Friday, December 11, 2015

“Just Wait Until…”

An angry little girl shouts to her brother who has just broken her favorite doll, “You just wait till Dad gets home!”

The teenage boy who is being pushed around by bullies in his classroom mutters, “Just wait until the teacher finds out.”

As the thieves run from the man they robbed, he thinks, “Just wait until the police get a hold of you.”

In each case the people involved were in a tough situation and they couldn’t do anything about it. They felt betrayed by justice. Bad things had happened to them unfairly and they couldn’t do anything about it. Their hope was in a person who they believed had the ability and the desire to help them right the wrongs done to them.

We live in an unjust world. That’s not being negative, that’s the truth. Bad people do bad things to good people and get away with it. Good people do good things for others and somehow end up suffering for doing what is right. No, the good guys don’t always win. In fact, they lose a lot. So what are we to make of this unfair world in which we live? Are we forced to give up in despair?

No way! The message of Christmas is God announcing to the world, “Just wait until the Messiah comes. He will right the wrongs, heal the unfairly broken and bring perfect justice to a corrupt world. Just wait!”

This weekend we’re going to be looking at the credentials of the coming Savior as the Old Testament prophet Isaiah described him more than 700 years before his birth. While those credentials are impressive, more importantly, they give us strong, solid hope to fight for justice in a very imperfect world with the certainty that our Messiah will return to make all things new, all things right.

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Friday, December 4, 2015

Our Greatest Need

If our greatest need had been information,
God would have sent an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology,
God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money,
God would have sent us an economist.
But since our greatest need was forgiveness,
God sent us a Savior.

The best Christmas present is the one Jesus offers all people, every year. If you haven’t opened it yet, what’s holding you back? Join us for one of our weekend services to celebrate the only lasting reason for the season!

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 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.