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July 23, 2020

2020-07-26-Judgement & Discernment

We worship together outdoors AND online.  Hope you are blessed!

Hello!

This week we met outdoors behind our Big White House under the shade of the jacaranda trees.  Of course the chairs were set apart for social distancing and we had ice cold water available.  Come join us next week if you couldn't make it this week. 

COVID-19 Protocols in Our Church

we sanitze it after each service...
social distance amongst congregants...
require a face mask...
and remind folks if they feel sick, then they should stay home...


We continue covet your prayers at this time.

Again, this weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
A recording of Thursday Night's Bible Study...
The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
some great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs...
Finally a message about the difference between judgement and discernment

We hope this continues to bless you and draws you closer to God. 
Remember, Denise and I are a phone call away i 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"!) 

Please feel free to share this page with others; friends, family, strangers, enemies, etc. (we ALL need Christ! - Amen!)

And don't forget to comment below about anything that we can help you with.  Or any conversation you would like to start.

Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise

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2020-07-23- Adult Mid Week Bible Study
 led by Albert Faust
Hearing and Heeding the Word - Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

What does it mean to hear the Word of God?
Is this an archaic challenge?
Can we hear the word of God today and apply it to our our modern lives?

Find out in this week's Adult Mid Week Bible Study. 

If you missed it, the class was recorded and is posted below.  
Hope to see you in future classes.  

If you are NOT part of our on-line Thursday Night Bible Study, you can take care of that now.  

Two easy ways to join.  Each week we will send the ZOOM link via text and email. 

1.  Just text the word "Bible" on your cell phone to 323-310-9982

or

2.  Click the button below


Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
Daniel, Some Bad People, Some Lions and a King
Daniel 6

Hey Kiddos -

Join Mrs. Denise this week in prayer, song and the TRUE story of Daniel, a man who loved God, his friend the king and some wicked men who tried to destroy Daniel.   Find out how great God is and what He did to protect His servant. 

Love the Lord your God.  - Matthew 22:37


And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Victory in Jesus
Author: E.M. Bartlett in 1939
Sung by: The Peasall Sisters

Song - Victory in Jesus
Artist - The Peasall Sisters

Presented to You by - Vancouver Pentecostals PeopleOnFire.org

Redeemed
sung by: The Martins

Song -  Redeemed
Artist - The Martins

Licensed to YouTube by -   UMG (on behalf of Green Hill (CHP)); ASCAP, ARESA, Warner Chappell, EMI Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, CMRRA, Sony ATV Publishing, and 5 Music Rights Societies

At the Cross
Youtube Worship

At the Cross
Youtube Worship

Song -  Redeemed
Artist - The Martins

Licensed to YouTube by -   UMG (on behalf of Green Hill (CHP)); ASCAP, ARESA, Warner Chappell, EMI Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management (US), LLC, CMRRA, Sony ATV Publishing, and 5 Music Rights Societies

Song -  Power in the Blood
Artist - Alan Jackson

Album - Precious Memories - Vol II
Licensed to YouTube by -   
℗ 2013 ACR Records, LLC, under exclusive license to EMI Records Nashville Released on: 2013-01-01 Producer: Keith Stegall Studio Personnel, Engineer, Mixer: John Kelton Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Travis Humbert Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Hank Williams Associated Performer, Acoustic Guitar: Brent Mason Associated Performer, Keyboards: Gary Prim Associated Performer, Bass: Glenn Worf Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: John Wesley Ryles Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Tania Hancheroff Composer Lyricist: Lewis E. Jones


2020-07-26
Judgement vs Discernment
Pastor Harvey

How Great Thou Art
Lauren Daigle

Song - How Great Thou Art
Artist - Lauren Daigle

Debut Album - Lord, I Need You

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey

July 22, 2020

April 24, 1994-Bishop William Cruver-Acts 16-Paul, Earthquake & the Jailer

Here is our second Classic Sermon from Bishop William Cruver.  

This was recorded about 3 months before our oldest daughter was born.   (Who is now 26 and married - just this month as a matter of fact).

I think the audio recording held up pretty good over time, but there are some pops and hisses that I couldn't quite clean up.

I wanted to record as many messages as possible for my kids.  (At the time, my wife Denise and I had no idea how many kids that would be - turned out to be 2 daughters, who are full grown adults now).

As you will notice in other sermons, you can hear the girls making noise (cooing, crying and outright yelling)  in the background...

