Friday, August 17, 2018

When Fact Is Stranger Than Fiction

What begins as a sibling rivalry turns ugly, very ugly. And from there the story becomes increasingly complex and bizarre. From slavery, to prison, to Deputy Pharaoh, Joseph lives out a rags to riches story not even a Hollywood filmmaker could invent.

But the account of Joseph is so much more than adventure – it’s a lesson in God working out his plan in this world. It’s a lesson which you and I need to take to heart as we look at our own lives as we struggle to answer the question, “Why am I on this earth?”

The repetitious monotony of our daily lives works like an opioid, deadening our spiritual senses to all that God is doing around us. Instead of joining him in his work, we settle for a joyless routine of survival when God is wanting for us to thrive in the excitement and significance of making a difference for eternity.

While Joseph certainly must have experienced days of despair, he kept his focus on who was in control. He lived out the saying, “Those who leave everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything.” The same God who wrote the incredible story of Joseph’s life wants to write the same kind of story for you.

Join us for one of our worship services this weekend. Get a taste of what your story might be like.

* If you would like to participate in the Story Bible series but have not yet received your copy of the Story Bible, send us an 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.