Friday, March 17, 2017

Power Struggles

Power is a seductive word. We hear it and we want it. We all like to be in control. We enjoy the benefits power brings to a person. But power can also be very dangerous. Much of the tragedy of history is directly related to some sort of power struggle. And yet, power used wisely, for the good, can bring tremendous benefits.

As we again journey through the Lenten stories of Christ’s last hours on earth, we come this weekend to Jesus’ arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, Peter’s denial and the Lord’s trial before the High Priest Caiaphas. In each case, we see a contrast of power – human and divine. There is the human power which is dependent upon weapons and driven by lust. There is the supernatural power of Jesus Christ which is dependent on sacrifice and motivated by perfect love. One power leads to instantaneous results, the other affects all of eternity.

The power struggle continues today in our lives. Which one will we hold on to: human power or God’s power?

Join us for one of our services this weekend. Get the power you need, the power that won’t ever give out…ever.

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.