The Sunday After Easter 2022
On the Road with Christ
April 24, 2022
Jesus is ALIVE!?
How is this possible?
All of Jerusalem saw or heard that He was crucified.
One DOES NOT survive crucifixion!
The Romans were expert killers in the manner of crucifixion.
Their brutal manner of killing is well document in the historical documents.
So what gives?
How did two disciples of Jesus SEE, TALK, FELLOWSHIP and EAT with Him AFTER He died??
Makes no sense, does it?
It's as if a miracle from GOD may have happened...
Uh, yeah! That's EXACTLY what happened!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 continued our sermon series Portraits of Bible Characters with a message about Jeremiah- Jeremiah Part 5.
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
Prayer Requests from Sunday, April 24, 2022
Ray - Prayer of praise that his mother was with him in church today.
Pray for his wife and family.
Pray for his Uncle Manny.
Praise and prayer for his foot getting better.
Marlene - Pray for Pam, Debbie and Tammy for health issues.
Praise that Tammy was able to attend a luncheon.
Dorothy - Pray for here friend, Stacey. Her husband passed away.
Erika - Pray for her co-worker who has trouble swallowing.
Dino - Pray for traveling mercies for Brandon and Mel as they take there business out of the area.
Praise that his wife and Miss Eva were able to attend church today.
Albert - Pray for his father, who is in the hospital, pray for healing.
Harvey/Denise - Pray for Harvey's father and family.
Harvey's mother passed away on Monday, April 25.
Pray for Mr. Raul Torres, who has pneumonia.
Pray for our brother in Christ, Bert, who is having medical challenges now.
Cindy - Pray for salvation message from the pastor.
Mr. Craggs - Praise and blessings for the guests we had in church today
Larry - Pray for his stepson, Nelson, his blood count is off.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Because He Lives
artist: Mike Manor
The King is Coming
Artist: The Heritage Singers
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NASB
13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as indeed the rest of mankind do, who have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead, so also God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.
15 For we say this to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
17 Then we who are alive, who remain, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
18 Therefore, comfort one another with these words.
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Artist: Alan Jackson
The Sunday After Easter
On the Road with Christ
Harvey Simpson & the Children
Artist: Dolly Parton covers Don Francisco's Hit
Here is the text from the sermon.
The Road to Emmaus
13 And behold, on that very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem.
14 And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place.
15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them.
16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.
17 And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?” And they came to a stop, looking sad.
18 One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You possibly the only one living near Jerusalem who does not know about the things that happened here in these days?”
19 And He said to them, “What sort of things?” And they said to Him, “Those about Jesus the Nazarene, who proved to be a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people,
20 and how the chief priests and our rulers handed Him over to be sentenced to death, and crucified Him.
21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.
22 But also some women among us left us bewildered. When they were at the tomb early in the morning,
23 and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive.
24 And so some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see.”
25 And then He said to them, “You foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!
26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to come into His glory?”
27 Then beginning with Moses and with all the Prophets, He explained to them the things written about Himself in all the Scriptures.
28 And they approached the village where they were going, and He gave the impression that He was going farther.
29 And so they strongly urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day is now nearly over.”
So He went in to stay with them.
30 And it came about, when He had reclined at the table with them, that He took the bread and blessed it, and He broke it and began giving it to them.
31 And then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from [o]their sight.
32 They said to one another, “Were our hearts not burning within us when He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”
33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,
34 saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon!”
35 They began to relate their experiences on the road, and how He was recognized by them at the breaking of the bread.
Evangelist - Author - Authority on the Historical Resurrection of Jesus
“The external evidence of Jesus' resurrection confirms the truth we have received via God's written revelation.”
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.
Call Harvey at 323-316-7131
Call Denise at 323-316-7132