Friday, December 28, 2018


Integrity – it is a solid, sturdy word which describes solid, sturdy people. We like to be around people of integrity not because they’re fun to hang out with, but we know they’ll help if we find ourselves needing a hand.

Integrity – something we look for in other people and struggle to maintain in ourselves. We have a love-hate relationship with integrity. When it comes easily we feel good about ourselves. When we’re tempted to bend or just go all out and break the rules we despise and show contempt for integrity.

This weekend we’re going to be studying two unsung heroes who lived near the end of the Old Testament period – Nehemiah and Malachi. Both are inspirational examples of integrity, men who stood for what was right against ongoing opposition, often at the expense of great personal cost. While they may not have recognized it when they were alive, the integrity of both Nehemiah and Malachi were rooted in the Christmas event we are currently celebrating. Human integrity is rooted in God’s integrity to fulfill his promise of sending a Savior (Messiah) to restore the Eden existence human beings shattered by our disobedience.

As we enter the new year, it is healthy for us to do some serious soul searching on this matter, to absorb fully the effect of God’s integrity in our lives and then to commit ourselves to reflect that integrity in our daily walk in 2019.

Saturday evening service – 6:00 pm
Sunday morning service – 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.