Friday, November 2, 2018

Gone Bad

“The milk’s gone bad.”
“What happened? It all started out so good. How’d it go bad?”
“He’s just gone bad.”

“Gone bad,” those are the words we use to describe something or someone that began well but ended in disaster. It’s a phrase which is typically accompanied by a powerful frustration and sadness. There is the nagging thought, “It didn’t have to be this way. It could have been so different.”

“Gone bad,” it’s a phrase which describes so much of the Bible. From beginning to end God gets involved and everything is great. But within a short time, people do things which make it all go bad. “Gone bad” is certainly an accurate depiction of the history of Israel after the glory days of King Solomon. In a few short years Israel falls from the pinnacle of world power to suffering a vicious internal split resulting in two small time players on the world scene. What happened? The kings and the people lost their vision of what really mattered – their special relationship with God.

This weekend we have the opportunity to see what history is all about from God’s point of view – for nations and individual people. It’s a very different view than the one we’re normally presented. It doesn’t focus as much on what great people and movements accomplish but rather what a great God is doing as he guides human history to its conclusion. If what’s going on in the world doesn’t make sense to you and the future seems so uncertain, join us for one of our worship services. Maybe a fresh look from God’s perspective will give you some much needed hope.

* 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.