Friday, April 26, 2019


When you hear someone say, “I’m sorry, but this is a non-negotiable,” you know that there is probably going to be some type of confrontation. The term “non-negotiable” is another way of saying, “I’m drawing a line in the sand. I’ll go this far but no further.” While some non-negotiables actually should be negotiable, there are some things a person needs to insist on as true, as the basis of one’s morality and integrity. One of the great issues of our day is the lack of moral non-negotiables.

When it comes to Christianity, the first and most important non-negotiable is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Living in an age which is enthralled with science and technology, it can be tempting to tone down the stupendous supernatural character of the resurrection in order not to offend peoples’ non-miraculous sensitivities. But there’s no way to get around it. The resurrection is the miracles of miracles. If it happened as the gospel writers show it did, then the only sensible reaction is to bask in the power of God being displayed and its meaning for us.

The celebration of the resurrection didn’t end with Easter Sunday. It’s going to continue in full force this coming weekend in our worship services as we reaffirm the non-negotiable statement, “I Know that My Redeemer Lives!”

Saturday evening: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning: 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.