Saturday, June 27, 2015

Why Worship?

It’s a legitimate question. Why do people worship? Some might shrug their shoulders and say, “Because that’s the way I was brought up.” Others might say, “It’s the right thing to do.” And still others may feel that if they don’t worship God, something bad will happen to them.

After David became king of Israel he decided to bring the Tabernacle and ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel. The Tabernacle was the mobile place of worship for the Israelites constructed by Moses some 400 years earlier. The ark of the covenant was the single most sacred item of the Tabernacle which represented God’s presence among the Jewish people. The day of the ark’s arrival was one of exuberant worship for David. He didn’t just nod his head solemnly and whisper, “Amen” as the ark made its way to the city. No, he shouted prayers of praise. He sang at the top of his lungs. Yes, he even danced.

On this particular day, worship for David, was a reflection of all that was good in his life and he recognized that every single bit of that good came from God.

Some associate worship with a dismal image of sitting in a dimly lit, drab church, singing unintelligible songs and listening to a boring sermon that has nothing to do with their day to day lives. Don’t let a distortion keep you from experiencing God and all that God intends for you. Because that, in essence, is worship.

Join us this weekend for a time of worship. Read Psalm 103 as a preparation. You’ll be glad you did!

Saturday night service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning service: 10:00 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.