Friday, August 24, 2018

Some Things We Can’t Do for Ourselves

It is a humbling experience to have to admit we need help. Nobody enjoys it. We do everything possible to avoid having to go through such a situation. It’s our pride, our self-esteem. We’d like to think that we have the strength and smarts to overcome whatever life brings our way. Reality, however, teaches us this attitude just isn’t true.

God’s Story in the Bible describes how he came to our rescue, despite our stubborn inclination to resist his help. In chapter 4 of the Story Bible we encounter God’s brilliant rescue of the nation of Israel, stuck in Egypt where they are living as slaves. It’s a grand and glorious deliverance which only he could carry out. But the Exodus, as it is known today, is only a shadow of God’s ultimate mission of deliverance which his Son Jesus Christ accomplished 1500 years later.

It’s a great thing to be able to take care of ourselves. But when it comes to our relationship with God, only he can do what we can’t do for ourselves.

If you are starting to realize the need for deliverance in your life, join us for one of our weekend services. What God wants most for you is to let him do what you can’t do for yourself.

* If you would like to participate in the Story Bible series but have not yet received your copy of the Story Bible, please respond to this e-mail and we’ll get one out to you.

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.