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September 12, 2021

Jesus Christ carries His own cross to the Place of the Skull.  He willingly sacrificed Himself outside of Jerusalem for OUR salvation!  Praise His name!  This is the essential message of Christianity and John doesn't want us to miss it!  We finished up with John 19 today as we examined verses 16-42.  

Next week we will have a message on the resurrection of Jesus, but before that happens, Jesus must die, not swoon on the cross and pass out, but actually die.  Did Jesus really die?  Well let's see what John had to say about that as an eyewitness to the crucifixion.

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 took us back to the Gospel of John and we returned to John 19:16-42-Crucifixion & Glory

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

Operation Christmas Child Update 
Why $9.00?

Prayer Requests from Sunday, September 12, 2021

Al - Pastor Ray from Hillside Bible Baptist Church is in the hospital with COVID-19.  
Upcoming eye surgery rescheduled until September 15 & 30.  Pray that this COVID nightmare will end soon also.

Margarito - Cheri who was in the hospital passed away from COVID.  Please pray for her sister, Kitty.

Harvey/Denise - Denise's Pray for Pastor Larry Field who is in the hospital in Utah.  He is no longer in ICU and does not have COVID anymore, but is recovering. Pray for Zarephath, NJ, our church headquarters, as they recover from the latest flood.  Keep Harvey's parents in prayer.

Albert - Unspoken.

Bryan - Unspoken and thanks for safe journey.

Karen - Praise to be able to attend and for families still recovering 20 years later in the aftermath of 9/11.

Dino - For his general health.

Marlene - Pray for Pam to recover from her stroke and also pray for Tammy & Debbie

Kelly - Unspoken and for her father.

Ericka - Pray for her father.

Bryan - Dad.  Unspoken.  Continue to pray for Sahara.

Dorothy  - Unspoken prayer request.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

At the Cross
artist: The Pentecostal Mission, chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

The Old Rugged Cross
Artist: unknown

For All My Sin
Artist: Homeland Harmony Quartet

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

Psalm 22:10-20

Crucifixion Predicted

10 I was cast upon You from birth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb.

11 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near;
For there is no one to help.

12 Many bulls have surrounded me;
Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

13 They open their mouths wide at me,
As a ravening and roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water,
And all my bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It is melted within me.

15 My strength is dried up like a piece of pottery,
And my tongue clings to my jaws;
And You lay me in the dust of death.

16 For dogs have surrounded me;
A band of evildoers has encompassed me;
They pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones.
They look, they stare at me;

18 They divide my garments among them,
And they cast lots for my clothing.

19 But You, Lord, do not be far away;
You who are my help, hurry to my assistance

20 Save my soul from the sword,
My only life from the power of the dog.

Blessed Redeemer
artist: Casting Crowns

John 19:16-42 - Crucifixion and Glory

Pastor Harvey Simpson

For another resource about Jesus and Calvary please visit...

Here is the text of John 19:16-42 NASB
Crucifixion & Glory

The Crucifixion

16 So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified.

17 They took Jesus, therefore, and He went out, carrying His own cross, to the place called the Place of a Skull, which in Hebrew is called, Golgotha. 

18 There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between. 

19 Now Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written: “JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 

20 Therefore many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Latin, and in Greek. 

21 So the chief priests of the Jews were saying to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews’; rather, write that He said, ‘I am King of the Jews.’” 

22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His outer garments and made four parts: a part to each soldier, and the tunic also; but the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece. 

24 So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be.” This happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “They divided My garments among themselves, and they cast lots for My clothing.” Therefore the soldiers did these things.

25 Now beside the cross of Jesus stood His mother, His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 

26 So when Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”

27 Then He *said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own household.

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture would be fulfilled, *said, “I am thirsty.” 

29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a branch of hyssop and brought it up to His mouth. 

30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

Care of the Body of Jesus

31 Now then, since it was the day of preparation, to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews requested of Pilate that their legs be broken, and the bodies be taken away. 

32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man, and of the other who was crucified with Him; 

33 but after they came to Jesus, when they saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 

34 Yet one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 

35 And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe. 

36 For these things took place so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “Not a bone of Him shall be broken.” 

37 And again another Scripture says, “They will look at Him whom they pierced.”

38 Now after these things Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, requested of Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate granted permission. So he came and took away His body. 

39 Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred litras weight

40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen wrappings with the spices, as is the burial custom of the Jews. 

41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden was a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. 

42 Therefore because of the Jewish day of preparation, since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

Above All
artist: Michael W. Smith

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


September 2021

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