October 24, 2021

Sara was a great woman of faith.  She is listed in "The Great Faith" chapter of Hebrews, 

Hebrews 11:11-12

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.

This week we continued with our sermon series, Portraits of Bible Characters.  We studied Sarah this week.in Genesis 18:10-14, 12:1-8 and Hebrews 11:11-12- Sarah: Faith for the Impossible.  As we progress through this series, let us keep at the forefront of our minds that God is PERFECT and ALWAYS GOOD, yet He uses imperfect, flawed human beings to accomplish His perfect will.

So we will not just look at all the "good" traits of these characters, but also their sinful traits as well.  And we will discover that God can make "good stuff" out of flawed people.

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 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...

We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...

Pastor Harvey continued our sermon series Portraits of Bible Characters with a message about Gideon: A Man of Valor.

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
right now we are studying the writings of John.  Please join us!

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Prayer Requests from Sunday, November 14, 2021

Al - Continued healing of his eye and general health.

Ray - Pray for his mother, his family and his uncle Manny; and continued healing of his foot.

Dorothy - Pray for Francisca & her children and praise for their well being.  Praise of a stranger that blessed her this week.

Harvey/Denise - Pray for Pastor Larry Field for continued improvement as he continues to recover from COVID-19.  Pray also for Stan Moore, recovering from an illness.  Pray for Harvey's friend, Jason who has stage4 colon cancer.  Pray for his parents, also.
Pray for our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and their safe delivery and the children that will be receiving them.  Also pray an unspoken request for Denise this week. 

Ericka & Bryan - Pray for their dad and Ericka's friend Gina, as her father has recently.

Marlene - Pray for Tammy, Debbie and Pam.  Pray for friend Ruth who is 102 years old and just moved into assisted living.

Dino -Pray that his medical test on Tuesday night.  Upcoming is good so that he can continue to get future help.

Michelle - Continue to pray for her sister Joanna, who is battling uterine cancer and also pray for her as she undergoes a legal battle.

Randall - Pray for Alicia, on her birthday.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus
artist: Stuart Townend

Onward Christian Soldiers
Artist: Fountainview Academy

Operation Christmas Child Update

Thank you for all that stayed for our OCC photo to include in the shoe boxes.

Veggie Tales: Gideon VS the Midianites
from "Gideon, Tuba Warrior"

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

Psalms 18:1-6

1“I love You, Lord, my strength.”

2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my savior,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.

4 The ropes of death encompassed me,
And the torrents of [b]destruction [c]terrified me.

5 The ropes of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

6 In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

Battle Hymn of the Republic
Artist: The United States Army Field Band

Gideon: A Man of Valor - Judges 6:11-16, 7:16-23
Harvey Simpson

Here is the text - Gideon: A Man of Valor - Judges 6:11-16, 7:16-23

Judges 6:11-16
[11] Then the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites.

[12] The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, "The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior."

[13] Then Gideon said to him, "O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, 'Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?' But now the LORD has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian."

[14] The LORD looked at him and said, "Go in this your strength and deliver Israel from the hand of Midian. Have I not sent you?"

[15] He said to Him, "O Lord, how shall I deliver Israel? Behold, my family is the least in Manasseh, and I am the youngest in my father's house."

[16] But the LORD said to him, "Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat Midian as one man."

Judges 7:16-23
[16] He divided the 300 men into three companies, and he put trumpets and empty pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers.

[17] He said to them, "Look at me and do likewise. And behold, when I come to the outskirts of the camp, do as I do.

[18] When I and all who are with me blow the trumpet, then you also blow the trumpets all around the camp and say, 'For the LORD and for Gideon.'"

[19] So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outskirts of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, when they had just posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and smashed the pitchers that were in their hands.

[20] When the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers, they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing, and cried, "A sword for the LORD and for Gideon!"

[21] Each stood in his place around the camp; and all the army ran, crying out as they fled.

[22] When they blew 300 trumpets, the Lord set the sword of one against another even throughout the whole army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the edge of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.

[23] The men of Israel were summoned from Naphtali and Asher and all Manasseh, and they pursued Midian.

You Are My Strength
artist: Hillsong

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


November 2021

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