Friday, February 2, 2018

A Very Different Way of Looking at Things

How do you think most Christians would answer the question, “Why are you a believer?” Probably many would respond, “To go to heaven.” That is a very correct answer. Jesus himself said that he came into the world for this very purpose, to open up heaven for all who trust in him. But Jesus said there is a lot more to being a Christian than just waiting around here until we die and go to heaven. Unfortunately, some Christians fall into just that kind of thinking.

This weekend we’re going to be studying the teachings of Jesus in regard to what it means to be his disciple. Through a series of five short stories (parables) Christ makes it clear that being part of his family is all about being productive and useful in this world until he takes us to heaven. The stories are easy to understand but challenge us to the core of our thinking to reevaluate the way we have been living as the Lord’s disciples. But then again, nothing Jesus said was to make us comfortable. When he spoke, it was always to make us more like him.

If you think it’s time to start becoming more like Jesus, join us for one of our weekend services.

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.