Bill used to always say, "Keep the kiddos here in the room, we don't mind a little noise!"  

But in this message there is no background child noises, as the kiddos were not born yet.  

Still there is a part in this message that you can imagine visually, Bill took off his belt and beat the wooden railing with it to simulate how Paul and Silas were beaten for the cause of Christ.  

Bill used to use visual illustrations as much as possible.  

I'm glad we at the church can continue to share these messages with you.  

As we upload them, they are in no particular order;  just as I find them and transfer them to digital format.  However, I have tagged them with pertinent keywords for the search bar.

Enjoy this message and feel free to share on social media or however you would like.

Pastor Harvey
Highland Park Christian Church
July 22, 2020

July 18, 2020

2020-07-19-Judgement

Hello!

Well it seems that most of California and especially Los Angeles have taken a few step back in trying to manage this COVID-19 crisis.  

As a result, churches have been asked (or ordered) to NOT worship together indoors at all.  Additionally, outside gatherings are only supposed to be between immediate family members who are already in their "bubble."

Although, we have implemented COVID-19 protocols in our church...
we sanitze it after each service...
social distance amongst congregants...
require a face mask...
and remind folks if they feel sick, then they should stay home...

we will abide by the new request (orders) and close our doors for public worship until we hear differently.

We THANK YOU for your patience and understanding.
This is new to everyone, and we are trying to manage as best we can.

We covet your prayers at this time.

Again, this weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
A recording of Thursday Night's Bible Study...
The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
some great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs...
Finally a message about judging others.

We hope this continues to bless you and draws you closer to God. 
Remember, Denise and I are a phone call away i 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"!) 

Please feel free to share this page with others; friends, family, strangers, enemies, etc. (we ALL need Christ! - Amen!)

And don't forget to comment below about anything that we can help you with.  Or any conversation you would like to start.

Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise

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2020-07-16- Adult Mid Week Bible Study
 led by Albert Faust
The Call to Discipleship - Matthew 10:27-36

What is the call/cost of discipleship?
Are you ready to pay it?  Can you hear it calling?
Would you like the rewards (and challenges) of following Jesus?
Find out in this week's Adult Mid Week Bible Study. 

If you missed it, the class was recorded and is posted below.  
Hope to see you in future classes.  

If you are NOT part of our on-line Thursday Night Bible Study, you can take care of that now.  

Two easy ways to join.  Each week we will send the ZOOM link via text and email. 

1.  Just text the word "Bible" on your cell phone to 323-310-9982

or

2.  Click the button below


Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
The Handwriting on the Wall
Daniel 5

Hey Kiddos -

Join Mrs. Denise this week in prayer, song and the TRUE story of a bad king and message from God that only God's prophet Daniel could interpret.

Love the Lord your God.  - Matthew 22:37


And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Are You Washed in the Blood?
 Antrim Mennonite Choir

Song - Are You Washed in the Blood?
Artist - Antrim Mennonite Choir

Album- Amazing Grace

Thank You Lord
Chris Tomlin
(featuring Thomas Rhett & Florida Georgia Line)

Song -  Thank You Lord
Artist - Tomlin featuring Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line

Album- Chris Tomlin & Friends


Music video by Chris Tomlin performing Thank You Lord (Lyric Video). © 2020 Rivermusic Holdings, LP, under exclusive license to Capitol CMG, Inc.

Evolution of Worship Music
David Wesley

Songlist - c. 560 (Original Old Irish poem) – Be Thou My Vision (Dallan Forgaill) 1225 (original poem) All Creatures of Our God and King (St. Francis of Assisi)
1529 – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Martin Luther)
1668 – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Joachim Neander)
1779 – Amazing Grace (John Newton, Edwin Excell)
1863 – The Solid Rock (Edward Mote / William Bradbury)
1922 – Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Helen Lemmel)
1939 – Victory in Jesus (E.M. Bartlett)
1952 – Burdens are Lifted at Calvary (John M. Moore)
1969 – Pass It On (Kurt Kaiser)
1978 – Soon and Very Soon (Andraé Crouch)
1988 – Awesome God (Rich Mullins)
1993 – Shout to the Lord (Darlene Zschech)
1998 – Trading My Sorrows (Darrell Evans) 
2000 – God of Wonders (Marc Byrd & Steve Hindalong)
2004 – Revelation Song (Jennie Lee Riddle)
2010 – One Thing Remains (Brian Johnson, Christa Black, Jeremy Riddle)
2012 – Oceans (Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, Salomon Ligthelm)
2014 – Good Good Father (Anthony Brown, Pat Barrett)
2015 – Lion and the Lamb (Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, Leeland Mooring)
2017 – Do It Again (Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, Steven Furtick)

