Friday, November 16, 2018

Signs of the Times

For many the word “prophet” brings to mind the image of an old man with a long white beard shouting, “The end is near!” or “Repent and change your ways!” Doomsday preaching often doesn’t have much of an effect not because it is untrue, but our society has, in a very real sense, become immunized to the harsh reality that things can get really bad, really fast. We’ve become so accustomed to our wealth that we see it as something which is owed us. For some reason, most have the belief that every year should be a little more prosperous than the last.

What is true today, was certainly true 2700 years ago when the two kingdoms of Judah and Israel began to descend into moral and political quicksand. God sent prophets throughout the years to warn both leaders and people, but everybody was too busy either working or partying to pay attention. The end came swiftly and brutally. It didn’t have to be that way, but finally God gave the people their wish – to have life their way, to have life without Him.

If you had a choice between the following two scenarios, which would you choose?

For you to say to God, “Thy will be done.”

For God to say to you, “Thy will be done.”

If you chose the first, why don’t you join us for one of our services this weekend? If you chose the second, you probably won’t want to join us for worship. But do at least consider for a moment this weekend what it would mean for God to leave you alone forever.

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.