Friday, October 9, 2015

What Makes Jesus So Special?

Wherever you go in the world, you’ll find people who recognize the name Jesus. And even though they might not know much about him, they do know it is a special name, that this man did something which impacted the world in a major way.
Studying the first 300 hundred years of the Christian church one sees it was a time of great difficulty, of ongoing persecution in which many believers suffered, some losing their lives. And yet, Christianity continued to spread and grow at a breath taking pace. The growth didn’t come through force or power though. It came as a result of common people quietly living Christian lives on a day to day basis.
Throughout the years historians ask the question, “Why did those early Christians continue to believe and remain faithful even in the midst of such horrible hostility?” Several answers have been proposed, but there is only one explanation which is satisfying – the unique person of Jesus Christ. Christians of the early centuries and up to this day believe that Jesus Christ is totally special – different from everyone else who ever lived or will live.
This weekend, we begin a study of the little book of Colossians, a New Testament book written by the Apostle Paul. It is a short read, only 4 chapters, but in those 4 chapters we find a brilliant presentation of this special Jesus Christ. And the tremendous news is, he’s just as special today as he was 2000 years ago!

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.