2020-07-19
Judging Others
Pastor Harvey

Soul on Fire
Third Day

Song - Soul On Fire (feat. All Sons & Daughters)
Artist - Third Day feat. All Sons & Daughters
Licensed to YouTube by
SME (on behalf of Essential Records); Kobalt Music Publishing, AMRA, UMPI, LatinAutor - SonyATV, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, CMRRA, Adorando Brazil, ASCAP, LatinAutor - UMPG, Essential Music Publishing, LatinAutor, SOLAR Music Rights Management, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., Capitol CMG Publishing, and 18 Music Rights Societies


Music by Third Day performing Soul On Fire (Official Lyric Video). (C) 2014 Provident Label Group LLC, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey

July 10, 2020

2020-07-12-Trust in the Lord

Message from Pastor Harvey...

This week we are still not singing out loud in church, but we still worshiped together (at a distance and with masks on).  

The message is rather short this week, but that is okay.  God is in charge of His church and His people.  COVID-19 is NOT in charge.  

If you watch the video below where the message is usually, you will see why the message is so short this weekend.  

We will be back with a new, longer message NEXT weekend.  


We are still including Youtube versions of the songs that sang/hummed to during the service this morning.  


Thanks for all of your support! 
Harvey 


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We continue to meet LIVE on Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am (and you are welcome to join us).  

We have moved our Sunday School for children  to the on-line version, that Mrs. Denise records each week.  When we can meet again live for children's Sunday School, we will let you know.

Adult Sunday School has been renamed "Midweek On-line Bible Study" we meet on-line via zoom each Thursday night at 8 pm.   Click the button below to join us and get updated texts and emails.  

For those that cannot be with us this week, we have posted below
...the Midweek On-line Bible Study recording
...the Children's Sunday School 
...YouTube versions of the songs we sing live
...the Sunday morning message by Harvey
(the message will not be up until Sunday afternoon/evening.

We hope this continues to bless you and PLEASE Share the page with anyone that still cannot meet live in person.  Also add your comments to the bottom of the page.  We'd love to start a conversation with you. 

- For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise

2020-07-09 - Adult Mid Week Bible Study
 led by Albert Faust
Choosing the Right Way - Matthew 7:13-27

What does the strait gate mean?
How do we choose the right way to go?  
These and other questions were explored in our Thursday Night (Sunday School) Bible Lesson this week.  

If you missed it, the class was recorded and is posted below.  
Hope to see you in future classes.  

If you are NOT part of our on-line Thursday Night Bible Study, you can take care of that now.  

Two easy ways to join.  Each week we will send the ZOOM link via text and email. 

1.  Just text the word "Bible" on your cell phone to 323-310-9982

or

2.  Click the button below


Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
The Fiery Furnace
Daniel 3

Hey Kiddos -

Join Mrs. Denise this week in prayer, song and the TRUE story of Shadrach,  Meshach & Abednego and King Nebuchadnezzar, a giant statue and a fiery furnace!

Love the Lord your God.  - Matthew 22:37


And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

There's Room at the Cross
Billy Gaines

Song - There's Room at the Cross for You
Artist - Billy Gaines
Licensed to YouTube by
The Orchard Music (on behalf of SoundHouse Records/BearCub Music); ASCAP, and 2 Music Rights Societies

Something Worth Living For
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

Song  Something Worth Living For
Artist The Blackwood Brothers Quartet

Album Fill My Cup, Lord

Licensed to YouTube by
℗ Originally released 1969. All rights reserved by Sony Music Entertainment

Released on: 1969-10-01

Composer, Lyricist: Bill Gaither
Producer: Darol Rice

Auto-generated by YouTube.

