Friday, October 30, 2015

What Did They Do?

Looking back on the early years of the Christianity one of the things that catches one’s attention immediately is the rapid growth of the Church in the midst of so much hostility and persecution. Even more impressive is the fact the people involved were not highly educated nor were they equipped with financial or political resources. The first Christians were what we would call “a very humble people”. So what happened? What did the average Christian in 50 AD look like as he lived in a brutally hostile world?

We get a glimpse of how the early Christians lived their daily lives in the midst of people who violently opposed their beliefs from the last chapter of a short letter the Apostle Paul wrote to Christians in a city named Colosse. This weekend we’re going to be finishing our series on this book of the Bible with a study on how Christians are to interact with non-Christians. What Paul tells us is not only challenging, but more importantly, essential if God is going to use our lives to make a difference for other people in eternity.

Years ago there was a very popular book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, which was read by many for the purpose of learning how to better get along with others. For as necessary as that skill is, it is even more important for Christians to win friends and influence people to life eternal. How often do you take that into consideration as you live with people? Do you see them as immortal beings heading either in the direction of eternal blessedness or eternal horror? What you do, what you say can make all the difference for a person. Are you making the most out of your opportunities? If this kind of thinking hasn’t been a part of your way of looking at life, join us for one of our weekend services and make a start. You’ll find that others aren’t the only ones who will benefit.

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