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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Jesus’ Stories about Priorities

Jesus told stories, lots of them. Not only were they very good stories, they were short and to the point. Nothing long and dragged out. But they were powerful stories, in an uncomfortable way because they forced people to confront things in their lives that most of us would rather ignore. He told stories about how to treat other people. He told stories about how NOT to treat others. He told stories about money (ouch!) and he told other stories about God. But when you take all the stories Jesus told and put them together, you could say, he told stories about priorities.

The reason these stories challenge us so is that Jesus showed us what God’s priorities are and how different they are from our own. And usually his stories ended with the warning, “Look, there are serious consequences if you ignore what I say.” That kind of talk doesn’t attract people. We’d rather be told, “It doesn’t matter what your priorities are, as long as they work for you!” But that statement could only be true if each one of us was God, and we know that isn’t the case!

So we are left with the stories Jesus told and the question, “Are we going to take his stories to heart?” Join us for one of our weekend services if you feel that it’s time for a priority change in your life.

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

Friday, February 19, 2021

Where Is My Miracle?

It isn’t hard to be confused by the subject of miracles. For some people, it seems there are miracles a minute. Whether it is an unexpected check in the mail or a parking space opening up near the entrance of Costco, some Christians see God’s supernatural working in everything! For others, while they believe God is indeed ruling all things according to his perfect will, they wonder if perhaps everything we might call a miracle isn’t. After all, some sick Christians pray for healing and aren’t healed. Others pray for family peace and stability only to live in a constant war zone. Maybe the question is, “If miracles happen, how do I get mine?”

It could be our questions about miracles stem from a misunderstanding of the miracles Jesus performed during his ministry. When we read the Gospels it seems like every time he turns around Jesus is doing a miracle. But the truth is, there are only about three dozen miracles which are recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Sometimes Jesus refused to do miracles. In one case, it says, he couldn’t do a miracle because of the attitude of the people!

We see Jesus’ miracles as immediate fixes to severe problems which made the lives of those receiving the miracles much easier and pleasant. And to be honest, the miracles we want would do the same for us. But what if that really isn’t the purpose of Jesus’ miracles? What if he intends something much deeper and profound than making people happy for the moment?

If you’re struggling with miracles, join us for one of our weekend services. You might change your mind about what they’re supposed to mean in our lives. And that may actually lead to a miracle!

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.