Friday, December 15, 2017

Polar Opposites

The wise men and King Herod are the main characters of the second chapter of Matthew’s gospel, but that is about all these men share in common. They are what we would call polar opposites. The wise men put their lives on the line to discover the miracle of Christmas, while Herod did everything in his power to kill Christmas. The wise men had little to go on other than some vague Old Testament references and a star, and yet they let nothing deter them from finding their King. Herod, was surrounded by Messiah scholars who spent their lives studying what God had promised concerning the coming Savior and still could only think of himself, his power and his ego. After worshiping their newborn King, the wise men rode off into the distance to serve God until he would take them to be with him in heaven. Herod boiled in this jealousy for a few more years until he died an excruciatingly painful death and went to hell where he could run his own life without interference, finally free of God’s presence forever.

It’s the old story of the wise and the foolish. Join us for one of our services this weekend. Together let’s take the path of the wise this Christmas!

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.