October 10, 2021
John 21.15-25-Jesus has an early breakfast with His disciples...
But before we discussed this finale to the Gospel of John, we did a quick recap of John 1 through John 21a.
You can find all of these messages in our previous posts. It has truly been a pleasure bringing you the Gospel of John throughout the last part of 2020 and January through October of 2021.
Remember why John wrote his Gospel...
John 20:31 - but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
We here at Highland Park Christian Church pray that you may have life in His name. If you are already a believer in Christ, we pray that this journey through John has strengthened your faith. If you do not already know Christ as Lord and Savior, we pray that you come to realize that just like Peter said in John 6...
John 6:68 - "Where else should we go, You have words of eternal life."
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.
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Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org to request prayer or just chat/connect.
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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 21:15-25-Follow Jesus.
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"!)
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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, October 3, 2021
Al - Keep him in prayer this week this week for his eye recovery.
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.
Ericka - Pray for her dad and her friend Gina's dad who is now in hospice.
Bryan - Unspoken
Marlene - Pray for Tammy who is in the hospital and Pam and Debbie for continued prayer. Pray for Dorothy, a friend, who is recovering from a fall. Her hip was fractured, pray for the Lord's mercy upon her.
Dorothy - Pray for a special request and continue to pray for Francisca and here two children.
Randall - Pray for his daughter Pauline, for healing and relief for her left knee.
Margarito - Praise that his kidney diagnosis has stabilized and for continued progress.
Marcus - Wade, a friend of his needs prayer for a personal issue.
Michelle -Pray for her sister Joanna, who is battling uterine cancer and also pray for her as she undergoes a legal battle.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Wonderful Words of Life
artist: Fountainview Academy
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
Artist: Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson
Operation Christmas Child Update
Al Packing Party - Saturday, October 23, 10:00 am
Come and join us as we pack shoeboxes and of course pray over them!
Here are the shoeboxes that we are getting ready to send!
Thank you all!
Trust and Obey
Artist: David Wesley
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to reward each one as his work deserves. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they will have the right to the tree of life, and may enter the city by the gates.
15 Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral persons, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you of these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”
17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires, take the water of life without cost.
18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and [j]from the holy city, which are written in this book.
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Artist: Lauren Daigle
I Love You Lord and I Lift My Voice
John 21:15-25 - Follow Jesus
Pastor Harvey Simpson
Here is the text of John 21:15-25-Follow Jesus
Jesus among His Disciples
15 Now when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
16 He said to him again, a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.”
17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was hurt because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.”
18 "Truly, truly I tell you, when you were younger, you used to put on your belt and walk wherever you wanted; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will put your belt on you, and bring you where you do not want to go.”
19 Now He said this, indicating by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had said this, He said to him, “Follow Me!”
20 Peter turned around and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them—the one who also had leaned back on His chest at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who is betraying You?”
21 So Peter, upon seeing him, said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?”
22 Jesus *said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!”
23 Therefore this account went out among the brothers, that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?”
24 This is the disciple who is testifying about these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true.
25 But there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written in detail, I expect that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.
artist: Chris Tomlin
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.