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Friday, November 20, 2020

Caring in a Cold World

 


It’s an old but timeless story. A young boy runs along the seashore crowded with beached starfish. One by one he gently takes each star fish into his hands, runs as far into the ocean as he can and then with all his might, hurls the starfish back to safety.

Nearby a cynical old man watches, shakes his head and then walks up to the boy saying, “Son, you can’t save them all. There are too many. What you are doing just doesn’t make a difference.”

Holding up a starfish to his face, the boy replies, “It makes a difference for this one.” And then he threw the starfish back to its home.

A person doesn’t have to look far to see the world is drowning in suffering and problems. The sheer amount of collective pain is overwhelming. What can one person do? Everything! The Gospel message of Christianity is that there is a solution for our suffering world and it comes through the life, death and resurrection of one man – the God/Man – Jesus Christ.

As a follower of Jesus Christ you are connected to him in a mysterious yet supernatural way, enabling you to be his representative in this crisis ridden world. You do make a difference! Through Christ, you have every reason to care among people grown cold with suffering.

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.


Friday, November 13, 2020

The Freedom Confusion

 


People may claim that freedom is being able to do what one wants, however, history demonstrates that the unrestrained pursuit of satisfying our desires leads to a slavery which often produces a completely destructive lifestyle. True freedom is the ability to say “no” to a strong desire when one recognizes that the satiation of the desire will result badly.

Jesus said once that if we hold to his teachings, we will know the truth and the truth will set us free. Popular culture scoffs at the idea of Christian freedom by portraying followers of Christ as uptight, repressed hypocrites who run around trying to make sure that no one else is having any fun because they themselves don’t want to miss out.

However, it is difficult to understand what could be repressed about having the ability to love, be joyful, live in peace, show patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and practice self-control on a daily basis. Looking at those qualities makes one want to ask, “Where do I sign up?”

Christian freedom is the exact opposite of self-centered freedom. The first gives us the ability to do what is right from God’s perspective. The second is condemned to choosing what we believe is good for us at the moment, regardless of the long term pain it may cause.

If you’re confused about all the people you know who claim to be free but live addicted to behavior which destroys them, join us for one of our weekend services. Discover the freedom only Jesus Christ can offer!

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 am.

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.