Why Jesus? - Part 1

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October 2, 2022

Today we began our short sermon series "Why Jesus?"
We will be examining the Mission of Jesus in three main categories...
1.  Jesus came to reveal God to us.
2.  Jesus came to reveal the Truth to us.
3.  Jesus came to forgive/redeem sinners.

Just about every encounter that Jesus had with people while He walked amongst us in Israel, falls into one of the three mission categories above. 

This week we began by examining how Jesus came to reveal God to us; God's power over nature, God's power over sickness and disease, God's power over death, God's ability to provide abundantly and finally the heart of God.  

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

Remember, 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.

Again, 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...

Great YouTube versions of the Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...

Pastor Harvey Simpson  - Why Jesus? - Part 1

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"!)

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 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

Shine Jesus Shine
artist: Maranatha Singers

the Joy of the Lord Is My Strength
Artist: Nano

Prayer Requests - October 3, 2022

Alfredo -  Pray that his knee would NOT hinder him from activities or the ability to be mobile.

Ray -      Praise that his mother, Gloria was in church with him today!
                Pray for his Uncle Manny.
                Pray for Jamie who is recovering from surgery.

Gloria -  Pray for her cousin Erik with traveling mercies to Florida.  He is going to help out the hurricane

Anne Marie - Pray for her widow friend in Pennsylvania, who is having a rough time.  Pray the Lord
                        will guide and comfort her.
Marlene -  Pray for Pam for God's touching and healing.
                   Pray for Debbie for God's touching and healing.
                   Pray for Tammy for God's touching and healing. 
                   Continue prayer for 4 year old Sage, please pray for full recovery/healing from leukemia and
                   remove her fear of the cancer.

Mark -      Pray for the Ft. Meyers hurricane victims and the clean up efforts

Albert -   An unspoken prayer request.

Dorothy - Pray for a special unspoken request.
                   Pray for Francisca and her family.

Margarito - Pray for his upcoming radiation treatments.

Cindy -  Pray of praise for Ray's mother, Gloria's presence in church today.
               Prayer of praise that Jesus is our Savior.      

Harvey - Pray for his friend Jim who is recovering from "long-term" COVID.
                Pray for his friend Eric is who is recovering from "long-term" COVID. 
                Pray for the family of a long time friend and brother in the Lord, Elton.  Elton passed away a
                few weeks ago.
                Pray for the preparations for his upcoming sister's memorial serve.

Denise - Pray for Victor who is hospitalized with eye trouble. 
                Pray for Matthew and Carrie, who is in labor now.
                UPDATE - 
                Carrie gave birth to Jeremiah Sunday night; 7 lbs, 20",  Mom & Baby are healthy and well!

After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following reading from John 10:17-18, 24-31.

John 10:17-18, 24-31

17 For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it back.

18 No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it back. This commandment I received from My Father.”

 24 The Jews then surrounded Him and began saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me.

26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep.

27 My sheep listen to My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;

28 and I give them eternal life, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.

29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.

30 I and the Father are one.”

31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him.

We Praise Thee O god
Original Songwriter/ Composer: W. P. Mackay.
Artist: Calvary, Free Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland UK. Argentina and Chile

Why Jesus? - Jesus' Mission
Click the video below for the sermon

Pastor Harvey Simpson
(This Three Week Sermon Series is inspired by an article in the summer edition of  "Convention Herald"
by Lonnie Witt, titled "Jesus' Unexcelled Mission")

Only Jesus
Artist: Casting Crowns

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


October 2022

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