March 13, 2022

Jeremiah Chapters 2-4
Today we continue with our characters of the Bible as we study the prophesies and words of Jeremiah.  You can't really know about Jeremiah and his character/witness unless you read and study his prophesies.
So that is what we are doing at Highland Park Christian Church.
We will be in Jeremiah for a few weeks...we'll take a break from it as we enter passion week and Easter Sunday, course.
Please join us as we continue to study the heart and words of this mighty man of God.
Oh, and invite a friend to join us also. 

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 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 from Jeremiah 2-4, A Nation Judged.

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

Prayer Requests from Sunday, March 13, 2022

Al - Continued prayer for Sandra and Dave as they deal with her cancer & hospice.

Ray - Pray for his mother.
Pray for his family.
Pray for his Uncle Manny.
Pray for two unspoken requests.

Marlene - Pray for Tammy for health issue.
Pray for Debbie for health issues.
Pray for Pam who is still recovering after her stroke.
Pray for Marlene's niece, Monica, who has COVID.

Harvey/Denise - Pray for Harvey's parents, Harvey Sr. and Barbara and their caretaker, Ron.
Pray for his friends Jason and Jim who have cancer.
Continue to pray for his friend Eric, who was in the hospital with COVID, but is now home recovering.
Pray for their friend, Patty, who is recovering from shoulder surgery.
Pray for Marcos and Noah, Burt , Michelle and Wembley.
Pray for John and Marilyn of the Highland Park Baptist Church, they have bad colds.
Pray for Nicki and her children.
Pray for an unspoken request.

Albert  - Pray for an unspoken request.

Dorothy - Pray for a special unspoken request
Pray for her brother, Chuck, she doesn't know where he is or his housing situation.
Prayer of praise report of seeing Francisca and her family.

Kelly - Pray for an unspoken request.

Erika- Pray that she continues to do well in her new job promotion.
Pray for an unspoken request.

Bryan - Pray for his father.

Margarito - Pray for special protection for his friend Joaquin to be drawn closer to God.
Pray for his health.
Pray that the team of doctors that will be deciding his cancer treatment will make the correct decisions, and have compassion as they recommend his treatment. 

Mr. Craggs - Pray for his medical procedure this week.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Power in the Blood
artist: Smoky Mountain Jubilee Choir

In My Heart There Rings a Melody
Artist: Jaime Jorge

Here are lyrics for this great song!  Follow along with the lyrics as Jaime Jorge plays this beautiful song on his violin! 

In My Heart There Rings a Melody

I have a song that Jesus gave me,

It was sent from heav'n above;
There never was a sweeter melody,
'Tis a melody of love.


In my heart there rings a melody,
There rings a melody
with heaven's harmony;
In my heart there rings a melody,
There rings a melody of love.

I love the Christ who died on Calv'ry,

For He washed my sins away;
He put within my heart a melody,
And I know it's there to stay.


In my heart there rings a melody,
There rings a melody
with heaven's harmony;
In my heart there rings a melody,
There rings a melody of love.

'Twill be my endless theme in glory,

With the angels I will sing;
'Twill be a song with glorious harmony,
When the courts of heaven ring.


In my heart there rings a melody,
There rings a melody
with heaven's harmony;
In my heart there rings a melody,
There rings a melody of love.

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

Jeremiah 2 Kings 22:1-2, 8-13
King Josiah and the Lost Book of the Law

2 Kings 22:1-2
1 Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned for thirty-one years in Jerusalem; and his mother’s name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath.

2 He did what was right in the sight of the Lord and walked [a]entirely in the way of his father David, and did not turn aside to the right or to the left.

The Lost Book
2 Kings 22:8-13
8 Then Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the scribe, “I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord.” And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, who read it.

9 Then Shaphan the scribe came to the king and brought back word to the king and said, “Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the house, and have handed it over to the workmen who have the oversight of the house of the Lord.”

10 Moreover, Shaphan the scribe informed the king, saying, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it in the presence of the king.

11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes.

