Friday, October 5, 2018

Finishing Well

When you look around your home, do you see some unpleasant reminders of projects you started so enthusiastically, but never finished because you just lost interest? What remains is a memorial to good intentions and not enough follow through. The saving grace of those half-finished efforts is they don’t run away. They are always there for us to finish when we find the time, money and energy. Unfortunately, it isn’t the same in our relationship with God.

The tragic reality is a person can start out so beautifully on fire for Christ, only to have the flames of faith slowly extinguished over time. It can be some type of crisis or the grinding routine of daily experience, but by the end of life the person has drifted away from Jesus.

This weekend we’ll be studying the transition in the history of the nation of Israel from the rule of the judges to that of kings. It started so well and ended pathetically. In some cases, it was just bad choices on the part of the kings, in others it’s hard to know exactly what happened. But what we do know for sure is, the finish is more important than the start.

Where are you in your walk with Jesus Christ? Is he still in front with you joyfully choosing to follow him each day or do you find yourself drifting from him as the days go by, a vague image in the distance? Join us for one of our weekend services. Get a spiritual jumpstart that will help you to finish even better than you started.

* 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.