Friday, February 19, 2016

Do You Have to Understand Something to Benefit from It?

Living in a world which values data, we would like to think of ourselves as people who make good, solid decisions based on the hard data available to us. The truth is, however, we do a lot of things based on emotions, what other people say and gut feelings. Sometimes, we even ignore that hard data because it tells us to do the exact opposite of what we want to do.

When it comes to our relationship with the Lord, however, we very often change the rules and demand from him thorough and detailed explanations which we can understand on our terms for everything he does in our lives. It’s really an impossible demand, but only because of us – we’re just too limited in every way to be able to grasp what the unlimited God of our universe is doing in our lives.

This weekend we are going to be studying the first time Jesus celebrated Communion with his disciples. It is a powerful celebration of God’s commitment to forgive us. But to be honest, what happens in Communion is something beyond us. It is, to put it mildly, a God thing. For some, what Jesus offers in Communion is so incredible, so miraculous, they change the meaning of his words to make it more appealing to our human reason. But in the process, they lose the benefits.

If you are serious about going on in your Christian life. If you want to see growth. If you believe God has got more blessings for you than you are currently experiencing, join us this weekend. Let the words of Jesus stand as he spoke them. You’ll be opening up your life to blessing – guaranteed. Jesus said so!

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.