12 Then the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam the son of Shaphan, Achbor the son of Micaiah, Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying,

13 “Go, inquire of the Lord for me and for the people and all Judah concerning the words of this book that has been found, for the wrath of the Lord that burns against us is great, because our fathers did not listen to the words of this book, to act in accordance with everything that is written regarding us.”

Revive Us Again
Artist: Lifeway Worship

Jeremiah 2-4
A Nation Judged
Harvey Simpson

Open the Eyes of My Heart
Artist: Paul Baloche

Here is the text from the sermon. 

Jeremiah 2:2-5
[2] "Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown. 

[3] "Israel was holy to the LORD, The first of His harvest. All who ate of it became guilty; Evil came upon them," declares the LORD.'" 

[4] Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. 

[5] Thus says the LORD, "What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after emptiness and became empty?

Jeremiah 2:7-9
[7] "I brought you into the fruitful land To eat its fruit and its good things. But you came and defiled My land, And My inheritance you made an abomination. 

[8] "The priests did not say, 'Where is the LORD?' And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me, And the prophets prophesied by Baal And walked after things that did not profit. 

[9] "Therefore I will yet contend with you," declares the LORD, "And with your sons' sons I will contend.

Jeremiah 2:13
[13] "For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water. 

Jeremiah 2:19-21
[19] "Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 

[20] "For long ago I broke your yoke And tore off your bonds; But you said, 'I will not serve!' For on every high hill And under every green tree You have lain down as a harlot. 

[21] "Yet I planted you a choice vine, A completely faithful seed. How then have you turned yourself before Me Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?

Jeremiah 2:23-24
[23] "How can you say, 'I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals'? Look at your way in the valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel entangling her ways, 

[24] A wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness, That sniffs the wind in her passion. In the time of her heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; In her month they will find her. 

Jeremiah 3:2
[2] "Lift up your eyes to the bare heights and see; Where have you not been violated? By the roads you have sat for them Like an Arab in the desert, And you have polluted a land With your harlotry and with your wickedness.

Jeremiah 3:6-10
[6] Then the LORD said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen what faithless Israel did? She went up on every high hill and under every green tree, and she was a harlot there. 

[7] I thought, 'After she has done all these things she will return to Me'; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 

[8] And I saw that for all the adulteries of faithless Israel, I had sent her away and given her a writ of divorce, yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear; but she went and was a harlot also. 

[9] Because of the lightness of her harlotry, she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. 

[10] Yet in spite of all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to Me with all her heart, but rather in deception," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 3:13
[13] 'Only acknowledge your iniquity, That you have transgressed against the LORD your God And have scattered your favors to the strangers under every green tree, And you have not obeyed My voice,' declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 3:15-18
[15] "Then I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you on knowledge and understanding. 

[ 16] It shall be in those days when you are multiplied and increased in the land," declares the LORD, "they will no longer say, 'The ark of the covenant of the LORD.' And it will not come to mind, nor will they remember it, nor will they miss it, nor will it be made again.

[17] At that time they will call Jerusalem 'The Throne of the LORD,' and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the LORD; nor will they walk anymore after the stubbornness of their evil heart. 

[18] In those days the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers as an inheritance.

Jeremiah 3:21-22, 25
[21] A voice is heard on the bare heights, The weeping and the supplications of the sons of Israel; Because they have perverted their way, They have forgotten the LORD their God. 

[22] "Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness." "Behold, we come to You; For You are the LORD our God.

[25] Let us lie down in our shame, and let our humiliation cover us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. And we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.

Dr. G. Campbell Morgan

Evangelist, Preacher & Author

"… When a man makes a god according to the pattern of his own being, he makes a god like himself, an enlargement of his own imperfection. Moreover, the god which a man makes for himself will demand from him that which is according to his own nature. It is clearly evident in Mohammedanism. Great and wonderful and outstanding in his personality as Mohammed was, yet the blighting sensuality of the man curses the whole of Islam today. Men will be faithful to those gods who make no demands upon them which are out of harmony with the desires of their own hearts."

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 2022

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