The Role of the Church in Politics
September 25, 2022
Our friend and teacher Albert Faust takes us through the Bible and contemporary Christian literature as he discussed the role of the church and the individual Christian in the arena of the public square and the voting booth.
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...
Albert Faust - The Role of the Church in Politics.
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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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
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Check out this modern, upbeat version of "There is Power in the Blood" by Selah. I love the traditional hymns, but I think Selah has a very "catchy" arrangement here.
There is Power in the Blood
Now let's slow it down a bit, as we thank Jesus for who He is!
This song was written by the Gaithers, but sung by the Heritage Singers.
Jesus We Just Want to Thank You!
Artist: The Heritage Singers
Prayer Requests - September 25, 2022
Alfredo - Pray that his knee would hinder him from activities or the ability to be mobile.
Ray - Mother, Family, Uncle Manny
Jamie who has to have a second surgery.
Special unspoken request
Marlene - Pam had a difficult week, please for her.
Debbie & Tammy
4 year old Sage, please pray for full recovery/healing from leukemia and remove her fear of the cancer.
Albert - An unspoken prayer request.
Dorothy - Special unspoken request.
Pray for Francisca and her family.
Kelly - Pray for an unspoken request.
Prayer of praise that Reuben's cousin, Marie, came through surgery well.
Continue to pray for Andrew and Erin and their unborn baby.
Tom - Pray for his friend who is in Hollywood and traveling mercies as he visits him this week.
Bryan - For his dad and unspoken request.
Cindy - Pray for out pastor and his family, pray that God would continue and bless our ministry.
Pray for Margarito and his upcoming radiation treatments.
Denise - Pray for Victor who is hospitalized with eye trouble.
Pray Karlie's (Victoria's friend) 9 month old baby. The cyst on her forehead does NOT involve
her cranium. Praise God for that! There are no other cysts. They will be fitting her
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following reading from John 14:1-11.
John 14:1-11 (NASB)
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.
2 In My Father’s house are many rooms; if that were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be.
4 And you know the way where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going; how do we know the way?”
6 Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.
Oneness with the Father
7 If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him.”
8 Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own, but the Father, as He remains in Me, does His works.
11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.
How Great Thou Art
Original Songwriter/ Composer: Jack Williams Hayford
Artist: Maranatha Singers
What is the Role of the Church in Politics?
(unfortunately, the audio is a little low)
Click the video below for the sermon
Here is the biblical text from the sermon...
Acts 5:27-29 & Romans 13:1-4 - NASB
Acts 5:27-29 - NASB
27 When they had brought them, they had them stand before the Council. The high priest interrogated them,
28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this Man’s blood upon us.”
29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.
Romans 13:1-4 - NASB
1 Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
3 For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
4 for it is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a servant of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.
Artist: Casting Crowns
Charles "Chuck" Colson
Lawyer - Presidential Advisor - Christian - Evangelist
“Some say society must change in order to change people. No, people must be changed in order to change society.”
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.