Friday, July 10, 2015

The Committed God

The word commitment is one we don’t usually associate with God. Maybe that is because we have a hard time imagining to what God would need or want to be committed. Everything comes from his creating hand. All things are under his sovereign rule. And yet the story of the Bible, from beginning to end, is the account of a committed God who is dedicated to bring back to himself the uncommitted human beings he created. Some have called it the greatest love story of all time. One thing no one can deny about the story of the Bible is: God takes the initiative in restoring the broken relationship between himself and people.

The formal term the Bible uses for this commitment is “covenant”. In both the Old and New Testament we witness God making covenants, sometimes with individuals, at other times with the human race. What is incredible to consider is why, in the first place, God would invest so much of himself in us. But he does, and with an intense passion.

This Sunday we’re going to study a covenant which God made with David. It is a covenant that has long reaching implications and applications for every Christian because it is directly related to the person of Jesus Christ. More importantly, we’re going to look at the covenants God makes with each one of us as individual believers. There’s a Bible verse which says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Does our daily behavior reflect that kind of thinking? Join us this weekend for one of our worship services. It’s time for all of us to let the commitment God has for us begin to transform our lives.

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.