Friday, August 3, 2018

Where Does Your Story Begin?

Discovering one’s family history has become huge over the past few years. It began with people spending hours researching old family records. Today, the newest trend is to take a DNA test to discover your origins. In an advertisement for one ancestry company a man wearing lederhosen described how all his life he believed he was of a German descent. However, much to his surprise, he learned that actually he had Scottish blood. By the end of the commercial the man was wearing a smart looking kilt and playing bagpipes. Apparently, he felt a new sense of identity which made him extremely happy.

For some people knowing their genealogy has a profound impact on the way they see themselves. Others, however, seem to care little. Regardless of how you feel about your ancestry, there is one aspect of where you came from that should be of concern. And that is, how human life started. Are human beings no more than sophisticated animals who are the product of random chance or are we the result of a personal God choosing to create human beings with a special meaning and purpose? The answer to those questions is far more than academic, it is life changing.

This weekend we begin our series of reading through the Story Bible. We start where we need to, at the beginning. And what a beginning it is. Instead of leaving us in the dark about where our story begins, the Bible powerfully assures us, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” If you need to find out more about where you came from, join us for one of our 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.