Friday, March 9, 2018

Our War Within

It is downright unnerving to imagine that at this very moment there is a super powerful being lurking around you with only one intent – to lead you into believing that he has more to offer you than God. If you are thinking of some darkly dressed ugly creature spewing saliva from his mouth with a crazed look on his face, you’ve got it all wrong. Satan is a master of disguise and deception. Yes, he can be crude and frightening, but he can also be debonair and seductive. It all depends on the kind of web of lies he is weaving to catch you in.

The war between God and Satan within each one of us may be invisible but it is more real than much of what you experience in your daily life. It is ongoing, fierce and with eternal consequences. Judas lost the war. Peter, through Jesus Christ, won it. What about you?

The first step to victory is knowing what this war is all about. That’s what we’re going to be talking about this weekend in our worship services. We’re going to study what happened when Peter, one of Jesus’ main disciples, denied even knowing Christ. We’ll look at the battle he lost dreadfully and the ultimate victory Christ gave him afterward. Peter’s story is a glimpse of what is going on inside us.

The war within you is raging whether you choose to acknowledge it or not. The sooner you do, however, the sooner Christ will take the field for you. Then, there is no doubt about the outcome.

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.