Increase Our Faith

March 5, 2023

Increase Our Faith?
What is faith, really?  What is hope?  How do the two go hand in hand?
Can we have MORE faith?
These questions and more were discussed in the weekly sermon by Pastor Harvey. 

2 Corinthians 5:7 (NASB)

7 for we walk by faith, not by sight

We pray that you will invite Jesus into your life and make Him Lord of your life.  If you need to pray about this with someone 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

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.

We'd Love to Pray with and for You!

Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at 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 Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...

Our pastor, Harvey brought part I of our Wisdom Sermon series, "A Word to the Wise - A Healthy Fear."

We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.

Remember, Denise and I 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 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.
Now we are studying the subject "The Miracles of Jesus."  Please join us!

          Here Is This Week's Worship Order.

Prayer Requests from Sunday, March 5, 2023

Delores- Pray for her friend Aramis to recover from a bad lung infection.

Albert - Pray for an unspoken request please.  

Al -  Pray for Al's friend, Clemmie, for health and comfort.
         Pray for his friend David's health and to continue walking with God.
         Pray for his knee, health and his walk with God, with his Bible reading.

Ray - Pray for his friend, Laura, who is undergoing cancer treatment.
       Pray for his uncle Manny.
       Pray for his mom and family.
       Pray for him for an upcoming medical procedure.

Kelly - Pray for Rhonda, her sister and her father.

Marlene - Pray for Pam for health.
                   Pray for young Sage for health.  
                   Pray for Juanita for health.
                   Pray for our country.

Bryan - Pray for his family.
               Pray for Brienanna Long and her family.
               Pray for an unspoken request.
               Pray for his father.

Khloe - Pray for "My Dad" (her grandpa, Kent) for his lungs.

Bryan - Pray for his family.
               Pray for Brienanna Long and her family.
               Pray for an unspoken request.
               Pray for his father.

Dorothy - Pray for Francisca and her children, Laine and Ada.
Mark - Pray for the people in Big Bear and Arrowhead

   Heaven Came Down & Glory Filled My Soul
Artist:  Voice of Eden

Blessed Assurance
Artist: Silent Voice TV

After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...

The Triumphs of Faith Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-12, 12:1-3

Hebrews 11:1-2
1 Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen.

2 For by it the people of old gained approval.

Hebrews 11:8-12
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed [h]by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he left, not knowing where he was going.

9 By faith he lived as a stranger in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise;

10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised.

12 Therefore even from one man, and one who was as good as dead at that, there were born descendants who were just as the stars of heaven in number, and as the innumerable grains of sand along the seashore.

Hebrews 12:1-3
1 Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us,

2 looking only at Jesus, the originator and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Increase Our Faith
Pastor Harvey

Here is the text from the sermon -   (NASB)

2 Corinthians 5:7
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight

1 Corinthians 15:17
17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the certainty of things hoped for, a proof of things not seen.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Luke 17:1-5
1 Now He said to His disciples, “It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to one through whom they come!

2 It is better for him if a millstone is hung around his neck and he is thrown into the sea, than that he may cause one of these little ones to sin.

3 Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.

4 And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”

5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

Matthew 18:21-22 
21 Then Peter came up and said to Him, "Lord, how many times shall my brother sin against me and I still forgive him? Up to seven times?"

22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy-seven times.

1 John 3:16 
We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers and sisters.

John 20:24-28 
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25 So the other disciples were saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe."

26 Eight days later His disciples were again inside, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be to you."

27 Then He said to Thomas, "Place your finger here, and see My hands; and take your hand and put it into My side; and do not continue in disbelief, but be a believer."

28 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"

Luke 17:6-10 
6 But the Lord said, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you.

7 "Now which of you, having a slave plowing or tending sheep, will say to him after he comes in from the field, 'Come immediately and recline at the table to eat'?

8 On the contrary, will he not say to him, 'Prepare something for me to eat, and properly clothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and afterward you may eat and drink'?

9 He does not thank the slave because he did the things which were commanded, does he?

10 So you too, when you do all the things which were commanded you, say, 'We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.'"

Luke 17:20-21
20 And He *said to them, “Because of your meager faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.”

1 John 5:4
4 For whoever has been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in 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


March 2023

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