The Longer I Serve Him
Fountainview Academy

Song - The Longer I Serve Him, the Sweeter He Grows
Artist - Fountainview Academy
Fountainview Academy is a Christian high school based in southern British Columbia, Canada, which holds Province of BC Ministry of Education accreditation. Students from all over the world are attracted to Fountainview because of its balanced approach to education. Each staff member is personally committed to the eternal success of every student, and together they strive for the highest standards in every respect. If you're interested in attending Fountainview Academy, click here to learn more: http://fountainviewacademy.ca/apply-2/

2020-07-12
Trust in the Lord...
Pastor Harvey

Who Am I
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

2020-07-05-Are There Any Grounds for Hope?

Message from Pastor Harvey...

This is the final message in this sermon series...
Tough Questions - Christian Answers.

Do We Have Any Grounds for Hope?  

Let us continue to celebrate Jesus and the HOPE that we have in Him through his death and resurrection.  Following the sermon, we had communion with everyone at church.  (Don't worry, the communion cups and wafer are individually wrapped).  You are welcome to do the same in the safety of your own home.

We hope you all had a good 4th of July yesterday.  Probably NOT the 4th of July you had pictured in your head, but that's okay.  Whether we are apart from friends and family or able to be close, we know that God is in charge and we place all of our Hope in the risen Christ.

The service was a little strange today, as we have been mandated to NOT sing or chant (not that we chant anyway) by the government.  So we complied.  We still listened to Marlene as she played the songs on the piano.  So of us hummed along, and others just read the lyrics in our mind or sung to ourselves (in our mind).  

But all in all, it was still great to meet together as a congregation and pray for each other and enjoy God's Word together.   

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We continue to meet LIVE on Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am (and you are welcome to join us).  

We have moved our Sunday School for children  to the on-line version, that Mrs. Denise records each week.  When we can meet again live for children's Sunday School, we will let you know.

Adult Sunday School has been renamed "Midweek On-line Bible Study" we meet on-line via zoom each Thursday night at 8 pm.   Click the button below to join us and get updated texts and emails.  

For those that cannot be with us this week, we have posted below
...the Midweek On-line Bible Study recording
...the Children's Sunday School 
...YouTube versions of the songs we sing live
...the Sunday morning message by Harvey
(the message will not be up until Sunday afternoon/evening.

We hope this continues to bless you and PLEASE Share the page with anyone that still cannot meet live in person.  Also add your comments to the bottom of the page.  We'd love to start a conversation with you. 



- For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise

2020-07-02 - Adult Mid Week Bible Study
 led by Albert Faust
Freedom From Worry - Matthew 6:25-34

This week we studied last part of Matthew 6, where Jesus lays out how to have a worry free life.
 
If you missed it, the class was recorded and is posted below.  
Hope to see you in future classes.  

If you are NOT part of our on-line Thursday Night Bible Study, you can take care of that now.  

Two easy ways to join.  Each week we will send the ZOOM link via text and email. 

1.  Just text the word "Bible" on your cell phone to 323-310-9982

or

2.  Click the button below


Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
Daniel, Friends and Food
Daniel 1:1-21

Hey Kiddos - 

We are in a NEW
We have a NEW song for you today.
We have a NEW story.  

And we have a NEW scripture for you to learn...

Love the Lord your God.  - Matthew 22:37


And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

The Solid Rock
Lifeway Worship

Song - The Solid Rock
Artist - Lifeway Worship
Licensed to YouTube by
SME (on behalf of Lifeway Worship)

Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
Andy Harsant

Song  Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
Artist Andy Harsant

Album Songs of Redemption

Licensed to YouTube by
[Merlin] Absolute Label Services (on behalf of Authentic Media); Audiam (Publishing), and 3 Music Rights Societies

Whispering Hope
Jim Reeves

Song - Whispering Hope
Artist - Jim Reeves
Licensed to YouTube by
SME (on behalf of RCA Camden); UMPG Publishing, LatinAutor, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, LatinAutor - UMPG, UMPI, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., EMI Music Publishing, ASCAP, Warner Chappell, and 7 Music Rights Societies

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Chris Rice

Song - Come Thou Fount
Artist - Chris Rice

Artist - In Christ Alone - 6 Essential Hymns
Licensed to YouTube by
[Merlin] Absolute Label Services, SME (on behalf of Fair Trade Services); ASCAP, Downtown Music Publishing, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, LatinAutor, UMPG Publishing, PEDL, CMRRA, Warner Chappell, and 13 Music Rights Societies

2020-07-05
Are There Any Grounds for Hope?
Pastor Harvey

All My Hope is in Jesus
Crowder

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey

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