February 20, 2022
Acts 10-11 - We took a step away from the Bible Character Job, to discuss Peter and his role in bringing the Gospel to the Gentiles in Judea.
We continue to pray that you will invite Jesus into your life and make Him Lord of your life, if you haven't already.
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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
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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 about Peter-His Vision and Mission to the Gentiles from Acts 10-11.
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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, February 20, 2022
Ray - Pray for his mother
Pray for his family.
Pray for his Uncle Manny.
Pray for an unspoken special 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.
Albert - Pray for an unspoken request.
Pray for Pastor Harvey for his wrenched back.
Margarito - Pray for his step mother, that she will find housing.
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.
Marlene - Pray for Tammy for health issue.
Pray for Debbie for health issues.
Pray of praise for Pam who is still recovering, but doing better. But continue to pray for full recovery.
Pray for Marlene's brother, Walter, who took a fall and needs healing.
Bryan - Pray for an unspoken request.
Pray for his father, Kent.
Erika- Pray of praise for her recent job promotions.
Pray for her to be good and do a good job at her job promotion.
Kelly - Pray for an unspoken request.
Marcos - Pray for Tony, a family friend who has COVID-19.
Harvey/Denise - Pray for Harvey's parents, Harvey Sr. and Barbara and their caretaker, Ron.
Pray for Harvey's friend Jim, who had a massive heart attack and a triple by-pass.
Pray for his friends Jason and Jim who have cancer.
Pray for his friend Eric, who was in the hospital with COVID, but is now home recovering.
Pray for Erika and Bryan McIntyre who are not feeling well. Pray for the whole family.
Pray for their friend, Patty, who is having shoulder surgery this week.
Pray for Marcos, Ray and Dino.
Pray for Nicki and her children.
Pray for the Derbyshire family.
Dino - Thanks the church for prayers in his COVID-19 recovery.
Michelle - Praise for good news!
Al - Pray for Sandra and Dave as they deal with her cancer.
Pray for Al as he is having a spinal epidural this week for back pain.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
artist: Maranatha! Music - written by Jack Hayford
He Looked Beyond My Fault
Artist: Sandi Patty
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
Psalm 8 The Lord’s Glory and Mankind’s Dignity.
For the music director; on the Gittith. A Psalm of David.
God's Magnificence in Nature
1 Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth,
You who have displayed Your splendor above the heavens!
2 From the mouths of infants and nursing babies You have established strength
Because of Your enemies,
To do away with the enemy and the revengeful.
3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have set in place;
4 What is man that You think of him,
And a son of man that You are concerned about him?
5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
6 You have him rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put everything under his feet,
7 All sheep and oxen,
And also the animals of the field,
8 The birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
I Need Thee Every Hour
Peter and Cornelius - Acts 10-11
Here is the text from the sermon. Acts 10-11.
Peter Visits Cornelius and Tell the Church about it
Acts 10:1-48 NASB
1 Now there was a man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort,
2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and made many charitable contributions to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.
3 About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision an angel of God who had just come in and said to him, “Cornelius!”
4 And he looked at him intently and became terrified, and said, “What is it, lord?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and charitable gifts have ascended as a memorial offering before God.
5 Now dispatch some men to Joppa and send for a man named Simon, who is also called Peter;
6 he is staying with a tanner named Simon, whose house is by the sea.”
7 When the angel who *spoke to him left, he summoned two of his servants and a devout soldier from his personal attendants,
8 and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to Joppa.
9 On the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray.
10 But he became hungry and wanted to eat; but while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance;
11 and he *saw the sky opened up, and an object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground,
12 and on it were all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creatures of the earth and birds of the sky.
13 A voice came to him, “Get up, Peter, kill and eat!”
14 But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean.”
15 Again a voice came to him a second time, “What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.”
16 This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.
17 Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in mind as to what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold, the men who had been sent by Cornelius had asked directions to Simon’s house, and they appeared at the gate;
18 and calling out, they were asking whether Simon, who was also called Peter, was staying there.
19 While Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you.
20 But get up, go downstairs and accompany them without misgivings, for I have sent them Myself.”
21 Peter went down to the men and said, “Behold, I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for which you have come?”
22 They said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Jews, was divinely directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house and hear a message from you.”
23 So he invited them in and gave them lodging.
Peter in Caesarea
Now on the next day he got ready and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa accompanied him.
24 On the following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him.
26 But Peter helped him up, saying, “Stand up; I, too, am just a man.”
27 As he talked with him, he entered and *found many people assembled.
28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know that it is forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a foreigner; and yet God has shown me that I am not to call any person unholy or unclean.
29 That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. So I ask, for what reason did you send for me?”
30 Cornelius said, “Four days ago to this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour; and behold, a man stood before me in shining clothing,
31 and he *said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your charitable gifts have been remembered before God.
32 Therefore send some men to Joppa and invite Simon, who is also called Peter, to come to you; he is staying at the house of Simon the tanner, by the sea.’
33 So I sent men to you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before God to hear everything that you have been commanded by the Lord.”
Gentiles Hear Good News
34 Opening his mouth, Peter said:
“I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
35 but in every nation the one who fears Him and does what is right is acceptable to Him.
36 The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—
37 you yourselves know the thing that happened throughout Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
38 You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
39 We are witnesses of all the things that He did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross.
40 God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He be revealed,
41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who had been chosen beforehand by God, that is, to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
42 And He ordered us to preach to the people, and to testify solemnly that this is the One who has been appointed by God as Judge of the living and the dead.
43 All the prophets testify of Him, that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.”
44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message.
45 All the Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had also been poured out on the Gentiles.
46 For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter responded,
47 “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”
48 And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.
Peter Reports Back to the Church All that Happened
1 Now the apostles and the brothers and sisters who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
2 And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, the Jewish believers took issue with him,
3 saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”
4 But Peter began and explained at length to them in an orderly sequence, saying,
5 “I was in the city of Joppa praying; and in a trance I saw a vision, an object coming down like a great sheet lowered by four corners from the sky; and it came to where I was,
6 and I stared at it and was thinking about it, and I saw the four-footed animals of the earth, the wild animals, the crawling creatures, and the birds of the sky.
7 I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat.’
8 But I said, ‘By no means, Lord, for nothing unholy or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’
9 But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘What God has cleansed, no longer consider unholy.’
10 This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky.
11 And behold, at that moment three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea came up to the house where we were staying.
12 And the Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house.
13 And he reported to us how he had seen the angel standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send some men to Joppa and have Simon, who is also called Peter, brought here;
14 and he will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’
15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as He did upon us at the beginning.
16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’
17 Therefore, if God gave them the same gift as He also gave to us after believing in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could stand in God’s way?”
18 When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified God, saying, “Well then, God has also granted to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.”
The Church in Antioch
19 So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.
20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks as well, preaching the good news of the Lord Jesus.
21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
22 The news about them reached the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.
23 Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
24 for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and faith. And considerable numbers were added to the Lord.
25 And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul;
26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers of people; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
27 Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and indicated by the Spirit that there would definitely be a severe famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.
29 And to the extent that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brothers and sisters living in Judea.
30 And they did this, sending it with Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
There Was Jesus
Artist: Zach Williams, Dolly Parton
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.