did I not see you in the garden with Him?"
 Peter then denied it again, and immediately a rooster crowed.
Who Am I?
artist: Casting Crowns
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.