Jesus is a Person of Interest - Part 4
July 31, 2022
We continued on with Person of Interest, J. Warner Wallace's excellent book about looking at Jesus as a Person of Interest in today's world. Today we did an overview of the fuses that lead up to Jesus and their starting and ending parameters. We showed how there was a narrow window of opportunity for the Person of Interest (Christ) to appear to us on earth.
Next week we start to examine the "Fallout" that occurred when Jesus came to earth!
We continue to pray that you will invite Jesus into your life and make Him Lord of your life, if you haven't already.
And if you need to take care of this 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
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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.
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This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
Great YouTube versions of the Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...
Pastor Harvey began a new sermon series called - Jesus Is A Person of Interest.
We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.
Remember, Denise and Harvey 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"!)
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Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise
Pastor Denise is still 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
Here are the prayer requests for July 31, 2022
Al- Pray that Al's knee would heal. Pray for Clemmie, Patricia, Michael and his grandson Elijah who injured his shoulder in a scooter accident.
Denise - Pray for John Mack and an unspoken request.
Marlene - Pray for Tammy who now has COVID and pray for Debbie and Pam also.
Kelly - Unspoken request for prayer.
Bryan - Pray for an unspoken request and traveling mercies for an out of town excursion.
Dino - Please pray for his Mother in Law, Miss Eva who isn't feeling well. Pray for his wife and family, who are on vacation and finally please pray for his niece, and her family that have COVID.
Dorothy - Pray for Francisca and her family.
Cindy - Pray that God would be with all of us.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
I'll Fly Away
artist: Alison Krauss & Gillian Welsch
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Artist: The Crosby Family
Denise - Praise that Albert is joining us again.
Albert - His friend DeeDee had surgery and she is recovering, so praise for that and please keep her in prayer.
Ray - Please pray for his mother and for his family to attend church with him. Pray for the health of all of his family. Pray for his uncle Manny, also. And pray for continued healing for his foot.
Dorothy - Pray for Mr. Craggs and Pauline's health.
Bryan - Unspoken. A good friend of the family, Sahara, was in a very bad car accident.
Please pray for a full recovery. Also continue prayer for his dad.
Margarito - Healing for his glaucoma and his friend Anita is having financial hardship.
Kelly - Unspoken request for prayer.
Carol - Mrs. Shirk, he friend passed away. Please pray for God's comfort for her family at this time.
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following reading from Acts 3.
New American Standard Bible
(Peter's Second Sermon after Pentecost)
13 The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified His servant Jesus, the one whom you handed over and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
14 But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
15 but put to death the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses.
16 And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.
17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers also did.
18 But the things which God previously announced by the mouths of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has fulfilled in this way.
19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
20 and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you,
21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things, about which God spoke by the mouths of His holy prophets from ancient times.
22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your countrymen; to Him you shall listen regarding everything He says to you.
23 And it shall be that every soul that does not listen to that prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’
24 And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken from Samuel and his successors onward, have also announced these days. "
25 It is you who are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God ordained with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
26 God raised up His Servant for you first, and sent Him to bless you by turning every one of you from your wicked ways.”
Artist: Gaither Gathering 2013
Jesus Is a Person of Interest - Part 4
Pastor Harvey Simpson
(with thanks to J. Warner Wallace)
Please enjoy the audio version of the sermon today. We cannot publicly publish the the video of the sermon, since there are PowerPoint slides that were used that we have permission to share with in a classroom/church situation, but not share publicly with a search feature.
If you would like the "unlisted" link to the sermon on our YouTube channel to view the PowerPoint slides and watch the sermon, just send an email to Harvey.HPCC@gmail.com and we'll be happy to send you the link. - Thanks for understanding.
Artist: Lauren Daigle
J. Warner Wallace
Retired Homicide Detective - Former Athiest - Christian Casemaker
Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible
“If Jesus was truly the smartest, most interesting, and most transformative man who ever lived—if he was truly God—we ought to be able to make a case for his existence and impact, even without a body or any evidence from the New Testament. When our investigation is complete, we’ll determine if Jesus matters. We’ll discover if he was a work of fiction, just another ancient sage, or history’s uniquely divine person of interest.”
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.