Friday, January 5, 2018

Lone Voices in a Sea of Apathy

In a recent article on evangelism describing the difficulties of reaching out to people with the message of Christ, the author described a large number of Americans as “apathetic” spiritually. He went on to say that these people have no real interest in God or what he means to their lives. If you have ever tried to talk about Jesus with someone, you very well may have had the same experience.

Living in such a spiritual wasteland can leave Christians feeling like we are lone voices calling out but our words are falling on deaf or plugged up ears. 2000 years ago a man named John started preaching in a literal wilderness a few miles east of Jerusalem. He was one man with a stern yet electrifying message and the result was no less charged. One person can make a difference – especially when the message is supernatural.

John the Baptist didn’t have a comfortable life nor a storybook ending. Actually, his death was gruesome. But this lone voice marked the beginning of the movement which changes everything – he signaled the coming of Jesus Christ.

Did John understand the reasons for all the things which happened in his life? Did he appreciate the significance of his work? Probably not. But his lone voice remained strong until his last breath. If you feel a connection with John the Baptist and what he lived through, join us this weekend for one of our services. Together, let’s unite our lone voices so that the world hears the message it so desperately needs.

Saturday, January 6 evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday, January 7 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.