Friday, September 1, 2017

Having to Think More Than We Want

There are many reasons why we tend to shy away from talking about religion and politics with people who do not share our views. One is that we are forced to reevaluate our beliefs based on how other people disagree with us. And that is hard work, especially when we’re discussing something important to us. It makes us uncomfortable because we are challenged with the possibility we might be wrong. While it might be comfortable to put our beliefs on cruise control, that is not something Jesus encouraged. He was constantly confronting people about what they believed concerning God, daily life and eternity. And to be honest, many didn’t appreciate what he had to say.

In two short stories, one about a man who found a treasure chest in an empty field and another about a pearl merchant who came across the mother of all pearls, Jesus talks about priorities – what is most important to us. What makes these stories confrontational is that he asks if we consider him to be such a priority in our lives that we would be willing to give up everything for him. Now that requires some soul searching! But that is the way Jesus is, always pushing us to a deeper appreciation of what he has done for us and a more intense commitment to becoming the people he wants us to be.

Join us for one of our services this weekend. Maybe you’ll have to think about some things you’d rather not consider, but whenever it’s something about Jesus, you can be sure your efforts will bring benefits.

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