Acts 9:1-16
Paul - Saved to Serve

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June 26, 2022

We wrap up our "Portraits of Bible Characters" with Saul of Tarsus (soon to be the Apostle Paul).  Paul boasted that he was the Pharisee of Pharisees, but counted it all as loss for the cause of Christ.  Join us in worship, prayer and our message about Paul, Served to Save.

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 finished our sermon series Portraits of Bible Characters with a message about Paul - Saved to Serve.

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, June 26, 2022

Al - Pray for Mr. Craggs and his friend.

Denise & Harvey - John Mack update, continue to keep him and his family in prayer.  He was a little stronger, so they will  be increasing his chemotherapy.
Pray for Sister Nora who is doing better as she recovers from COVID. 
Pray for Harvey's father, Harvey Sr. who is alone now that his wife has passed.  
Prayer of praise that Noelle found an internship that PAYS her! 

Larry - Pray for his wife's health.

Ray - Pray for his mother, his wife, his extended family to include his Uncle Manny and his Aunt Annette who is in the hospital with medical issue.  Pray also for an unspoken request.

Margarito - Pray for his brother Joaquin, who is now driving a truck for a living.  Pray for traveling mercies as he is on the road.

Marlene - Prayer of praise for Pam who is doing better.
Continue to pray for Debbie and Tammy for health issues.
Pray for recovery for Wayne, is 90 years old and broke his hip.

Kelly - Pray for an unspoken request.

Dorothy - Pray for Francesca and here children.
Pray for an unspoken request.

Cindy - Pray for our pastor, Al's health and for God to stay in control of the world.

Dino - Pray for Mel and Brandon traveling mercies.  
Pray that his wife and mother in law will join him in worship at HPCC. 

Albert  - Pray for an unspoken request.

Bryan - Pray for his sister Rhonda.
Pray for an unspoken request

Dorothy - Pray for a special unspoken request.
Prayer for Francisca and her family.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

artist: Maranatha Music & Jack Hayford

Have Thine Own Way, Lord
Artist: Songs and Everlasting Joy by Adelaide Pollard

Adelaide Pollard was at a prayer meeting in the early 1900's when an elderly lady, instead of asking for blessings from the Lord, prayed "It doesn't matter what You bring into our lives, Lord. Just have Your own way with us."

This phrase rang so clearly in her mind that, before she was even home for the evening, several of the verses had formed in her mind. When she got home, she completed the verses for the hymn. This is one of the hardest things to do - to allow God to have His way with us. We so love our own way and usually believe it is the best way for us. But when we are truly a Christian, we must have faith that God's way is what is best for us. May He help us all to allow Him to have His own way in our lives.

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

Philippians 3:1-11 NASB

[1] Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me, and it is a safeguard for you.
[2] Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
[3] for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,
[4] although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:
[5] circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee;
[6] as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless.
[7] But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ.
[8] More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
[9] and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,
[10] that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
[11] in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Lead Me to Calvary
Artist: Don Moen

Paul, Saved to Serve 
Acts 9:1-16
Harvey Simpson

In Christ Alone/The Solid Rock
Artist: Maranatha Music - Travis Cottrell

Here is the text from the sermon. 

Acts 9:16
9 Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,

2 and asked for letters from him to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them in shackles to Jerusalem.

3 Now as he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;

4 and he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

5 And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,

6 but get up and enter the city, and it will be told to you what you must do.”

7 The men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one.

8 Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; and leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus.

9 And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

10 Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”

11 And the Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying,

12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.”

13 But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, how much harm he did to Your saints in Jerusalem;

14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on Your name.”

15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;

16 for I will show him how much he must suffer in behalf of My name.”

D.L. Moody



"I remember hearing of a man at sea who was very sea-sick. If there is a time when a man feels that he cannot do any work for the Lord it is then; in my opinion. While this man was sick he heard that a man had fallen overboard. He was wondering if he could do anything to help to save him. He laid hold of a light, and held it up on the port-hole.

The drowning man was saved. When this man got over his attack of sickness he was up on deck one day, and was talking to the man who was rescued. The saved man gave this testimony. He said he had gone down the second time, and was just going down again for the last time, when he put out his hand. Just then, he said, some one held a light at the porthole, and the light fell on his hand. A man caught him by the hand and pulled him into the lifeboat.

It seemed a small thing to do to hold up the light; yet it saved the man's life. If you cannot do some great thing you can hold the light for some poor, perishing drunkard, who may be won to Christ and delivered from destruction. Let us take the torch of salvation and go into these dark homes, and hold up Christ to the people as the Savior of the world."

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


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