Friday, October 6, 2017

Grace, Only Grace

One day Christian writer CS Lewis passed by a seminar at Oxford University about world religions and heard some very heated debate going on inside the room. He asked what the seminar participants were arguing about and was told, “They are trying to find out if there is any teaching in one certain religion that can’t be found in any of the others, something totally unique.” Lewis laughed and said, “That’s an easy one – grace,” and he walked away.

Grace – a word that can have many meanings in our daily lives, but when it is used in the Bible, it refers specifically to the most important Christian teaching. Grace is all about God making people right with himself based on Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection. Being saved, becoming part of God’s family, going to heaven – it happens because of God and not us. He gives it all to us as a gift we don’t deserve.

Grace is hard of us humans. It’s hard to appreciate. It’s hard not to abuse. But when it comes to living and especially dying, there is no more beautiful sound to hear than the word “grace”.
Grace – it is a life changer both now and in eternity. You may feel you have it all, but if you don’t have grace, you don’t have what you need most. Join us for one of our services this weekend, get a fill up of grace.

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.